I guess I assumed anyone on this forum would be familiar with the Writers Market book. The "context" is in the description of the types of articles needed below dozens of listings of magazine publishers in this guide.
p516 "Yes! Magazine".... NONFICTION Needs book excerpts, essays, general interst, how-to, etc.
p.519 "Mamm Magazine".... NONFICTION Needs book excerpts, essays, expose, how-to, etc.
p. 510 "Shape Magazine".... NONFICTION Needs book excerpts, espose, health, fitness, etc.
p. 581 "Inkwell"... NONFICTION Needs book excerpts, esssays, literary essays, memiors, etc.
p. 603 "Symphony".... NONFICTION Needs book excerpts, essays, inspirational, interview, opinion, etc.
All of these from just flipping through the pages for Consumer Magazines. I am just puzzled that something listed as the first "need" for so many magazines, has no further clarification. There should be a glossary of terms provided with the Writer's Market covering these types of things as well. It should not be so difficult to determine what exactly this in order for us writers to decide if we can meet the need or not.
Please only reply if you actually have an answer, or if you have also been puzzled at this and would also like to know what it means. Thank you.
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