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February 23, 2011

Paying Markets And Jobs For February 23rd | printable version


These markets are NOT recycled guidelines. only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.

Bowling Center Management Magazine, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1506, Chicago, IL 60603. Website: Michael Mazek, Editor. 25% freelance. "The monthly trade magazine for bowling center owners and managers." Welcomes new writers. Circ 6K-10K. Monthly. Pays first week of publication. Publishes ms in 1-3 months. Rights vary. Responds within 2 weeks. Sample available via website. Subscription $50-$75. Guidelines not available.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Feature length stories on emerging trends in bowling. If it helps our readers make more money, we'll strongly consider it." Pays $250 for 800-1000 words. Submit a 1-2 paragraph query by email to:
HINTS: "Often writers will tend to focus on one bowling center, but our audience is interested in trends. And one center does not make for a great trend. Also, bowling centers in general are older facilities, so a story on how a center is celebrating a 40th anniversary or has been family owned for 20+ years is really not uncommon for this industry. Thus, we don't run those types of articles."

Cineaste, 243 Fifth Avenue, #706, New York, NY 10016. P(212)366-5720. Email: Website: 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 $7 postpaid to the above address. Subscription $22; $40 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at
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."

Equally Wed Magazine, 2888 Kimmeridge Drive, Atlanta, GA 30344. P(404)768-8146. Email: Website: Kirsten Ott Palladino, Editor in Chief. "Equally Wed is a same-sex wedding and honeymoon magazine." 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Usually publishes ms within 60 days of acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within a week. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Everything that pertains to same-sex weddings. Every department is open for pitching. Writers don't need to be GLBT to write for any section with the exception of Honeymoons (this department features articles on destinations that are researched for gay-friendliness). However, all Equally Wed writers must be in full support and understanding of marriage equality, as well as the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples planning their weddings."Pays $50-$500. Pitch ideas via e-mail."
HINTS: Common mistakes include, "writers pitching stories for brides and grooms marrying each other. We're a gay magazine! But seriously, we need professional writers who completely embrace marriage equality and understand the ins and outs of same-sex weddings, how they're different from straight weddings and how they're not. We need writers to come up with new ideas of what's not been covered in other wedding magazines, and how we can further help gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples plan their nuptials."

FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, 50 N. Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074-1091. P(440)775-8408. F(440)775-8124. Email: Website: David Young, Editor. 60% freelance. "Since 1969, FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics has been celebrated as one of the most stimulating poetry journals. FIELD regularly publishes the liveliest American poets, such as Mark Irwin, Anna Journey AND Dennis Schmitz. Many contributors to each issue are new to the magazine and are very often poets who have yet to publish a first book. Being firmly committed to an international sense of the poetry scene, FIELD also features translations. Fall issues are prized for their symposia on the work of a featured poet , most recently Philip Levine and Richard Wilbur . Spring issues include essay-length reviews by the editors and invited critics." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1200. Bi-annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-5 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 6-8 weeks. Sample $8, payable to Oberlin College Press. Subscription $16; $20 Canada; $25 other. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Three to five of (your) best poems." Accepts electronic submissions or send cover letter with brief bio, 3 - 5 poems, and a SASE. Editors do not read submissions during June and July. Pays $15/page.

German Life, 1068 National Highway, LaVale, MD 21502. P(301)729-6190. F(301)729-1720. Email: Website:
CURRENT NEEDS: "Queries." Pay for features starts at $350 for 1200-1500 words. Submit cover letter and query or complete ms by email or by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: "Images are required with text. Payment is for text and images unless other arrangements are made with editor."
HINTS: "Articles must have a strong connection to the German-speaking countries or German America. Please do not submit queries for articles that do not have a connection. Remember, German Life is a niche publication, not mass market."


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