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May 16, 2012

Paying Markets And Jobs For May 16th | printable version


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

Lightspeed Magazine, Email: (For queries only. Do not submit manuscripts to this address; use the online submissions form only). Website: John Joseph Adams, Editor/Publisher. "Lightspeed is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. It features all types of science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales. No subject is off-limits, and writers are encouraged to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope." Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-6 months after acceptance. All fiction must be submitted through the online submission system, located at Please do not email submissions to the address above. Buys "First World Rights, for exclusive publication in the English language, for a period limited to six months from first publication. Author further grants the Publisher the right to nonexclusively archive the Work online as long as the Publisher maintains the Lightspeed Magazine website." Accepts some reprints. Responds in 2-5 days. Sample copies available online. Subscription $24. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Lightspeed is seeking original science fiction and fantasy stories of 1500-7500 words. Stories of 5000 words or less are preferred." Pays $0.05/word for original fiction, $0.01/word for reprints for 1000-7500 words. All nonfiction is currently solicited in-house.

Military History, 19300 Promenade Drive, Lansdowne Town Center, Leesburg, VA 20176-6500. P(703)771-9400. F(703)779-8359. Email: Website: Michael Robbins, Editor. "Military History covers all aspects of warfare throughout the sweep of human history." 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 100K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-6 months after acceptance. Buys exclusive rights for one year. Responds immediately to several weeks. For a sample visit a newsstand or contact editor with a relevant query. Subscription $39.95. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $300-$2,000, depending on article/experience. Departments run 700-1,400 words; features run 2,500-4,000 words. Submit query, background and contact information by email.

Native Peoples, 5333 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Email: Website: Daniel Gibson, Editor. "The leading consumer magazine of contemporary American Indian life, dedicated to the sensitive portrayal of the arts and life ways of the Native peoples of the Americas." 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-4 months after acceptance. Buys First North America, web re-use and promotional rights. No reprints. Responds 4-8 weeks. Write for a sample copy. Subscription $19.95, $28 Canada: $28; $40 other. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We generate most ideas in-house, so keep queries short." Pays $0.30/word for 700-3000 words. "Query with 1-3 ideas, noting very briefly publishing history, and if you are Native American."
PHOTOS/ART: Writers not required to provide art but leads/ideas are appreciated. pays $25 (spot) - $250 (cover).
HINTS: "We get pitches for ideas having nothing to do with American Indians, ideas we have recently (within 4 years) covered, and ideas outside of our core topics (all arts and culture, some history, travel)."

Nevada Magazine, 401 N Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701. F(775)687-6159. Email: Website: Matthew B. Brown, Editor; Tony deRonnebeck/Art Director. "Nevada's official tourism publication." 25% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ 140K (which includes sister publications Las Vegas Events & Shows and Nevada Events & Shows). Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Buys first North American rights. Accepts reprints. Response time varies. Subscription $19.95. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Quality Nevada travel stories." Pays $0.25-$0.35/word for 500-1500 words. "Prefer to establish a flat rate with writer, usually $250". Pays $200 for online stories. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: Contact Pays $250 for cover; $25-$250 for interior.
HINTS: "The most common mistake in queries is that the subject is not Nevada and/or doesn't fit our tourism-based magazine."


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