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Marie Claire Magazine Editors
Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief. Email: email@example.com. Twitter: http://twitter.com/annefulenwider. Tell me what you love, don’t love so much, or want to see more of in Marie Claire. I want to hear it all!. Bear with me if I don’t respond immediately.
The previous editor-in-chief featured Jane Thynne’s novel The Weighing of the Heart in what she’s reading (10/10). Excerpted from Portia de Rossi’s memoir Unbearable Lightness (12/10). Recommended Gavin Knight’s novel Hood Rat (9/11). Reading Julia Flynn Siler’s Lost Kingdom (12/11). Excerpted from Laurie Sandell’s Truth and Consequences book about Andrew Madoff (12/11). Featured Selden Edwards’s novel The Lost Prince (8/12).
Riza Cruz, Executive Editor. Twitter: http://twitter.com/ritagcruz.
Lea Goldman, Features Director, @Work. Twitter: http://twitter.com/leagoldman. Interviewed Gina Centrello, publisher at Random House (8/12). For the @Work section, they Interviewed Sophia Amoruso, author of #GirlBoss and founder of Nasty Gal, as well as Nilofer Merchant, book author and Silicon Valley executive (1/14).
Julia Felsenthal, Senior Features Editor. Twitter: http://twitter.com/julfels. Covers travel and food. Featured Phoebe Lapine, food blogger at FeedMePhoebe.com (1/14).
Whitney Joiner, Senior Features Editor. Twitter: http://twitter.com/whitneyjoiner.
Kayla Webley, Senior Features Editor. Twitter: http://twitter.com/kaylawebley.
Tracy Shaffer, Entertainment Director. Twitter: http://twitter.com/tracymshaffer.
Juliann Garey, Movie Reviewer
Sergio Kletnoy, Music Reviewer
Hallie, Social Editor
Nina Garcia, Creative Director. Twitter: http://twitter.com/ninagarcia. Author of Ninn Garcia’s Look Book. Featured De Beers Jewellery (9/11). Featured Sarah Kennedy’s Steal Her Style (8/12).
Alison Edmond, Fashion Editor-at-Large. Twitter: http://twitter.com/aledmond. Interviewed actress Reese Witherspoon (10/11).
Zanna Roberts Rassi, Senior Fashion Editor. Twitter: http://twitter.com/zannarassi. Interviewed designer Amy Hilfiger (4/12).
Jessica Minkoff, Fashion Features Editor. Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlminkoff. Writes the Fashion Alert! department covering style news you need to know now. Featured a notice of the biography of Elie Saab (1/14).
Jennifer Goldstein, Executive Beauty/Health Editor. Twitter: http://twitter.com/jennaryngold. Interviewed fitness expert Jillian Michaels (1/14).
Joy Hernon, Assistant Beauty Editor. Twitter: http://twitter.com/joyhernon.
Tim Gunn, Columnist, Gunn Laws. Send questions via http://www.marieclaire.com/asktim. Author of Gunn’s Golden Rules and star of Project Runway. Features fashion rules and Q&A.
Siggy Flicker, Columnist, Single with Siggy. Send questions via http://www.marieclaire.com/tellsiggy. The romance guru.
Joanne Chen, Contributing Editor, Health News. Twitter: http://twitter.com/jchennyc. Covers health news, medical studies, blogs, and more. Wrote an article on anger, interviewing Charles Speilberger, coeditor of International Handbook of Anger (9/10). Featured a short review of Live by the Little Book of Thin (1/14).
Nicolette Mason, Contributing Editor, Plus-Size Fashion Expert. Twitter: http://twitter.com/nicolettemason.
Steph Opitz, Book Reviewer. Reviewed Josha Cohen’s story collection Four New Messages, Ali Hosseini’s novel The Lemon Grove, Marie Semple’s novel Where’s You Go, Bernadette?, and Paul Legault’s The Emily Dickinson Reader (8/12). Reviewed Eduardo Halfon’s novel The Polish Boxer, Jami Attenberg’s novel The Middlesteins, Robin Sloan’s metaphysical thriller Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, and Louise Erdrich’s novel The Round House (10/12).
Must Reads: Anita Shreve’s Stella Bain, Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement, James Whitfield Thomson’s Lies You Wanted to Hear, and Greg Baxter’s The Apartment (1/14). Featured six novels to read for a book club (1/14).
Karen Schwartz interviewed fashion investor Carmen Busquets and Veep producer Stephanie Laing for the @Work department (1/14).
Judy Dutton wrote an article about author Jodi Jill’s survivor story (10/12).
Roberta Bernstein interviewed Caitlin Moran, author of How to Be a Woman (8/12).
Pamela Druckerman interviewed Elisabeth Badinter, author of The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women (5/12).
Liza Ghorbani interviewed Amanda Beard, author of In the Water They Can’t See You Cry memoir (4/12).
Marie Claire Online
Alyssa Vingan, Web Editor. Twitter: http://twitter.com/alyssavingan.
Rebecca Shapiro, Senior Editor. Twitter: http://twitter.com/rebeccashap.
Maura Brannigan, Web Assistant. Twitter: http://twitter.com/maura_brannigan.
Marie Claire Promotions: http://www.marieclaire.com/promotions. Features this month’s must-shop, can’t-miss, and to-dos.
Marie Claire Social Media
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Marie-Claire-Career-Network-4075205. Marie Claire Career Network on LinkedIn.
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marieclaire. They featured a live twitter chat with Alexa Von Tobel on personal finance issues.
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mcatwork. Features career advice and industry news for working women.
Key Publicity Tip
Note how they encourage you to follow their editors on Twitter. That makes Twitter a key way that you can begin to build a relationship with the editor or columnist who would be most open to featuring you or your book. Follow that editor. Retweet their tweets. Favorite their tweets. @theirname with a comment. Engage in a conversation with them. That’s how you build relationships.
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