The Gift – a writer’s extra

Well, this one’s a gift to me! I just picked up the mail and there was a large envelope from Boys’ Life magazine. I did a short column for them on new technology in firefighter suits, but hadn’t heard anything back about when the piece would appear. I wondered if they’d changed their minds, but apparently it just took a while to fit it in. It’s in the March 2008 issue of Boys’ Life on page 9 and is called “Project Heroes.”

I will note that Boys’ Life is a great market. They pay well and are great to work with. They are very professional. Unlike a lot of other magazines, esp in the children’s magazine market, they pay on acceptance rather than on publication. No small detail on that last point because if a magazine decides to change their mind and not run your piece, if it’s a pay on publication deal, you never get paid.

Anyway! This calls for some Ben & Jerry’s ice cream I think!

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