welcomes new writers

Apex Magazine, Apex Publications

100% freelance. “We want science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all threeóthe dark, weird stuff down at the bottom of your little literary heart. This magazine is not a publication credit, it is a place to put your secret places and dreams on display. Short fiction.” Unsolicited poetry not accepted. Welcomes new writers. Circulation: 15K views per month. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 3-9 months after acceptance. Buys first rights and non-exclusive anthology rights. Responds 30-60 days. Pays $0.05/word.

Coal People Magazine

“CPM is an easy-reading, homespun magazine featuring coal people and coal towns, with special sections on news and product development.” 40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 14.2K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $25. Guidelines available by email. Pays flat fee of $250 for up to 2500 words.

Living Light News

75% freelance. “We are an award-winning evangelical Christian lifestyles newspaper featuring news, sports and entertainment which glorifies God and shares the Gospel message.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 80K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample by sending international postal coupons of $3.50. Subscription $19.95. Pays $0.10/word for 500-1200 word count.

Rural Missouri Magazine

“A magazine conveying the rural way of life in rural Missouri. We look for interesting people, places,
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 available for $3 via SASE. Subscription $20 for three years. Pays $250-$300 for 1300 words.

Sound & Communications

“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 ëgeneric’ 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.” Payments are negotiated based on the writer’s expertise and the type of submission.

Royal Fireworks Publishing Co, Inc.

“We publish a range of fiction, mostly historical fiction for young people, and we publish titles for the education of gifted children. We publish some adult fiction, mostly westerns.” Publishes 75 new titles/year. Welcomes new writers. Average size of first print run 1500. No upfront fees. Rarely pays advances. Publishes ms 3-8 months after acceptance. Responds 4-6 weeks. Catalog online.

T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog

“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 electronic rights worldwide. Responds within three weeks.

BedTimes Magazine

“BedTimes is the monthly business journal of the sleep products industry. Our readers are mattress manufacturers and their suppliers.” Welcomes new writers. 40% freelance. Circ. 4K. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 2-3 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.50-$1.00/word for 750-3000 words. Submit query by email only.

PRISM Magazine

“A publication from Evangelicals for Social Action, PRISM is an award-winning quarterly magazine that encourages a vision of relevant, compassionate Christian witness in our culture. Our goal is to articulate and nurture a vision of Christian discipleship grounded in the transforming power that Christ brings to the whole of our lives.” 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 1-3 months. Subscription $30. Pays $50/page for 500-3000 words.

Healthcare Journal of New Orleans

“News, information, and analysis for local healthcare professionals.” Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within four months of acceptance. Buys all rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds within two weeks.