Take a look at any cover of American Bungalow, and you can tell this isn’t a magazine about the colloquially termed shack on a lake you rent for a weekend. The lettering, in a style reminiscent of architectural icon Frank Lloyd Wright, hints at the magazine’s mission: to document the exteriors and interiors of structures built between the 1880s and the 1940s, and the stories of those who live in them.
For writers interested in pitching the mag, there’s no need to pass through the FOB on your way to the features well, as long as you can show you know your stuff when it comes to bungalows:
American Bungalow wants freelancers to dive right into the features well. These could be stories about individual homes in the Craftsman Bungalow style (homes that were built from the 1900s to 1940s), their backstories, and details of how the homeowners acquired and renovated the bungalows. Editors are also interested in features on bungalow homes that are part of a greater bungalow neighborhood, as well as new constructions in the bungalow revival style and/or atypical architecture from the time period — especially handcrafted features and artisan furniture and artwork.
For more, including other sections ripe for pitching, read: How To Pitch: American Bungalow
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