August 17, 2005
Paying Markets and Freelance Jobs For August 17th | printable version
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Dollars & Sense, 29 Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108. P(617)447-2177. F(617)447-2179. Email: dollars (at) dollarsandsense.org. Website: http://www.dollarsandsense.org. All unsolicited queries and submissions should be sent to dollars (at) dollarsandsense.org. Percentage of freelance submissions not provided. "Dollars & Sense magazine explains the workings of the U.S. and international economies and provides left perspectives on current economic affairs. It is edited and produced by a collective of economists, journalists, and activists who are committed to social justice and economic democracy." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approximately 3 months after acceptance. "We arrange copyright agreements with authors individually." Rarely accepts reprints. Responds quickly. Sample articles online. Subscription $18.95. Guidelines online at: http://www.dollarsandsense.org/write.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. "We only pay authors whose single source of income is freelance writing - $200 for features, $75 for short articles." Submit per guidelines at the link above. Submit queries to dollars (at) dollarsandsense.org. Do not submit complete manuscripts.
Dragonfire. http://www.dfire.org. (Only accept pitches via email.) "Please see our editorial guidelines for information on the section editors and pitch to the appropriate one." 50% freelance. "Dragonfire is a fully-interactive online publication bringing together innovative audio, video and print content in previously unimagined, mutually-supporting formats. We are putting the *new* back in new media and exploiting technology to the fullest. We lean neither to the left nor right but instead aim at the impartial rendering of ideas. Dragonfire's award-winning staff hails from more than 30 countries and has worked (or is still working) on such publications as Newsweek, The Economist, Time, Rolling Stone, CNN, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more. We launch July 5th and are currently accepting pitches." Prefers to work with published writers. "We are targeting 250,000 unique visitors per issue during the first six months of publication." Publishes two issues/month "with each section going live on a different day of the week." Pays 14-21 business days after publication. "At the time we accept a pitch and assign a story, we schedule the run date. At this time we are NOT accepting unsolicited manuscripts." Buys one year global rights. No reprints. Responds one week to pitches they like; may not have time to respond to all pitches. "If you haven't heard back in three weeks its safe to assume that we're going to pass on your idea." Sample articles will be available at their website on July 5th. Subscription free. Guidelines online at http://www.dfire.org (click on the "write" icon).
CURRENT NEEDS: See their guidelines for detailed current needs. Payment varies by section up to $700. Please see editorial guidelines for specific information. Submit query with published clips to the appropriate editor by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "We'll talk to you about art possibilities when we accept your pitch. We typically assign a photographer."
Global Politician. Only accepts submissions by email. Email: editor (at) globalpolitician.com. Website: http://www.globalpolitician.com. Mr. David Storobin, Esq., Senior Editor. 50% freelance. "Global Politician is an independent journal of politics, economics and world affairs. It provides news that is often not available anywhere else. As an example, we've conducted interviews with Hizballah officials on Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon, Sri Lankan President on the political impact of Tsunami, General-Secretary of a South African party demanding self-determination for the country's Afrikaner whites, several high ranking military officials and best-selling authors. Our 18 regular contributors and over 60 freelancers are located all over the world. GP publishes opinions that are both liberal and conservative, as well as that of political radicals. We also provide hard news on overlooked events, such as India's reaction to American refusal to accept an ambassador, flat tax reforms in Eastern Europe, upheavals in the former Soviet Union, terror threats, etc." Welcomes new writers. Averages 100K unique monthly visitors. Publishes 3-12 articles/day. Pays "upon publication of specially requested interviews." Publishes ms 3-7 days after acceptance. Buys non-exclusive rights. Only accepts reprints "if they are newsworthy and not already widely covered by other media." Responds 2-3 days. Sample articles at website. Guidelines online at: http://www.globalpolitician.com/getpublished.asp.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Interviews with high ranking officials and news not covered by mainstream media." Pays $100-$200 per interview. Interviews start at 500 words. Submit query by email.
HINTS: "Please do not submit advertisements or propaganda. Avoid writing blog-style pieces - opinions must be based on fact, so present data, statistics, evidence, historical facts, and other information that supports your opinion."
Healthworlds, Delsbergerallee 61, CH 4053 Basel, Switzerland. P(4161)3314537. F(4161)3314538. Email: info (at) jankossen.com. Website: http://www.healthworldsasia.com. Jasmin Kossenjans, Chief Editor. 90% freelance. "HealthWorlds is a medical science and health magazine, but written in a readable, lifestyle format. Target audience includes all health professionals, specialists, as well as individuals interested in the subject of health and /or current research and news being done in medical sciences." Welcomes new writers. Circ. "first edition 5000 in Malaysia/Singapore/ Australia - by third edition, 15,000 for Asia Pacific." Quarterly "with future possibility of 6 issues per year." Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Rights purchased vary. Accepts reprints, but "usually require some alterations." Usually responds in a day or two. Sample available on request; sample pdf file can be downloaded from the website. Subscription $50(US). Guidelines available as a pdf file on request.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. "Each edition will have a selection of topics. This can be seen on the website or is offered on request. A mass mailing may be sent to the writers in our databank and it is up to them to submit their skeleton outline as to how they would tackle the chosen topic." Pays negotiable market rates depending on the writer's country of origin. Quote your fee when querying. Articles average 500-1500 words. Submit query, CV (resume), three writing samples and your expected fee via email.
PHOTOS/ART: "We usually have a source, but may need these from the writer."
HINTS: "Please send a skeleton (outline) or summary (query), or a list of points on how you would tackle the subject matter (i.e. using a personal touch, drawing from experience, or more technical reporter-style), and how you would build up the piece. This saves misunderstandings from both sides."
INTERNATIONAL LIVING, Agora Ireland, 5 Catherine Street, Waterford, Ireland. P(011-353)51-304-552. F(011-353)51-304-561. Email: editor (at) internationalliving.com. Website: http://www.internationalliving.com. Laura Sheridan, Managing Editor. 80% freelance. "Focuses on real-estate investment, retirement and travel outside the United States. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 35K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds 4-5 weeks. Sample for written request by mail, or fax. Guidelines online at: http://www.internationalliving.com/index.cfm?page=write4us or by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Issue-length articles of 1500-2000 words on living, investing, and traveling. Also need much shorter 'postcards' of 250-500 words on destinations outside of the US." Briefs pay $25-$50. Issue-length pieces pay more. Submit by email. Submit postcards to postcards (at) internationalliving.com.
Karma Magazine, Email: editorial (at) karma-magazine.com. Website: http://www.karma-magazine.com. Eric Eslao, Editor in Chief. 75% freelance. "Nightlife culture." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 20K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds 1 month. Sample for email request. Subscription $4.99 per issue; $6.99 Canada. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Good, creative pitches." Pays $0.25/word. "Columns/Departments: Features (profiles of international hotspots, celebrity interviews, nightlife-related topics, general-interest), 1,500-2,500 words; Zen (cultural criticism, nightlife tidbits, quick entertainment news), 100-500 words; Locus (reviews and nightlife profiles of clubs, bars, restaurants), 500-1000 words." Submit query with published clips by email or by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: State availability with submission. Reviews contact sheets, prints, GIF/JPEG files. Buys one-time rights or all rights. Negotiates payment individually. Captions, identification of subjects required. Negotiates payment individually.
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