July 04, 2012
Paying Markets And Jobs For July 4th | printable version
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Freelance Market News, 8-10 Dutton Street, Manchester, M3 1LE United Kingdom. P(0161)819 9919. F(0161)819 2842. Email: fmn-at-writersbureau.com. Website: http://www.freelancemarketnews.com. Angela Cox, Editor. 25% freelance. "Provides details of markets for freelance writers plus competition news, editorial changes, a monthly article on writing-related topics plus letters page and readers' competition with £50 prize." Welcomes new writers. Monthly (except for July). Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys one-time print rights. Responds less than one month. Sample on request. Subscription £29. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Details of paying markets (50-200 words) or articles (700-1400 words) on various aspects of writing professionally." Pays £40 per 1000 words for market notes and £50 per 1000 words for articles. Submit complete ms by email or by mail with SASE/IRC.
HINTS: "If you send us market notes they must not be 'lifted' from another publication! They must include the editor's name, the publication's requirements and how much they pay. We do not want details of markets that do not pay. For articles, bear in mind that all our readers are also writers so don't state the obvious or give facts that are too basic."
GrandStrandBoomers.com, Pittsburgh Better Times and Western PA Hospital Journal, 340 Francyne Court, NE, Atlanta, GA 30328-5233. Email: writer-at-danielcasciato.com. Website: http://www.grandstrandboomers.com. Harvey Kart, Publisher. "Grand Strand Boomers is a lifestyle online publication for the baby boomers who work, live and play in the Grand Strand region of South Carolina." Sister publications are Pittsburgh Better Times and Western PA Hospital Journal. 30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Weekly. Pays 45 days after publication. Publishes ms 2-3 weeks after acceptance. Responds 2-3 weeks. Writers retain all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within 2 weeks. Sample copy available online. Guidelines available by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Looking for profile ideas on baby boomers who live/work in the Grand Strand area. Articles will be assigned." Pays $50-$75 for 400-700 words.
PHOTOS/ART: "Photos/Images are to be requested from the source. 300 dpi."
HINTS: "We are a start-up publication, backed by a 25-year publishing company. Review articles written in our other publications, Western PA Hospital News and Pitssburgh Better Times for a sense of the writing style we prefer. For Grand Strand Boomers, we are seeking human interest pieces on baby boomers in the Grand Strand area of Myrtle Beach."
GRIT Magazine, 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609-1256. P(785)274-4300. F(785)274-4305. Email: cregan-at-grit.com. Website: http://www.Grit.com. Caleb Regan, Managing Editor. "GRIT is a nationally distributed bi-monthly magazine with a circulation of approximately 150,000 through subscriptions and newsstand distribution. GRIT celebrates the intergenerational bonds among those who live on the land with spirit and style - a legacy of self-sufficiency, audacious ingenuity and pragmatic problem solving that gave this country its backbone and continues to shape its unique character." 75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to one year after acceptance. Buys SHARED non-exclusive rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds within 3 months. Sample copy available for $6 by mail. Subscription $19.95. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We do not accept fiction or poetry submissions. Articles are assigned. Send queries via email to Caleb Regan, cregan-at-grit.com, with Query and article title in the subject line." Pays $75-$750 for 500-1500 words.
PHOTOS/ART: "Freelance photographers are contacted via an e-mail callout that lists specific topics for an issue. Please send low-resolution images, links to lightboxes, or contact sheets via email in response to a specific callout. To be added to the callout list, please email Caleb Regan, cregan-at-grit.com."
HINTS: "DO NOT try to write for GRIT if you know nothing about rural life, gardening or urban farming. We intend to be an authoritative and sometimes playful voice for rural lifestyle farmers and country or small-town dwellers, and we require our writers to be informed about that way of life."
KALEIDOSCOPE: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literature and the Fine Arts, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311-1019. P(330)762-9755. F(330)762-0912. Email: mshiplett-at-udsakron.org. Website: http://www.udsakron.org. Gail Willmott, Editor. "Kaleidoscope is recognized as a leader in the field of disability studies for its exploration of the experience of disability through literature and the fine arts. It presents works that challenge stereotypical perceptions by offering balanced, realistic portrayals of people with disabilities. Each issue features a variety of thematically related material expressing the experiences of disability from the perspective of individuals, families, friends, educators and healthcare professionals among others." 85% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1000. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-36 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within six months. Sample copy available by phone. Subscription $12.50, $19.50 foreign. Guidelines available here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Fiction, poetry, personal essays and artist profiles that relate to our upcoming themes: Appreciating the small/simple moments in life (July 2012); Disability in the midst of relationships with significant others (January 2013)." Pays $10/poem, $25/prose, and $50-$75 art feature with images. Submit query via email or with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: "Any art submitted digitally must be in a high-resolution (minimum of 300 dpi) .tif format converted to CMYK (we cannot guarantee color accuracy of RGB files) or grayscale to ensure the best print quality."
HINTS: "Many people make the mistake of not being attentive to the concept of our magazine. We explore the experience of disability through the lens of literature and the fine arts. (We are not a medical/rehabilitation/clinical magazine.) We avoid work that is sentimental or patronizing and we look for submissions that are well-crafted, thought-provoking work with character development and depth."
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