May 02, 2007
Paying Markets And Freelance Jobs For May 2nd | printable version
These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.
FOCUS: Victoria's Magazine of People, Ideas and Culture, Box 5310, Victoria, BC V8R 1S4, Canada. P(250)388-7231. F(250)383-1140. E-mail focusedit - at - shaw.ca. Website http://www.focusonline.ca. Leslie Campbell, Editor/Co-Publisher. 90% freelance. "Victoria's Monthly Magazine of People, Ideas and Culture." Only works with established writers. Circ. 35K. Monthly. Pays on publication generally, sometimes on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys first Canadian rights. Will accept reprints from different geographical markets. Responds 2 months. Sample $5 (CDN) + large SASE (Canadians only please). Subscription $30 (+GST in Canada). Guidelines online at http://www.focusonline.ca/writing_for_focus.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Investigative journalism on coastal BC issues, especially Vic/Vancouver Island." Pays $500+ (CDN) for mss averaging 1500 words. Submit query and clips or writing samples by email.
PHOTOS/ART: Needs vary.
GGC Publishing, 5107 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011. Email chris - at - ggcinc.com. Website http://www.gogardner.com. Christina Edwards, Editor. Publisher of new media titles; Career Diaries. Publishes 25-30 titles/year. Welcomes new authors. First print run averages 3K. No advance. Publishes ms approx. 6-12 months after acceptance. Responds 2 weeks. Catalog is online. Guidelines online at http://www.gogardner.com/writers.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We're looking to expand our line of books to include more film, TV, as well as photography and other media titles." Pays royalties of 10%-15%. Submit book proposal by email to chris - at - ggcinc.com.
Harvard Magazine, 7 Ware Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. P(617)495-5746. F(617)495-0324. Website Rosenberg, Editor. 40%-60% freelance. "An intellectual magazine covering the work done at, people of, and graduates of Harvard University." Prefers to work with published writers. Circ. 225K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-12 months after acceptance. Buys one-time print and electronic rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 1-3 weeks. Sample articles at website. Subscription $30; $55-$70 outside US depending on location. Guidelines not available. See sample articles at website.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Queries. Articles MUST contain some Harvard-related content (about a Harvard faculty member or alumnus, current research, Harvard history, etc.)." Pays from $300 for short research-oriented stories (800 words) and historical biographies (900 words) to $2000 for multi- thousand-word features. Submit detailed written query-story idea, how it will be researched and treated in final written form-and samples of similar published work by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: Acquired or assigned via art director.
HINTS: "If there is no Harvard connection, in authorship or subject, it is not for us."
The Heart of New England online magazine, 16 Russell Street, Keene, NH 03431. P(603)357-8761. Email editor - at - theheartofnewengland.com. Website http://www.theheartofnewengland.com. Marcia Passos Duffy, Publisher & Editor. 75% freelance. "A weekly online magazine that celebrates the unique character of northern New England -- Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont. Features original articles on the region's travel, food, the arts, northern new England-made crafts/products, and gardening." Welcomes new writers. Circ. not provided (online only). Weekly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys first electronic rights and article remains online for perpetuity. Accepts reprints. Responds within one month. Sample articles at website. Subscription free. Guidelines online at http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?p=45279 and http://www.theheartofnewengland.com/writersguidelines.html
CURRENT NEEDS: "I am looking for travel writers for off-the-beaten path travel stories in Northern New England - about 500-800 (max) words on a place the writer has visited (and loved!) in Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont. Lots of detail, first person account is fine. Your ties to Northern New England (a resident, frequent vacationer, grandparents live in area, etc.) explained in story. We want a folksy, down-to-earth feel to the piece. Your love of the place you are writing about needs to shine through!" Pays $15 flat fee per story for 500-800 words. "Submit query first with story idea; include your name, address, email address, phone number and short bio" by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Digital photos in JPG file much appreciated (or contact with a chamber of commerce or other organization that can provide a photo for online use if you do not have a photo)."
HINTS: "Please, stories about northern New England ONLY. New travel writers welcomed and encouraged! We try to rotate among the three states (ME, NH, VT) for balance; we also try to stick with seasonal stories (maple sugaring stories in Feb/March, mud season stories in April, etc.). I also want to stress that I ENCOURAGE reprints! Particularly from articles originally written for northern New England newspapers, etc. Writers need to make sure that they own the rights to the story (usually if they were on staff at a newspaper, the publication owns the rights)."
InsidePOOL Magazine, PO Box 972, Kittanning, PA 16201. P(866) 961-7665. Email editor - at - insidepoolmag.com. Website http://www.insidepoolmag.com freelance contributions. "We are the most popular billiard magazine in the world, and we work very hard to promote the sport of pool." Welcomes new writers. Circ. not provided. 10 issues/year. Pays after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies, depending on the article. Buys first rights. No reprints. Usually responds in one day to emails. Back issues can be downloaded from their website. Subscription $19.99; $56.99 outside the U.S. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "I am always looking for new talent. Writers must first and foremost have a love of pool. Strong photography skills are appreciated. Writing must not be stuffy but should reflect the creativity of the game itself." Pays $0.10-.25/word for 1,200-2,400 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: 300 dpi, digital is best. Pays $25 per picture printed.
Kentucky Monthly, 213 St. Clair St. or P.O. Box 559, Frankfort, KY 40601. F(502)227-0059. Website http://www.kentuckymonthly.com Associate Editor; Stephen Vest, Editor & Publisher. 75% freelance. "Kentucky Monthly is a magazine about Kentucky and Kentuckians." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 40K. Monthly. Usually pays by the 15th of the month following publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 4-6 weeks. Sample issue available by visiting their website and clicking "free issue." Subscription $20. Guidelines by email to jackie - at - kentuckymonthy.com (will be online in the near future).
CURRENT NEEDS: "Personality profiles about Kentuckians; trends and styles as they relate to Kentucky." Pays around $0.20/word for 100-2000 words. Submit query with cover letter by mail with SASE or by email to jackie - at - kentuckymonthy.com.
PHOTOS/ART: "Photos need to be 300 dpi jpegs or tiffs." Pays $25/photo.
HINTS: "We prefer snail mail or e-mail queries rather than phone calls. Try to keep articles within the word range. Photos always help sell an article."
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