Articles and Tips
Reach UP topics are not limited but come under the broad categories of:
Please feel free to submit articles, pictorial articles, or tips for future issues. Perhaps YOU counsel a mother on a certain topic and you know it’s a common problem. Write it up and teach other women across the nation and in other countries. See a positive example of making the most of a situation or holiday? Write about it or take pictures and encourage others to beautify their world. Offer tips as if you were doing a small group whose members have limited income. Reach UP writers assume that our target audience wants to do the right thing so our articles are uplifting and empowering – just keeping in mind that their circumstances and resources are challenging.
We encourage first-person articles too. If you’ve been there, done that in the mixed up world of homelessness, prostitution, prison, abuse and come out the other side. We need to hear from you!! Don’t worry if you’re not a great writer, we have a excellent editors. It’s YOUR story that we need to help other women!
Topic breakdown may be as suggested by the following ideas:
Food: Cooking, setting a beautiful table
Decorating your home
Fashion: For the work place, kids, etc.
Issues in being a single woman
Issues of marriage
Relationships: friends, men, kids, parents, etc.
Holidays: crafts, meanings, decorating,
Making healthy family traditions
Money issues: budgeting, wise spending
Issues of the heart: spiritual and everyday
Interview skills; Job skills
Word count for articles should be between 3-350 and sometimes 600 words. That’s short! But we have tried and true reasons. Occasionally feature articles may go up to 900. Please be advised that we request articles to be written at a third grade reading level. We will edit article submissions accordingly as we see fit.
AND, it is very helpful to have photos. Reach UP has had great feedback because it is very visual. Please help us — it is not an easy task to find suitable graphics.
For authenticity sake, Reach UP would like for contributing writers have a working knowledge of inner-city life, prison, ex-offender issues and the women who live in difficult circumstances and surroundings. We are also looking for useable, positive real-life, inner-city/urban life photos. These do not necessarily have to relate to an article. Our graphic artists are quite creative and are building a catalog. Please scan at 300 dpi; and either email or send a (non-returnable) CD to me. Photographers will get photo-credit….