November 16, 2005
Paying Markets and Freelance Jobs For November 16th | printable version
These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.
The Gay & Lesbian Review / Worldwide, P.O. Box 180300, Boston, MA 02118. P(617)421-0082. Email: HGLR-(at)-aol.com. Website: http://www.GLReview.com. Richard Schneider, Jr., Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief. 100% freelance. "A bimonthly journal of history, culture, and politics, the G&LR is a national magazine for the thinking set among GLBT readers." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 11K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys right to publish in one print issue and on their website. No reprints. Response time varies. Sample articles online. Subscription $29.70 (discounted to $19.75 for new subscribers); $42 outside the U.S. (discounted to $29.75 for new subscribers). Guidelines online at: http://www.glreview.com/submission.php.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Essays relevant to upcoming issues. Projected themes of issues available on request. Reviews of current and forthcoming books. Also: reviews of movies and plays. Best to propose something rather than send a completed review." Pays $50 for reviews; $100 for original essays. Word counts vary widely. Submit query by email.
HINTS: "We don't publish fiction of any kind, and in general we don't run memoirs or personal writings. The readership of the G&LR is described as 'literate nonspecialists.' Pitch your writing to a well-educated readership but avoid jargon or specialized language."
Good Old Boat Magazine, 7340 Niagara Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55311-2655. P(763)420-8923. F(763)420-8921. Email: karen-(at)-goodoldboat.com. Website: http://www.goodoldboat.com. Karen Larson, Editor. 90% freelance. "Good Old Boat magazine focuses on maintaining, upgrading, and loving cruising sailboats that are 10 years old and older. Readers see themselves as part of a community of sailors who share similar maintenance and replacement concerns which are not generally addressed in the other sailing publications. Our readers do much of the writing about projects they have done on their boats and the joy they receive from sailing them." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 30K. Bi-monthly. Pays 60 days before publication. Publishes ms approx. 12 months after acceptance. Buys first North American rights. No reprints. Responds 2-6 weeks. Sample issue can be ordered online at: http://goodoldboat.no-ip.com:8080/GOBWeb/GOBSamplers. Subscription $39.95; $49.95 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at: http://www.goodoldboat.com/writers_guide.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We're always looking for technical articles from sailors who have completed upgrades or refits of their sailboats." Pays from $50 for sidebars and book reviews to $700 for technical articles. Offers a variety of payments between those for other types of articles and departments. See guidelines for specific rates. Submit query by email or by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: "We'll accept high-resolution electronic images, slides, and prints. Most authors submit illustrations as part of their articles. We don't pay extra for photos unless they're used for the cover or in the center spread." Pays $50 for photos and artwork that aren't part of an article, $100 for cover and $150 for center spreads.
HINTS: "Our shorter pieces are the best way to break into the magazine. We publish many Simple Solutions and Quick & Easy pieces. These are how-to tips that have worked for sailors on their boats. Our readers send lists of projects which they've done on their boats and which they could write for publication. We respond to these queries with a thumbs up or down by project. Articles are submitted on speculation, but they have a better chance of being accepted once we have approved the suggested topic."
Insight, 55 West Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740. P(301)393-4038. Email: insight-(at)-rhpa.org. Website: http://www.insightmagazine.org. Dwain Esmond, Editor. 50%-80% freelance. "Insight is a Christian inspirational magazine for high school youth. We offer teens' testimonies, inspirational stories, self-help articles, advice on dating and relationships, and answers to biblical questions." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 13K. Weekly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights and Web rights. Accepts reprints. Responds "as soon as we can." Sample for 10 x 13 SASE. Subscription $48.95. Guidelines online at: http://www.insightmagazine.org/guidelines/.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We need well-written stories and articles written by males. The stories must be about a high school experience, so the high school audience will relate to it. The articles must be on topics of teen interest." Pays minimum of $50 for 500-1200 words. Submit query by email to submissions-(at)-insight-(at)-rhpa.org.
HINTS: "In your writing, show, don't tell. Use descriptive words, create scenes, recreate realistic dialogue. Use strong verbs. Cut out linking verbs! Create attention-grabbing openings, and craft strong, spiritual endings."
Knives Illustrated. Editorial office: P.O. Box 23671, Chattanooga, TN 37422. Business office: Y-Visionary Publications, 265 S. Anita Blvd., Suite 120, Orange, CA 92868. Email: knivesillustrated-(at)-yahoo.com. Website: http://www.knivesillustrated.com. Bruce Voyles, Editor. 95% freelance. "A knife magazine for custom and handmade knife enthusiasts, vintage knife collectors, and knife users: sportsmen, whittlers, workers." Writers "need to be experienced...either as writers or as knife enthusiasts. If they have no background in either the answer is no, we can't work with them. If they have experience in one of the two and want to write about knives, we are willing to work with them." Circ. 40K. Bi-monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 60-90 days after acceptance, "sometimes longer. It depends on the quality of the article. Detailed, well written, good stuff goes in early--fluff and poff stuff ends up getting put off." Buys North American serial rights. No reprints. Responds quickly to email. "Mail inquiries take forever. And never call unless you're already a regular contributor." Sample on newsstands. Subscription $16.95; $22.95 Canada; $28.95 other. They ask that you consider this market listing their writer's guidelines.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays "$200-$300 per article package including photos. More for something exceptional." Articles average 1000-2000 words with 7-20 photos. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "300 dpi or larger photos. Do not send large photos by email. Prefer article, with captions at the end, everything on a single CD. Microsoft Word format and same in a text file as well." Payment included in article fee above.
HINTS: "If you haven't read the magazine, know nothing about knives, and aren't willing to talk or interview someone that knows something about knives, save us both a lot of time and submit poems to a poetry magazine. We are a knife magazine and it's a stretch trying to put a knife angle on a retired guy that whittles chains for a living that you wrote as a feature in the local weekly paper will not work. Same with your brother-in-law that is making knives out of old saw blades. These are advanced artists and knifemakers we cover."
Momentum, 1077 30th Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007. P(202)337-6232. Email: momentum-(at)-ncea.org. Website: http://www.ncea.org. Brian E. Gray, Editor. 80% freelance. "Professional journal of the National Catholic Educational Association, for administrators and teachers in Catholic elementary and high schools." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 23K. Publishes 4 issues during the academic school year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-6 months after acceptance. Buys first North American rights. No reprints. Responds 1 month. Sample for email request to editor. Subscription controlled (provided as a benefit to association membership); $20 for non-members. Guidelines online at: http://www.ncea.org/newinfo/momentum/submission.asp.
CURRENT NEEDS: "BRIEF articles (600 words) about successes that can be replicated in other schools." Pays $50 for brief From the Field articles and book reviews; $75 for regular length features (1,500 words). Articles run to 2000 words exclusive of charts or sidebars. "Prefer email query first to editor, but unsolicited electronic and manuscript submissions receive the same consideration."
PHOTOS/ART: "Always great if photos can accompany articles, where appropriate." No additional payment.
HINTS: "I am receiving many articles twice as long as I can use in my format. This forces me back to the writer to say you cut half or I cut half. Almost any article suffers with that much editing so I encourage writers to narrow the focus from the beginning. Also, consider the mission of the magazine: Although written primarily for a Catholic audience, articles deal more with school administration and teaching methodology than with religion. I don't cover what may or may not be wrong with public schools but I receive a lot of pitches for those types of articles."
PI Magazine, 4400 Route 9 South, Suite 1000, Freehold, NJ 07728. P(732)308-3800. F(732)308-3314. Email: jim-(at)-pimagazine.com. Website: http://www.PImagazine.com. Jimmie Mesis, President. 80% freelance. "PI Magazine is the only trade publication for private investigators and law enforcement detectives in the world with subscribers in 22 countries." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 30K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-2 issues after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample can be purchased from their website. Subscription $6.95; $8.95 Canada. Guidelines online at: http://www.pimagazine.com/editors_page_writersguidelines.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Non fiction, educational, technology." Pays $0.20-$0.35/word for 750-2500 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: Requires 300 dpi. No additional pay.
HINTS: "All articles in PIM must have a training value."
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Freelance Writer's Assistant/Researcher/Reporter
author of non-fiction book already sold to major publisher
Freelance Technical Writers
Freelance Managing Editor/Content Developer - near New York City and with significant newspaper and/or magazine background in consumer/health/lifestyle
Freelance Writer - near Chicago. Prefers experience with city related publications and pieces on urban life, home decor, architecture, real estate, nightlife, food and
various metropolitan subjects.
Freelance One-Day Correspondents - This looks like a fun assignment! Pays $250. Work must be done Friday after Thanksgiving so don't delay!
online publication launching a new blog-style website
Freelance Researcher / Booker - for 'It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle
CN8-the Comcast Network
Freelance Grant Writer
Humane Society of Sonoma County
Freelance Rap/Hip-Hop and Soul/R&B Editor
San Francisco-based music services company
Freelance Writers / Online Researchers - near San Francisco. Pays $15/hour.
Freelance Non-fiction Writers
Integrated communication agency
Freelance Writer - near Boston, MA
Consumer magazine that focuses on the Boston area
Freelance Website Designer - regular work