Angela’s Desk

Employees (Allegedly) Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Info. about CreateSpace, Xlibris, Author Solutions, Infinity Publishing, Lulu, and Outskirts Press

Employees (Allegedly) Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Info. about CreateSpace, Xlibris, Author Solutions, Infinity Publishing, Lulu, and Outskirts Press

Want to get the inside scoop on a publishing company? Look no further than their employees! (And, beware of false "positive" reviews posted online!)[...]

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From The Home Office

Paying Markets

upstreet

“Annual, 224pp, perfect bound; publishes the best fiction, CNF, and poetry available; features an author interview in each issue; currently in 14th year of publication.” Fiction and Creative Nonfiction almost 100% freelance; Poetry by invitation only. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1.2K. Annual. Pays on publication (July). Publishes ms six months after acceptance. Buys First North American Serial Rights. No reprints. Responds to queries within 24 hours during publishing season; otherwise 6 months. Does not encourage queries. Sample copy $14.50 by check. Two-issue subscription $29.00. 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 →

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 3-5 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $95, $120 foreign. 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 →

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 Upper Room

"The Upper Room is the spiritual companion of more than 3 million people worldwide. Each of the reader-written meditations encourages believers to open their hearts to God. Today The Upper Room is offered in 77 editions, translated into 40 languages, and reaches over 80 countries." 95-100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3M. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 12-18 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 4-6 weeks. Sample copy available for email request. Subscription $12. Guidelines available by mail. Pays $30 for 250-300 words. Read more →

Sparkle

"The mission of Sparkle is to help girls in grades 1-3 discover who God is and how He works in their lives. We strive to give girls the building blocks to create a living and dynamic faith in Jesus." .” 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9K. Monthly (October through March). Pays on publication. Publishes ms approximately 6-8 weeks after acceptance. Buys First North American Rights. "The author retains copyright, and may submit the manuscript for publication elsewhere after it appears in Sparkle. Sparkle has first time printing rights. Second Rights—Rates are for a previously published article. Author must own copyright, or submit proof of permission to resell from the copyright owner. Simultaneous Rights—The author must notify publisher that the submitted article is being offered in another market that should not overlap our readership." Accepts reprints under special circumstances. Responds within 6-8 weeks. Sample articles on website. Subscription $10.70 (USD); $14.95 (CAD). 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 →

Stone Soup, The Magazine By Young Writers And Artists

Beginning with the July/August, 2017 issue, Stone Soup will be online only with the exception of an annual print edition that collects the years' work, to be published mid-November. "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. Monthly. Samples available at website. Subscription $24.99. Read more →

Moment Magazine

“Moment Magazine, North America’s premier Jewish magazine, was founded in 1975 by Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel and acclaimed writer Leonard Fein. Fiercely independent, Moment is not tied to any organization, denomination or point of view and offers a balanced accounting of th e Jewish experience in America, focusing on political, lifestyle, cultural and arts coverage.” Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Sample copy available by email. Guidelines available by email. Pays $200-$1000. Read more →

Red Sun Magazine

" Red Sun is a quarterly magazine that publishes science-fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction. We want quality entertainment. The stories can be dark. They can be violent. They can be gory. They can be humorous. They can be weird. They can be political. They can be speculative. They can be populated with any culture, any religion. With men, women, LGBT, black, white, or brown. We are particularly interested in war-themed science fiction five science fiction written by war veterans. In addition to fiction, we want interviews, articles, and reviews up to 5k words that are relevant to the genres we publish, to include role-playing games, board games, movies, television, etc. We also accept artwork & comic strips; no poetry. Art should fit the genres we publish." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays within 30 days of publication. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. "We ask for exclusive rights to the author’s work for six months (the duration of a single issue’s run, plus two months), as well as exclusive anthology rights for a year, both to begin at the time of publication." No reprints. Responds up to 4 months. Sample available for purchase at http://redsunmagazine.com/purchase. Guidelines online at http://redsunmagazine.com/guidelines. Read more →

SHINE Brightly Magazine

"The SHINE brightly mission is to equip, motivate, and inspire girls in grades 4-8 to become activists for Christ." Circ. 13K. Monthly (September to May_ with a double issue for September/October. Pays on publication. Publishes ms. 6-8 weeks after acceptance. "First North American Rights—The author retains copyright, and may submit the manuscript for publication elsewhere after it appears in SHINE brightly. SHINE brightly has first time printing rights. Second Rights—Rates are for a previously published article. Author must own copyright, or submit proof of permission to resell from the copyright owner. Simultaneous Rights—The author must notify publisher that the submitted article is being offered in another market that should not overlap our readership." Accepts reprints under special circumstances. Responds within 6-8 weeks. Sample articles on website. Subscription 1 Year - $13.95 USD, $18.70 CAD. Guidelines online at https://gemsgc.org/shine-brightly-writers-guideline. Read more →

Lion Magazine

"We carry stories and photos of Lions’ service projects and Lions’ activities." 30% free lance. Welcomes new authors. Circ. 350K. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Pays $0.50-$1.00/word. Features run from 1,500 to 3,000 words. Submit query or complete ms per the guidelines. Publishes ms after four months. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds after 2 weeks to queries. Email editor for sample of magazine. Subscriptions for members of Lions clubs and receive the magazine as part of their dues. Guidelines by email. Read more →

The Baltimore Review

"The mission of The Baltimore Review, founded in 1996, is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing, and promote the work of emerging and established writers from the Baltimore area, from across the U.S., and beyond. The BR publishes poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction, and also sponsors two themed contests each year. We do not charge any fees for non-contest submissions." Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays upon publication. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within four months. Sample copies online. Guidelines online at http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/submit. Subscription is free online but an annual print edition can be purchased for $16.95. Read more →

Mining People Magazine

“CPM is an easy-reading, homespun magazine featuring coal people and coal towns, with special sections on news and product development.” 40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 14.2K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Pays flat fee of $250 for up to 2500 words. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys all rights. Submit query by email. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $25. Guidelines available by email. Read more →

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Quality Nonsense LTD.

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

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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.