Thank you for your interest in submitting a story idea to AARP The Magazine for review. Please note AARP The Magazine will not accept unsolicited manuscripts and any material you submit will not be returned. Additionally, AARP The Magazine rarely uses unsolicited ideas. However, you may submit your idea based on the following guidelines and your material will be reviewed. Note: We do not print articles that have been previously published.
Story idea letters for specific features and departments should be one page in length and accompanied by recent writing samples. The letter should explain the idea for the piece, tell how you would approach it as a writer, give some sense of your writing style, and mention the section of the magazine for which the piece is intended. Your samples should not include the actual story that you are proposing.
Features and departments cover the following categories:
- Finance: investments, savings, retirement, and work issues
- Health and Fitness: tips, trends, studies
- Food and Nutrition: recipes, emphasis on healthy eating
- Travel: domestic and international
- Consumerism: practical information and advice
- General interest: new thinking, research, information on timely topics, trends
- Relationships: family matters, caregiving, living arrangements, grandparents
AARP The Magazine does not accept queries by fax so either e-mail your story idea to AARPMagazine@aarp.org as plain text within the body of your message (no attachments) or mail it to the following address:
AARP The Magazine
c/o Editorial Submissions
601 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20049