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The EXACT Moment I KNEW I Wanted to Be a Writer

The EXACT Moment I KNEW I Wanted to Be a Writer

Most writers remember a specific moment in their past when they realized they wanted to be a writer. In fact, many professionals deeply dedicated to their calling have similar specific life incidents. For me, it was in tenth grade English.…

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From Poetry Readings to a TV Pilot! by Lawrence R. Berger

I met a woman who was looking for screenwriters. She liked one of my poems, and offered to help make it into a screenplay. Little did I know at the time but her method for doing this was to teach me how to write screenplays. I’ve since written five, we've sold a TV pilot, and one of our screenplays has been optioned. I can’t stress enough the importance of having a mentor.…

Paying Markets

Salt Lake

This publication ONLY works with local writers. Do not contact them if you are not located in their city.

"Lifestyle, fashion and culture magazine, glossy for Park City, Salt Lake City and Utah." Welcomes new writers. 33% freelance. Circ. 127K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month. Subscription $17.95. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.45/word. Read more →

Sierra

"Sierra is a source of information, entertainment, and inspiration for people who care deeply about nature. Our mission is to encourage the Sierra Club's 500,000-plus members (and other readers) to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet." Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 600K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. No reprints. Responds within 30 days. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $15. Pays $1.00-$1.50/word for new writers. Read more →

The Music & Sound Retailer

"We are the most widely read trade publication serving brick-and-mortar musical instrument stores and their owners, managers and buyers." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 11.5K. Monthly. Pays 60 days after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 24-48 hours. Sample copy available online. Subscription $18. Guidelines available by email. Pays $200 and up. Pays $400 for secret-shopper column. Read more →

NAILPRO, Beauty Launchpad, Beauty Store Business, DAYSPA, MedEsthetics, Nail It!

25% freelance. Trade publications for salon owners and nail professionals. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 60K. Monthly. Pays 30 days after receipt of article. Publishes ms approx. 3 months after acceptance. Buys "exclusive first North American serial rights for use in print, online and digital editions of NAILPRO; non-exclusive rights for use in print, online and digital editions of other Creative Age Publications; non-exclusive rights to use and re-use the work in advertising and promotion of our publications and non-exclusive rights to license the use and re-use of the work by our licensees and franchises." No reprints. Response time varies. Sample issue can be purchased online, or call Subscription Services at (800)442.5667. Subscription $19.95; $35 Mexico/Canada; $60 other. Guidelines not available. Read more →

Diabetes Self-Management

"Diabetes Self-Management is a consumer health publication that aims to help people with diabetes control their condition. We cover nutrition, exercise, pharmacology, medical and technological advances, and mental health issues. We do not publish personal experiences, celebrity profiles, or research breakthroughs." 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 410K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-12 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 6 weeks. Sample copy available by request. Subscription $18US, $36 outside the U.S. Guidelines by email. Pays up to $700 for 2000-2500 words. Read more →

BUTTON, New England’s Tiniest Magazine of Poetry

"Button comes out once a year or so, and Button contributors have also published in venues like the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, The New York Times, Washington Post, and Harpers, as well as publishing plenty of books. Writers include David Barber, Sven Birkerts, Mary Campbell, Romayne Dawnay, Rodney Dennis, Diana Der-Hovanessian, Brendan Galvin (National Book Award finalist!), Andrew Lear, Ralph Lombreglia, Stephen McCauley, Lawrence Millman, John Hanson Mitchell, Jean Monahan, Amanda Powell, Stephen Sandy and Wayne Wilson. Button publishes sheet music (inspired by the example of Godey's Ladies Book around the mid-19th century). Major label, and smaller label musicians whose compositions have appeared include: They Might Be Giants, Combustible Edison, Roger Miller (of Mission of Burma), Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Jen Trynin, Malcolm Travis (who played with Bob Mould of Husker Du)." 20-40% freelance. Circ. 500+. Annual (to the best of our ability, and the quality of work we receive). Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first NA Serial rights. No reprints. Responds 1-5 months. Sample copy $2.50 via SASE. Subscription $5. Guidelines available by email. Read more →

California Real Estate

"A real estate industry trade magazine delivered to 160,000 REALTORS in the state of California, which covers issues related to the housing industry, the economy and real estate." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 160K. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms three months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month. Sample copy available online. Subscription $36. Pays $800 for 1000-1200 words. Read more →

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles

"Colorado Homes & Lifestyles is your premier source for the best in Colorado architecture, interior design and real estate, as well as the latest home products, events and word on some of the state's most fascinating people." 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 32.5K. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within three months. Buys one-time print/online rights. No reprints. Responds within six weeks. Sample copy available online. Subscription $22.95, $46.95 CDN. Guidelines available by SASE. Pays $300-$450 for 150-600 words. Read more →

101 Holidays

"A group of six travel offering travel inspiration and recommendations. As well as the main site, our specialist sites focus on honeymoons, singles holidays, family travel, short breaks and the USA." Works with new authors, "but they will typically be either experienced travel writers or enter through our internship program: http://www.101holidays.co.uk/internship." Circ. 5 million annual visitors to the websites. Pays within 7 days of publication. Publishes ms approx. 7-14 days after acceptance. "We retain the right to publish the article on our website and third-party websites through syndication programmes. Copyright remains with the writer." No reprints. Response time varies. Sample articles at website. Subscription N/A. Guidelines online at http://www.101holidays.co.uk/write-for-us. Read more →

Abuzz Press

A hybrid publisher charging no setup/design fees to authors. "Abuzz Press pays the design and publication fees, which include: interior formatting assistance, professional cover design (no boring templates), ISBN and barcode, printer setup, and print proof (the first printed/bound copy of your book, which will ship directly to you for approval). Also includes ebook formatting/conversion. Distribution - Print Edition - We will list the book with Ingram, the world's largest book distributor. Our print books are listed in Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillion.com, Chapters.ca and many other online bookstores, both domestic and foreign. Any bookstore with an Ingram account can pick up Ingram's feed so you'll find your book listed in stores you've never heard of. Most bookstores use Ingram's database to find and order books so readers can ask their neighborhood bookstore to order your book as well. Your readers can also walk into their neighborhood bookstores and ask them to order a copy. Ebook Edition - Our ebooks are listed on Amazon.com (for the Kindle), BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook), Apple (for iPads, iPods and iPhones), and Kobo (Canada's popular ebook retailer)." Welcomes new writers. Publishes up to 30 titles/year. Pays royalties. Three-year exclusive contract required. 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. Pays $50 for 500 words. 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. Pays $50-$60 for 300 to 500 words. Read more →

Zoning Practice

"This is a very practical monthly newsletter devoted entirely to land-use regulations, planning, and zoning. If you don't know the topic, you're probably wasting your time. If you do, we welcome your inquiries. Most authors are actually involved in the planning profession or something closely related and bring that expertise to their submissions." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1700. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within three months of acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $95, $120 foreign. $300 for article, $500 includes online forum ("Ask the Author") in month after publication. Read more →

Verge Magazine

"Verge is the magazine for people who travel with purpose. It explores ways to get out and see the world by volunteering, working and studying overseas. Our readers are typically young (17-40 years), or young at heart, active, independent travelers who want to do something different and make a difference doing it. Some are seasoned travelers who have seen a good part of the world. Many are contemplating overseas travel for the first time and want to do it in a meaningful way." Welcomes new writers. "New digital content appears on our website daily. Our digital magazine, which is sent out to subscribers, is published four times/year." Pays 45 days after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys: "First rights to the material for print, online and electronic publishing; the right to edit the submitted material for publication; the non-exclusive right to reproduce the material in Verge Magazine; and the non-exclusive right to reproduce the material, with the Contributor's byline, as part of the database of the magazine or in any electronic or online product derived from the database." Doesn’t accept reprints. Responds after 8 weeks. Sample at website. Subscriptions $12 annually. Guidelines online at http://www.vergemagazine.com/images/verge-materials/VergeContributorGuidelines.pdf Read more →

This Magazine

“This Magazine is Canada's source for progressive politics, ideas, and culture. It provides award-winning investigative journalism, provocative commentary, and great writing from emerging journalists, artists, and writers. Most of our work in contributed by freelancers." Welcomes new writers. Bi-monthly. Buys first rights. Pays $0.10/per word. Accepts reprints. Responds in 1-2 months. Sample copy on website in archived stories. Read more →

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Writers For Anthology Of Black Erotica From The Black Superhero’s Perspective

Stories with unique superheroes, villains, exciting fight scenes, and intense sexual situations have the greatest chance at acceptance and writers are encouraged to query with their ideas to insure it isn't something we already have. Stories should be real world based, no alternate reality and all heroes should be human and black.