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POD SECRETS REVEALED: "Free Publishing Guides" Are Used To Harvest Your Email Address, Phone Number, And More!

POD SECRETS REVEALED: "Free Publishing Guides" Are Used To Harvest Your Email Address, Phone Number, And More!

When I see the words "free publishing guide," I think somebody is going to send me a free ebook that is an actual, factual, non-biased guide about the publishing industry, and/or the publishing process. I don't think, "Wow, I'm just going to get a big, boring advertisement in exchange for all my contact information!"[...]

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Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

"Begun by Donald Barthelme and Phillip Lopate, Gulf Coast is the nationally- distributed journal housed within the University of Houston's English Department, home to one of the nation's top ranked creative writing programs. The journal spent its nascent years (1982-1985) as Domestic Crude, a name that nodded to the major industry of the Houston area. It was a 64-page (magazine-formatted) student-run publication, with editorial advising coming from Mr. Lopate, who also contributed work to the first issues. In 1986, the name Gulf Coast premiered. It stuck. After some experimenting, the journal found its dimensions and, eventually, its audience. The journal has since moved beyond the student body of the University of Houston and into the larger world. Our readership of the print journal currently exceeds 3,000, with more and more coming to our ever-expanding website. The print journal comes out each April and October. Gulf Coast is still student-run. We seek to promote and publish quality literature in our local and national communities while simultaneously teaching excellence in literary publishing to graduate and undergraduate students. While we are committed to providing a balanced combination of literary approaches and voices, all of the editorial positions are two-year terms, thus ensuring a regular turnover in the specific personality and style of the journal. In addition, Gulf Coast differs from many other literary journals in its commitment to exploring visual art and critical art writing. The journal has always featured portfolios by two artists, along with short introductions from critics familiar with their work, and starting in October 2013, Gulf Coast will commit sixteen pages to full-color visual art features and twenty-four pages to critical art writing in each issue. This expansion was made possible by Gulf Coast's merger with Texas art journal Art Lies, a publication with a respected history of putting artists, curators, scholars, and critics in dialogue with their colleagues around the world. The journal has enhanced its community presence thanks to the Gulf Coast Reading Series, a monthly gathering at Rudyard's Pub in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, as well as with its annual Spring Issue Release Party. Gulf Coast's Houston Indie Book Festival and the Menil Community Arts Festival, held together on the grounds of the Menil Collection, attract more than 75 local and national exhibitors and over 2,500 visitors each April. These three events continue to bring esteemed writers, editors, publishers and, of course, readers to the Houston area. Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, generously funded by grants from the Brown Foundation, Inc.; the The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts; Inprint, Inc.; Houston Endowment, Inc.; the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; the Texas Commission on the Arts; the University of Houston English Department; and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as through the support of individual contributions." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3K. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months of acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. No reprints. Responds 2-3 weeks. Sample copy online. Read more →

The Fiddlehead

"The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada's international literary journal, is entertainment for the thoughtful with its mix of poetry and stories by established and new writers." Welcomes new writers. 100% freelance. Circ. 1200. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within two issues of acceptance. Buys "first serial publication rights - all other rights remain with the author, but we ask if the work is reprinted elsewhere that the first publication in The Fiddlehead be acknowledged." Responds in 1-6 months. Various Canadian booksellers and newsstands carry The Fiddlehead (see our retailer's page for exact locations: http://www.thefiddlehead.ca/retailers2.html). A copy of the most current issue can be obtained via the NewPages Magazine webstore: http://www.newpageswebstore.com and back issues (if not sold out) along with current issue can be purchased directly from our office. They usually range in price from $10 - $15 plus shipping. Email us for details. The Fiddlehead's subscription rates for one year (4 issues) are $30 for Canada and $36 for the USA and all other countries; two-year (8 issues) subscriptions are available for $55 in Canada and $67 for the USA and all other countries. You can either subscribe via our online payment service or download an order form, print it out, fill it out, and send it to us with your payment. Read more →

The Hollins Critic

"Literary journal with a lead essay on the work of a contemporary writer; poetry; and book reviews." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 350. Publishes issues in February, April, June, October, December. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one year. Buys first serial rights. Responds two to three months. Sample copy available for $3 via SASE. Subscription $10, $15 foreign. Read more →

Pacific Coast Business Times

"Weekly business journal serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties in California." 10% freelance. Circ. 4K. Weekly. Pays 30 days after publication. Buys all rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Subscription $49.99. Read more →

Pediatrics for Parents

"Pediatrics for Parents is the pediatrics journal for parents. Our articles are written by healthcare professionals and writers well versed in the topic they are write on. We 'demedicalize' topics without talking down to parents. Our articles contain solid scientific data with useful information for parents. We avoid first-person stories, and articles on supplements, complimentary and alternative medical treatments." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 250K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys first NA rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample PDF copy available by email. Subscription $25, $40 foreign. Pays $25 for 600-1500 words. Read more →

Podiatry Management

10-20% freelance. "We are the business and practice management magazine to the podiatric profession." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 16K. Publishes 9 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within 72 hours. Sample available for $5 via mail to Podiatry Management, 10 East Athens Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003. Subscription $30. Guidelines available by email. Pays $350-$450 for 1,500-2,500 words. Read more →

Stone Soup, The Magazine By Young Writers And Artists

"Stories, poems, and artwork by children ages 8 to 13. We do not publish any writing or art by adults." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Bimonthly. Pays upon publication. Publishes ms 4 months after acceptance. Samples available at website. Subscription $37; $43 Canada, $49 Other. Pays $40. Send copy of complete ms by mail; no SASE. Read more →

Sparkle

"Sparkle is an exciting magazine designed especially for girls in the first through third grades. Sparkle is published by GEMS Girls' Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The mission of GEMS is to help bring girlseverywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ." 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9K. Monthly (October through March. Pays on publication. Buys first NA rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds 6-8 weeks. Sample copy available for $1 via SASE. Subscription $10.70, $18.70 foreign. Read more →

Provincetown Arts

"Published annually in July since 1985, Provincetown Arts focuses broadly on artists, performers, and writers who inhabit or visit the tip of Cape Cod, and seeks to stimulate creative activity and enhance public recognition of the nation's oldest continuous art colony. Drawing on a century-long tradition rich in art, theater, and writing, Provincetown Arts publishes essays, fiction, interviews, journals, performance pieces, poetry, profiles, reporting, reviews, and visual features, with a view toward demonstrating that a community of artists, functioning outside the urban centers, is a utopian dream with an ongoing vitality." 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Annually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms next issue. Buys first NA serial rights. Responds within two weeks. Sample copy available by email. Pays $80-$750 for 750-7000 words. Read more →

Trapper & Predator Caller

"Founded in 1975, Trapper & Predator Caller is the leading source of practical, comprehensive information for North American fur harvesters. Each issue is packed with feature articles by North America's most knowledgeable trappers and predator callers. /T&PC/ provides the most thorough wild fur market report in North America and informs readers about vital industry trends. Published 10 times each year - January, February, March, April-May, June-July, August, September, October, November and December - T&PC provides current, practical information for fur trappers, animal-control workers and predator callers. Each issue also contains up-to-date reports from state trapping association partners across the country." 75% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 38K. Publishes 10 issues/year. Pays 45 days after publication. Publishes ms one year after acceptance. Buys all rights. Responds 2-5 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Pays $250 for feature story and photos up to 2500 words. Submit query by email. Read more →

The Antigonish Review

"The Antigonish Review is a quarterly literary journal published by St. Francis Xavier University. The Review features poetry, fiction, reviews and critical articles from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas, using original graphics to enliven the format." Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Circ. 1200. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms six months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 4-8 months. Sample copy available by mail for $7. Subscription $24, $40 foreign. Pays "$50.00 plus two copies for fiction, essays, articles and book reviews. $10.00 per page to a maximum of $50.00 plus two copies for poetry; $100.00 plus two copies for cover art." 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 →

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 $16.10 US; $19.95 Canada. Read more →

The Consumer Eagle

"The Consumer Eagle is an online newspaper scheduled to launch in mid-February. 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 businesspeople. 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 →

Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement

Welcomes new writers. Circ. 22.5K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Guidelines available by email. Read more →

FIDO Friendly Magazine

"FIDO Friendly is the Travel & Lifestyle magazine for you and your dog. Each issue includes hotel and destination reviews, adoption stories, health and wellness topics and the latest trends." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Responds 30 days. Sample copy available for $10 via SASE. Subscription $19.95, $29.95CDN, $39.95 foreign, $12.99 mobile. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.10/word for 450-1200 words. Submit query/bio/samples by email. Read more →

Equipment Journal

"Equipment Journal is Canada's best-read national heavy equipment publication. It features the latest news on the greatest products in the heavy equipment market (construction, demolition, material handling mining, forestry, trucks) and the people who use, sell, and produce them." Welcomes new writers. 5% freelance. Circ. 23K. Publishes issue every three weeks. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 weeks after acceptance. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 2-5 days. Sample copy available by email to office@equipmentjournal.com. Subscription $40. Pays $0.30-$0.40/word for 200-1000 words. Submit query by email to editor-at-equipmentjournal.com. Read more →

The Gay & Lesbian Review / Worldwide

"A bimonthly journal of GLBT history, culture, and politics." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Response time varies. Sample available by request via email or regular mail. Subscription $23; $33 Canada; $43 other. Pays $100 for original feature articles to 4,000 words; $50 for book (and other) reviews. Read more →

The First Line

"The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination-to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place." 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. [2500]. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approx. 1 month after acceptance. Buys all rights for 2 years only. No reprints. Responds to queries in 1 week. Sample online at http://www.thefirstline.com/subscribe.htm. Subscription [$15]; $15 Canada/Mexico; $25 other, E-sub $5. Read more →

Rack

"We publish ONLY stories about the harvests of world-class animals, 75 percent of which are enormous white-tailed deer. All whitetails MUST be measured on the BTR system and score 160 or more inches as 'typicals' or 'perfects,' or at least 175 if 'irregular' or 'semi-irregular.' A BTR score is like a true gross score WITHOUT the inside spread. Other stories may revolve around the harvest of most any North American big game trophy, so long as the animal qualifies for one of the major record books (B&C, P&Y, Longhunter or SCI). DO NOT send queries or manuscripts for any other type of story. We do not buy columns, how-to, where-to or gear-related articles." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 76.7K. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-8 months after acceptance. Buys 1st North American rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 30 days. Subscription $20.95. Guidelines by email. Pays $100-$325 for 1000 words. Read more →

OATMEAL STUDIOS GREETING CARD CO.

"We sell cutting edge, humorous greeting cards in many styles: humorous photo ideas, many cartoon styles, and more traditional word-play styles of humor. See our website." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays on acceptance. Publishes card 6 months to 2 years after acceptance. "We request exclusive purchase and use of any idea we buy. We respond within a few days to e-mails and we hold copy for between 3-10 weeks for review (depending on when it comes during our current review cycle). We tell writers what dates they can plan on final decisions." Samples available at the website. Guidelines by email. We pay $75.00 if we decide to buy an idea. Word count of an average greeting card length. Submit by e-mail to dawn-at-oatmealstudios.com or by snail mail with a self-addressed stamped envelope that covers return postage." Read more →

SmartCEO Magazine

'SmartCEO is a regional 'growing company' publication. We are not news; we are a resource full of smart ideas to help educate and inspire decision-makers. Each issue includes features, interviews, case studies, columns and other departments designed to help this region's CEOs face the daily challenge of running a business.' 15% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 1-4 weeks. Sample copy available by email request. Subscription $49.95. Guidelines available by email. Pays flat fees: Features - $1000; Quick Takes - $150; Awards Content - $400-$800. Read more →

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