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Hope magazine

Hope magazine is a chronicle of ordinary heroes(real people addressing real concerns, seeking common bonds, displaying courage and integrity. In matters of the heart, like love, grief, and family, a The editorial and photography focus on individuals, businesses, and organizations working to make a difference, especially the ordinary and unsung who are doing extraordinary and inspiring things. A magazine without religious, political, or new age affiliation, Hope strives to help us glimpse our common bonds as we move together toward the 21st century, worried about our elderly, worried abo Published for a readership of diverse ages and interests, Hope appeals to the curious and the concerned, the thoughtful and the educated, the active and impassioned, from idealistic teens to energe By touching our hearts and inspiring our minds, Hope could, given time, change the way we see the world; it could, given time, change the way we understand each other. It could, given time, help us

Guidelines for Writers and Photographers

The myriad good news/bad news agendas of Hope might seem at first glance to be in contradistinction to one another, and to the objective of inspiring a sense of hope among readers. Why, after all, w

If Hope is to be effective, it must first foil preconception. It must be different from the journalistic norm, ever unpredictable, and yet embracing and respectful of readers. To some extent, it mus

We are not here to shock our readers, but we are committed to acquainting them with largely unseen faces, largely unheard cries, and largely unknown realities. Our objective is to evoke empathy amon

Features run from 1500 to 6000 words, depending on subject, and we're always willing to integrate sidebar material where it adds substance.

Essays on varied subjects run from 1000 to 4000 words in length.

Departments include:

Signs of Hope: notes and dispatches, generally ranging from 200 to 600 words, in which good and great works and ideas are reported.

Aspirations: 1000 to 1500-word reports on individuals or groups in their teens(or younger(who are engaged in works worthy of our recognition.

Arts of Hope: 1000 to 2000-word reviews and discussions of music, art, and literature related to hope.

Book Reviews: 500 to 800-word pieces devoted primarily to nonfiction works in widely diverse subject areas related to struggle and triumph.

Last Hope: 1000 to 2000-word essays on ways in which individuals have given special meaning to their last moments on Earth(for themselves or or others.

Photography and Illustration

Hope is a strongly visual magazine. Our editorial photography and illustration is primarily black & white, although we do use some color. We are sensitive to the technical and aesthetic aspects of i

We are very interested in, and committed to the photo essay form, and enthusiastically encourage photographers and photojournalists to query us with ideas, or to submit images for thematic photo ess

We also run two images in each issue, one on the first page, and one on the last, called Prologue and Parting Shot, which serve, respectively, to reflect a "tone" from the issue, and to provide a mo

We purchase serial rights for one-time use of text and images, except in cases of prior agreement by the parties. Our rates are modest (about thirty cents per word for text, and about $300 for a ful

"Beyond their pride in being a part of The New Yorker, about the only thing the magazine's fiction and nonfiction writers had in common, at least for the first fifteen or twenty years, was dissatisf (From Genius in Disguise: Harold Ross of The New Yorker by Thomas Kunkel (Random House, 1995)

There is no pride in low rates for us, but we couldn't resist sharing such a relevant (and perhaps even auspicious) passage.

We welcome queries via fax, e-mail, and U.S. Mail. Representative writing samples should accompany your queries if we are unfamiliar with your work. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and a

We look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes,

Jon Wilson, Editor & Publisher,

Kimberly Ridley, Senior Editor,

Frances Lefkowitz, Assistant Editor,

Hope magazine
Kimberly Ridley, Senior Editor (features)
Frances Lefkowitz, Assistant Editor (departments)
P.O. Box 160
Naskeag Road
Brooklin, ME 04616

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