December 05, 2012
Paying Markets And Jobs For December 5th | printable version
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Planning, American Planning Association, 205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60601. F(312)786-6700. Email: planningmagidea-at-planning.org. Website: http://www.planning.org. Sylvia Lews, Editor and Publisher. "Planning is the flagship publication of the American Planning Association. Its focus is city planning, but it also covers urban design, transportation, economic development, housing, and environmental issues." 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 40K. Publishes 10 issues/year. Pays when edits are complete. Publishes ms 8-10 weeks after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds in 4-6 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $85, $120 foreign. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Stories on outsourcing local government functions, on public pensions, and on transportation innovations." Pays $0.50/word for 150-3000 words. Submit query with bio by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Photos used only to accompany assigned stories, images must be 300 dpi." Pays $75-$350 for photos.
HINTS: "When first getting in touch, a new writer should send a query, not just a letter of introduction. Before submitting anything, writers should check the tables of contents of archived articles at http://www.planning.org/planning/previous.htm."
Quill, 3909 N. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Email: quill-at-spj.org. Website: http://www.spj.org/quill.asp. Scott Leadingham, Editor. "Magazine covering the journalism media industry with focus on providing educational, professional development content for journalists working in all media." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms three weeks after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample copy available online. Subscription $75, $100 foreign. Guidelines for email request.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Good articles about which journalists care and is applicable to a broad-range of journalists working in all media." Pays $300-$800 for 1000-3000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "None required, but ideas encouraged."
HINTS: "Tell Quill why we need this, and let the editor know you actually know something about the journalism INDUSTRY and issues affecting it. Don't recycle pitches."
Sacramento News & Review, 1125 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815. P(916)498-1234. Email: sactonewstips-at-newsreview.com. Website: http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/home. Nick Miller, Co-Editor (news/environment/politics); Rachel Leibrock, Co-Editor (arts/culture/entertainment); Kel Munger, Editorial Coordinator (guest comment, books, theater); Jonathan Mendick, Calendar Editor (music/listings/events). "We are an alternative news weekly, dedicated to covering the political, cultural and arts scene in the greater Sacramento area." Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Circ. 90K. Weekly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights and Web rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample material available online. Subscription $50. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Local news, arts and music features." Pays $0.10/word for news and $400+ for features to 3000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Handled by design department."
HINTS: "Don't pitch what we don't publish (travel, for instance). Understand what an alt-weekly is, and remember that we want LOCAL coverage."
The Sun, 107 N Roberson St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516. P(919)942-5282. F(919)932-3101. Email: info-at-thesunmagazine.org. Website: http://www.thesunmagazine.org. Collenn Donfield, Manuscript Editor. "An independent, ad-free monthly magazine publishing interviews, essays, short stories, poems, and photographs." 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 70K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one year of acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within three months. Sample copy available through website. Subscription $39. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Essays, memoirs, short stories, poems, interviews. From $300-$1,500 for nonfiction; $300-$1,000 for fiction; $100-$300 for poetry; amount depends on length but is not a per-word fee." Up to 7000 words. Submit query with complete ms by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: "We print black-and-white photographs." Pays $100-$300 for photos.
HINTS: "Read the magazine before you submit."
Threads, SewStylish, Quick Stuff to Sew, and Teach Yourself to Sew, Taunton Press, 63 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. P(800)926-8776. F(203)364-1240. Email: TH-at-Taunton.com. Website: http://www.ThreadsMagazine.com. April Mohr, Editorial Assistant. "Threads appeals to advanced/intermediate garment sewers. SewStylish appeals to intermediate/beginner garment sewers with an interest in fashion. Quick Stuff to Sew appeals to those who just want to make sewing projects (garments and other) for themselves or as gifts. Teach Yourself to Sew appeals to those who are just beginning to sew and need some basic instruction." Welcomes new sewing writers. Publication schedule varies by publication. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys repurposing rights, issue, and electronic rights. Responds within six months. Sample copy available by phone. Subscription $32.95, $34.95 Canada, $38.95 foreign. Guidelines online at http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/th_authorguidelines.asp.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles describing sewing techniques or sewing projects." Pays $150 per printed page.
PHOTOS/ART: "None, unless they help us to understand the proposal."
HINTS: "The 3 most common mistakes are: Not following our guidelines. Not including their name, address, and phone number. Not including snapshots or illustrations to help us understand their proposed idea. These will not be used in the magazine and don't have to be professional."
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