From Our Readers

By Annie Tobey | March 23rd, 2022

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In the years since Boomer magazine first hit the stands, we’ve had the privilege of sharing numerous articles and essays from our readers. The diversity of pieces has been so wonderfully rich – from wisdom to humor, childhood nostalgia to adult epiphanies, tributes to parents and grandchildren, and so much more.

Click here to browse our archives of reader submissions. Recent published essays include (click on images to read):

Screenshot of the 'Requiem in Vinyl' article link in the From Our Readers department at the Boomer website

'My Comic Books' image and link to From Our Readers article at BoomerMagazine.com

The Wisdom of a Child

 

My Mother's Traditional Coconut Cake

Do you have something to share?

If you have a story or essay that you think would be of interest to our baby boomer audience, email your completed piece to Annie@BoomerMagazine.com. You do not have to be a professional writer, simply have a meaningful story or idea to share. We do not pay for these submissions. See guidelines and audience below.

We prefer to publish fresh content that has not been published before, but we will consider items that appeared previously in print or online (if writer has permissions).

Rights: The writer retains rights to the content and can publish elsewhere at a later date. We request that republication is accompanied by the following notation: First published at BoomerMagazine.com. If you have a personal website or blog and you would like to re-post your content there, we request that you post the first paragraph only and then link to the entire piece on the Boomer website. Boomer retains rights to reuse the content in other digital formats.

Writers’ Guidelines

  • Targeted to our audience, typically adults age 45 to 70.
  • Word count flexible, but approximately 500 to 1,200 words.
  • Submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment (no formatting necessary) or in the body of the email.
  • Images optional, but if send, send as separate .jpg or .gif files.
  • Please include a brief, two to three sentence bio.
  • Articles will be lightly edited for grammar, AP style (excepting serial commas), and punctuation. We retain the right to refuse any articles that we do not deem appropriate for our readers or that will take an abundance of editing.

To hone your writing skills for BOOMER and other publications, read William Zinsser’s On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction; Trish Hall’s Writing to Persuade: How to Bring People Over to Your Side; and from Mary Pipher’s Writing to Change the World: An Inspiring Guide for Transforming the World with Words.

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multiracial senior friends at a table outside, with food and wine, laughing. Alessandro Biascioli Dreamstime. Boomer reader Kate M. Carey bemoans little aches and pains, remedies, and early evenings that infiltrate life with her husband and friends. Image

Little Aches and Pains 

By Kate M Carey | September 30, 2022
A quilt made from pieces of her mother's aprons: Author, educator, and Boomer reader Diann Logan recalls her mother’s many aprons over the years, her childhood game of playfully untying her mother’s apron strings, the fabrics that made these homespun garments, and the aprons as her ties to the past. Image

Apron Strings

By Diann Logan | September 6, 2022