Something Special® Magazine welcomes letters, articles, artwork, and photos from readers all over the world, but is not responsible for the return of solicited or unsolicited materials. Any unsolicited materials will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and becomes the property of Something Special® Magazine and somethingspecialmagazine.com and may be used for any and all purposes.
Be sure to include all contact information, including name, phone number, and email address so we may reach you. We are currently accepting material for the 2014 issues. We DO accept submissions regarding special medical needs and are particulary interested in stories regarding autism, cerebral palsy, and Down Syndrome.
Submissions do not guarantee publishing. Something Special® Magazine does not knowingly accept misleading advertising or editorial content, nor does Something Special® Magazine, nor its publisher, accept or assume responsibility should such advertising or editorial content appear. Editorials are not necessarily the opinion of the publishers or its board, who take no responsibility whatsoever of the opinions and advice given. Something Special® Magazine reserves the right to edit any lettes for clarity and space available and determine suitability of all materials submitted.
Guidelines for Submissions to Something Special Magazine:
Most articles published in Something Special Magazine are approximately 800 words. If accepted, articles will be edited by Something Special editorial staff to fit the language, flow and size of Something Special Magazine. Articles should follow the writing guidelines set forth in the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual and common English usage. Electronic submissions are accepted in Word documents only with the following requirements:
Times New Roman
12 point font
Utilize person first language (e.g. child with autism vs. autistic child, children with special needs vs. special needs children).
Use 1 space between sentences and after commas (not two)
Indent paragraphs with a tab
Email your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include a short 40-60 word bio written in third person. If you prefer, we can run only your name and city/state. We will also accept pen names.
Non-Electronic submissions can be sent to: Something Special® Magazine and SSM Publishing, L.L.C, P.O. Box 16193 Savannah, GA 31416. Copyright 2011 Something Special® Magazine. Any reproduction in whole or part is strictly prohibited without expressed written permission.