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Long Island Parenting News

LONG ISLAND PARENTING NEWS is published monthly. 57,000 copies are circulated free throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties (and parts of Queens County) in New York at schools, libraries, hospitals, doctors’ offices, after-school programs, banks, museums, mothers’ centers, children’s theaters, toy stores, bookshops, childrenswear and maternity boutiques, movie theaters, and other retail outlets. LONG ISLAND PARENTING NEWS is dedicated to educate, inform and inspire parents (from pregnancy to teens) in the development of their understanding, appreciation, and celebration of their families. LONG ISLAND PARENTING NEWS has received several awards for excellence in editorial and design from PARENTING PUBLICATIONS OF AMERICA.

REGULAR COLUMNS On The Island – Local, national and international NEWS of interest to parents. Off The Shelf – Reviews and previews of children’s BOOKS. Also author profiles. Fun &Games – Reviews and previews of GAMES, TOYS, and HOBBIES. The Beat – Reviews and previews of MUSIC for children. Also artist profiles. Kid Vid – Reviews and previews of children’s VIDEOS and TELEVISION. Essays on related issues. Also artist profiles. Words Worth – Reviews and previews of STORYTELLING Audio & Video releases. Also artist profiles. The Big Picture – Previews and reviews of FILMS for children. Also artist profiles. Monitor – Reviews and previews of COMPUTER SOFTWARE for children. Also essays about issues relating to Home Computing and the Internet. Getaway – Reports and reviews about FAMILY VACATIONS and Recreational Activities for families. Soon Come – Reports and stories of special interest to EXPECTANT PARENTS. Educaring – Reports and stories about PARENTING & CHILD DEVELOPMENT issues. Growing Up – Reports and stories about HEALTH & SAFETY issues. On The Ball – Reports about SPORTS, FITNESS and Martial Arts for children. Something Special – Reports and stories of interest to parents of CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. Teen Time – Reports and stories of interest to parents of PRE-TEENS & TEENAGERS. Family Matters – Views (often Humorous) of FAMILY LIFE, Parenthood and Children.

MANUSCRIPTS •All manuscripts should be typed and double spaced. •Please include suggested headlines, subheads, and a brief biography (to appear at end of article), if desired. •Include any photographs or artwork (preferably black & white) that may enhance the presentation of your article. •Include your name, address, telephone number. (If we publish your work we will need your social security number.) •Submissions will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. •Allow 6 to 12 weeks for a response. •Submissions can be accepted on Mac disks in Microsoft Word.

DEADLINES First day of the month preceding publication. (i.e. — February issue deadline is January 1st)

RIGHTS LONG ISLAND PARENTING NEWS buys one-time rights to articles that will not appear in other publications in the Long Island and New York City area within one year of publication.

RATES: 1/3 page 400-500 words $30; 1/2 page 500-750 words $40; 2/3 page 700-1000 words $50; 3/4 page 750-1200 words $60; Full page 1000-1500 words $70.

PAYMENT Payment mailed within 30 days of publication.

Some articles are included in our website after publication, a part of Disney’s website

Long Island Parenting News
Pat Simms-Elias, Editor
PO Box 214
Island Park, NY 11558

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