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Writers' guidelines for Radish magazine

Radish is a monthly magazine dedicated to improving our readers' health through the natural foods, products and services of western Illinois and eastern Iowa. Editorial content is geared to reflect lifestyle choices that lead to self-renewal and renewal of resources and includes information, news and advice on diet, cooking, health and fitness, local farmers and farmers' markets. Radish is distributed free at farmers' markets, food stores, fitness clubs, libraries and health-care facilities.

Regular editorial departments are: Eating Right; Food; Great Places (healthy destinations within our market area); Outdoors (locations or activities that restore health and spirit); Homes; Gardens; Body, Mind & Soul (natural products, services and activities that help individuals look and feel the way they want); Health & Fitness (Western medicine and therapy as well as holistic, alternative and integrative practices); Food for Thought (op-ed pieces related to our departments) and Rooting Around (short items related to our departments).

Most of our material is written by our staff, but we do accept a limited number of freelance works. Previously published material is accepted. We are primarily interested in stories about the healthy opportunities specific to our region (generally the Mississippi River Valley area from Dubuque, Iowa, south to Burlington, Iowa; Fairfield, Iowa; the Iowa City, Iowa, area, the Quad-Cities area (Rock Island-Moline, Illinois, and Davenport-Bettendorf, Iowa) and east to Princeton, Illinois. If you wish to submit a freelance query, please send a one-page proposal outline. Include clips of previously published work. Generally responds in one month.

Payment varies from $50 to $150 per article depending on length and work involved. We'll pay $25 for items accepted for the Rooting Around department. Payment is made upon publication. We generally do not accept photography.

Submissions should be sent via e-mail, if possible, to Radish editor Sarah J. Gardner at editor@radishmagazine.com. To submit by mail, write to Editor, Radish magazine, 1724 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201. Radish cannot be responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs, illustrations or other materials.

Tips: Read our magazine. We are a new publication committed to providing useful information for people who want to live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Practicality is the key; freelance pieces must be well documented and tightly written.

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Radish magazine is published by Small Newspaper Group and distributed by Moline Dispatch Publishing Co., L.L.C.
1720 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265