NC and SC magazines seeking submissions

e7e73cffda49696e2b8858c1d936472dOur State: Down Home in North Carolina magazine – Buys nonfiction articles that highlight North Carolina history, personalities, travel, arts and crafts, nature, adventure, culture, and nostalgia. Send 1-2 paragraphs on each story query to or Editor, Our State
P.O. Box 4552, Greensboro, N.C. 27404. Responds within 6-8 weeks. Payment for articles is made on publication. Buys all First North American Serial Rights.


horryaprilcoverSouth Carolina Living magazine – Seeking stories that celebrate the people, places, food and experiences that define life in South Carolina. Features: Almost any topic goes, so long as it has statewide interest and great art potential. Length: 1,500 to 3,000 words. Pays $450. Departments: SC Stories – interesting, everyday people, 350 words, pays $200. SC Travels – one- to two-page stories on interesting places to visit in South Carolina, 500-750 words, pays $300. Chef’s Choice – interesting restaurants and the person or people behind them, 500 words, pays $300. SC Pets – heart-warming stories of animals and their people, along with the occasional service piece on keeping pets healthy and happy, length 500-700 words, pays $300. Purchases all rights. Always look for a co-op connection. Ask sources and subjects if they are a member of a South Carolina electric cooperative—you’ll be surprised at how many people in this state are. Whenever a source or subject is a co-op member, find a way to mention that fact (and the name of the co-op) in the story, even if it’s just in passing. Guidelines:

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Karen leads workshops in Creative Writing, Poetry and Journal Therapy, and Memoir Writing. She has studied genealogy and personal histories since 1987, lecturing and leading workshops on Memoir Writing and Journaling to the community since 1998. Karen holds a BA in English and has studied Literature, Business, and Education at the graduate level. She is a former college instructor of English Composition and Reading. In the past, Karen has worked as a high school & middle school teacher. She currently works as a Curriculum Specialist and is an MFA Creative Writing student at Florida Atlantic University.
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