Better Homes And Gardens submission guidelines and market information

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Better Homes And Gardens Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

1716 Locust St.
Des Moines IA 50309-3023

Phone: (515)284-3044

Fax: (515)284-3763


Submitting Your Work to Better Homes And Gardens

Before submitting to Better Homes And Gardens

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Better Homes And Gardens by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Better Homes And Gardens or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.


From the Better Homes And Gardens guidelines:

Better Homes and Gardens accepts submissions from freelance writers, photographers, and contributors across various topics related to home, gardening, food, crafts, and lifestyle. Here are the general guidelines for submitting content to Better Homes and Gardens:

Originality: Submissions must be original and not previously published elsewhere, either in print or online.
Query Letters: Freelancers are typically required to send query letters outlining their proposed article ideas before submitting full manuscripts. Query letters should include a brief summary of the proposed article, potential sources, and any relevant experience or credentials of the author.
Word Count: Articles should generally range from 500 to 2,500 words, depending on the topic and section of the magazine.
Photography: If submitting photography along with written content, photographers should provide high-quality images that are relevant to the article. Images should be submitted as digital files in the specified format.
Formatting: Manuscripts should be double-spaced and submitted in a standard font, such as Times New Roman or Arial. Any special formatting or style guidelines will be provided by the editorial team upon acceptance of a query.
Rights and Payment: Contributors should be prepared to grant first North American serial rights for print and digital publication. Payment rates vary depending on the type and length of the content, and specific details will be discussed upon acceptance of a query.
Submission Process: Submissions can be sent via email to the appropriate editor or department at Better Homes and Gardens. Contact information for editors and submission guidelines are typically available on the magazine's website.
Response Time: Response times for queries and submissions vary, but contributors can generally expect to hear back from the editorial team within a few weeks to a few months.
Editorial Calendar: It's helpful for contributors to be familiar with the magazine's editorial calendar and upcoming themes when pitching ideas, as this can increase the likelihood of acceptance.
Revisions and Feedback: If a submission is accepted, contributors may be asked to make revisions based on feedback from the editorial team before final publication.


Submission Guidelines Details for Better Homes And Gardens

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: Cars, Education, Entertainment, Gardening, Health, Home, Travel

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Updated May 29, 2024