January 27, 2010
Paying Markets And Jobs For January 27th | printable version
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Poets & Writers Magazine, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004. Email: editor-at-pw.org. Website: http://www.pw.org/magazine. Kevin Larimer, Editor. "The primary source for what creative writers need to know. Along with essays on the literary life and interviews with contemporary writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, the magazine publishes articles with practical applications for both emerging and established writers. In addition, it provides the most comprehensive listing of literary grants and awards, deadlines, and prizewinners available in print." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 60K. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Buys First North American Serial Rights. No reprints. Responds 4-6 weeks. Sample available by email request to email@example.com; sample cost is *$5.95.* Subscription $14.97. Guidelines online at http://www.pw.org/about-us/submission_guidelines.
CURRENT NEEDS: "The Literary Life, The Practical Writer, News & Trends." Pays $150-$300 per article for 500-3000 words. Send query and two clips by email, or by mail with SASE.
PWC (Painting & Wallcovering Contractor) Magazine, 403 Briarwood Road, Wallingford, PA 19086-6502. P (888)590-8942. Email: mchollet-at-paintsquare.com. Website: http://www.paintstore.com. Mary Chollet-Lordan, Editor. 75% freelance. "PWC covers all aspects of the painting and wallcovering contracting industry." Rarely works with new writers unless they have extensive industry experience. Circ. 25+K. Eight issues/year. Pays within 30 days of acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Responds 2 weeks. Sample on request. Subscription $19.95 per annum; free to qualified subscribers. Guidelines not available.
CURRENT NEEDS: We currently have little or no room for any items not on our editorial calendar. See the editorial calendar at the website. Pay starts at $500 for approx. 1,600 words. Submit query or cover letter and bio.
PHOTOS/ART: "PWC does not use freelance illustrators, artists or photographers."
Stone Soup, the magazine by young writers and artists, P.O. Box 83, Santa Cruz, CA 95063. P(831)426-5557. F(831)426-1161. Email: editor-at-stonesoup.com. Website: http://www.stonesoup.com. Ms. Gerry Mandel, Editor (all sections). "Stories, poems, and artwork by children ages 8 to 13. We do not publish any writing or art by adults." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Bimonthly. Pays upon publication. Publishes ms 4 months after acceptance. Samples available at website. Subscription $37; $43 Canada, $49 Other. Guidelines online at http://www.stonesoup.com/stone-soup-contributor-guideline.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Send us stories and poems about the things you feel most strongly about! Whether your work is about imaginary situations or real ones, use your own experiences and observations to give your work depth and a sense of reality. Writing need not be typed, as long as it is legible. If you type your work, please type it double-spaced in a plain, medium-sized font. We can consider writing in languages other than English; include a translation if possible. The maximum length we can publish is about 2500 words; we have no minimum length. It's OK to send more than one piece of writing in the same envelope. Please don't send us work you are also sending to other magazines. Send your work to one magazine at a time." Pays $40. Send copy of complete ms by mail; no SASE.
HINTS: "Please read examples of writing we have published in the past before submitting your work. Examples may be found at the website."
SUSIE Magazine, 10000 Marshall Drive, Lenexa, KS 66215. P(888)81SUSIE. Email: info-at-susiemag.com. Website: http://www.susiemag.com. Susie Shellenberger, Editor. "SUSIE is a general interest magazine for Christian teen girls. Not only do we help girls grow in their faith, but we also explore all the ins and outs of being a teen girl, and all the issues they face. Boys, clothes, friendships, makeup, school...we cover it all." 65% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 25K. Monthly. Pays upon publication. Publishes ms in 5 months. Buys all rights for 5 years; willing to allow writers to resell manuscripts in noncompeting markets. Accepts reprints. Responds in 3 months. For a sample copy e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and request a sample copy. Subscription $23 US, $25 Canada. Email email@example.com to request editorial calendar and guidelines. Not provided online.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Always looking for Christian celebrity interviews. Also, stories of teen girls whom God is using in extraordinary ways." Pays a flat fee, but averages between $0.10-$0.30/word for depending on the subject matter and whether it's a cover story or not. 1500 words. Query preferred via email.
HINTS: "The biggest mistake writers make is not knowing our market. We are a general interest magazine for Christian teen girls, ages 13-18. If it won't appeal to that group then we aren't going to look at it. Know our readers. We aren't Teen Vogue or Seventeen Magazine. But we also aren't all spiritual either. And not everything we cover has to have a life-changing message. So don't over-spiritualize things."
Urban Male Magazine, 131 Bank Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, ON K1P 5N7 Canada. P(613)723-6216. F(613)723-1702. Email: editor-at-umm.ca. Website: http://www.umm.ca. Sheena Benson, Staff Writer. "UMM (Urban Male Magazine) is a unique fashion and lifestyle publication for Canadian men. UMM thrives on successfully filling a niche market by catering to a young, urban male audience between the ages of 18 and 34. UMM is the only magazine for Canadian men. Entertaining, informative and relevant, UMM addresses the wants and needs of its readers by providing articles on fashion, health, fitness, sports, travel, gadgets, music and much more. UMM has something for everyone delivered in an energetic, vibrant, humorous and down to earth manner. Every article, every picture, every celebrity interview is delivered with a true understanding of what drives loyal UMM readers." 65% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 107K. Quarterly. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights. No reprints. Pays 30-45 days after publication. See newsstands in Canada for sample. Subscription US $40 + GST. Guidelines not available.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Humorous pieces. Sex & Relationships. Travel. WE ARE ONLY LOOKING OR CANADIAN CONTENT." Pays $0.20/word for 500-2000 words. Submit query by email. "Once a query is accepted, we will contact the writer and will give specific deadlines."
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