If you are a female writer who is interested in becoming a contributor to TimeFinders Magazine (Women Writing for Women), I’m sharing editor/publisher Jill Crossland’s editorial calendar for 2010 with you here. If you would like to receive the Guidelines for Article Submissions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send them to you.
EDITORIAL CALENDAR FOR 2010
Is one of your goals to increase your publicity?
Here are some ways to do just that:
• Write an article for our Coast to Coast or Business Section
• Review a book, CD or movie
• Have us run an excerpt from your book
• Recommend that we feature your blog in our LifeStyles section
• Be interviewed for Conversations
We would also like to open things up to some new areas such as: Relationships, Budgeting & financial planning, Life issues such as illness, divorce & travel.
To submit an article suggestion: email@example.com
Starting March, 2010
• We now offer a comment box after each article. This allows you to gage the conversation, how your article was received. As it is a new feature you might want to have friends or colleagues leave a comment to get things started.
• An RSS Feed also allows our readers to keep on top of monthly updates.
MAY 24th: Deadline May 14th
FEATURE SPREAD: Share what you are reading, listening to and (or) a favourite movie.
We will run your list with your name and business info.
Relationships: Write about a woman in your life or someone famous who you admire.
Business: How you promote yourself & your business: social media, entrepreneurial groups such as eWomen or print media – ads/articles
Events: Mother’s Day
JUNE 21st: Deadline June 14th
General Topics: What environmental steps do you take in our home?
Do you notice a mental, physical or spiritual shift in yourself with a new season?
Business: What do you do to maintain a GREEN office?
Events: Summer Solstice, Environment Week, Father’s Day
SUMMER EDITION July/August: Deadline July 12th
General Topic: We are all about TRAVEL
Write about a memorable trip that you have taken.
1 Unusual vacation experiences: Volunteering, cooking lessons, writing courses.
2 Your town – tourist attractions where you live.
3 Feel free to include your photographs.
4 Share travel tips, favourite travel gadgets, hotels, blogs/websites
Events: Canada Day, Independence Day, Ramadan
SEPTEMBER 21st: Deadline September 14th
General Topic: Ways to cope with the busy month of September
Business: Bartering of business services. Have you ever tried it? What do you have to offer and what do you need in return?
1 Share your story
2 Provide help, information and tips to caregivers.
Events: Autumn, Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
September 21 International Day of Peace
OCTOBER 25th: Deadline October 18th
General Topic: A health issue that has changed your life
Business: Small Business Week
What being an entrepreneur means to you – the good, the bad & the not what you expected
Events: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Thanksgiving Canada
HOLIDAY EDITION November/December: Deadline November 16th
General Topics: November & December offer so many special occasions.
1) holiday rituals or stories
2) entertaining tips or recipes
3) gift ideas
November: Remembrance Day/Thanksgiving US
December: Dec 1 World Aids Day
Dec 11 Hanukkah
Dec 21st Winter
Dec 25 Christmas
Dec 26 Kwanzaa begins