Looking for Writers who Love Cats

Jerry WalchStarred Page By Jerry Walch, 3rd Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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If you are a writer or an aspiring writer who also loves cats, then I Love Cats is the magazine for you. Lisa M. Allmendinger, the editor of I Love Cats, welcomes queries and submissions from unknown and unpublished writer. Lisa is always looking for new ideas and new “Voices” for I Love Cats. The only requirements needed to write for I Love Cats is a good understanding of the English language and a genuine love for cats.

Read I Love Cats before submittin

The online writer's guidelines for I Love Cats are not the most comprehensive guidelines that I have ever read, but they cover all the essential. One of the strong points of the guidelines Lisa has online is the fact that she urges all writers to read a copy of I Love Cats before submitting a query or a finished manuscript. Most editors assume that all writers read the publications they want to write for, but Lisa makes no assumptions and I really like that in an editor and/or publisher. Sample copies can be ordered online or via snail mail. To order a copy through the U.S. Postal system, send $5 along with your request for a copy to:
I Love Cats Publishing c/o Hochman Associates,
908 Oak Tree Road,
Suite H, South Plainfield, NJ 07080.
Place “Sample copy of I Love Cats on the front of the envelope in the bottom left hand corner. It will take approximately four weeks for your sample issue to arrive. You can also order a sample copy on line by going to I Love Cats. You even save a nickel on the sample issue as well as the cost of an envelope and postage by ordering online.

I Love Cats publishes fiction and nonfiction articles but no poetry.

Lisa is looking for stories and articles with a maximum word count of 1,000 words but prefer stories and articles that run between 500 and 800 words. This is one of those rare exceptions in pet magazine publishing where they pays more for fiction then for nonfiction—I Love Cats pays $80 for fiction and $50 for nonfiction. Lisa informs me that including high quality color photos in jpeg format or including quality artwork along with your text manuscript will increase your chances of selling to I Love Cats because she is always in need of good photos and artwork. She also purchases “Fillers” for $25.

Publication Lead Time.

I Love Cats goes to press four months before the publication date—Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter issues. This becomes extremely important when submitting seasonal articles and stories. It is already too late for the Summer 2012 issue and time to start submitting for the Fall issue.

Payment upon Publication.

When your article, story, or filler is accepted for publication, you will receive a consent form to sign and mail back. The consent form spells out all the contractual details. Simply put, I Love Cats buys all rights to the material and becomes the sole copyright holder to the material. Lisa does report back on all manuscripts and returns unaccepted manuscripts within 1 to 2 months if you enclose a SASE (Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope). Photographs are not returned, so never send the original.

Queries and Submissions

Queries and manuscript submissions may now be made by email and Lisa recommends email for the quickest response time. Email your queries and completed manuscripts to ilovecatseditor@sbcglobal.net. If you must use snail mail, send the completed manuscripts to:
I Love Cats,
c/o Lisa Allmendinger, Editor,
16 Meadow Hill Lane,
Armonk, NY 10504.

Automatic rejections

I Love Cats is for people who own indoor cats, and does what anything that deals with indoor cats that go outdoors, or anything that deals with cats that live outdoors. Also do not submit anything that has already been published in other cat magazines.

Not the “Glossies”.

I Love Cats may not pay as much as the Glossies, but Lisa is much nicer and easier to work with, and $50 to $80 for a 500 to 800 word article is not bad money for a writer.

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Jerry Walch is a 71 year old freelance writer for hire living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has been writing since the late 1970s, and writes for both the print and online media. He specializes in

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
3rd Jun 2012 (#)

Very nice and interesting informative article. Thank you Jerry.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
3rd Jun 2012 (#)

I'm happy that you found this information interesting, Rd Rezaul Karim. Thank you for reading and for commenting.

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author avatar Floris56
3rd Jun 2012 (#)

We have had cats all our lives and they still amaze me.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
3rd Jun 2012 (#)

I know exactly what you mean, Amos the Cat. I have had cats and dogs all my life too. I have seven cats and three dogs right now, and they all amuse and amaze me constantly with their intelligence and antics alike.

Thanks for reading and for commenting.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
3rd Jun 2012 (#)

Great information. Thank you.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
3rd Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks for reading and for commenting, Pradeep Kumar B.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
3rd Jun 2012 (#)

Ah! Precious cats!

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author avatar Jerry Walch
4th Jun 2012 (#)

Yes, Peter, they are precious. We humans could learn a great deal from them and from out other four-legged companions, the dog. Both are faithful companions right to the day they cross Rainbow Bridge. Neither ones asks for anything but to be loved and cared for. Yes indeed, we humans could learn a great deal from them about what's important in life and how we should live with one another.

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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
4th Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks Jack!

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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
4th Jun 2012 (#)

I mean Jerry

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author avatar Jerry Walch
5th Jun 2012 (#)

You are most welcome Han.

What's a name anyway? Cal me anything you want, just don't call me late for breakfast, lunch, or supper...or any other time food is being served. :-))

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author avatar Jerry Walch
7th Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks for reading and for your "Meow", Han.

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author avatar soraya452
12th Jun 2012 (#)

This looks interesting, thanks.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
12th Jun 2012 (#)

You are most welcome, pretty lady.

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author avatar Deadpan Walking
9th Nov 2012 (#)

One question about the outside cats thing. What if it were a fiction story focusing on a detective who brings his cat with him, on a leash, to investigate crime scenes and interrogate suspects? Keep in mind that the cat is never off the leash unless indoors at the detective's apartment. Would this arrangement be deemed acceptable?

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