November 03, 2010
Paying Markets And Jobs For November 3rd | printable version
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Southern Illinois University Press, 1915 University Press Drive, SIUC Mail Code 6806, Carbondale, IL 62901. F(618)453-1221. Email: kageff -at- siu.edu. Website: http://www.siupress.com/. Karl Kageff, Editor-in-Chief (American Literature, film, regional studies, rhetoric and composition); Sylvia Frank Rodrigue, Executive Editor (Civil War and Reconstruction history); Kristine Priddy, Acquisitions Editor (theatre, composition, botany. "We are a non-profit, scholarly publisher of works in the humanities and social sciences, including film, theatre and stagecraft, regional and Civil War history, rhetoric, composition, American literature, legal history, aviation, and contemporary poetry. We publish books for scholars and for the general public." Average of 40 new titles published per year. Welcomes new writers. Average first print run is 1K. Advances are offered for general audience book authors. Publishes book approximately 12-18 months after acceptance. Responds within 6-8 weeks. Readers can obtain a catalogue by request online, or electronically for older copies. Guidelines online at http://www.siupress.com/pages/Authors_Proposal.aspx, or by email, fax or mail request.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are especially looking for regional trade and legal history titles at this time." Average advance is $1500; royalties are 10%+ for trade cloth titles and 7% for net trade paperbacks. Manuscripts average 40,000-100,000 words. Submit book proposal, cover letter, and bio by mail with SASE.
HINTS: "Do not submit a complete manuscript unless we ask you to do so. Do not submit a proposal for a book that is outside the subject areas we've listed above. If you are not sure if a book fits our list, email or send a letter briefly describing the project before submitting a proposal."
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 We do not publish any writing or art by adults." 100% freelance.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 info -at- susiemag.com 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."
Tech-Skeptic. Email: tech-skeptic -at- peoplepc.com. Greg Linder, Editor/Publisher. "Soon-to-be-launched webzine seeks content from knowledgeable writers. We will cover the various impacts of information and connectedness technologies. Despite the widely touted wonders of these technologies, there are many downsides. These include (but are not limited to) Internet bullying; scams; hacking of all sorts; addiction; bot servers; identity theft and privacy issues; personal, national, and global security concerns; environmental impacts; commercialization and pending privatization of the Internet; health, education, morality and socialization questions; impact on traditional businesses and the jobs provided by them; and so forth. Our webzine will take a broad-spectrum, ongoing look at these issues and many others. We invite writers to submit original work (no plagiarism or previously published work) for consideration. If you're a thoughtful observer of information technologies - or if you simply see a problem that needs addressing - please submit an article, a query/proposal, or a request for further information to: tech-nostic -at- peoplepc.com. Interior articles (400 to 500 words) will initially pay $25; 'cover stories' (800 to 1,000 words) will pay $50. Payment rates will increase as the site becomes successful. Articles should be well-researched, include all relevant references and resources, and point us toward appropriate graphics. Suggesting and/or researching solutions to info technology-generated problems is a crucial part of each assignment. Please note that we are not currently looking for 'editorials' or opinion pieces. Again, submit materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us in what could be a revolutionary publishing endeavor." Welcomes new writers. Publishes ms within 60 days. Responds within three days. Guidelines available by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles and queries related to the above information." Pays $25-$50 for 400-1000 words. Submit query by email.
HINTS: "Don't be premature in response."
Towing & Recovery Footnotes. 150 Grandby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. (P) 877-219-7734. Email: bcandler -at- dominionenterprises.com. Website http://www.trfootnotes.com. Bill Candler, Editor. "Industry trade journal (tabloid paper) for the towing & recovery Industry featuring automotive/trucking/towing/recovery/repo/highway fed and state law & regulatory issues, business and management info, towing business profiles, technical trucking and towing & recovery info, accident and incidents, highway recovery photos and stories. Also have a popular classified ad section for buying and selling tow trucks, arts, and services." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 18K. Monthly. Pays within six weeks of acceptance. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within one month. Subscription $30. Guidelines available by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Ideas, resume, samples." Pays $150-$600 for 800-2000 words. Submit query by email, with resume, samples attached.
PHOTOS/ART: "Payment only if taken by author; acquiring photos is part of writer's assignment. If stymied, then we take over on photo gathering. This procedure works well for us."
HINTS: "Must show some confidence and interest in mechanical/technical issues and patience in seeking interviews with often difficult to reach subjects (towers are very busy people and often media-shy)"
Valley Business FRONT, 541 Luck Ave., Suite 100, Roanoke VA 24016. P(540)556-8510. Email: dsmith -at- vbfront.com. Website: http://www.vbfront.com. Dan Smith, Editor. 75% freelance. "We are a European-sized (10 x 6 inches), full-color glossy monthly magazine covering businesses and business issues in the western part of Virginia. Founded in Oct. 2008. Our stories run between 500 and 2,000 words and we encourage writers to be photographers, as well. Stories are features in nature with some investigative work. We require good writing that is upbeat, accessible and accurate." Welcomes new writers. "Writers receive written, detailed assignments (complete with phone numbers, background and questions we want answered), deadlines and guidance when needed. We critique each story upon acceptance." Circ. 52K. Monthly. "Deadlines are mid-month, six weeks before publication (March issue would have Jan. 15 deadline)." Pays "mid month when the article is scheduled to be published (if it doesn't run that month, the writer is paid when initially scheduled and in full)." Publishes ms approximately 6 weeks after acceptance. Buys all rights. "We generally allow writers to sell second rights in non-competing publications." No reprints. Responds quickly. Sample articles online. Subscription $36. Guidelines not available. "Look at the magazine and it's easy to determine what we want."
CURRENT NEEDS: "We have no specific current needs that are not being met. We have a stable of about 25 writers we use on a regular or semi-regular basis, but because of the nature of freelance writing, we are always looking for good ones." Pays $50-$200, depending on the difficulty of the assignment, for 500-1,500 words ("most are in the in the 600-word range"). Submit cover letter, bio and clips by email. "If you have a story suggestion, mention it, but almost all of our story ideas are generated in the office."
PHOTOS/ART: "Nothing required, but the writers who take pictures get more assignments. The better the package, the more work." Pays $10-$25 for photos.
HINTS: "Be persistent. Give me a reason to hire you. You need to be a good deal and you need to do quality work. The market is competitive. We like writers, respect writers and treat writers well, always."
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