WRITER’S GUIDELINES

Submission of Query and/or Finished Work

Queries and/or articles may be submitted by electronic or traditional means. Please email your query and/or article to Truby Chiaviello, Editor, PRIMO Magazine, at editor@flprimo.com. Mailing address is Truby Chiaviello, Editor, PRIMO, 2125 Observatory Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007. If submitting electronically, your manuscript must be in one of the following file forms: .doc or .rtf.

You can submit articles and/or queries any time of the year.

Submission should be nonfiction. Types of articles accepted range from essays and interviews to reports and stories on a host of topics consistent with the editorial mission of PRIMO. Please read back issues of PRIMO to better understand our publication. You can order back edition(s) at a cost $8.95 (shipping and handling are included in the price).

Formatting Your Manuscript

Writer’s manuscript should be in 12-point type, with at least one-inch margins, on numbered pages. Only non-fiction material will be reviewed. Your manuscript should be double-spaced. Please include your name, address, telephone number, and email address; typed at the top of the first page. Contributors are asked to include a brief biographical note with their submissions.

Word Count

All paid contributions are for feature articles in PRIMO. The number of words in a manuscript should range from 800 to 2,000.

Photographs

Photographs should be submitted in high resolution 300 dpi, in JPEG format. If you send hard copy photographs, please note that PRIMO will not return your photographs and/or manuscript or other material.

Simultaneous Submissions are Acceptable but Exclusivity is Preferred

Although we accept multiple submissions, preference is giving to exclusivity. Thus, if you are submitting your article exclusively to PRIMO then you have a better chance of getting the article published in PRIMO.

Response Time

Our response time is consistent with other publications and ranges from four (4) to fourteen (14) weeks.

No Submission Fees and No Kill Fees

PRIMO neither charges the writer a reading fee to review his/her manuscript nor does PRIMO pays the writer a kill fee if the article is not published.

Readers’ Corner

No payment is made to the Readers’ Corner. Rather, this is a section whereby PRIMO readers submit recollections and anecdotes about their Italian American heritage. Word count for the Readers’ Corner should range from 500 to 700 for the Readers’ Corner.

Payment to Writers

The rates for work are as follows for PRIMO, after editing and layout by PRIMO:

  • $150 for article with 800 to 1,100 words.
  • $200 for article with 1,101 to 1,300 words.
  • $250 for article with $1,301 to 1,500 words
  •  $300 for article with 1,501 to 2,000 words

Publishing of Work

As PRIMO is a quarterly magazine with a consistent backlog of articles, the publising of an article may range from three (3) months to twenty-four (24) months.

Submission of Query and/or Finished Work

Queries and/or articles may be submitted by electronic or traditional means. Please email your query and/or article to Truby Chiaviello, Editor, PRIMO Magazine, at editor@flprimo.com. Mailing address is Truby Chiaviello, Editor, PRIMO, 2125 Observatory Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007. If submitting electronically, your manuscript must be in one of the following file forms: .doc or .rtf.

You can submit articles and/or queries any time of the year.

Submission should be nonfiction. Types of articles accepted range from essays and interviews to reports and stories on a host of topics consistent with the editorial mission of PRIMO. Please read back issues of PRIMO to better understand our publication. You can order back edition(s) at a cost $8.95 (shipping and handling are included in the price).

Formatting Your Manuscript

Writer’s manuscript should be in 12-point type, with at least one-inch margins, on numbered pages. Only non-fiction material will be reviewed. Your manuscript should be double-spaced. Please include your name, address, telephone number, and email address; typed at the top of the first page. Contributors are asked to include a brief biographical note with their submissions.

Word Count

All paid contributions are for feature articles in PRIMO. The number of words in a manuscript should range from 800 to 2,000.

Photographs

Photographs should be submitted in high resolution 300 dpi, in JPEG format. If you send hard copy photographs, please note that PRIMO will not return your photographs and/or manuscript or other material.

Simultaneous Submissions are Acceptable but Exclusivity is Preferred

Although we accept multiple submissions, preference is giving to exclusivity. Thus, if you are submitting your article exclusively to PRIMO then you have a better chance of getting the article published in PRIMO.

Response Time

Our response time is consistent with other publications and ranges from four (4) to fourteen (14) weeks.

Publishing of Work

As PRIMO is a quarterly magazine with a consistent backlog of articles, the publising of an article may range from three (3) months to twenty-four (24) months.

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6 Responses to WRITER’S GUIDELINES

  1. Thomas Sarnicola says:

    I am a subscriber and enjoy your magazine and book reviews. I have a book that I published that I would like to make available to your readership and the Italian American community. I would be happy to send you copy if you believe it is of interest to you for a review. Here is the description of the book, No Kings, No Kooks.
    Thank you.

    https://www.amazon.com/No-Kings-Kooks-Confessions-National-ebook/dp/B088VMT38L/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1595964934&sr=8-1

  2. Hairstyles says:

    I am always invstigating online for posts that can facilitate me. Thank you!

  3. Lillian Hulstine says:

    My name is Lillian Hulstine and I am very interested in your magazine. I am an emerging freelance writer and would love the experience. I am an Italian American and would love to write about our heritage, history, and current events. I like to write articles in the format of personal essays, investigative reports, and opinion pieces. I am as well good at researching and following deadlines. Thank you for your time and I hope to work for you.

  4. Joseph D'Hippolito says:

    Dear Mr. Chiaviello:One of major-league baseball’s most sophisticated, offbeat managers came from a simple, working-class family led by an Italian father.

    That manager is the Los Angeles Angels’ Joe Maddon — whose father, Joe Sr., shortened his last name from Maddonini after arriving from Italy. Six decades after growing up in an apartment above his father’s plumbing shop in Hazelton, Pa, Maddon guided the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series appearance since 1945 — and the team’s first Series victory since 1908.

    Making this idea more interesting is the fact that Maddon has returned to the organization where he began his career. He played in the Angels’ minor-league system before serving as a major-league coach for seven seasons. Maddon served on Mike Scioscia’s staff when the Angels won the 2002 World Series.

    Maddon is considered one of baseball’s most innovative managers in terms of building team chemistry. He devised the idea of having his players dress for road trips according to a theme and introduced radical defensive shifts to fit opposing hitters’ tendencies. Maddon also has invited animals into his clubhouse and successfully challenged the major leagues’ rule against hooded sweatshirts in the dugout.

    My feature would focus on his Italian heritage, as well as his quirkiness, the background behind it and the reasons for it.

    Since Maddon lives in Metropolitan Los Angeles, I would be able to interview him any time the Angels have a home series. I live only six miles from Angel Stadium and I get along well with the Angels’ media-relations department.

    Here are links to some of my feature clips:

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jul/23/mohamed-el-munir-lafc-mls-soccer-libya  

    http://nationalpost.com/sports/football/cfl/rose-bowl-safety-inherited-cfl-standout-grandfathers-skills-but-lessons-learned-offer-a-different-future
    https://www.deseret.com/sports/2020/5/13/21248380/norm-chow-byu-offensive-coordinator-utah-xfl-la-wildcats

    https://montrealgazette.com/sports/basketball/ncaa/montrealer-overcame-early-hardship-to-find-success-on-ncaa-courts  

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/beckhams-journey-to-another-galaxy/article1354940/  

    Please reply to jdhipp@gmail.com at your earliest convenience, even if you have no interest.

    Many thanks for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Respectfully,
    Joseph D’Hippolito

    P.S.: If you are wondering about my last name, I happen to be FBI (Full-Blooded Italian). My paternal grandparents came from Abruzzi; my maternal grandfather from Naples and my maternal grandmother from Sicily.

  5. Dear Sir or Madam,
    I am a California-based Editor-in-Chief for a premium lifestyle publication. I have interviewed and/or directed print and social media platforms with several high-profile Italian American celebrities.

    Please advise who might be the appropriate contact person to help further a liaison between the entertainment world and the Italian community for Primo. I am of Italian descent myself.

    Best regards,
    Randy Mastronicola
    (714) 785-5252

  6. Adrianna Linn says:

    I would be very happy to write an article, I am Italian American so I can share some of my family’s recipes and traditions. I don’t have a website, I am just a freelance writer who picks up any job that comes my way.

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