Health & Fitness Magazines: Market Spotlight

Recently, I launched this new Market Spotlight feature on the blog. The plan was to do them every Monday, but then, I made a last minute escape to the Appalachian mountains to view the eclipse last night. We’ll get there.

In this series, I plan on spotlighting a certain segment of the market that we list in the Writer’s Market books and on This time around, let’s look at some recently updated health & fitness magazines.


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Health & Fitness Magazines

A writer needs a special mindset to write for this segment of the market. Readers of health & fitness magazines tend to have specific goals: Live a better life through better eating and exercise. Writers should focus on helping readers accomplish this very specific goal to find success writing for this consumer magazine market.

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Better Nutrition covers nutritional news and approaches to optimal health. The editors say, “The new Better Nutrition helps people integrate nutritious food, the latest and most effective dietary supplements, and exercise/personal care into healthy lifestyles.” The magazine pays $400-1,000 for nonfiction pieces of 400-1,200 words. Potential writers should query first.

Diabetes Forecast covers diabetes management and healthy living. The editors say, “We focus on diabetes management, living with diabetes, and healthy lifestyle practices.” While the payment details are not available, this magazine prefers writers submit the complete manuscript of 500-700 words, especially for their Reflections personal experiences and narratives related to diabetes.

The Health Journal covers consumer/family health and wellness in Virginia. The editors say, “Articles accepted of local and national interest. Health-savvy, college educated audience of all gender, ages, and backgrounds.” The starting rate is 15¢/word for nonfiction articles of 400-1,000 words. Freelancers should query with published clips.


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which includes editing Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market, blogging at Poetic Asides and the Writer’s Market blog, judging contests, scheduling online writing conferences, and so much more.

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