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I've written a short personal essay about my veganism and was wondering if anyone has any good ideas of where to send it to try to get it published. It's written for a general audience, rather than an already veg audience. It's a pretty quick read with some humor. Any suggestions?
 

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Can you give me a better idea of what it's about beyond veganism? Like, what sort of slant does the essay have -- trying to cook vegan as a mom, trying to get your parents to understand your veganism, what you experience during the holidays, or just a general "why I'm veggie"?
 

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It's a semi-serious, semi-humorous meditation on the comments people make about my veganism and how I cope in an omnivorous world. It's somewhere between 1000 and 1500 words long.
 

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I'm thinking your target market should be food and health themed publications. You could try more conventional markets, like <i>Good Housekeeping</i>, but in my experience they tend to be more interested in articles with a broad appeal to their target audience.<br><br><br><br>
These would be my choices:<br><br><br><br><b>Health Magazine</b> Write to 2100 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209 and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope, or email them using <a href="http://www.health.com/health/talk/email" target="_blank">this form</a> for submission guidelines.<br><br><br><br><b>Organic Family Magazine</b> View their submission guidelines <a href="http://www.organicfamilymagazine.com/WriteForUs.html" target="_blank">here.</a> They pay only contributor's copies.<br><br><br><br><b>Shape Magazine</b> Mainstream, but they often run vegetarian and vegan friendly articles. Their submission guidelines are <a href="http://www.shape.com/shapeyourlife/7863" target="_blank">here.</a><br><br><br><br><b>Gourmet/Bon Appetite</b> Very mainstream, but there's a chance. It never hurts to start at the top of the market. Write for submission guidelines at Bon Appétit, 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, or email <a href="http://www.epicurious.com/bonappetit/contact/questions" target="_blank">here.</a><br><br><br><br><b>Canadian Living</b> Normally I wouldn't think a mainstream woman's magazine would be a good fit, but they've recently done a series of vegetarian articles. Write for submission guidelines at Transcontinental Publications Inc. 25 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 100, Toronto, ON M2N 6S7Or email <a href="http://www.canadianliving.com/CanadianLiving/client/en/Today/ContactUs.asp" target="_blank">here</a>.<br><br><br><br>
Those are my initial ideas. I'll try and brainstorm more markets later (and I'll check my Writer's Market when I get home from holidays).<br><br><br><br>
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Thanks a bunch! I don't read many mainstream magazines so I was drawing a blank, but you've given me some good ideas.
 
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