Thank you for your interest
in Good Times Magazine. We hope
the following information will
be useful to you in developing
and preparing your queries.
About Good Times
Good Times is Canada's
Magazine for Successful Retirement. With
nearly 160, 000 readers every issue,
it is one of the leaders in
the 50+ Canadian market. It
is unique in its approach in informing readers
about their options as they evaluate
and plan how to enjoy the best
years of their lives.
is geared to retired people
as well as those who are preparing
for this important life transition. It is published 11
times per year, with a combined
Our objective is to provide
information to help readers
make the most of the most of
this exciting stage in their
lives, a place where the 50+ reader can turn to be informed
and entertained as they make
the best of the retirement
years they have worked so hard to attain.
Times addresses all aspects
of life for a mature readership:
finances and estate planning, health
issues, personal, family and intergenerational
relationships, and ideas for enjoying
the best years.
The latest up-to-date financial
• Estate planning
• Tax preparation
Each month we feature one 50+
celebrity who is making a difference.
Some recent examples include:
• Adrienne Clarkson; Governor General
• Rick Hansen; Athlete and Activist
• Lynn Johnston; Cartoonist
• Medicine and Physical Health/Wellness
• Diseases and illnesses
Fashion & Beauty
• Each issue has a beauty feature:
from pedicures to brighter, whiter
• Latest in-season fashions
• Canadian travel destinations
• Overseas travel destinations
• Theme vacations
• Family matters. For example, living
• Personal growth and hobbies. For
• Community. For example, volunteerism.
• Other Canadian retirees
We feature articles that have Canadian
content and representation
from across the country that is presented in a positive tone.
range in length from 750 words
to 2,500 words, with the majority
running between 1,200 and 2,000 words.
We encourage writers to make their queries in writing via regular
mail or via e-mail.
Your query should be one, or
at most, two pages long and should
include a succinct statement
of your concept and focus: that
is, what your story will show
or detail, rather than what it
will be about.
You should then give us a brief
outline of the type of information
you would include in your story
and note the kinds of experts
you would seek to interview;
these should come from across
the country. You should also
suggest the kinds of anecdotal
material you will include—those
real people whose lives and experiences
illustrate your points, help
to bring your story alive, and
make it relevant and accessible
to our readers; again, these
should come from various parts
of the country.
If you are submitting queries
for more than one story, please
devote a separate page to each
(regardless of how brief it is),
and address either the relevant
department or “submissions.”
We look forward to
hearing from you.