April 02, 2014
Paying Markets And Jobs For April 2nd | printable version
These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.
Abuzz Press, 5726 Cortez Road W., #349, Bradenton, FL 34210. Fax 305-768-0261. Email via their online form here. Website: http://www.abuzzpress.com. Angela Hoy, Publisher. Publishes 60 titles/year. "Publisher of print and electronic titles in a variety of genres." Pays royalties. Usually publishes book within a month of final manuscript submission. Prefers new manuscripts. Will accept pre-published titles that have sold well. Three-year exclusive contract. Responds within 3 business days. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Non-fiction; How-to books; New-Age; Erotic Romance (yes, s*x sells!); other fiction, except as indicated in our guidelines (see link above)." Pays royalties. DOES NOT CHARGE SETUP FEES. Submit manuscript via their online form here.
HINTS: "We don't charge setup fees but we also don't accept every manuscript. We are seeking professional individuals who are serious about building an audience, and selling books."
Rural Missouri Magazine, P.O. Box 1645, Jefferson City, MO 65102. P(573)659-3423. Website: http://www.ruralmissouri.coop. Heather Berry, Associate Editor. "A magazine conveying the rural way of life in rural Missouri. We look for interesting people, places, and things to share with our readers. While a story submission may seem perfect for us. we'll ask you why that topic/person is any different than anyone ELSE in Missouri doing the same thing. A unique subject gets our attention." 10% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 545K. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Responds 6-8 weeks. Buys first Missouri rights. No reprints. Sample copy $3 by mail with SASE. Subscription $20 for three years. Guidelines online at http://www.ruralmissouri.org/submissions.php.
CURRENT NEEDS: "GOOD Missouri history pieces that are well sourced but NO Civil War, got that covered." Pays $250-$300 for 1300 words. Submit complete ms per the guidelines.
PHOTOS/ART: "None required, but it helps if you tell us of sources we can find photos/art if it's a history piece. Payment depends, usually our staff shoots the pics, although we have been known to purchase a writers photos."
HINTS: "1) Writers need to read Rural Missouri to see the style/tone we like stories to be in. KNOW US before submitting stories. 2) Remember, we're swamped on this end - it will probably truly take 8 weeks before you hear from us. 3) Submission will not be returned; keep a copy! 3) DO NOT submit a first-person account to us. Nuff said."
Saley Publications, 50 Simcoe Road, Brechin, ON L0K 1B0 Canada. P(866)824-8287. Email: henry-at-saleypublications.com. Website: http://www.saleypublications.com. Henry Saley, Publisher. "Saley Publications publishes three visitor guides in central Alberta, Canada." Circ. 20K. Annual - in early May. Pays one month after publication/distribution. Period between acceptance and publication varies. "We encourage you to publish your material as widely as possible as long as those publications do not overlap in distribution with our magazine (central Alberta, Canada)." Accepts reprints. "Submissions are acknowledged promptly and are notified of acceptance when the magazines are published. Freelancers not accepted are not notified though I welcome emails asking about the status of submissions." Subscription N/A - distributed to local outlets. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: See guidelines. Deadline for each annual edition is March 31st. Pays $0.04/word for 300-1000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "We also accept PHOTOS of summer activities. If possible, a description of who, what, when, where, why of the photo is desirable. A story accompanying the photo is also welcome (we pay additionally). Photos should be a minimum of 200 dpi. Inside photos are generally printed at no more than a 4"x4"
size. Cover photos are printed at 8"x10.5" size. Save photos in JPEG, TIFF or EPS format." Pays $15/photo, $30/cover photo.
Sparkle, 1333 Alget St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507.P(616)241-5616 ext. 3035. Email: sparkle-at-gemsgc.org. Website: http://www.gemsgc.org. Kelli Gilmore, Managing Editor. "Sparkle is an exciting magazine designed especially for girls in the first through third grades. Sparkle is published by GEMS Girls' Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The mission of GEMS is to help bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ." 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9K. Monthly (October through March). Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys First North American, Second, and Simultaneous. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds 6-8 weeks. Sample copy available for $1 via SASE. Subscription $10.70, $18.70 outside the U.S. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are looking for stories, articles, quizzes, poems, games, puzzles, and crafts that are fresh, present the Christian life realistically, and cause young readers to see how God's Word - His Truth - applies to their daily lives. Submissions to Sparkle are selected based on the following criteria: 1. The manuscript must fit with the SparkleMission; 2. The application of Scripture to everyday life; 3. The ability to engage culture˝meaning it must be relevant today while still maintaining and upholding the truth of Scripture; 4. The ability to delight the reader; 5. The ability to cause the reader to evaluate her own life in light of the Truth presented; 6. The ability to teach a practical life skill. Each season, Sparkle dedicates its pages to the exploration of an Annual Theme. (See website for more details.) Compensation for all pieces that are published in Sparkle is made upon publication. Fiction and nonfiction writers receive 3-5ó per word up to $35.00 depending on length, quality, and rights. (See guidelines for list of rights.) Poetry receives $5.00 to $15.00 depending on length, quality, and rights. Games and puzzles are paid from $5.00 to $15.00. All published writers receive two copies of the issue in which their piece is published. Submit complete manuscripts with the following requirements: 1. On the first page put your name, address, and phone number, word count, the issue and topic you are submitting, as well as the rights offered. Indicate fiction or nonfiction. Include desired byline. Give sources for all statistical information or quoted material. To honor God by being responsible stewards of His creation, we are no longer accepting snail mail submissions. Thank you for helping us reduce unnecessary paper waste. Together we can make a difference Please place manuscript within body of email. Do not send attachments."
T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog, 1424 West 2300 South, Woods Cross, UT 84087. Website: http://www.tgenedavis.com. T. Gene Davis, Editor. "T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog publishes a new family-friendly science fiction, fantasy, or horror story every Monday. Most stories are by guest authors." 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 4K views. Daily. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms three months after acceptance. Buys "first world-wide electronic rights, non-exclusive public archival rights, and non-exclusive anthology rights. Author keeps the copyright and right to modify and resell their work." No reprints. Responds within three weeks. Sample stories (archives) at website. Subscription free. Guidelines online at here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Stories should be well written speculative fiction. Any well written family-friendly science fiction, fantasy, or horror stories are considered. Do not confuse family-friendly with children's literature. Stories should be written for adults. A flat fee of $50 is paid after acceptance and signing of the author's agreement. All payments are through PayPal. There is no set minimum or maximum length for stories. Stories accepted so far include lengths of a few hundred words to a few thousand words. Works over 7000 words are a tougher sell, but will be considered. All submissions must be through the online story submission form. See the submission guidelines for details and the current link."
PHOTOS/ART: "No photos or art are currently purchased."
HINTS: "Learn what passive sentences are and how not to write them. Show rather than tell what is happening in the story. Find your typos and fix them. Read previously published stories on the blog to make sure you have a feel for the style of stories accepted, and to make sure you are not repeating a story theme or plot."
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