May 05, 2010
Paying Markets And Jobs For May 5th | printable version
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Lost Treasure Magazine, Treasure Cache/Treasure Facts, P.O. Box 451589, Grove, OK 74345. P(918)786-2182. F(918)786-2192. Email: managingeditor-at-losttreasure.com. Website: http://www.losttreasure.com. Carla Banning, Managing Editor. "Lost Treasure, Inc. reviews manuscript submissions for three treasure magazines as follows: 1) Lost Treasure, a monthly publication, accepts lost treasure, folklore, personal adventure stories; legends; and how-to articles for treasure hunters and metal detector≠ users; personal adventure stories when accompanied by a sidebar consisting of a how-to lesson or tips (hunting, research, technique, etc., related to the story); who's who features (by query only) and miscellaneous how-to tips. 2) Treasure Cache, an annual publication, accepts only documented treasure cache stories with a sidebar from the author telling the reader how to search for the cache highlighted in the story. 3) Treasure Facts, an annual publication, accepts photos and how-to articles which include tried and true tips and techniques, from some of the world's most experienced treasure hunters, to help make your treasure hunt a success." 60% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Lost Treasure - Monthly; Treasure Cache/Treasure Facts - Annual. Pays on the 15th of the publication month. Publishes ms from 2 weeks to a year after acceptance. Buys all rights No reprints. Responds 2-3 weeks. Back issues can be purchased from website. Subscription $33.95; $48.95 Canada. Guidelines at website. Guidelines online at http://www.losttreasure.com/contact.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Original stories with photos, maps, and documentation are what we want! No rehashes of well known treasure stories; no articles that have been submitted or already published in any other treasure hunting forums. Contact editors for current editorial plan." Pays $0.04/word. Querying is required for Treasure Cache but not for Lost Treasure. Contact editors for more detailed submission information.
PHOTOS/ART: "Cover Photos - Accepted with or without accompanying story. Only vertical shots are accepted. Article Photos - Color photos, taken or scanned in .JPEG or .tiff format at 300 DPI, must be included on the disk or CD, or within or as an attachment to an e-mail. No Polaroid shots accepted. All photos must have sharp focus with good contrast." Pays $5 for photos published with story in the magazine, $100 for cover shots published.
HINTS: See more info. and 2010/11 editorial calendar here:
Massage & Bodywork magazine, 25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200, Golden, CO 80401. P(800)458-2267. Email: editor-at-abmp.com. Website and digital issues - http://www.Massageandbodywork.com. Leslie A. Young, Editor. "Massage & Bodywork is a bimonthly journal that speaks to massage therapists, bodyworkers, and somatic professionals. The magazine focuses on in-depth articles that fuel MTs' practices and enhance their professional success." 75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 90K. Bi-monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 4-6 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 60 days. Sample available on newsstands. Subscription $26. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: Most of our articles come from those who are experts in this field. It's very difficult for general freelancers to produce acceptable, relevant features. Queries. Pays $250 for 3500 words. Please queries via e-mail.
HINTS: "Writers commonly don't research the magazine to see what our philosophy is and what we've covered in the past year. They pitch features that are appropriate for consumer publications, but not for a magazine specifically for massage therapists. Click on our digital magazines on www.massageandbodywork.com to do your research."
Native Peoples, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite C 224, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Email: dgibson-at-nativepeoples.com. Website: http://www.nativepeoples.com. Daniel Gibson, Editor. "Focuses on the arts and lifeways of the Native peoples of the Americas, with an emphasis on North America, running from historical pieces to articles on business, the environment, food, travel destinations, books, film, music, as well as all other forms of traditional and contemporary arts and crafts." 65% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Bi-monthly. Pays upon publication. Publishes ms approx. 3 months after acceptance. Buys First North American periodical rights, plus promotional and limited reprint/web uses. Responds 6-8 weeks. Subscription $19.95. Guidelines online at http://www.nativepeoples.com/about/editorial.php.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $0.25-$0.40 cents per word for 800-3000 words. "Brief queries via email, noting qualifications of the writer--most ideas are generated in house so do not go to extraordinary lengths on the queries."
PHOTOS/ART: "All stories require high quality images; writer not responsible for providing but suggestions/leads appreciated." Pay varies according to size; story subjects often help provide at no fee.
HINTS: "Read the magazine so you are familiar with style and previous topics covered."
Now What?, P. O. Box 33677, Denver, CO 80233. Email: nowwhat-at-cog7.org. Website: http://nowwhat.cog7.org. Sherri Langton, Associate Editor. "Now What? is an e-zine aimed at the unchurched that addresses their ìfelt needs.î Each issue centers on a personal experience and sometimes has objective articles related to the topic. Stories show an individual's struggle that either led him to faith in Christ or deepened his relationship with God." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays upon publication. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys first, reprint, electronic, and one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 4-10 weeks. Guidelines online at http://nowwhat.cog7.org/InfoPage/Send_Us_Your_Story.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We have no particular topics we're looking for right now. We've had many stories on bad marriages, miscarriages, and poor health issues, so about any other topic is fair game." Pays $25-$55 for 1000-1500 words. Submit complete ms by e-mail (attachments OK).
HINTS: "Many writers don't give us enough emotion/depth in their stories and rely on telling instead of showing. The reader needs to get inside your head and inside the situation to experience your struggle."
Oregon Quarterly, 5228 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5228. Website: http://www.OregonQuarterly.com. Ross West, Managing Editor. "Oregon Quarterly is the successor to Old Oregon, the University of Oregon's alumni magazine founded in 1919. Although our 100,000 readers consist predominantly of UO alumni, our editorial approach has evolved in the past few years from a traditional alumni magazine to a regional magazine of ideas. To highlight this change, we now describe ourselves as 'The Northwest Perspective from the University of Oregon.' Unlike a traditional alumni magazine, the majority of our features are not about the UO as such. Instead, we generally address topics of state and regional interest (ideas, issues, and personalities) using the resources of UO faculty and alumni. The UO benefits from its involvement in these stories, not as their subject matter. Our goal is to reach a broad, well-educated regional audience, whether or not they have ties to the UO. As a magazine, we want to be recognized for the quality of our writing. Good magazine stories should have shape and depth. They are closer in conception and execution to a thoughtful essay than to a newspaper feature. They should involve the reader, awaken the imagination. They require some effort to write, but they are much more a pleasure to read. Most of our stories are contributed by freelancers. If the topic has a contemporary regional interest, and if UO involvement can be demonstrated (through faculty or alumni participation), we'd like to hear about it. We prefer a brief query letter (with SASE) that show the flavor of the proposed article and your writing style. Submit clips that demonstrate your ability. If you don't have a story idea but would like to be considered for assignments, submit clips with a cover letter explaining your interests and experience. We invite queries for features and UO alumni profiles. Our features generally run 1,500¨3,000 words; short subjects run about 400¨1,000 words. Pay varies depending on subject matter and writer's experience. We generally follow the Chicago Manual of Style." 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 100K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms approx. six weeks after acceptance. Buys first North American serial rights plus web publishing/archiving rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds "quite quickly usually, sometimes slower." Sample articles available online. Subscription $30; $40 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at http://oregonquarterly.com/html/guidelines.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Solid pitches for great stories that fit with our editorial focus. We invite queries for features and UO alumni profiles. Our features generally run 1,500--3,000 words; short subjects run about 400-¨1,200 words. Pay varies depending on subject matter and writer's experience, with department stories usually ranging from $200-$500 and features significantly more. We pay on acceptance (after requested
revisions), plus reasonable expenses (with receipts), provided they are cleared by us in advance. For contracted stories we do not accept, we pay a kill fee of 20 percent the contracted amount. We generally follow the Chicago Manual of Style." Submit query with cover letter and bio by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: "All stories must be illustrated in some way. We often rely on writers, since they are in most direct contact with subjects, to investigate photo possibilities. It is a plus if you can shoot the story for us." Pays $175-$1500.
HINTS: "Main mistake is--prepare to be shocked--not reading the magazine to find out what we print. Another mistake is writers we have not worked with before sending sloppy, unimpressive queries. Writers often want to break in with features -- it is much more likely to break in with us on a department story. Wow us with your department story and we will have the beginnings of what might be a mutually beneficial relationship."
Paste Magazine--Signs of Life in Music, Film and Culture, P.O. Box 1606, Decatur, GA 30031, 619 E. College Ave., Suite E, Decatur, GA 30030. P(404)207-1200. Email: editor-at-pastemagazine.com. Website: http://www.pastemagazine.com. Nick Marino (front-of-book, features); Rachel Dovey (new-music and reissue reviews); Michael Saba (film and DVD reviews); Rachael Maddux (Best of What's Next); Charles McNair (books); Jason Killingsworth (games); Austin L. Ray (Web). 75% freelance. Welcome new writers. Circ. 205,000. Monthly. Pays after publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds up to 1 month. Samples on newsstand. Subscription $19.95. Guidelines online at http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/article/81/contributor_information.
CURRENT NEEDS: Pays $0.25/word for 100-5,000 words. Query by email.
HINTS: "Bring us a great story that we would have never found on our own."
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