Hadassah Magazine Submission Guidelines
Thank you for your inquiry about writing an article for Hadassah Magazine.
As a matter of policy, the magazine does not assign articles to authors who have not previously written for us, but we do give a careful and considered reading to all manuscripts that are submitted. However, we suggest that you first query your story idea (please include some writing samples) so we can let you know if it interests us.
We want stories on Jewish life in the United States, in communities around the world and in Israel. We focus mostly, but not exclusively, on women and issues impacting women. We feature profiles, issue-oriented and trend stories as well as personal essays, travel and health-related stories. While holiday stories, immigrant and roots sagas, trips to Israel and Holocaust tales are important themes, we receive many of them, so we would only be looking for such pieces with a new and different angle.
We are interested in fresh, timely articles but bear in mind, as a bimonthly, we work about three to six months ahead. We appreciate objective, lively writing with lots of quotes and color. Speeches and research reports generally do not translate into publishable features.
Please note that we rarely publish fiction and do not publish poetry.
Our main features and travel pieces range in word length from 1,200 to over 2,000; Most of our other stories are 1,200 words or fewer.
Please address submissions to Libby Barnea. Email is greatly preferred. Or mail submissions to:
40 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
For book review inquiries, please email email@example.com.
Please know that because of the high volume of submissions we receive, we only get back to writers whose stories and ideas we plan to pursue. —The Editors
Toby Perilman says
I saw a small article in the latest Hadassah magazine asking nurses to share their own stories from the field as part of your coverage of nursing in an upcoming issue. If my submission is to go to Libby Barnea, I would appreciate an email address. How or to whom should I send a picture to of myself in my graduation uniform? Thank you in advance for answering my questions.
Lisa Dicksteen says
Right click on her name (above in bold and gold) and you will get the email address to paste into your email.
Miriam Modricamin says
I would like to suggest that you review the book”OverThe Cliff: A young woman’s journey through grief by Adi Lelior. It is a true story, not sad, uplifting and beautiful read. Adi is an Israeli living in Israel.
Miryam Howard-Meier says
What is your payment for published submissions please?
Talia Liben Yarmush says
It differs based on content and length. Please contact the editors directly.
BRYAN FRANCO says
Do you publish poetry by Jewish Poets?
Libby Barnea says
Hadassah Magazine rarely publishes poetry, unfortunately.
Diane Cohen says
I would like to suggest that you review the book, You Can Write a Book for Your Grandchild, a step by step guide to fearless writing of books for grandchildren by Diane Kruger Cohen. It contains practical writing tips as well as examples of the author’s own stories written for her grandchildren. Diane calls her picture books, Bubbe Books.
Cory I Jakl says
Do you take submissions for cover artwork, and/or artwork to accompany stories and articles? To whom shall I send some examples via email? (My ad for my Judaic art was featured in the November/December issue of the magazine if you’d need to see a small sampling.)
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Arielle Kaplan says
Send pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org — thanks!
Cory I Jakl says
Thank you, Ms. Kaplan. I appreciate your response!