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Insight magazine welcomes bylined articles from writers and industry professionals who wish to share their expertise on all topics related to insurance, sales, customer service, business operations, culture, and more. 

The editorial calendar is intended as a general guideline. It is not exhaustive and is subject to change according to developing news and trends. Article ideas that are not already outlined on the editorial calendar are also welcome. In addition, coverage of a particular topic is often not limited to the month in question, so if you miss a submission deadline, contact the editor, Rachel Romines, and she will determine if your topic might also be appropriate for another issue.

Writers may also submit a short pitch letter or e-mail that briefly describes the bylined article’s focus, why our readers need to know about it, and what they’ll learn by reading it. Include a basic outline of the article listing critical topic points. Send to Insight editor, Rachel Romines at

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Insight, the monthly journal of Independent Insurance Agents in Illinois. Insight features articles that are relevant to the Illinois insurance industry, and includes such topics as industry news, technology, markets and coverages, financial planning, sales and marketing, state and federal issues, agency management, and education.

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2021 Editorial Schedule

*Subject to Change. Contact Rachel Romines at for details.

January 2021
Feature: Agency Marketing
Subtopic: Series: Wellness, Self-Care, Self-Improvement
July 2021
Feature:: Company Profiles
Subtopic: CONVO 2021
February 2021
Feature: Customer Care & Customer Experience
Subtopic: Series: Wellness, Self-Care, Self-Improvement
Subtopic: State Legislative Date
August 2021
Feature: CONVO 2021
Subtopic: Benefits of Professional Development and Training
March 2021
Feature: Recruit & Retain Young Talent
Subtopic: Series: Wellness, Self-Care, Self-Improvement
Subtopic: EDGE Conference
Subtopic: Federal Legislative Conference
Subtopic: Farm/Crop
September 2021
Feature: Mergers & Acquisations and Perpetuations
Subtopic: Alliances/Clusters
Subtopic: CONVO 2021
April 2021
Feature: Sales
Subtopic: EDGE Conference
Subtopic: Federal Legislative Conference
October 2021
Feature: Incoming IIA of IL President & New Board of Directors
Subtopic: Marketplace Report
May 2021
Feature: Diversity and Inclusion
Subtopic: TBD
November 2021
Feature: Leadership and Workplace Culture
Subtopic: CONVO 2021 Wrap Up
June 2021
Feature: Agency Technology and Remote Work
Subtopic: Virtual Assistants
Subtopic: How to Choose an AMS System
December 2021
Feature: Using Data in the Agency
Subtopic: TBD