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Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Summer, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Summer, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

For the past six weeks, we’ve spent every spare moment judging the hundreds of entries submitted for the WritersWeekly Summer, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest. In case you’re not familiar with our quarterly contest, this is how it works. On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on WritersWeekly.com.[...]

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From The Home Office

“I’m too embarrassed to self-publish!” vs. “I’ll never sign another traditional publishing contract!”

Contrary to popular author assumptions, self-publishing no longer hurts your chances of landing a traditional contract. In fact, if you can prove impressive sales of your self-published book, your chances of landing a traditional contract are greatly increased. Fifty Shades of Grey is one example. It was a successful self-published book and look what happened after a traditional publisher discovered it!…

Paying Markets

Earth Island Journal

"A quarterly magazine about environmental threats and the people who are working to address them." Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 12K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Responds 2-4 weeks. Buys NA rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Sample copy online at http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/where. Subscription $10. Pays $0.25/word for print, $100 flat fee for online. Read more →

Airbrush Action Magazine

“Airbrush Action is edited for all airbrus h applications, including automotive art, illustration, T-shirt airbrushing, body art, model/hobby applications, pin-up art, pinstriping, and more.” 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 40K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue after acceptance. Responds in two days. Sample articles available online. Subscription $24.95. Guidelines available by email. CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pay “commensurate with experience. Approximately $0.20-$0.25/word.” Read more →

The Blot

“A new news site focusing on pop culture, sex, news and witty commentary.” Circ. 80K hits/day. Daily. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one week of acceptance. Buys first Web-Serial rights. No reprints. Responds "ASAP. " Guidelines available by email. Pays $50-$100/post, depending on social reach. Read more →

Bear Deluxe Magazine

“The Bear Deluxe Magazine is a semiannual publication looking at place-based themes through a magazine format of journalism, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, poetry, fiction and reviews.” Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Circ. 44K. Biannually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within three months of acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds within three months. Sample copy available by mail for $5. Subscription $10, $16 Canada, $20 other. Guidelines available by mail. Read more →

New Letters, University House, University of Missouri-Kansas City

“New Letters is an international quarterly magazine featuring fiction, essays, poetry, reviews, and interviews with writers and original art, published by the University of Missouri at Kansas City.” Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-9 months after acceptance. Buys First NA rights. No reprints. Responds 3-6 months. Sample copy available online at http://www.newletters.org/magazine/back-issues. Subscription $22, $34 foreign. Guidelines online at http://www.newletters.org/writers-wanted/submission Read more →

Lake Superior Magazine

“Lake Superior Magazine covers the watershed and extended neighborhood of Lake Superior - including the shores of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario. All stories must have a regional focus. We are more in the style of the old Look and Life magazines, with solid journalism as well as lifestyle stories and fantastic photography (for which we are noted).” Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Circ. 20K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-12 months after acceptance. Buys first NA rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds 3-6 months. Sample articles online. Subscription $24.95, $34.95CDN, $44.95 foreign. Read more →

The Georgia Review

“Published continuously since its 1947 founding at The University of Georgia, The Georgia Review is widely recognized as one of America's premier journals of arts and letters. Each quarterly issue (published in March, June, September, and December) is not only a generous gathering of distinguished parts—essays, stories, poems, art, and book reviews—but also an orchestrated whole, a one-time community of individual pieces arranged to complement and enhance one another. The Review is a frequent finalist for the National Magazine Award and has brought home “Ellies” for Fiction and for Essays. Our contributors and our readers come from every state in the country.” Welcomes new writers. 99% freelance. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys First NA Serial rights. No reprints. Responds 2-4 months. Sample back issues available for $10 by calling 800-542-3481. Subscription $40, $55 foreign. Prose is paid at $50 per printed page; poetry is paid at $4/line. Read more →

The Prairie Journal

"Arts, literary, cultural small press journal." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 750. Semiannually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys First North American Serial Rights. Responds within 2 months. Sample copy available by mail for $5. Subscription $12. Pays $20-$200 for 500-2000 words. Read more →

North American Review

"Our mission is to work hard to make literature and art matter." Paying market for artists/photographers only. Does not pay writers. Read more →

Progressive Populist

"Twice-monthly magazine in tabloid newspaper format that reports on issues of interest to workers, small businesses and family farmers and ranchers." 10% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 18K. Twice monthly. Pays at the end of the quarter in which the article was published. Publishes ms 2 weeks after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds "right away." For a sample call 1-800-205-7067 or email populist@usa.net. Subscription $39.95 in US, $80 (US) to Canada, $110 US to other countries. Guidelines by email or by mail with SASE. Read more →

Skim Magazine

“SKIM Magazine is a Canadian publication and the printed version of the magazine will be distributed to government offices, local and international NGOs, UN agencies, donor organizations, and other private sector the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries and Pakistan. We would like to invite you to read our past issues of SKIM Magazine at http://alhasan.com/skim-magazine. In today’s fast paced world, society is faced with numerous challenges that could be aptly handled through technology. Spatial Knowledge & Information Management [SKIM] magazine’s framework consists of many cross cutting themes, including: Education, Health. Economy, Policy, Governance, Energy, Environment, Agriculture, and Natural Resources. This monthly magazine attempts to cover the most pressing issues from these sectors, and evoke how latest technologies can be used to find the most optimal solutions. The intent of the magazine is to showcase the knowledge and applied technologies, which could bring about a fundamental change in achieving societal growth and development.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 2-3 days. Sample copy available online. Pays $40 for 1500-2000 words. Read more →

Westchester Magazine, Westchester Weddings, Westchester Home and 914Inc.

"A regional lifestyle monthly publication located in lower-Westchester County covering education, wellness, parties and benefits, food and dining, real estate, theater, music, cultural events, style and beauty, area celebs, and more." Welcomes new writers. 40% freelance. Circ. 65K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-6 weeks after acceptance. Buys "first North American serial rights to the article, photograph, graphic illustration, or other work that freelancer submits to company, as well as the non-exclusive perpetual electronic rights in any existing or new formats, media or technology, whether edited or adapted, in whatever manner the work is displayed or accessed." Responds one week. Sample copy available online at http://www.westchestermagazine.com/westchester-magazine/find-magazine. Subscription $14.97. Guidelines by email. Pays $75-$1000 for 150-4000 words. Read more →

The Chronicle of Higher Education

"The Chronicle Review runs a mix of idea-driven articles and essays situated in an academic context. Most of our contributors have academic affiliations, but we are open to freelancers who cover the world of intellectual and scholarly debate. We run reported pieces, short, memoir-style essays, long review essays, and timely op-ed style pieces online." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 64K. Weekly-bimonthly. Pays upon completion of line edits. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys 30-day exclusive rights. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription $76. Read more →

The Cincinnati Review

"The Cincinnati Review is a literary magazine published biannually out of the University of Cincinnati. Prose and poetry from our pages has appeared in anthologies including Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and others." 100% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1000. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Sample copy available for $9 online. Subscription $15. Pays $30/page for poetry, $25/page for prose. Read more →

Cineaste

"America's leading magazine on the art and politics of the cinema" 30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys First serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 3-4 weeks. Sample available by sending $7 postpaid to the above address. Subscription $22; $40 outside the U.S. Pays from $50 (for most reviews) to $100 or more (for feature articles or interviews). Read more →

Home Times Family Newspaper

“Home Times is a quarterly tabloid with interim Extra Pages newsletters and web site. It is Advocacy Journalism with a Biblical world view. We are cheerleaders for good people, ideas and values with News & Analysis, Commentaries, features on Home & Family, Arts & Entertainment, Lifewatch, Sports, Humor, etc. We suggest you send $3 for Guidelines and sample issues.” Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within a few days. Sample copies available by mail for $3. Subscription $15. Usually $5, $10 or $25 for poems, reprints, and original stories respectively, fee, etc. Read more →

Dialogue

“Dialogue is an international news magazine written by and for people who are experiencing vision loss or who are blind. It is published by the nonprofit organization Blindskills Inc. based in Oregon. The magazine's purpose is to encourage and facilitate independent living. It provides a wealth of useful information and hints to make life easier. Many topics are covered including finding transportation, starting a career, managing illness, traveling, participating in sports, accessing computers, and adapting the home environment. Dialogue reviews low vision aids and devices, provides tips on coping with vision loss, and interviews professionals in the field.” 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 6 months of acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email request. Subscription $35, $20 for digital version. Pays $15-$50 for 200-1000 words. Read more →

German Life

75% freelance. "Covers travel, cultural, historical, genealogical topics (in English) about Germany, Austria, Switzerland and German America." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 40K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance; please allow 4 month minimum lead time. Buys first North American serial rights. No reprints. Responds 60 days. Sample on request by email or by mail with SASE. Subscription $24.95; $34 outside the U.S. Pay for features starts at $350 for 1200–1500 words. Read more →

Now What?

“Now What? Is a Christian publication that seeks to be an outreach tool to the unchurched. It features predominantly personal experiences that present a crisis or event that either led the author to faith in Christ or deepened his/her faith in God.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months of acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 4-10 weeks. Sample copy available online. Pays $25-$55 for 1000-1500 words. Read more →

PI Magazine

“Journal for professional investigators. Features information to help investigators do their work professionally.” 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Buys first rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription $39; $55 Can; $75 other. Guidelines available online. $50 for assigned book reviews; $75 for "PI Perspective". Read more →

Missouri Life

“Missouri Life sets out to discover and explore the beauty of Missouri. The magazine showcases travel, food, history, and lifestyle writing.” Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 24K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms up to one year after acceptance. Responds 1-3 weeks. Buys first rights. No reprints. Subscription $20. Guidelines not available. We don't have a flat fee or per word fee. It depends on the assignment. Read more →

The Local Palate

“We represent the food culture of the South; the area we cover ranges from Maryland down to Florida and as far West as Texas. We collect personal stories about chefs, farmers, vendors, as well as other culinary personalities, in an effort to share the history of the varied culinary traditions across the South. We include recipes and "how-tos" for a wide variety of dishes and drinks. Our departments include: Key Ingredient, Season's Eatings, Toast of the Town, EATymology, The Interview, Test Kitchen, Culinary Class, Gourmet Getaways, and Oh! Pair.” 50% freelance. We welcome new writers in the South or with strong Southern ties. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays 60 days after submitted invoice. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys all rights. Sample copy available on website. Subscription $19.97. Guidelines available by email. Pays $250-$750 for 500-2000 words. Submit query by email. Read more →

Pittsburgh Magazine

Associate Editors Sean Collier (Nightlife, Sports, Drinks and Spirits, Entertainment), Lauren Davidson (Home, Fashion, Lifestyle, Arts and Culture, Weddings and Brides), Kristina Martin (Dining, Food, Kitchen, Food Welcomes new writers. Circ. 55K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights for first 90 days. Accepts some reprints. Subscription $15.95. Sample articles online. Our payments vary and are dependent on length, complexity, placement in the book and other factors. Read more →