July 25, 2012
Paying Markets And Jobs For July 25th | printable version
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Good Old Boat Magazine, 7340 Niagara Lane N, Maple Grove, MN 55311-2655. P(701)952-9433. Email: Karen-at-goodoldboat.com. Website: http://www.goodoldboat.com. Karen Larson, Founding Editor. "Good Old Boat magazine focuses on maintaining, upgrading, and loving fiberglass cruising sailboats built in the 1950s, '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s, as well as those built in the new century. Readers see themselves as a part of a community of sailors who share similar maintenance and replacement concerns not generally addressed in the other sailing publications. Our readers do much of the writing about projects they have done on their boats and the joy they receive from sailing them." 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 30K. Bimonthly. Pays one month before publication. Publishes ms within one year of acceptance. Buys first NA rights. No reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample free for download from website. Subscription $39.95. Guidelines online at http://www.goodoldboat.com/writers_guidelines/.
CURRENT NEEDS: See guidelines. Pays $100-$700 for 1000-5000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "We pay for cover photos. All other photos are included with submitted articles."
HINTS: "The writer/sailor must be familiar with our magazine and have something worth writing about that fits our content. I just received an annoying request from an individual whose only mission, apparently, is to be published and to receive payment for that. In his self-centered approach he never considered the needs of our readers and made it clear that he has no grasp of our publication or its purpose: 'My name is XYZ and I saw your website www.goodoldboat.com. I wanted to know, could I write about boats for your website? I am a talented writer. I hope to hear back from you. My e-mail is XYZ.' I wondered if he even realized that we publish a magazine. I replied: This might be useful to you: http://www.goodoldboat.com/writers_guidelines. Also familiarity with our magazine is very important. Once you understand the kind of articles we publish, you're in a better position to suggest article content that fits us. His response was so singularly off-base that I did not bother to reply (and that is not like me): 'Are you looking for around 1,500 words? And, how much could I make with the article?'"
Hachai Publishing, 527 Empire Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11225. P(718)633-0100. Email: info-at-hachai.com. Website: http://www.hachai.com. Attn: Devorah Rosenfeld. "Hachai Publishing is dedicated to producing high quality children's literature with Jewish themes. Our books promote kindness and charity, and teach Jewish history and tradition. We feature the work of exciting new authors and artists to create books that you and your child can enjoy over and over again." Publishes 7 titles/year. Welcomes new writers. Average size of first print run 4000. No upfront fees. Does not pay advances. Publishes ms 1-2 years after acceptance. Responds within four weeks. Catalog available online.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Picture books." Pays flat fee. Submit query with full ms by email without attachments.
PHOTOS/ART: "Illustration, no photos. Copies, no originals. Or send an email." Payment varies.
HINTS: "Please check the type of books we publish. We publish children's picture books for the Judaica market."
HeartLand Boating, 319 N. 4th St., Suite 650, St. Louis, MO 63102. P(314)241-4310. F(314)241-4207. Website: http://www.heartlandboating.com. Brad Kovach, Editor. "Focuses on inland freshwater boating in the heartland: From Great Lakes to Gulf of Mexico, and Pittsburgh to Tulsa. By Boaters, For Boaters." Welcomes new writers. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months of acceptance. Buys first NA and electronic rights. Accepts reprints. Response time varies. Sample articles at website. Subscription $16. Guidelines online at http://www.heartlandboating.com/writeforus.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Read our magazine to see how we cover our area, and what has been done recently." Pays $40-$200. Submit query with bio by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "All stories must be accompanied by a good selection of photos. Pictures should be jpg format, and each one at least as large as 1MB. Required as part of submission. No extra payment."
HINTS: "Please read the magazine first, and query, to avoid duplication of topics. New twists on perennial themes are welcome, of course."
Lake Superior Magazine. P(218)722-5002. F(218)722-4096. Email: edit-at-lakesuperior.com. Website: http://www.LakeSuperior.com. Konnie LeMay, Editor. "We are a regional magazine with an editorial focus on the Lake Superior watershed - covering environment, lifestyle, maritime, and just about everything else you can think of in our Big Lake neighborhood. We cover the lakeshore areas of the three states - Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin - and the province - Ontario - making us an international publication." 60% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 20K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first NA rights. No reprints. Responds within three months. Subscription $24. Guidelines online at http://www.lakesuperior.com/articles/editorial-guidelines.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We pay depending on story. Our features range from $200 to $350 for words, additional for photography. Features run 1200-2500 words." Submit query by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: "If you take photos, great. Otherwise we will get needed photography." Pays $50 per image inside; $150 covers.
HINTS: "We only cover the Lake Superior region and our readers are familiar with the Lake, so we don't need stories about other locations or about the basics of Lake Superior."
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