In every issue of West Virginia Family you will find articles, columns and regular departments that touch on all areas of family interest, including the family calendar of local activities, family health news, parenting tips, education, child safety, children’s book and product reviews, recreation, child care, home life, pregnancy, travel, fitness, finance, and more.
Deadlines for Editorials
Winter/Health Issue 2012-13 (Dec/Jan/Feb) October 1
Spring/Summer Camp Issue 2013 (Mar/Apr) Jan 15
End of School Year/Camps Issue 2013 (May/Jun) Mar 15
Summer Enrichment Issue 2013 (Jul/Aug) May 15
Fall/Back-to-School Issue 2013 (Sep/Oct) Jul 15
Holiday Issue 2013 (Nov/Dec) Sep 15
Winter/Health Issue 2014 (Jan/Feb) Nov 15
Writer’s Guidelines: Audience: Families, educators, caregivers. Frequency: Bi-monthly. Distribution: Over 300 highly visible distribution sites in 10 counties of North Central WV. Circulation: 15,000. The editorial deadlines in the chart above is the absolute final deadline for us to receive editorial submissions. Please send complete manuscripts. We accept email inquiries. We cannot return mailed manuscripts. We are looking for articles and tips on the topics provided below. We are also looking for checklists related to the topics. Word count needs to be between 300-800 words. We pay up to $25 per article, depending on word count. We also accept shorts on current events up to 200 words and must be material still current by the time the publication reaches the shelf. One-time rights. We accept reprints, but ask that we receive regional exclusivity.
Editorial Calendar 2012-13
Winter/ Health Issue with special Annual BABY Feature (Dec/Jan/Feb) Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Festivals & Light Shows, Family Health & Services Directory; Heart Health; Dental Health; Winter Safety; Family Pets; Resolutions; New Year Organization Tips; Weight Loss/Obesity; Calendar of Family Events & Attractions; BABY feature- tips, articles, stories, products, and services.
Summer Camps & Programs Guide and Directory with Special Advertising Section for Camps; Birthday Party Guide; Earth Day/Environment; Go Green; Gardening; Children with Special Needs; Spring Fashion; Calendar of Family Events & Attractions
End of School Year (May/Jun)
Camps Special Advertising continued; Tips for camp selection and preparation; Mother’s Day/Father’s Day; End of School Year activities; Summer Reading; Summer Safety Tips; Water Safety; Pet Health and Safety; Family Day Trip Ideas; Traveling with Kids; Summer Fashion; Calendar of Family Events & Attractions
Summer Enrichment (Jul/Aug)
Summer Health and Safety; Family Travel tips and ideas; WV Fairs and Festivals, Parks & Museums; Kids’ Page Activities; Coloring Contest; Back-to-School shopping; Fall Fashion; Back-to-School Health Checklist; Calendar of Family Events & Attractions
Back to School Special Advertising Directory; After School Activities; Healthy Lunch ideas; Sports; Homework; Gear Up for Cold & Flu Season; Calendar of Fall Events and activities; Harvest; Halloween
Holiday Gift Guide; Family Holidays; Family Traditions; Holiday Travel; Safe Winter Travel; Holiday Light Displays in WV; Tree Farms; Family Volunteering Opportunities; Winterizing; Pet Health & Safety; Calendar of Holiday Family Events & Attractions