Writer's GuidelinesPublishers of Treasure Valley Family Magazine, Treasure Valley Family Resources (an annual directory-December),
and Treasure Valley Baby (annual edition--June)
Treasure Valley Family Magazine is a free, parenting and family magazine with an audited monthly circulation of over 20,000 and a readership of nearly 42,000. Our circulation in Boise, Meridian, Eagle and Nampa Idaho and outlying communities includes over 500 distribution sites. The Magazine premiered in October 1993. FM&M. is a member of Parenting Publications of America (www.parentingpublications.org).
Our editorial content is focused toward parents with children ages 12 and younger. We look for pieces covering education, parental involvement, family fun, issues concerning local parents, informative reporting, crafts, family excursions, and health.
We are a magazine format. Columns range from 700-900 words; feature pieces 1000-1300 words. Writers are advised to send a query letter with sample clippings if possible. Please include a response card or letter with your submission. If you'd like your submission returned, please enclose a SASE.
When submitting your work, please include word count, address, phone number, social security number and a one-sentence byline. Include your fee or pricing. Email your Word Document to, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We reserve the right to edit for clarity, length and style. For questions on style, please refer to the Associated Press Stylebook.
Fees vary upon length, depth of piece and whether it's an original manuscript, assigned, or a reprint. Writers are paid upon publication, by the 15th of the month. Acceptance of a piece is neither a guarantee of publication or publication by a particular date.
FM&M purchases first North American serial rights for original manuscripts. In purchasing or assigning a story, we understand we will receive market exclusivity. We follow the National Writers Union recommendation to compensate writers an additional 10 percent for electronic rights when the piece is placed on our website,www.treasurevalleyfamily.com.
Editorial Calendar & Themes
Through its award-winning editorial, Treasure Valley Family Magazine provides families with resources, activities, news, reviews, local events, and information about businesses and services to meet their family's needs and interests.
January Special theme: Family Health & Wellness
Special guide: Health & Wellness
FebruarySpecial theme: Early Learning
Special guide: Preschools
MarchSpecial theme: Children's Education
Special guide: Public, Private & Independent Schools
AprilSpecial theme: Summer Camps
Special guide: Day & Residential Camps
MaySpecial theme: Treasure Valley Women
Special guide: Youth Sports
JuneSpecial theme: Summer Events
Special guide: Family Day Trip Map
JulySpecial theme: Fairs & Festivals
Special guide: Child Care
AugustSpecial theme: Back to School
Special guide: After School Activities
SeptemberSpecial theme: Classroom Ideas
Special guide: Field Trips
OctoberSpecial theme: Halloween Happenings
Special guide: Fall Harvest Fun
NovemberSpecial theme: Holiday Planning
Special guide: Birthday Parties
DecemberSpecial theme: Winter Holiday Fun
Special guide: Performing & Visual Arts and Winter Fun Map
Monthly Columns & Departments