Besides building up clips and experience, a good way to break into the glossies is with fillers. Woman's Day, Woman's World and Family Fun are three magazines that accept fillers. The following are additional publications that need fillers - I'm going to do some research on their exact needs/style, etc., and will be posting that information as I come across it:
Adventure Journal, The Adventure Travel Magazine: Travel Publishing Group, Inc.
50 Oak Street Suite 30
San Francisco, California 94102
Needs: anecdotes, facts, newsbreaks, short humor, 50-150 words.Pays $50-150.
Angels On Earth: Guideposts, Inc.
16 E. 34th Street
New York, New York 10016
Needs: short angel incidents, attributed quotes about angels. Sample copy and writer's guidelines for 6*x9* SAE with $1.01 postage.
P.O. Box 64090
St. Paul, MN 55164
Needs: Jokes, short anecdotes, quizzes, and informational paragraphs.Pays: $2.00 per published line.
Bright Ideas (post cards, only)
P.O. Box 5028
Grand Central Station
New York, New York 10017
Pays $50 if they print your tip. Call 1-888-216-7219 for examples.
The Family Handyman
2915 Commers Drive, Suite 700
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
Needs: funny goof up stories about your handyman follies and escapades.Buys all rights. Pays $100
Get It In Writing!
P.O. Box 20336
Carson City, Nevada 89721-0336
Needs: Anything related to writers and/or writing. Short quotes, advice, tips, comedy and more.
4 Times Square
17th Floor New York, New York 10036
Needs: opinions, thoughts, tips, how to pluck your eyebrows without the pain... you get the picture. Pays: $50 if they print your writing.
Radiance Magazine On-line
Radiance: The Magazine for Large Women
P.O. Box 30246Oakland, CA 94604
Needs: Short stories, poetry, kid's projects, book reviews and tips.Pays: Book Reviews: $35 to $75, Profiles: $50 to $100, Short Stories $35 to $50, Poetry: $10 tocom $15.
Strange Horizons Magazine
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and type "POETRY SUB: Your poem title" in the subject line. Plain text in the body of the email. No attachments please.
Needs: Poetry Submissions: under 100 words, no simultaneous submissions. Pays: $10 to $20.
Working Mother Editorial Department
Working Mother Magazine
135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020.
Needs: Articles and tips dealing with time, home and money management, family relationships, and job-related (work/family) issues. 700 to 1500 words.
1507 Dana Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207
Needs: anecdotes and (short) humor for or about writers, writing, and the writing life, 50-250 words.