Family Circle started in 1932 as a women’s mag distributed at grocery stores. It has evolved significantly in the past 82 years yet has stayed true to its core readership: moms.
These days, however, the Meredith-owned publication focuses mostly on the parenting of tweens and teens. So freelancers should steer clear of pitching stories on babies and new moms. Truly understanding the mag’s demo is key to getting a pitch accepted. It’s also good to know which sections are open to freelancers:
“Our Family section and our Health section are the ones that are most likely to use freelancers,” said executive editor Darcy Jacobs. Also open to writers are the Pets, Psychology and Money/Finance departments. The magazine has a regular columnist for its Technology section; however, Jacobs said, “if there’s something related to teens and technology or parenting and technology, we are open to pitches.”
To hear more about the mag, including editors’ contact details, read: How To Pitch: Family Circle.
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