June 08, 2005
Paying Markets and Freelance Jobs For June 8th | printable version
These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.
OOPS!! This week's email issue contains last week's markets. These are the real markets for this week. Angela apologizes for her goof.
On Spec Magazine, Box 4727, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6E 5G6. Email onspec(at)onspec.ca. Website http://www.onspec.ca. Diane L. Walton, General Editor. 100% freelance. "On Spec is Canada's longest running magazine of speculative writing. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Magic Realism and other related genres. We do NOT publish fan fiction ("Buffy" stories and such). Most of the writers we work with are new, and if time permits we do work with them to make a manuscript publishable." Circ. not provided. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 12-18 months after acceptance. Buys 1st N.A. Serial rights. No reprints. Responds 3–6 months. Sample $7 by mail or phone with VISA. Subscription $22 (CDN & US); $27 overseas. Guidelines by mail with SASE or online at http://www.onspec.ca/guidelines.php.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Speculative fiction with strong characters and original plots. No fan fiction." Pays $100 plus contributor's copies for 1000-2999 words; $150 plus contrib. copies for 3000-4999 words; $180 plus contrib. copies for 5000-6000 words. Pays $20 plus one contrib. copy for poetry and $50 plus one contrib. copy for short stories (under 1000 words). Submit complete ms by mail with SASE. No queries.
PHOTOS/ART: "Art is commissioned." HINTS: "Most stories are rejected because they do not try to break out of the box. We get a lot of 'tried and true' formula stories, and are looking for originality, and strong character-driven work."
Pennsylvania Magazine, P.O. Box 755, Camp Hill, PA 17001-0755. P(717)697-4660. Email editor(at)pa-mag.com. Website http://www.pa-mag.com. Matthew K. Holliday, Editor. 95% freelance. "Written and edited for Pennsylvanians about interesting people, history, events, and places in Pennsylvania." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 30K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds 4-8 weeks. Sample $2.95 by mail; sample articles appear online. Subscription $19.97; $23.90 outside the U.S. Guidelines by mail with SASE and can be downloaded from their website at http://www.pa-mag.com/downloads.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: “Queries.” Pays $0.10/word for articles of 400 words with 1 photo to 2500 words with 8 photos. Submit query by mail with SASE or by email.
PHOTOS/ART: Required with article. Pays $20 per published photo and $100 for cover.
HINTS: “Work on your craft of writing--use quotes, action verbs and active voice. Be enthusiastic about a topic in which you have a special interest or special angle. When sending a query, make sure you're sending a specific article proposal and not just an idea. An article proposal includes why the subject would be of interest to Pennsylvania Magazine readers, why you're the best contributor for that subject, and why we should use this item now.”
PieceWork, 201 East Fourth Street, Loveland, CO 80537-5655. P(970)669-7672. F(970)667-8317. Email piecework(at)interweave.com. Website http://www.interweave.com. Melinda Barta, Assistant Editor. 60% freelance. "PieceWork is a needlework and textile history magazine. Features on needlework history, traditions, and stitchers are included along with needlework projects demonstrating the techniques covered. Techniques include embroidery, cross-stitch, needlepoint, crochet, knitting, quilting, and more." Works with new writers "if submission is well written and on a topic we are interested in." Circ. 47K. 6 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys 1st N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds 1–6 months. Sample for mail request. Subscription $29.95 U.S., $37.95 Canada, $47.95 other. Guidelines and editorial calendar by mail with SASE or by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Contact us to request a current editorial calendar." Pays flat fee of $100 per printed page based on text only. Articles average 1500 – 3000 words. Submit query or completed ms with photos by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: “Professional photographs or items for photography must be available.” Payment negotiable.
HINTS: "Articles must be well researched and include facts whose sources can be verified. We are primarily interested in manuscripts on the subjects in our editorial calendar. All non-related topics are considered as space is available."
Popular Communications, 25 Newbridge Road, Hicksville, NY 11801. P(516)681-2922. F(516)681-2926. Email popularcom(at)aol.com. Website http://www.popular-communications.com. Harold Ort, Editor. 25% freelance. “We are a radio enthusiast - hobby radio publication - with an emphasis on international radio, amateur radio, CB (Citizen's Band), FRS (Family Service Radio), radio scanning and Internet Radio.” Welcomes new writers with knowledge of the subject. Circ not provided. Monthly. Pays after publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Responds 1 week. Sample for email request. Subscription $28.95; $38.95 outside the US. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: “Foreign travel with an emphasis on international radio from specific countries.” Pay varies for articles starting at 1000 words. Submit by query.
PHOTOS/ART: Requests 2 or 3 photos per article sent by email or mail. No additional pay.
HINTS: “Typically people submitting articles for our consideration already know the magazine and many are current readers/subscribers. The best advice I would give is to pick up a copy of the magazine and see what we're about. Don't try to massage a potential article to ‘fit’ our book; that's as transparent as a politician!”
PROTOONER, P.O. Box 2270, Daly City, CA 94017-2270. P(650)755-4827. Email protooner(at)earthlink.net. Website http://protooner.lookscool.com. Joyce Miller, Editor; L.A. Miller, Art Director. 90% freelance. Only works with published writers. Circ 1K+. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 30–60 days after acceptance. Buys reprints rights. Responds 1 month. Sample $6; $10 outside U.S. Subscription $50; $65 outside U.S. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: “Short humor: 2,000-5,000 words. Typed, double-spaced, SASE a must! Payment = negotiated. See guidelines. Submit query letter, typed, double-spaced by mail with SASE. Illustration desired."
PHOTOS/ART: "Accepted: Cartoons (cover/spots)and Illustrations (by assignment)." Pays $25 for cover cartoons; payment varies for Spots and ILL'n (by assignment only to accompany articles). Submit cartoons/B&W line drawings/single or double panel/10 per batch (max)/vertical (6 1/2 X 7 1/2") slant/general humorous, upbeat. Each cartoon must be coded for reference. Avoid: Originals.”
Reading Today, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. P(302)731-1600, ext. 250. F(302)731-1057. Email jmicklos(at)reading.org. Website http://www.reading.org. John Micklos, Jr., Editor in Chief. 15% freelance. "Reading Today is the bimonthly membership newspaper of the International Reading Association. It covers issues pertaining to reading education in general and the activities of the Association in particular." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 80K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 4-6 months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in six weeks. Sample for written request. Subscription is part of a membership to IRA; basic membership fee is $36 for one year. Guidelines by mail with SASE or by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "All articles have to pertain to reading and/or reading education and must be of interest to an audience of educators." Pays $0.10-$0.30/word to professional writers for articles of 300-1000 words. Submit query with cover letter, bio and clips by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: Black and white prints, color prints, digital images. Include model release information and caption. Pays $100 for all photos.
HINTS: "Our audience is very specialized. Writing must be on target for an audience of reading educators."
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Freelance Writers - Pays $0.03/word
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a child development reseach and social policy development organization
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