December 15, 2010
Paying Markets And Jobs For December 15th | printable version
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Equipment Journal, 6-5160 Explorer Dr., Mississauga, ON L4W 4T7, Canada. P(416)459-5163. Email: editor-at-equipmentjournal.com. Website: http://www.equipmentjournal.com. Nathan Medcalf, Editor. "Equipment Journal is Canada's heavy equipment newspaper. It features the latest news on the greatest equipment used in the construction, mining, forestry, material handling, and transportation industries." 2% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 23K. Publishes issue every three weeks. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Sample copy available by email at office-at-equipmentjournal.com. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Canadian job application stories." Pays $0.30-$0.40/word for 200-1200 words. Submit query by email to the editor.
PHOTOS/ART: "Please advise at query if photos or art will be included." Payment negotiable.
HINTS: "Do not send anything in print."
FellowScript, Email: submissions-at-inscribe.org. Website: http://www.inscribe.org. Janet Sketchley, Acquisitions Editor. "FellowScript is a Canadian newsletter printed quarterly to provide encouragement, instruction, news and helpful information for the members of InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship." 45% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 150-200. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to one year after acceptance. Buys first or reprint rights, occasionally online rights for a 3-month period. Accepts reprints. Responds in 4 weeks. For a sample copy send a self-addressed 9 x 12 envelope with three first class Canadian stamps plus $3.50 (Canadian or U.S. funds). For mailing address, please email submissions-at-inscribe.org with "sample copy" in the subject line. We cannot mail anything to the United States using US postage. Please send IRC for 100 grams or 3.6 oz. Subscription is included in the $40 Canadian membership fee to join InScribe. Guidelines online at http://www.inscribe.org/FellowScript-guidelines.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We're looking for articles with practical takeaway or useful information, written in conversational style." Pays $0.025/word (CAD) for first rights, $0.015 for reprints, an additional $0.005 for 3 months' electronic rights; 300-500 words is a flat $5, under 300 words paid in one contributor copy. All rates are in Canadian dollars. Email complete ms, as attachment or in the body of the email. Electronic submissions required.
HINTS: "Please read our guidelines. We only publish material about writing, and we don't publish 'one writer's journey' testimonials. Don't be too formal in your style."
The First Line, P.O. Box 250382, Plano, TX 75025-0382. (P)972-824-0646. Email: info-at-thefirstline.com. Website: http://www.thefirstline.com. Robin LaBounty, Manuscript Coordinator. "The purpose of The First Line is to jump-start the imagination, to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place." 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 2K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-4 weeks after acceptance. Rights negotiable. Responds within one week. Subscription $12US, $15 foreign. Guidelines available online at http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "2011 First Lines: Spring 2011: Sam was a loyal employee. (Submissions due February 1, 2011.) Summer 2011: "We need to talk." (Submissions due May 1, 2011.) Fall 2011: Edwin spotted them the moment he stepped off the train. (Submissions due August 1, 2011.) Winter 2011: It had been a long year. (Submissions due November 1, 2011.)" Pays $20 for 300-3000 words. Submit query online.
General Aviation News, P.O. Box 3543, Summerville, SC, 29484. P(888)333-5937. Email: janice-at-generalaviationnews.com. Website: http://www.generalaviationnews.com. Janice Wood, Editor. "Bimonthly publication for pilots and aircraft owners." 20% freelance. Circ. 50K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to a year after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 3 weeks. Sample available by sending email request to kathleen-at-generalaviationnews.com. Subscription $35. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Feature stories." Pays a flat fee for stories and photos (writers are required to supply photos) from $100 to $500; typical payment is $150 for 200-1200 words. Send query or complete ms via email. If sending a complete ms, submit a word document.
PHOTOS/ART: "High resolution digital photos. Photos are part of story fee. We do not buy photos separately."
HINTS: "We prefer to work with writers who are also pilots. An in-depth knowledge of General Aviation is crucial."
Girls' Life Magazine, 4529 Hartford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214. P(410)426-9600. F(410)254-0991. Email: trish-at-girlslife.com. Website: http://www.girlslife.com. Katie Abbondanza, Senior Editor. "First published in 1994, Girls' Life is the No. 1 magazine for 10- to 15-year-old girls. Each issue of GL is packed with the stuff girls crave - real information and advice - on issues pertaining to fashion and beauty, friends, boys, school and life." 35% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 400K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 90 days. Sample available for $7.50 by mail. Subscription $9.95, $19.95 Canada, $59.95 other. Guidelines online at http://www.girlslife.com/page/Writers-Guidelines.aspx.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Original pieces that take fresh views on friends, school, relationship and family issues pertaining to the younger, modern day teen demographic." Pays $100-$1500 for 800-2000 words. Submit query by email to katiea-at-girlslife.com.
PHOTOS/ART: "Photos are rarely supplied by writers." Payment varies.
HINTS: "The biggest mistake many writers make is not familiarizing themselves with our audience beforehand. Typically, the GL reader is part of the younger demographic (think middle school and the early years of high school). She's not driving, applying to college just yet, etc. Also, we only write to girls about girls. The best thing you can do is pick up a copy of our latest issue and flip through the pages to become familiar with the GL lingo and style."
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