Private Lender magazine is a, bi-monthly publication produced by the American Association of Private Lenders for more than 6,000 readers; most of whom are private lending professionals. The magazine reports on all aspects of the national real estate market including; regulations and compliance, loan servicing, market conditions, insurance, small business marketing, appraisals, taxes – just to name a few.
The magazine has 12 sections, including Lender Limelight, Alternative Angle, and Investor’s Point of View. Written in second-person, pieces range in length from 1,000-1,500 words and deal with a wide array of educational issues – some topical, some serious, some light. Feature stories, typically 2,000 word or more, comprise the major part of the magazine. These, too, address a variety of issues appealing to private lending professionals.
Most of the magazine’s content is freelance-written. Less experienced writers may be asked to write on speculation. All copy is subjected to rigorous editing. Submissions should be exclusive to Private Lender and/or the American Association of Private Lenders.
Private Lender follows AP style. Submissions and assigned stories may be e-mailed to PrivateLender@aaplonline.com in Word format. Photos and/or charts need to be sent as separate attachments to be considered for publication.
Photographs & Illustrations
We do not buy photos from writers. Photos and illustrations are assigned to professionals as needed and are chosen by the Director of Marketing. If you are submitting an article please include a headshot (as a separate file) along with a short bio to be included in the Contributors section. For those who are highlighted in the Lender Limelight, we will work with a photographer for you.
The editors are always looking for fresh story ideas. However, the caliber of the magazine and limited times of its publication dictate that the writing meet very high standards. The editors value articles strong in quality, journalistic technique, and substance. Reprints are rarely used. It is imperative that those interested in writing for Private Lender actually read the publication. You may view samples online at www.aaplonline.com/publications.