February 22, 2006
Paying Markets and Freelance Jobs For February 22nd | printable version
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Dovetail: A Journal by and for Jewish/Christian Families, see addresses for respective editors below. P(800)530-1596. F(502)549-3543. Website: http://www.dovetailinstitute.org. Mary Rosenbaum, Editor (articles and poems) - 775 Simon Greenwell Ln., Boston, KY 40107. Email: DI-IFR-AT-Bardstown.com; Carol Weiss Rubel, Editor (reviews) - 310 Tulip Circle, Clarks Summit, PA 18411-0213. Email: CarolW44-AT-aol.com. 80% freelance. "Dovetail's mission is to provide a channel of communication for interfaith couples, their parents, and their children. We have no denominational affiliation or agenda, but seek to provide resources across a continuum of constructive approaches and strategies for intermarriage." Welcomes new writers. This is now an online pdf-format publication; access is to subscribers only. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. "Depends on needs and topic; can be as soon as two weeks or as long as two years; if it's going to be longer than six months, we'll ask permission of the author to hold it." Buys negotiable rights, "all rights standard." Accepts reprints. Access codes for sample supplied by email; request at: DI-IFR-AT-Bardstown.com. Subscription (includes annual membership) $39.95. Guidelines by email, mail or online at http://www.dovetailinstitute.org/writers.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles with useful information or stimulating discussion specifically targeted to interfaith couples. Particularly looking for treatment of gender role issues as they play out in Jewish/Christian marriage, cultural as well as religious; articles treating Muslim intermarriage; cultural differences in approaches to food and money." Pays flat fee of $25/article; $15/poem or review. Also pays $25 + access codes for downloaded copies for articles of 800-1000 words; Pays $15 + access codes for downloaded copies for reviews of 500 words. Submit complete ms and bio by mail with SASE or email as unformatted text in body of a message - no attachments.
PHOTOS/ART: "Rarely use."
HINTS: "No matter what we say, we can't seem to get people to stop sending us denominational, proselytizing material, especially specifically Christian preachy or 'inspirational' stuff. We cannot use it; sending it to us only wastes our time and yours."
Drum Business Magazine, 12 Old Bridge Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. Email: kevk-AT-moderndrummer.com. Kevin Kearns, Editor. 35% freelance. "Trade magazine focusing on helping retailers of drum and percussion products with information on merchandising, management, product description and review, and sales techniques." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 7000. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-12 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints not previously published in music retailing industry. Responds 1-4 weeks. Sample for email request. Subscription $24 US/Canada; $44 other. Guidelines for email request to sueh-AT-moderndrummer.com.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Retail merchandising concepts." Pays flat fee of $200 for departments of 1000-1200 words and $350 for features of 2500-3000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: Payment depends on size.
HINTS: "Be practical with ideas."
FATE Magazine, P.O. Box 460, Lakeville, MN 55044. Website: http://www.fatemag.com. Phyllis Galde, Editor-In-Chief; Andrew Honigman, Assoc. Editor (article submissions). 75%-90% freelance. "True Reports of the Strange and Unknown." Warmly welcomes new writers. Circ. 20K. Monthly. Pays after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 1-4 months. Sample $3. Subscription $31.95 US. Guidelines online at http://www.fatemag.com/writersguide.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Always looking for well-written, true accounts of strange and paranormal events. Pays $0.10/word for articles of 1500-3000 words; Briefs run 500-1000 words; Fillers are less than 500 words. Short fillers of 150 words or less are particularly welcome. Pays $25/story for personal experience. For articles, please query first with SASE. "We will respond to your query with a 'please send' or 'please don't sendí message. Briefs and personal experiences may be submitted without a query, but must include SASE for return of manuscript. Submit your article both on computer disk and in hard-copy, if possible."
PHOTOS/ART: "Writers submitting articles should include photography where appropriate." Generally does not use freelance photography or art that does not accommodate an article. Pays $10/photo or illustration.
HINTS: "Please review our website and submission guidelines before sending a submission."
Freelance Writer's Report, P.O. Box A, North Stratford, NH 03590. Email: FWR-AT-writerseditors.com. Website: http://www.writers-editors.com. Dana K. Cassell, Editor. 10%-25% freelance. "Newsletter targeted to the serious part-time or full-time freelance writer/editor and book author. Provides market news and information to help build more profitable editorial businesses." Rarely works with new writers, "because we use successful writers' tips and experience. This must come from experienced writers." Circ. 500. Monthly. Pays on publication, "Check is sent with copy of the issue, usually by the first of the month of issue." Period between acceptance and publication varies. "We do not use jumps and use outside material to fill in the 'holes' after putting in the market news and other in-house columns, so the length of a piece has as much to do with when it is used as how long it's been here. The shorter the item, the faster we can use it, usually, because it gives us more flexibility as to where we can use it." Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds to email queries usually by end of that day; mailed queries within 1-2 days. Sample by mail with SASE (2 ounces) or download the pdf version at http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Membership/FWR_Online/fwr_online.htm. Subscription $39; $47 Canada & Mexico; $54 other. Guidelines by mail with SASE or online at http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Membership/Writer_Guidelines/writer_guidelines.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Tips and techniques on how to run a more profitable freelance writing or editing business, how to break into a new field, how to cut expenses, 'different' marketing techniques." Pays $0.10/word for 750 words max, "but more frequently can use pieces shorter than 400 words (even under 200) to fill out columns." Submit complete ms by email. Queries okay, by email or mail with SASE, but much prefer email and prefer the complete ms."
HINTS: "Write newsletter style - crisp, succinct, use bullets. No lengthy magazine-style leads or closes."
Gay Parent Magazine, P.O. Box 750852, Forest Hills, NY 11375-0852. Email: acain-AT-gis.net. Website: http://www.gayparentmag.com. Angeline Acain, Publisher/Editor. 30% freelance. "News, personal stories, and events for prospective and current lesbian, gay, bi and transgender parents." Welcomes new writers. Circ. not provided. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Response time varies. Sample for email request. Subscription $20; $30 outside of the U.S. Guidelines by email (will be online soon).
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $0.10/word for 500-1000+ words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Desired." Payment negotiable.
Go World Travel Magazine, P.O. Box 811, Golden, CO 80402. Email: submissions-AT-goworldtravel.com. Website: http://www.goworldtravel.com. Heike Schmidt, Senior Editor. 70% freelance. "Go World Travel Magazine is an international online travel magazine covering the world's most fascinating people and places." Welcomes new writers: "For those without a stack of clips, we prefer to review the finished ms." Circ. N/A. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys non-exclusive online rights. Accepts reprints. Sample online. Subscription N/A. Guidelines online.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We're looking for profiles of fascinating people from around the world, as well as interesting travel essays and articles. We cover the world, so we're open to stories from just about anywhere. We're especially interested in writers who can cover a destination from an insider's perspective. AT THE MOMENT, WE ARE ESPECIALLY IN NEED OF ARTICLES ON NORTH AMERICAN DESTINATIONS. Go World Travel provides content that goes beyond the usual articles carried in newspaper travel sections. We want to know more than how to get to a place or what to do there. Tell us about the people who call this destination home, the treasured regional customs, or the places where locals hang out. We want to smell the aromas, taste the food, explore the streets and walk down hidden paths. Go World Travel aims to help our readers experience a destination. Please keep in mind that our readers span the globe, so the magazine is written from an international perspective." Pays flat fee of $25 for non-exclusive rights to feature articles of 600-1200 words with photos. Pays flat fee of $15 for short departmental pieces. Considers reprints. Submit complete ms or query with clips to submissions-AT-goworldtravel.com. Please state availability of photos, but do not send images until requested.
PHOTOS/ART: "The magazine is highly visual. Digital photos accompany each piece. The writer supplies photos or we can source them from a tourism bureau." Payment included in article fee.
HINTS: "Please read our writer's guidelines carefully. The guidelines describe exactly what we are looking for."
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new console gaming magazine
Freelance Graphic Designer
Freelance Writer - Native Korean Speaker. Pays $12-$15/hour.
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Freelance Baseball Writers - in Florida and Arizona
Freelance Copywriter - Experienced in writing for the insurance, employee benefit and human resources industry.
Freelance Spanish Copyeditor
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Freelance Writer - Pays $12.73-$19.09/hour
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Freelance English to Spanish - to translate websites
Freelance Community Newspaper Reporter - near St. Paul, MN
Freelance Sports Writers - near San Diego
Freelance Editor - near White Rock/Surrey area (Vancouver)
new local lifestyles magazine
Freelance Writer / Editor - near Arlington, VA. Pays up to $30/hour.
Freelance Technical Editor
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Freelance Photographers - near South Bend, IN
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Freelance Correspondent - near Dekalb, IL
northern Illinois publishing company
Freelance Tech Publicist
Freelance Writer / Designer - to create brochure
Freelance Silicon Valley Trivia Writers
Freelance Japanese to English Translators
Japan America Television Inc.
Freelance Writer/Journalist - near Bangor/Orono, Maine
Maine Construction News
large worldwide engineering firm
Freelance Copywriters - for a Plus Size Fashion Guide
Curvaceous Fashion Guide for the Real Woman
Freelance Financial Writer
Freelance Research Assistant
Freelance Travel Writer - who has recently visited the Balkans
travel magazine for backpackers and independent travelers traveling through Central Europe
Freelance Writers - in Georgia. Pays $250.