Arthritis Self-Management is written for the growing number of people with arthritis who want to know more about managing their condition.
The editors are seeking up-to-date and authoritative information on exercise, nutrition, medications, surgical options, medical advances, pain management, stress and emotions, and a host of other how-to subjects so readers can make informed choices about managing arthritis effectively.
Articles accepted by the editors should be clear, concise, interesting, useful, and instructive. Any information provided by freelance writers must have immediate application to the day-to-day life of the magazine’s readers.
90% of writing published in Arthritis Self Management comes from freelance writers. The editors also happily welcome submissions from new writers.
Excerpt from the website:
“Feature articles addressing practical aspects of living with arthritis or an arthritis-related condition. Features with a focus on rheumatoid arthritis are especially helpful. We do not publish profiles, interviews, exposes, or product reviews.”
Payment is $700 for 2000-2500 words and is paid on publication. The magazine generally publishes accepted pieces around 4 to 6 months after acceptance. Please do not submit previously published work.
Submit all queries by email in the first instance. If your query is accepted, the editors warn writers to expect heavy editorial supervision.
Hint from the editors: Authors are encouraged to include with their article a list of suggested readings to be published as a sidebar. Articles should also be written in 2nd person and address the reader directly.
You can read the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.arthritisselfmanagement.com/about/authors/