June 10, 2009
Paying Markets And Jobs For June 10th | printable version
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African American Review, Saint Louis University, Humanities 317, 3800 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108. P(314)977-3688. F(314)977-1514. Email: keenanam-at-slu.edu. Website: http://aar.slu.edu. Aileen M. Keenan, Managing Editor. "As the official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association, the quarterly journal African American Review promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives on African American literature and culture. Between 1967 and 1976, the journal appeared under the title Negro American Literature Forum and for the next fifteen years was titled Black American Literature Forum. In 1992, African American Review changed its name for a third time and expanded its mission to include the study of a broader array of cultural formations. Currently, the journal prints essays on African American literature, theatre, film, the visual arts, and culture generally; interviews; poetry; fiction; and book reviews." 100% freelance. Circ. 2K. Quarterly. Pays upon publication. Publishes ms 12-18 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. No reprints. Responds same day. For a sample copy send a $12 check to African American Review. Subscription - US Individual $40; US Institution $80; International Individual $55; International Institution $95. Guidelines online at http://aar.slu.edu/submsinf.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Scholarly articles." Pays $40-$90 for articles of 1000-4500 words; $30-50 for fiction of 2500-5000 words; $30-$50 for poetry. Submit query or complete ms online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aar.
PHOTOS/ART: JPEG or TIFF - at least 300 dpi. Pays up to $200 for the cover.
HINTS: Common mistake is "unfamiliarity with the journal and submission guidelines."
Alpine Publications, Inc., 38262 Linman Road, Crawford, CO 81415. P(800)777-7257 or (970)921-5005. F(970)921-5081. Email: editorial-at-alpinepub.com. Website: http://www.alpinepub.com. Betty J. McKinney, Publisher. "We publish non-fiction books on dogs and horses that include subjects such as breed information, training, behavior, training for specialized performance events, breeding, vet tech subjects, and an occasional story about a working dogs. (No personal stories about pets). We sell through all types of wholesale, internet, and retail channels as well as direct to consumers." Publishes 6-8 books/year. Traditional publisher. Welcomes new writers. Average first print run is 1500-3000 copies. Pays advance. Publishes ms approx. 12 months after acceptance. Responds in 1-2 weeks. Catalog is online. Guidelines online at http://www.alpinepub.com/information.php/info_id/8.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Royalties average 10% -12%, paid semi-annually. Books average 40,000 words. Will consider more or less. Prefer queries via email first, include bio. Will accept complete manuscript only via mail. Include SASE if you wish it returned."
PHOTOS/ART: "Our authors generally provide illustrations."
HINTS: "The most common mistakes authors make when approaching us is sending inappropriate material or sending material that has already been published in abundance. Do your research. Look at our website first to see if what you have is appropriate. Research competitive titles. Tell us why yours is unique, and who you think the market for your book includes. Don't send us fiction or stories about your pet dog."
BABYBUG, 70 East Lake St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60601. P(312) 701-1720. F(312)701-1728. Email: jgillespie-at-caruspub.com. Website: http://www.cricketmag.com. Jenny Gillespie, Submissions Editor. "BABYBUG, the listening and looking magazine for infants and toddlers, is filled with simple stories and rhymes and bright, engaging pictures. Included with every issue is an online parents' guide written by the Erikson Institute's Sally Nurss that contains suggestions to make read-aloud time even more enjoyable. For ages 6 months to 3 years." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 45K. 9 issues/year. Pays 4-6 months after publication. Publishes ms 1-2 years after acceptance. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 6 months. "For a sample, please send a check made out to Carus Publishing for $5.00 to our mailing address; include a large SASE for us to send your magazine. We do not accept foreign checks or cash--if you live outside the U.S., please send an international money order." Subscription $33.95 in the U.S.; Canadian and other foreign subscribers must add $15 per year. Guidelines online at http://www.cricketmag.com under the FAQ.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are always looking for lively, humorous, illustration-friendly short poems and simple stories for our readers." Pays $3/line, $25 minimum for 2-8 lines. Please submit only completed manuscripts. Include cover letter with address and e-mail; "you may detail previous publications or history with Cricket Magazine Group. Include an SASE. No e-mailed submissions."
PHOTOS/ART: "Please see our website FAQ for details on how to submit art samples."
HINTS: "We want child-friendly, fun material--sentimental, gushy material from a parent's/grandparent's perspective is usually looked at with a wary eye. Think about how art would work along with your piece, as Babybug is an illustration-driven magazine."
Bible Advocate, P.O. Box 33677, Denver, CO 80233. Email: bibleadvocate-at-cog7.org. Website: http://www.cog7.org/BA. Sherri Langton, Associate Editor. "A denominational magazine by the Church of God (Seventh Day), founded in 1863. It's geared to help Christians understand and obey God's Word, with articles on Bible doctrine, current social and religious issues, Christian living, Bible topics, textual or biblical book studies, prophecy, and personal experience." 25-30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 13.5K. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys first and electronic rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 4-8 weeks. Sample article at website. Subscription is free. You can obtain guidelines and themes from their website (http://www.cog7.org/BA) or by sending a 9 x 12 self-addressed envelope with three first-class stamps.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We don't have themes for individual issues this year but an overall theme for 2009: Fresh Encounters. Writers can visit the Web site for more info." Pays an honorarium - $25 per printed magazine page, up to $55, depending on published length; $20 for poetry. Feature articles: 800-1200 words, Fillers: 100-400 words, Poetry: 5-20 lines. Submit query or complete ms. with cover letter. "We prefer submissions by e-mail (attachments OK) but will take hard copies as well."
HINTS: "We return most submissions to our magazine because they aren't what we publish -- content, style, etc. That's a common problem of publications, and we're no
different. Please read the guidelines and study the magazine. Also, articles must be in
keeping with the doctrines of the Church of God (Seventh Day). A copy of doctrinal
beliefs is available at http://cog7.org."
The Canadian Organic Grower, 1205 Rte 915, New Horton NB E4H 1W1, Canada. Email: janet-at-cog.ca. Website: http://www.cog.ca. Janet Wallace, Editor. "A quarterly magazine with articles on organic farming and gardening." 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-4 weeks. Sample available online. Subscription $40 CDN. Guidelines online at http://www.cog.ca/magazinecontributors.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "How-to articles on organic farming and gardening; profiles of organic farmers." Pays $200-350 CDN for feature articles of 1400-1800 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Will discuss." Pays $50.
Cineaste, 243 Fifth Avenue, #706, New York, NY 10016. P(212)366-5720. Email: cineaste-at-cineaste.com. Website: http://www.cineaste.com. Gary Crowdus, Editor-in-Chief. "America's leading magazine on the art and politics of the cinema" 30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys First serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 3-4 weeks. Sample available by sending $5 postpaid to the above address. Subscription $20; $30 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at: http://www.cineaste.com/writers-guidelines.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays from $50 (for most reviews) to $100 or more (for feature articles or interviews). Prefer reviews of 1,000 to 1,500 words and features in the range of 3,000 to 4,000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Send photos if you have them; otherwise we take care of obtaining photos." No additional pay.
HINTS: "We are not just a 'film magazine.' Writers should acquaint themselves with our editorial orientation before making submissions or sending proposals."
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