Writing

Healthline

“Healthline is the fastest-growing digital consumer health publication. We create expert content to support, guide, and inspire readers toward the best possible health outcomes.” Circ. 65 million users/month. Pays Within 30 days of acceptance. Publishes ms approx. 3-5 weeks after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 1 week. “Writer’s guidelines will be provided via email for qualified writers.

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.

CDP

“We are an international digital content and communications company that has extensive contacts with experts, consultants, activists, etc. who are interested in getting their name out there and raising their digital profiles — without always having the writing skills to match. Pays 60 days after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 3 days.

Write Naked

”Write Naked is a space that breaks down the misconceptions many people have about freelance life.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3.1K – 3.6K/month. Publishes 3+ new posts monthly, including 1 guest contributor. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys exclusive rights. No reprints. Responds 30 days. Sample copy available at http://www.writenaked.net. Subscription is free. Guidelines online at https://writenaked.net/guest-blog-writers

Virtual Dating Assistants

“Virtual Dating Assistants is an online dating management agency that has been in operation since 2009. The private company is a done-for-you dating service, providing men with a time-friendly option to meet high-quality women. Using advanced testing and data analysis, Virtual Dating Assistants helps men to meet their ideal women without doing the searching. Clients work with Virtual Dating Assistants who will create a profile, interact with women, and arrange the date. As an employer, Virtual Dating Assistants has fewer than 50 employees and has offered both full-time and part-time telecommuting jobs in the past. Freelancers are paid for their work on an hourly basis and the pay is released once a month.” Responds in one week. Guidelines online at
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cY2amrdxHMzuKiY9pB6UlXlgtbThht5Z0x32GYyz-U8/edit?usp=sharing.

Dialogue

“DIALOGUE is an international news magazine written by and for people who are experiencing vision loss or who are blind. It is published by the nonprofit organization Blindskills, Inc., based in Oregon. The magazine’s purpose is to encourage and facilitate independent living. It provides a wealth of useful information and hints to make life easier. Many topics are covered including finding transportation, starting a career, managing illness, traveling, participating in sports, accessing computers, and adapting the home environment. DIALOGUE reviews low vision aids and devices, provides tips on coping with vision loss, and interviews professionals in the field.” 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months. Buys first NA serial rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $35. Pays $15-$35 for 200-1000 words.

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 editor@mysteryweekly.com. Pays $0.05/word for 2000-10000 words.

Bookmarks Magazine

“Bookmarks magazine introduces readers to the “best in books” through consensus-oriented reviews of new books in all genres, classic and contemporary author profiles and interviews, book group and reader picks, and more.” Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Circ. 40K. Bimonthly. Pay varies by article type and ranges from $30-$400. Publishes ms within one to two issues after acceptance. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample article at website. Subscription $27.95.
Guidelines email Jessica at jessica@bookmarksmagazine.com.

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.

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.