February 08, 2012
Paying Markets And Jobs For February 8th | printable version
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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 within three weeks. "Send us a story pitch and writing example/blog. If we're interested, we'll send along a sample copy." Subscription $18 (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."
DIALOGUE, P.O. Box 5181, Salem, OR 97304. (P)503-581-4224. F(503)581-0178. Email: magazine-at-blindskills.com. Website: http://www.blindskills.com. B.T. Kimbrough, Editor. "Dialogue is an international news magazine written by and for people who are experiencing vision loss or who are blind. It is published by the nonprofit organization Blindskills Inc. based in Oregon. The magazine's purpose is to encourage and facilitate independent living. It provides a wealth of useful information and hints to make life easier. Many topics are covered including finding transportation, starting a career, managing illness, traveling, participating in sports, accessing computers, and adapting the home environment. Dialogue reviews low vision aids and devices, provides tips on coping with vision loss, and interviews professionals in the field." 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 6 months of acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email request. Subscription $35, $20 for digital version. Guidelines available at http://www.blindskills.com.com/submit.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "DIALOGUE is seeking submissions that address specific topics related to living successfully with sight loss. Articles that address adjusting to vision impairment, provide strategies for participating in family, career and educational pursuits, detail adaptations for sports, hobby, travel or volunteer activities, and identify solutions for everyday challenges faced by people who have vision impairments are welcome. DIALOGUE also is interested in descriptions of workable solutions for operating appliances and other visually-oriented devices; experiences with conducting business online; reviews of new or improved accessible software and hardware; explanations of innovative communication strategies utilized by people who are deaf-blind; safety tips for blind and visually impaired travelers; inspirational accounts of educational pursuits such as study abroad, internships and mentoring programs; and stories of blind and deaf-blind people engaged in challenging, intriguing or unusual careers. We're also interested in people who are blind or visually impaired involved in adapted sports such as goalball, tandem cycling and martial arts; fitness programs such as aerobics, yoga and dance; and crafts such as woodworking, knitting and crocheting. Articles on topics related to dating, relationships and family; daily living, cooking and household management; and examples of people with vision loss developing a positive attitude, setting goals and planning for the future are of strong interest to us. Short humorous anecdotes related to living with vision impairment are welcome, as are personality profiles of interest to newly blind and other visually impaired people, examples of career, education and leisure experiences, and descriptions of technological solutions, coping strategies and helpful resources. Material that is religious, political, or that contains explicit descriptions of sex is not accepted." Pays $15-$50 for 200-1000 words. Submit query by email. "Please accompany manuscripts with a cover letter that includes your mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Manuscripts in printed form are acceptable, though electronic submissions are preferred. Blindskills, Inc. cannot be responsible for manuscripts lost in the mail. Writers are therefore advised to retain a copy of each submission."
HINTS: "Some writers who have never experienced vision limitations overreact to the situation. Blindness is a significant circumstance, not an illness."
Faith Today, MIP Box 3745, Markham, ON L3R 0Y4, Canada. P(905)479-5885, ext. 241. Email: editor-at-faithtoday.ca. Website: http://www.faithtoday.ca. Bill Fledderus, Senior Editor. 80% freelance. "Canada's main interdenominational, general-interest magazine for Christians. Motto: To connect, equip and inform evangelical Christians in Canada. Published by The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada." Occasionally works with new writers. Circ. 20K. 6 issues/year. Pays 45 days after acceptance. Publishes ms 2 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 3 weeks. Sample by sending SASE with int'l reply coupon (IRC) or cheque (USA postage is no good). Sample copy at http://www.faithtoday.ca/digitalsample. Subscription to a US address is $35.99 (CDN); to a foreign address is $41.99 (CDN). Special subscription rates available at their website. Guidelines online at http://www.faithtoday.ca/writers.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Short profiles and news stories (300 words) with a Canadian connection." Pays $0.20-$0.25 (CDN) per word for 150-2000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Stock photos, non-traditional religious; occasionally we commission art to accompany feature articles that discuss concepts such as justice, hypocrisy, religious devotion, etc." Pays $20-$250 (CDN).
HINTS: "What annoys us most is receiving generic 'Christian living' articles from U.S.-based writers who have made no effort to tailor their work to the Canadian audience (e.g. by incorporating Canadian statistics or interviewing Canadians)."
The First Line, P.O. Box 250382, Plano, TX 75025-0382. P(972)824-0646. Email: info-at-thefirstline.com. Website: http://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. . Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approx. 1 month after acceptance. Buys all rights for 2 years only. No reprints. Responds to queries in 1 week. Sample online at http://www.thefirstline.com/subscribe.htm. Subscription [$15]; $15 Canada/Mexico; $25 other, E-sub $5. Guidelines online at http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: See guidelines. Pays $30/stories of 300-3000 words; $20/essays of 400-800 words. Submit complete manuscript per their guidelines.
HINTS: "Common mistakes are not reading our guidelines. Advice: Write with honesty. Enjoy what you do. Have fun. [Here are the sentences for next year. 2012 First Lines: Spring: "There are a few things you need to know before we start." Due date: February 1, 2012 Summer: Rachel's first trip to England didn't go as planned. Due date: May 1, 2012 Fall: A light snow was falling as Charlie Reardon left the diner and made his way down Madison Street. Due date: August 1, 2012 Winter: Sometimes, when it's quiet, I can remember what my life was like before moving to Cedar Springs. Due date: November 1, 2012].
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