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August 31, 2005

Paying Markets and Freelance Jobs For August 31st | printable version


These are NOT recycled guidelines. only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.

Seattle Magazine, 1505 Western Ave., Suite 500 (above Kasala on the Hillclimb), Seattle, WA 98101. P(206)284-1750. F(206)284.2550. Email: Rachel (at) Website: Rachel Hart, Editor; Virginia M. Smyth, Managing Editor; Chris Clayton, Assistant Editor (all arts, culture, and community events); Monica Fischer, Senior Associate Editor (shopping, product pages, lifestyle features). 75% freelance. "The editorial mission of Seattle Magazine is to help people to live better in their city. Whether it's through a fun and informative service piece about the Best Doctors or an investigative political story that breaks down an issue for understanding, the piece must enrich the lives of our readers and give them useful, practical information about our city. The Seattle Magazine editorial style must be bright, lively and utilitarian wherever possible. Pieces should provide insight into the subject that goes beyond the obvious, beyond what the dailies and weeklies are saying, and provide insider information the reader couldn't find elsewhere. We cover food, arts, people, politics, news, business, shopping--all aspects of city living." Welcomes new writers "with great ideas and clips." Circ 40K. 12 issues/yr. starting in January, 2005. Pays 30-60 days after acceptance. Publishes ms 2-6 months after acceptance. Buys exclusive, periodical reproductions and distribution rights of 60 days from publication. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds 2-6 months. Sample by phone or email. Subscription $18.95; $28.95 Canada; $38.95 other. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Experience and good writing skills. Knowing which stories are appropriate for our magazine. Local expertise." Pays "about $0.25/word" for articles of 100-2000 words. Submit query letter and clips by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: Requires slides or 2 1/4 film preferred. Pay varies.
HINTS: "Mistakes: many writers pitch us travel stories on Mexico or Australia--Not relevant to the local market. People can read about that and get better info from travel and leisure publications. We want regional travel stories."

Strings Magazine, 255 West End Ave., San Rafael, CA, 94901. P(415)485.6946. Email: greg (at) Website: Greg Cahill, Editor. 70% freelance. "Violin, viola, cello, and bass resources for performers, teachers, and students. Strings covers a wide range of styles, from classical to cajun, blues to jazz." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 13K. 10 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys first North American and electronic rights. No reprints. Responds 1-3 weeks. Sample articles online. Subscription $36.95; $42 outside the U.S. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles that are service related and pertaining to players of bowed stringed instruments, mostly violin, viola, cello, and bass." Pays "about $0.20/word" for departments of 1200 words and features of 2000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Pay depends on size, color, stock or original."
HINTS: "Queries can be too general. We have a sophisticated readership, mostly professional string players who want information they can use to improve their playing or careers."

Strut Magazine, Third Street Publications, 601 W. Fort St., Suite 333, Detroit, MI 48226. F(313)222-1492. Email: talktous (at) Website: Theresa Falzone, Creative Manager. 40% freelance. "Seeking smart, sassy work targeted to women ages 30-55. Strong voice, but not graphic language (no porn, swearing, etc.)." Welcomes new writers, "but must be excellent, tight writers." Circ. 60K in metro Detroit. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. Rights plus electronic rights. No reprints. Responds 6-8 weeks. "Visit our website for examples of the writing we seek." Subscription N/A. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Creative nonfiction (humor, essays) especially from Metro Detroit writers!" Pays $100 for essays of 500-1000 words. Submit essay to: talktous (at)
HINTS: "Avoid dull leads, trite topics, loose writing, too many descriptives instead of active, precise verbs. We accept extremely well-written, tight copy only. No poetry. Essays must be very well written, Voice should be independent, smart. Can be sexy and/or sassy. No man- bashing!"

THE Magazine, 1208-A Mercantile Road, Santa Fe, NM 81507. P(505)424-7641. F(505)424-7642. Email TheMag1 (at) Website: Diane Armitage, Review Editor; Guy Cross, Creative Director. 5% freelance. "Visual arts in New Mexico, the USA, and abroad." Welcomes new writers. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Responds 2-3 days. Subscription $40. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Open." Pays flat fee of $75-$200 for 400-2000 words. Submit cover letter and bio with clips per guidelines.

The Pedestal, 228 East Park Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203. P(704)889-2787. F(208)975-5218. Email: pedmagazine (at) Website: John Amen, Editor-in-chief; Nathan Leslie, Fiction Editor. 100% freelance. "The Pedestal is a premier literary and art magazine, available exclusively online, featuring new and established writers and visual artists." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Bimonthly. Pays after publication. Publishes ms 2-4 weeks after acceptance. Buys 1st-time rights and right to use in subsequent issues. No reprints. Responds 4-6 weeks. Sample online. Subscription free. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Poetry and fiction." Pays $30 per poem and $0.05/word for fiction up to 6000 words. Submit complete ms online via the provided submission form. Does not accept regular mail or direct email submissions.

Vestal Review, 2609 Dartmouth Drive, Vestal NY 13850. Email: submissions (at) Website: Mark Budman, Publisher/Editor (flash fiction). 100% freelance." Vestal Review is a magazine for flash (short-short) fiction. Stories under 500 words only. We are both in print and an ezine." Welcomes new writers. Circ. not provided. Quarterly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 30 days after acceptance. Buys first serial and electronic rights. No reprints. Responds 24 hours to queries; 2 months for submissions. Sample $5 by mail to Mark Budman. Subscription $15. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Flash Stories (under 500 words)." Pays $0.03-$0.10/word for 50-500 words, plus a free copy of the issue. Submit online at: "E-mailed submissions only. Postal submissions will not be considered or returned."
HINTS: "No jokes pretending to be stories. No stories exceeding 500 words. No children's stories. Read our guidelines before submitting."


Freelance Book Reviewers - near Washington, DC area

Freelance Writers
The North Adams Transcript

Freelance Writer - with recent experience writing technical documents for the cable industry or another technical industry relative to cable
Envision Technology Marketing Group, Inc.

Freelance Writers - near York, PA
The York Dispatch

Freelance Writers - to write scripts that take people on themed walking and driving tours of the world's major cities

Freelance Illustrator
Big Idea, the producers of VeggieTales

Freelance Writers / Jr. Political Analysts - near San Francisco
website specializing in San Francisco politics

Freelance Technical Writer

Freelance Copywriters
Advent Media Group


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