October 12, 2011
Paying Markets And Jobs For October 12th | printable version
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Abilities, 340 College St. Suite 270, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 3A9, Canada. Email: jennifer-at-abilities.ca. Website: http://www.abilities.ca. 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 issues/articles are online at www.abilities.ca. Guidelines online at http://www.abilities.ca/writer_guidelines.
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.
Bike Monkey Magazine, P.O. Box 5318, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. Website: http://www.bikemonkey.net. Carlos Perez, Publisher. Greg Fisher, Editor. "Bike Monkey Magazine seeks to tell the story of cycling, regardless of discipline or demographic. If it rolls on two wheels and has heart, it's a tale we'd like to tell." 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9200. Quarterly. Responds in one week. "Send us a story pitch and writing example/blog. If we're interested, we'll send along a sample copy." Subscription $14 (US); Int'l available upon request. Guidelines available upon request to submissions-at-bikemonkey.net.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Engaging stories that have a human element; travel stories that go beyond a simple itinerary and hostel review; humor; fresh perspective; no more writers trying to act like Hunter S. Thompson." Pays $0.15/word for 1250-3000 words. "Send a query with an outline and/or a sample of your work. From there we can bounce back and forth on ideas."
PHOTOS/ART: "Contact our art director, please." Payment varies.
HINTS: "Please think about your story pitch before giving it to us. Ask yourself 'and then what?' to each of your ideas. When asked what he thought about the America song 'On A Horse With No Name,' Tom Waits said 'A horse with no name? I want to hear about the guy who went through the desert on a horse with no legs.' That's not a terrible way to describe what we'd like to get from writers. We feel like we see a lot of the same stories reprinted every few years with different proper nouns and authors. We'd be excited to see something fresh and new about cycling that really comes from the heart. Tough duty, we know."
Scottish Home and Country, 42 Heriot Row, Edinburgh EH3 6ES, Scotland. P(0131)225-1724. F(0131)225-8129. Email: magazine-at-swri.demon.co.uk. Website: http://www.swri.org.uk. "Monthly magazine of the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes (SWRI). Contains info for SWRI members and general features on a variety of subjects, including health, cookery, crafts, women's issues, rural issues, travel, and general interest. Short stories also included." Liz Ferguson, Editor. Freelance amount varies. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by "Cheque for £1.65 to SWRI, 42 Heriot Row, Edinburgh EH3 6ES, Scotland." Subscription £19.70 UK, £29.00 foreign. Guidelines available by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: Pays £50 for 500-1000 words.
PHOTOS/ART: "High res jpegs or hard copy. Photographs not paid for separately."
Water Environment & Technology- THIS PUBLISHER REQUESTED THEIR MARKET LISTING BE REMOVED ON 11/18/11
The Writer, Kalmbach Publishing Co., 21027 Crossroads Circle, Waukesha, WI 53187. (P) 262-796-8776. (F) 262-798-6468. Email: queries-at-writermag.com. Website: http://www.writermag.com. Jeff Reich, Editor-in-Chief; 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. Buys first NA rights and non-exclusive electronic rights. Accepts reprints. Usually 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 $40-$400 for 200-3400 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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