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This week, for the first time in a long time, I revised our writer's guidelines. For some reason, we've been getting an increasing number of queries that aren't in any way whatsoever related to writing or publishing. Over just the past weekend alone, I received queries about pets, retirement living, home building, and stocks. Now, I do realize that some publications have titles that may be subtle or even confusing to potential readers and writers ...[...]

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This Question Might Alter Your Writing Career! by Carli Brinkman

This Question Might Alter Your Writing Career! by Carli Brinkman

As writers, we notice copy. We notice it everywhere. Sometimes, we notice it because it appeals to and inspires us. But most of the time, as professionals with a great appreciation for the effective written word, we notice it because it's mediocre, or just plain bad. However, in these moments when you find yourself rewriting poorly worded copy in your head…

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Book Promotion: Why Postcards Work by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones

Book Promotion: Why Postcards Work by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones

Most writers have business cards to pass out to interested readers and writers, but what about business postcards? A writer is in business, after all, not only to let others know about their latest book but to sell it as well. Investing your money in postcards becomes valuable the minute you hand one to a potential reader ...…

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From The Home Office

Brand New AC Still Not Working After One Week!

Brand New AC Still Not Working After One Week!

For the past week, we've been staying at our daughter's house. The AC guys installed a brand new unit, but the house wouldn't get below 80 during the day and it was very humid inside. I suspected something was wrong with the unit or installation. I texted the technician that night and he called me right away, which was nice. He said they'd had a problem with the intake attachment. Sure enough, the next morning they found it had ...…

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Your new design inspired me to write you WITHOUT asking you a specific question or seeking help of some kind! I'm always grateful that you perform such substantial work for so many writers, including me! ...…

Paying Markets

Hubbub

“We are a cottage-industry. All print-based (including submissions). We feature poetry -- and occasional review of poetry books -- by both new and well-known writers. We do not usually publish light verse, but otherwise are open to almost anything; indeed, we look for a range of styles and do consider longer poems. The magazine appears once a year. We try to respond to submissions that are sent with SASEs within three or four months at the most.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 400. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to two years after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. No reprints. Responds 1-4 months. Sample copy available by mail for $3.50. Subscription $7, $10 foreign. Guidelines available by mail with SASE. Pays $20 for a 1-2 page poem. Read more →

Freelance Market News

25% freelance. "Provides details of markets for freelance writers plus competition news, editorial changes, a monthly article on writing-related topics plus letters page and readers' competition with £50 prize." Welcomes new writers. Monthly (except for July). Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys one-time print rights. Responds less than one month. Sample on request. Subscription £29. Pays £40 per 1000 words for market notes and £50 per 1000 words for articles. Read more →

Feed-Lot

“Feed-Lot serves feedlots and cow/calf operations over 500 head, also backgrounders, preconditioners, and seedstockers/growers over 100 head.” 85% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 11K. Publishes 7 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within four months of acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $34.99, $60 outside the U.S. Guidelines by email. Pays $0.30/word for 350-700 words. Read more →

Journal of Information Ethics

"JIE publishes columns, articles and reviews that deal with the production, dissemination, storage and retrieval of information in an ethical context.” 75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within two years. Responds within one week. Buys one-time rights. No reprints. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $40, $55 foreign. Pays $25-$50. Read more →

Western Ag Reporter

"A weekly agricultural paper, started in 1940, published in Billings, MT. Not politically correct. Offers to our large and close readership not only the news that affects production agriculture but also a healthy dose of Western history, a weekly cooking column, plenty of patriotic material, and plenty of Western humor." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Weekly. Pays end of the month. Period between acceptance and publication varies. "Depends on whether their material needs to be printed immediately to be of any use to my readership or whether it can be printed any time ... Depends how large the paper is, and that varies by season -- longest in the spring and fall -- size related DIRECTLY to advertising quantity." Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy free for two months by mail with SASE. Subscription $55. "No guidelines other than have something interesting to say that my ag readership would be interested in reading. About 800 words work well. Will work with longer material if the material is good enough." Read more →

Winemaker and Brew Your Own

“WineMaker, launched in 1998, covers the full gamut of the winemaking hobby, from beginners to experts, from wine kits to fresh grapes, and is published bi-monthly. Every issue includes expert advice and techniques, award-winning recipes and how-to projects to help you make great wine. Regular columns include troubleshooting common problems with the Wine Wizard, learning special techniques and tips on making a specific style of wine in Varietal Focus, refining your winemaking with Techniques, building gadgets in Projects, growing your own grapes in Backyard Vines and hearing tips, and stories and recipes from fellow home winemakers in Cellar Dwellers. WineMaker gives you practical, well-researched information in a fun format for all home winemakers - whether you use kits, concentrates, juices, non-grape fruits or fresh grapes.” Welcomes new writers. 85% freelance. Circ. 50K. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys all NA rights. No reprints. Responds 2-8 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $25, $45 foreign. Read more →

Susquehanna Life Magazine

“Susquehanna Life is a quarterly, four-color, glossy feature-oriented publication with an active, upscale audience evenly divided between males and females ages 38+. Articles take a unique and positive look at a variety of aspects of life in Central Pennsylvania, and provide readers with information about places to go, things to do and history. We strive to provide information that is unique and unusual. The most frequent compliment we receive from readers: ‘I’ve lived here all my life and I never knew that until I read it in Susquehanna Life magazine.’” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Buys all rights. No reprints. Pyas within two weeks of publication. Sample $4.95 + $2.75 postage. Read more →

Liguorian

“Founded in 1913 by the Redemptorists, Liguorian conveys a consistent joyful message of God’s plentiful redemption. In its tone and selection of material, it communicates a timely pastoral message to Catholics on matters of the faith, practices, Christian living, and social justice. While not championing positions contrary to core Church belief, Liguorian exposes its readers to the best elements of Catholic spirituality and traditions to help them navigate the contemporary world assisted by their faith.” 25%-30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Publishes 10 issues/year. Buys first rights. No reprints. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-12 months after acceptance. Responds 2-4 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $25, $32 outside the U.S. Read more →

YouthWorker Journal

"Trade journal for youth ministry leaders." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly(print), Daily(web). Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available by email. Read more →

The Appraisers Standard

"Written for personal property appraisers (antiques, collectibles, art, appraisers, dealers). Welcomes new writers. 25-50% freelance. Circ. 400. Quarterly/Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue following acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Subscription $25. Guidelines not available. Read more →

Acres U.S.A.

"An eco-agriculture magazine devoted to sustainable, organic farming and gardening, holistic human and animal health." Welcomes new writers. 80% freelance. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email to info-at-acresusa.com. Subscription $29, $49 Canada, $60 foreign. Guidelines available by email. Read more →

Able, the newspaper for, by and about the disabled

"We are a monthly newspaper that provides information for people with disabilities." Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Sample articles online. Subscription $18/year. Guidelines by email. Read more →

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