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March 02, 2011

Paying Markets And Jobs For March 2nd | printable version


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

Abilities, 340 College St. Suite 401, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 3A9, Canada. Email: jennifer -at- Website: Jennifer Rivkin, Managing Editor. "Abilities, Canada's lifestyle magazine for people with disabilities, features articles on a multitude of lifestyle topics. It seeks to provide information, inspiration, and opportunity to learn about Canadian resources that facilitate independence and self-empowerment." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 20K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance of final draft. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first-time serial and non-exclusive electronic rights. Responds 2 months. Sample copy available by email request. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles of 800-2,000 words. Informational, self-help and how-to articles; profiles; and interviews. Topics include health, technology, careers, relationships, parenting, education, sports, travel, social issues and more." Pays flat fee of $25-$300. Submit query by email.

AVID Magazine, 520 Maryville Centre Drive, Suite 220, St. Louis, MO 63141. Email: info -at- Website: Dan Michel, Editor-in-Chief. "AVID Magazine is St. Louis' irreplaceable resource for golf and the lifestyle that comes with it. Every issue has local and national golf stories, the newest entertainment, the coolest gear, and the most stylish clothes the city has to offer. AVID's smart features and bold design make it a staple for the modern St. Louis gentleman." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers with two years' experience. Circ. 25K. Monthly beginning May 2011. Pays within 15 days of publication. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. Buys print and online rights. Responds within 30 days. Sample copies available by email. Subscription $40. Guidelines available once query is approved.
CURRENT NEEDS: "All that's required is a strong, researched pitch with an angle that's relevant to the St. Louis audience and the reporting skills and experience to execute it. We work on a flat fee, but each fee is determined on a case-by-case basis." Pays $100-$500 for 250-3000+ words. "Email a researched story pitch along with a resume and other clips to: info -at-"
PHOTOS/ART: "Case-by-case basis. However, every story has at least one art element."
HINTS: "The most common mistake is when writers contact me wanting assignments without bringing anything to the table. Every writer should bring more than just clips and a resume. The best way to get an assignment is to have knowledge of the magazine and the St. Louis audience and to pitch a story based on that knowledge."

Bible Advocate, P.O. Box 33677, Denver, CO 80233. Email: bibleadvocate -at- Website: Sherri Langton, Associate Editor. "A denominational magazine by the Church of God (Seventh Day), founded in 1863. It's geared to help Christians understand and obey God's Word, with articles on Bible doctrine, current social and religious issues, Christian living, Bible topics, textual or biblical book studies, prophecy, and personal experience." 25-30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys first and electronic rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 6-10 weeks. Sample article at website. Subscription is free. You can obtain guidelines and themes from their website or by sending a 9 x 12 self-addressed envelope with three first-class stamps.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Theme for 2011: One Bible - One Faith - No Fear. See our site for sub-themes for each issue." Pays an honorarium - $25 per printed magazine page, up to $55, depending on published length; $20 for poetry. Feature articles: 800-1200 words, Fillers: 100-400 words, Poetry: 5-20 lines. Submit query or complete ms. with cover letter. "We prefer submissions by e-mail (attachments OK) but will take hard copies as well."
HINTS: "We return most submissions to our magazine because they aren't what we publish -- content, style, etc. Please read the guidelines and study the magazine. Also, articles must be in keeping with the doctrines of the Church of God (Seventh Day). No Christmas or Easter pieces. A copy of doctrinal beliefs is available at"


The Writer, Kalmbach Publishing Co., 21027 Crossroads Circle, Waukesha, WI 53187. (P) 262-796-8776. (F) 262-798-6468. Email: queries -at- Website: Ronald Kovach, Senior Editor. "We provide advice and inspiration for today's writer, with a strong emphasis on craft articles about fiction and nonfiction writing. We also provide a good deal of information about freelance writing, new publishing, and self-marketing." Nearly 100% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 30K Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishing time of ms varies. Buts first NA rights and non-exclusive electronic rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within 2 months. Subscription $32.95US, $44.95 foreign. Guidelines available online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Craft articles and step by step articles on some aspect of fiction and nonfiction writing from well-published writers; Off the Cuff casual essays about writing; Market Focus articles; general articles about some fresh aspect of freelance writing; author-interview articles; short pieces for our Take Note column." Pays $50-$400 for 1650-3400 words. Submit query by email.
HINTS: "Nothing original in this advice but it still holds: Be sure you're familiar with our publication before you query, and submit a good query on a fresh topic. All of our articles, including the Off the Cuff essays, seek to provide some measure of instruction/advice/take-away benefits to a national audience of writers. Too much navel-gazing in essays won't cut it. Also, re our author interviews, these are not like general newspaper interviews; we are much more focused on specific questions of craft."


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