Angela’s Desk

Are Money Launderers Using CreateSpace to Victimize Authors? And, is CreateSpace to Blame for Not Vetting Books?

Are Money Launderers Using CreateSpace to Victimize Authors? And, is CreateSpace to Blame for Not Vetting Books?

CreateSpace (which is owned by Amazon) was recently criticized for publishing fraudulent books under a real author's name in what stinks to high heaven of a money laundering scheme. Here's how it it appears to work...[...]


From The Home Office

Paying Markets

The Consumer Eagle

“The Consumer Eagle is an online newspaper. The audience is a general purpose audience with a presumed interest in consumer law. Our editorial viewpoint leans slightly on the side of consumer advocacy, but does not demonize business/industry. The target audience encompasses consumers, policymakers, and business people. In other words, the writing should be interesting enough to engage those in-the-know, but straightforward enough to maintain the interest of those with little knowledge of consumer law.” 100% freelance. Daily. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-2 days after acceptance. Responds 1-2 days. Guidelines available by email. Pays $60-$125 for 600-1000 words. Read more →

Cadet Quest

"Cadet Quest is a 24-page magazine for boys ages 9 - 14. It is a Christian-oriented magazine for members of a Christian youth organization known as the Calvinist Cadet Corps. Boys from many Protestant denominations make up the Cadet Quest's audience. Our purpose is to show how God is at work in the lives of boys and in the world around them. We have worked with new writers in the past and would do so in the future if their work fits our themes." Circ: 7K. 7 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within 1 year of acceptance. Buys first rights or reprints. Responds 6 to 8 weeks. Sample on request by mail with SASE. Subscription $16.45 US; $19.95 Canada. Read more →

Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine

"We publish stories about trophy buck harvests; our primary goal is to help readers become better hunters. Story categories: Deer Tales, How-To, Deer Biology/Behavior, Destination." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 198K. 6 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys 1st North American rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 30 days or less. Subscription $19.95. Guidelines by email. Read more →

Vestal Review

"Launched in March of 2000, Vestal Review is the world’s oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction." Welcomes new writers. Circ. not provided. Bi-annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-4 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds within 3 months. Samples available online. Subscription free online. Guidelines online at 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 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 →

Primary Research Group

"We publish surveys and research reports about developments in libraries, law firms, and higher education." Usually pays within a week of acceptance. Publishes ms approx. 4 weeks after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Subscription N/A. Guidelines by email. Read more →


"Overtime, a series of one-story chapbooks, was created to showcase some of the stories we receive that are a little too long for our Workers Write! series, but are worthy of publication. We are looking for stories between 5,000 - 12,000 words, where work is a central theme. (We also will consider serializing novels about the workplace. Please query first.)" Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Rights purchased varies. Accepts reprints. Responds 1 week to queries; 1 month to stories. Samples at website. Subscription $20/year print; $5/year electronic (includes an issue of Overtime). Guidelines online at Read more →

Nature Friend

"Nature-loving children and families get Nature Friend. We are primarily about wild nature. Can be animals, plants, birds, insects, rocks, ocean life, astronomy, gardening, learning by doing activities and experiments." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 7500. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buy first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds quickly. Sample articles on website. Subscription $40; $54 Canada; $67 other. Guidelines online at;class=gen. Read more →

Mystery Weekly Magazine

“Mystery Weekly Magazine presents crime and mystery short stories by some of the world’s best established and emerging mystery writers. The original stories we select for each issue run the gamut from cosy to hardboiled fiction. Available on the App store and Google Play via Magzter.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. Buys world periodical, archival and web exclusive rights for 12 months. No reprints. Responds 1-3 weeks. Sample copy available by email to Pays $0.05/word for 2000-10000 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 of acceptance. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $40, $55 foreign. Read more →

Healing Lifestyles & Spas

"Our readers wish to connect with a greater purpose, hope to infuse nature into their lives, and desire to feel more balanced with the least amount of stress. Healing Lifestyles & Spas content focuses on integrating healing remedies, alternative medicine, natural living, spa wisdom, and nature into our lives, providing tools and inspiration to lead a more healthy and healing lifestyle. We believe that spa living is a day-to-day experience, not an occasional practice. We all need to slow down, press pause, and nurture this absolute need to give back to ourselves. Living a healing lifestyle means taking care of the Earth and its people, and we thereby emphasize environmental awareness and sustainable living as a necessary component on this path. Remember to Live Mindfully, Eat Joyfully, Travel Consciously..." Welcomes new writers. Circ. online only. Pays on publication. Publishes ms. approx. 2 weeks after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. No reprints. Responds quickly. Sample articles online. Subscription free. Guidelines not available. Read more →

Indian Life

“We are a bi-monthly Native North American newspaper whose purpose is to present good news of what's happening across Indian Country.” 20% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 14K Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within six weeks. Sample copy available for $3.50. Subscription $18. Guidelines available online. Pays $0.15/word up to $175 for 500-2000 words. Read more →


“We are the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities. We exist to report on and discuss projects funded by NEH and the state humanities councils.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 6K. Bimonthly. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription $24, $33.60 outside the U.S. Guidelines not available. Pays flat fee that varies with department. Read more →

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 first rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Sample copy online at Subscription $10. Pays $0.25/word for print, $100 flat fee for online. Read more →

Fine Books & Collections

“Fine Books & Collections covers a broad range of topics and subjects of interest to book collectors, dealers, librarians, curators, and bibliophiles, from early manuscripts, to modern first editions and fine art, and everything in between.” 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Quarterly. Pays within 30 days of acceptance. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month. Subscription $19.98, $29.98 Canada; $39.98 other. Read more →

Job Listings


Quill Content Address: 57 Rathbone Place London London W1t1JU United Kingdom Email: Website/URL: ATTN: Sarah Hytner-Marriott Pays Monthly via PayPal, based on £ 120-150 day rates Do you have a killer eye for detail and a knack for...

Quality Nonsense LTD.

Quality Nonsense Ltd 27 Mortimer Street London, London W1T 3bL United Kingdom Email: Website: ATTN: Richard Kershaw MS published 1-7 days after acceptance We purchase all rights Freelancers are paid every other Monday following acceptance No Reprints Queries...

PressCable needs writers to create persuasive, thought-provoking and charismatic copy

PressCable Basildon United Kingdom E8 4TP Phone +441268833412 Email: Website: Attn: Donna, Recruitment Manager Send your resume and cover letter to – be sure to include ‘copywriter with integrity’ in the subject line or your application will never...