September 19, 2012
Paying Markets And Jobs For September 19th | printable version
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Recreation News, Editorial Office, 204 Greenwood Road, Linthicum, MD 21093. P(410)944-4852. Email: editor-at-recreationnews.com. Website: http://www.recreationnews.com. Marvin Bond, Editor. 90% freelance. A monthly tabloid on recreation, travel and entertainment in the Mid Atlantic states, reaching 250K federal and corporate employees. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes manuscript 1-3 months after acceptance. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds 30 to 90 days. Sample by email, mail or online. Subscription $15. Guidelines online at http://www.recreationnews.com/#guidlines
CURRENT NEEDS: "Do not submit anything until you review our Writer's Guidelines" on website. Pays flat fee of $100-$300 for 600-1,000 words. Only accepts stories about Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.
PHOTOS/ART: "Prefer digital at 200 dpi. Quality photos are essential."
HINTS: "Strong regional focus. Common mistakes include submitting stories too long, inappropriate content, or too far out of our region. Looking for destination stories with specifics of where to go and what to do; leisure and recreation. No 'how-tos', no first person. Let us know your specific area of interest and experience. Don't say, 'I can write anything about anywhere.'"
SmartCEO Magazine, 2700 Lighthouse Point East, Suite 220A, Baltimore, MD 21224. P(410)342-9510. Email: editorial-at-smartceo.com. Website: http://www.smartceo.com. Jeanine Clingenpeel, Editor. "SmartCEO is a regional 'growing company' publication. We are not news; we are a resource full of smart ideas to help educate and inspire decision-makers. Each issue includes features, interviews, case studies, columns and other departments designed to help this region's CEOs face the daily challenge of running a business." 15% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 1-4 weeks. Sample copy available by email request. Subscription $49.95. Guidelines available by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are seeking experienced business feature writers for cover stories and Q&A profiles (Quick Takes). We also use freelance writers to compile profiles of SmartCEO award winners based on content provided in their nominations." Pays flat fees: Features - $1000; Quick Takes - $150; Awards Content - $400-$800. Submit query by email.
HINTS: "SmartCEO rarely accepts unsolicited pitches. We prefer to find freelancers whose experience matches our needs and assign articles as needed. We only work with writers who are local to the markets in which we publish: Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. We are seeking to expand to the New York City region in 2013."
Sound & Communications, 25 Willowdale Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050. Email: dsilverman-at-testa.com. Website: http://www.soundandcommunications.com. David A. Silverman, Editor. "Our publication is read by consultants, integrators and contractors who are involved in designing and installing fixed-install commercial audiovisual systems. All submissions must be tailored to this specific segment. We are not interested in 'generic' pieces." 40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 27K. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription free to their trade. Guidelines not available. "If they have something appropriate for our market, they should contact me."
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. "Payments are negotiated based on the writer's expertise and the type of submission. Minimum 650 words (for a single page, self-contained piece); otherwise, length is dictated by the subject."
PHOTOS/ART: "Hi-res; these usually are supplied by the subject, or manufacturers will take non-commercial images for us."
HINTS: Common mistakes are "not knowing our market, wasting my time and theirs. We have a very specific area of interest, which is relatively technical. Writing for us requires some strong background in our market segment."
Stone Soup, the magazine by young writers and artists, P.O. Box 83, Santa Cruz, CA 95063. P(831)426-5557. F(831)426-1161. Email: editor-at-stonesoup.com. Website: http://www.stonesoup.com. Ms. Gerry Mandel, Editor (all sections). "Stories, poems, and artwork by children ages 8 to 13. We do not publish any writing or art by adults." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Bimonthly. Pays upon publication. Publishes ms 4 months after acceptance. Samples available at website. Subscription $37; $43 Canada, $49 Other. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Send us stories and poems about the things you feel most strongly about! Whether your work is about imaginary situations or real ones, use your own experiences and observations to give your work depth and a sense of reality. Writing need not be typed, as long as it is legible. If you type your work, please type it double-spaced in a plain, medium-sized font. We can consider writing in languages other than English; include a translation if possible. The maximum length we can publish is about 2500 words; we have no minimum length. It's OK to send more than one piece of writing in the same envelope. Please don't send us work you are also sending to other magazines. Send your work to one magazine at a time." Pays $40. Send copy of complete ms by mail; no SASE.
HINTS: "Please read examples of writing we have published in the past before submitting your work. Examples may be found at the website."
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