Massage & Bodywork is a specialty magazine, published six times per year, for professional practitioners of massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies as well as members of the general public with an interest in the field. Unsolicited submissions are accepted. We suggest that potential writers study recent issues before sending queries or manuscripts. All manuscripts should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Forward an attachment in Microsoft Word format or copy the proposed feature into the body of the e-mail.
If accepted, Massage & Bodywork negotiates for North American rights and electronic rights. The editorial team reserves the right to edit or rewrite any article in order to make it suit the theme, style, or space limitations of a specific issue. Major alterations will be discussed with the author. It is always acceptable, even beneficial, to include photographs and/or illustrations with the submission. Authors are compensated on a case-by-case basis once submission is accepted.
Massage & Bodywork looks for interesting, tightly focused stories concerning a particular modality or technique of massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies. The editorial staff welcomes the opportunity to review manuscripts that may be relevant to the field of massage and bodywork practices, in addition to selected pieces pertaining to complementary and alternative medicine. This would include the widely varying modalities of massage and bodywork, (from Swedish massage to polarity therapy), specific technique articles, and ancillary therapies. Articles are not scheduled for a specific issue until they’re complete and accepted. We follow Chicago Manual of Style. Reference lists relating to technical articles should include the author, title, publisher, and publication date of works cited. Word count: 1,500 to 3,000 words.
For an audience eager to explore the scientific aspects of massage and bodywork, writers are encouraged to submit technical articles relating to the field. Pieces specific to anatomy, medical conditions, and contraindications are welcome. Research-related articles and accounts of formal and informal case studies are of interest. Word count: 1,500-3,000 words.
Other articles of interest to Massage & Bodywork magazine include those relating to legalities/legislation, business or practice building, success stories, healthcare, insurance, and politics of the profession. Word count: 1,000-2,000 words.
On a limited basis, articles about people who have had an impact on the fields of massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies are welcome. The story should relate the person's connection with the field, why their contribution is important, how their students or clients have been affected by their work, etc. Photographs of the person in action or posed photos may accompany the article. Word count: 1,000 to 2,500 words.
We do not accept poetry.
We do not accept fiction. Note: If your topic is not mentioned here, but you feel it would be of valid interest to the readers, please feel free to discuss it with our editorial team
We do not accept photographs that are not part of a feature package. Features may be accompanied by high quality prints or high-resolution (at least 300 dpi) digital images. All images should be accompanied by a captions identifying each subject. Artwork supplied by someone other than the manuscript author should be clearly identified for credit, along with necessary releases. Images will not be returned after publication.
Because this is a bimonthly publication, it may be a matter of months before your article appears in print. The decision as to whether or not the article will be used is generally made within 45 days of receipt of a query. We assume no responsibility for material submitted.
Features are scheduled only after their acceptance. Most of each issue's content is planned eight to 12 months in advance, but, as a reference point:
January/February 2010 (deadline mid-September 2009), March/April 2010 (deadline mid-November 2009), May/June 2010 (deadline mid-January 2010), July/August 2010 (deadline mid-March 2010), September/October 2010 (deadline mid-May 2010), November/December 2010 (deadline mid-July 2010).
Neither Massage & Bodywork nor Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals assumes any responsibility for unsolicited materials.
85% of our readers are female, average age of 43, with an average household annual income of $56,833.
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