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Author! Thou Shalt NOT Be A Martyr!!! (Or, When Authors Let Martyrdom Kill Their Entire Book Project)

Author! Thou Shalt NOT Be A Martyr!!! (Or, When Authors Let Martyrdom Kill Their Entire Book Project)

Okay, I admit it. This is a weird topic to write about. And, if it had only happened to one or two authors I've known over the years, I wouldn't be sharing it. But, it's happened to a couple dozen writers I've known. And, it's a very sad scenario. We writers are a funny bunch. Raise your hand if you're more emotional than other folks...[...]

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Brew Your Own

“Brew Your Own is the how-to homebrew beer magazine.” Welcomes new writers. 85% freelance. Circ. 96,800. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 2-8 weeks. Sample articles online. Subscription $29.99. Guidelines online at http://byo.com/about-us/writer-s-guidelines. Pays $25-$200 for 1000-2500 words. Submit query by email. Read more →

Authorship, National Writers Association

“3,000 members and is cover-to-cover about writing. Estab. 1950s. Association magazine targeted to beginning and professional writers. Covers how-to, humor, marketing issues. Disk and e-mail submissions preferred. Quarterly magazine covering writing articles only.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 4K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms three months after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. No reprints. Responds within two months. Sample copy available online. Guidelines available by email. Pays $10, or discount on memberships and copies. Read more →

Birding

“Birding is the award-winning, full-color flagship journal of the American Birding Association. The ABA welcomes as members all persons interested in birdwatching in the Americas and beyond. A ll ABA members receive Birding magazine.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 24 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription $45, $55 outside the U.S. Guidelines by email. Pays $200 for 1500-3000 words. Read more →

Border Crossing

Every year, we feature one author in each genre and pay them an honorarium." Welcomes new writers. Circ. online only. Annual. Pays on publication. Pays 4-10 months after acceptance. Buys First North-American serial and electronic rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Samples at website. Subscription free online. Guidelines online at http://bcrossing.org/submission-guidelines. Pays $100 honorarium to one featured author in each genre per issue. Read more →

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 →

Job Listings

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

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

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.