Action is a bimonthly magazine covering issues relating to living with spinal cord injury.

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Action Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

United Spinal Association
75-20 Astoria Blvd.
Jackson Heights NY 11370-1177

Phone: (718) 803-3782

Editor: Chris Pierson, Managing Editor

Submitting Your Work to Action

Before submitting to Action

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If you have recently submitted to Action or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Action guidelines:

All feature articles should be preceded by a query to the editor, briefly outlining the subject and a statement about why it should be included in the newsletter, the article’s anticipated length, and suggestions for illustration (in descending order of importance).

Our targeted audience is our membership and includes people of all educational backgrounds. We are, therefore, looking for articles written in plain, nontechnical language, as jargon-free as possible. Please be careful, when writing on technical subjects, to define your terms, spelling out acronyms and abbreviations on first use. For subjects where technical language is unavoidable, such as those on medical research or legislation, you may want to enclose a glossary that can be run as a sidebar. Avoid using footnotes.

Submission Guidelines Details for Action

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Chris Pierson, Managing Editor


Accepts: Essays, how-to, humor, interview, medicine, travel

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