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MARY magazine..Legit?

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MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby DMW » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:09 pm

Just recieved a Private Msg from..

Sounja Gilespie of MARY magazine. Wanting Christian writers for the magazine.

She/He is a member, but not gold or sliver, with no articles etc. on file.

Offering $25 per 1000 words

Is this legit? Or another scam?

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Re: MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby Deb Porter » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:32 pm

Hi Donna. I don't know anything about this magazine, but it could be a new one.

The best approach is to ask for more information. Ask where you could find a copy of their magazine or whether it's an e-zine. Ask her what type of content she is looking for.

I'm pretty sure it's not the Mary: Literary Magazine I found in a search (yikes!). However, Sounja is listed on Linked-in as the editor of Mary! Magazine. So either it doesn't have much of an on-line presence yet, or it's a relatively new publication.

Certainly worth asking some questions, and there's no harm doing that. I doubt it's a scam, as anyone can go to the free reprints section if they want material for their magazine (without paying a cent). It's probably legitimate, but the main thing is whether the platform of the magazine is one that fits your writing. So ask away, and let us know how it turns out.

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Re: MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby Deb Porter » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:39 pm

Ah ... here we go. I found a little press release about it here:

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/Magazine/97855

And here's more about Sounja and the magazine:

http://www.wix.com/sgillespie2362/marym ... the-editor

So there is a website for it, but it doesn't have its own domain, which is why it was a little harder to find.

From the Editor's page above, you can click on other links to read more.

Hope that helps. It appears to be a legitimate attempt to launch a magazine. If she hasn't already got it off the ground, I wish her well.

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Re: MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby DMW » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:16 pm

Thank you Deb,

Is $25 for 1000 words normal? That's not much bigger than our Challenge entries.

Thanks for the tip...I will contact her and get as much info as I can...

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Re: MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby Deb Porter » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:58 pm

Hang on ... whoa!!!!

Did you say $25 for a THOUSAND pages? Did you mean a thousand words? (Somebody re-start my heart!) Image

If words, then that's fairly reasonable for a relatively unknown magazine. A lot of them can't afford to pay anything, so it's really nice that this lady is obviously trying to reward the laborers for their efforts.

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Re: MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby Deb Porter » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:59 pm

LOL ... were my eyes playing trick on me, or did you go back and edit that. :lol:

Okay, $25 for a 1,000 words is pretty good, as mentioned above.

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Re: MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby Deb Porter » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:05 pm

Just noticed a message has been posted on the boards about Sounja's call for writers. It's come via FaithWriters, so she has obviously been putting the call out. No harm in giving it a try.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=34685

In fact, it could be very encouraging for you.

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Re: MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby DMW » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:28 pm

Didnt mean to stop your heart
Yes I changed it ...lol
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Re: MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby PureJoy » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:38 pm

Deb, I sent back an inquiry to Sounja as well asking for some additional information. I sent links to some of my articles online so that she'd have some different writing samples. I couldn't get a good sense of what she needed so I asked for any writer's guidelines or theme lists.

We'll see what comes back. But I did check this particular board as well. :wink:
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Re: MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby Deb Porter » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:14 pm

Karen, if you get some clear guidelines and themes/topics, please feel free to share them here. We'd probably be all interested.

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Re: MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby PureJoy » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:13 pm

I let you know what I receive. I tried very hard to find an online presence and didn't find anything more that what you posted, Deb. It sounds interesting, though.
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Re: MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby Deb Porter » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:34 pm

I got the impression she is just getting it off the ground. If she succeeds, it may be quite good. It's a difficult market to break into though.

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Re: MARY magazine..Legit?

Postby PureJoy » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:13 pm

FYI: I did receive a quick and nice response last week from Sounja stating that they would contact me if I was "selected for an interview".
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