November 14, 2007
Paying Markets And Freelance Jobs For November 14th | printable version
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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.writerseditors.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.writerseditors.com/Writers/News_Items/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."
The Funny Times, P.O. Box 18530, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118. P(216)371-8600. Email ft - at - funnytimes.com. Website http://www.funnytimes.com. Attn: "The Editors." 50% freelance. "Nation's leading liberal monthly humor review." Warmly welcomes new writers. Circ. 75K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-8 weeks after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Response time could be up to four months. Sample $3. Subscription $25; $45 outside US. Guidelines by mail with SASE or available online at http://www.funnytimes.com/submissions.php.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Anything funny." Pays $60 flat fee for stories of 400-700 words. Submit query or complete ms by mail (include SASE if you want material returned).
PHOTOS/ART: Needs cartoons. Pays $25-$50 depending on number of panels and
HINTS: "Do not overwhelm the editors, please pick a couple of your favorites, cartoons or stories. We'll ask for more if we like the first batch."
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."
Hagerstown: The Best of Life in Washington County & Beyond, P.O. Box 2415, Hagerstown, MD 21741. P(240)313-3940. F(240)313- 3943. Email andrea - at - ridgerunnerpublishing.com. Website http://www.hagerstownmagazine.com. Andrea Rowland, Managing Editor. 85% freelance. "Bimonthly magazine that showcases the best aspects of living, working, and playing in Washington County, Md., and the surrounding area. The magazine's editorial content consists of a diverse mix of strong feature articles and department stories, useful tips and beautiful photographs all designed to inform, entertain, and enlighten readers from all walks of life." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12,000. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 60-90 days after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds to queries within one week. Sample articles at website. Subscription $3.50 per issue; $16.80 per year. Guidelines by mail.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Talented writers who can cover topics including business, health, senior living, food and dining, home and garden and serious issues affecting central and western Maryland." Pays $75-$150 for 600-800 word department stories, based upon complexity of the piece and writer's experience; $175-$300 for 1200 to 1500 word feature stories, based on same criteria. Submit query by email or by mail with SASE. "Query letters should be limited to one page, with the angle of proposed article outlined in the first paragraph. Please include the names of potential interview sources in the query. Attach two to three previously published writing samples to your letter."
PHOTOS/ART: "We hire our own photographers, but do occasionally accept submitted photos. They must be at least 300 dpi and six inches wide." Pays $50-$300, depending upon number of photos.
HINTS: "Our subject matter should be relevant to readers in central and western
Inside Wisconsin Sports, 2901 International Lane, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53704. F(608)241-8666. Email erin.e - at - InsideWisconsinSports.com. Website http://www.InsideWisconsinSports.com. Erin Eagan, Managing Editor. 50% freelance. "The only magazine in the State to cover all Wisconsin sports at all levels." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 20K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. No reprints. Respond time 2 months. Samples available on newsstands in Wisconsin; sample articles appear on their website. Subscription $12.00. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Writers with experience in sports magazine writing." Pays $250 per feature. Articles run around 1,200 words. Submit query, cover letter and bio by email.
KALEIDOSCOPE: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literature & the Fine Arts, 701 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44311-1019. P(330) 762-9755. F(330)762-0912. Email mshiplett - at - udsakron.org. Website http://www.udsakron.org. Gail Willmott, Editor-in-Chief - Fiction, Essays, Articles, Poetry, Art and Reviews. 80% Freelance. "KALEIDOSCOPE, published since 1979, explores the experience of disability through literature and the fine arts. Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, book reviews, theater and art are featured in various issues. Unique to the field of disability studies, this award-winning publication expresses the experiences of disability from the perspective of individuals, families, healthcare professionals, and society as a whole and challenges and overcomes stereotypical, patronizing, and sentimental attitudes about disability." Welcomes new writers. Cic. 1K. Semiannual - January & July. Pays upon publication. Publishes ms 6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds up to one week. Sample copies may be purchased for $6.00 postpaid. Subscriptions for individuals: $18; $23 Canada; $34 other. Subscriptions for institutions: $25; $35 Canada; $42 other. Guidelines online at http://www.udsakron.org/kaleidoscope.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Submissions focusing on themes 'The Effects of War: Body, Mind & Spirit' and 'Disability & Childhood.' Double space work and include full name and address when emailing submissions. Pays flat fee of $25 plus 2 contributor's copies for fiction, essays, and articles (5000 word maximum length) ; $10 plus 2 contributor's copies for poetry.
PHOTOS/ART: "Art of all media, from watercolor and charcoals to collage and sculpture; six to twelve works maximum. Black & white glossy photos, 35mm slides or color photos. Art submitted digitally must be submitted in a high resolution .jpg or .tif format. Include captions on photos stating the size, medium, and title of work. Pay varies starting at $25.00 up to $75.00 for body of work."
HINTS: Avoid "overly sentimental or religious focus in submissions. Submissions
focusing on the effects of war not necessarily physical injuries and the details of battle."
Freelance Writers - Pays $35; $10 for reprints
Freelance Writer - Pays $32K/year
grassroots lobbying firm
Freelancer - to help create brochures
Freelance Journalist - Pays $50-$250
Prudence International Magazine
Freelance Market Research Analyst - Healthcare Industry Experience a plus
Freelance Editors/Proofreaders - Pays $18-$30/hour
Freelance Entertainment Writer - Pays $250.00 plus additional revenue for published work
Condo Monde magazine
Freelance Style and Design Writer
Philadelphia city guide & entertainment magazine
Freelance Online Publicists
Freelance Part-Time Conference Analyst
Freelance Graphic Artist - magazine layout
Authors - for 'Green Guide to Daily Living' and a Civil War reader
Cliff Road Books
Tennessee-based Freelance Writer
Freelance Writers - Pays $0.40/word
Vibrant Reporter/Host for Eco Beat - heavy travel