January 31, 2007
Paying Markets And Freelance Jobs For January 31st | printable version
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Afterimage, 31 Prince St., Rochester, NY 14607. P(585)442-8676, ext.105. F(585)442-1992. Email afterimage - at - vsw.org; editor's email afterimageeditor - at - yahoo.com. Website http://www.vsw.org/afterimage. Karen vanMeenen, Editor. 80% freelance. "We cover media arts (independent film and video, photography, artists' books, new media) and cultural studies (in relation to the media arts). We publish reports on festivals, conferences and other events; review of exhibitions, films and books; and scholarly feature articles." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Bi-monthly. Pays 6 weeks after publication. Publishes ms 8-16 weeks after acceptance -- depends on timing, type of article, amount of editing, etc. "Buys joint copyright for all print and electronic use of entire issues as well as single articles." No reprints. Responds 2-4 weeks. Sample by mail for 11x14 SASE with $1.75 postage. Subscription $33; ($23 for students with copy of current ID): $15 additional for foreign; $30 additional for guaranteed airmail delivery. Guidelines online at http://vsw.org/afterimage/submit.html or by mail, phone, or email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Letter of interest and specialties, resume, published clips if available, full contact info." Pays $.05/word for all categories, up to $100 for news of 300-800 words, reports of 800-1500 words and reviews of 800-2000 words, up to $150 for essays of 2000-3000 words and up to $300 for features of 3000-7000 words. Submit cover letter describing interests and specific projects, resume, published clips if available, manuscript if finished, and outline if in process, by either email or mail with SASE. Also publishes 1 portfolio per issue (send images grayscale 300 dpi on CD with artist's statement and resume).
PHOTOS/ART "Writer is responsible for having images sent to editor by date specified at time of acceptance of article. Editor will return images to appropriate parties with tearsheets upon publication. We are unable to pay for acquiring photographs or rights."
HINTS: "Common mistakes: not sending resume; not being specific to needs of publication (e.g., sending environmental treatise to an arts publication); not spell checking cover letter (first impressions do mean something); sending photographs and other supporting materials without return postage."
AGD Impact, 211 E. Chicago Ave, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60611. E-mail impact - at - agd.org. Website http://www.agd.org. Cathy McNamara, Executive Editor; Kristina Lynch, Managing Editor. 20% freelance. "The articles are slanted toward dental professionals. We cover practice management, dental education and hot issues surrounding general practice." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 37K. 12 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication is discussed on assignment. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds quickly. Sample articles on website under "library." Subscription $50. Guidelines not available. "We work very closely with writers."
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles written for the dental professional." Pays $0.35/word. Submit query by e-mail.
Bird Watcher's Digest, P.O. Box 110, Marietta, OH 45750. Website http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com. Bill Thompson, III, Editor. 65% freelance. "A bimonthly magazine about birds and bird watchers covering topics about the joy of birding in the backyard and beyond." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-24 months after acceptance. Buys first or one-time rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds up to 8 weeks. Sample $5. Subscription $19.99. Guidelines online at http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/site/bwd_corporate/sg_writers.aspx.
CURRENT NEEDS: See guidelines for current needs. Pays $100 for short features. Articles run 500-3500 words. "We prefer submissions via mail due to potential inconsistencies with e-mail, SPAM filters, etc. We prefer cover letter, complete ms., SASE. We can get bio, images after acceptance."
PHOTOS/ART: "Slides well protected in sleeves and 20-unit slide sheets. OR on CD, Mac-compatible format." Pays $75 per image.
HINTS: "Common mistakes: Expecting an immediate answer to e-mail queries and submissions; Simultaneous submissions to other bird magazines; Writing about pet/baby birds; Submitting material on topics we've recently covered."
Boston Magazine, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. P(617)262-9700. F(617)267-1774. Email editor - at - bostonmagazine.com. Website http://www.bostonmagazine.com. James Burnett, Editor (all sections); Chris Wright, Senior Editor (profiles, expository features); Alyssa Giacobbe, Lifestyle Editor; Jane Black, Food Editor; Geoff Gagnon, Arts & Entertainment. 10%-15% freelance. "City Magazine with lifestyle, service, food and dining, arts and entertainment, profiles, narratives and expository features." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 130K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies with each story. They work ìtwo months ahead. Buy FNASR. Responds 2 weeks. Sample back-copy orders at (617)262-9700. Subscription $9.95. "We do not publish writer's guidelines, though our Editorial Calendar can be found online."
CURRENT NEEDS: "We accept freelance queries for every section of the magazine." Pays $1/word for run of book and $1/word for Arts & Entertainment for a maximum of 4000 words. "Submit story queries by email. Use fax only or to contact above. Include email address in correspondence.
HINTS: "Be familiar with the magazine before pitching."
Brady Magazine, 165 Old Muskoka Road, Suite 306, Gravenhurst, ON P1P1N3, Canada. P(705)687-3963. F705)687-8736. Email editor - at - bradymagazine.com. Website http://www.bradymagazine.com. Jennifer Hollowell, Submissions Editor. 100% freelance. "Brady Magazine is an online writer's trade publication, dedicated to putting writers on the map. We back up our website content with action by offering many services to personally help writers succeed." Warmly welcomes new writers. Circ. 75 hits/day. Website updated daily. "We distribute three monthly newsletters for writers: Brady Readers, a newsletter letting writers know of the new website additions; Brady Markets, a writing markets newsletter, and Brady Workshops, a newsletter that keeps writers informed on upcoming online writing workshops." Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1 month after acceptance. Buys first electronic and reprint rights. Accepts reprints. Responds approximately 1 month. Sample articles online. Subscription free. Guidelines online at http://www.bradymagazine.com/guidelines.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Our articles database is currently quite sparse, since our recent website redesign. Writers are encouraged to submit articles that fall under the categories in our 'Written Word' section (especially the empty sections)." Pays $20CDN/article; $10CDN/reprints for 1000-2500 words. Submit "complete manuscript, using our online submission form at http://www.bradymagazine.com/forms/subform.html."
HINTS: "The only mistake that has ever been made is writers not following our guidelines. Our submission guidelines are as simple as they come, yet we still receive queries when we only accept completed manuscripts, and we still receive manuscripts that have nothing to do with the writing industry."
Brick, A Literary Journal, 537, Stn. Q, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2M5, Canada. Email info - at - brickmag.com or submissions - at - brickmag.com. Website http://www.brickmag.com. Rebecca Silver Slayter (all unsolicited submissions - no fiction or poetry). 100% freelance. "Brick is an international journal of literary non-fiction. Published semi-annually, Brick is edited by Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill, Linda Spalding, Michael Helm and Esta Spalding. Brick will read all submissions of non-fiction, but unsolicited poetry and fiction will be returned unread." Welcomes new writers. Circulation 4000. Bi-annual (May and November). Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first-serial world rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 6-9 months. Sample articles online. Subscription $41 (2 years); $46 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at http://www.brickmag.com/about/submissions.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Non-fiction manuscripts." Pays flat fee depending on length, from $100-$500 (CDN). Pays between $100-$250 (CDN) for reprints. Submit per guidelines.
HINTS: "We are not interested in academic essays or 'magazine-style' articles. Submitters would do best to familiarize themselves as much as possible with the magazine to understand the kinds of pieces that appeal to us."
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