TODAY, Saturday, January 20th, 2018, is the WritersWeekly.com Winter 2018 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

The topic is posted right here.

welcomes new writers

THEMA

THEMA is a theme-generated journal of short stories, poetry, art and photography, each issue a stand-alone anthology based on a unique theme. The journal is designed to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary artists, to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing, and to provide readers with a unique collection of creative work.” Circ. 200. Publishes 3 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 3-4 months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds to complete mss within 3-4 months; to queries in 2 weeks. Subscription $30; $40 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at http://themaliterarysociety.com/submissions.html.

The Music & Sound Retailer

“We are the most widely read trade publication serving brick-and-mortar musical instrument stores and their owners, managers and buyers.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 11.5K. Monthly. Pays 60 days after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 24-48 hours. Sample copy available online. Subscription $18. Guidelines available by email. Pays $200 and up. Pays $400 for secret-shopper column.

Diabetes Self-Management

“Diabetes Self-Management is a consumer health publication that aims to help people with diabetes control their condition. We cover nutrition, exercise, pharmacology, medical and technological advances, and mental health issues. We do not publish personal experiences, celebrity profiles, or research breakthroughs.” 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 410K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-12 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 6 weeks. Sample copy available by request. Subscription $18US, $36 outside the U.S. Guidelines by email. Pays up to $700 for 2000-2500 words.

Hubbub

“We are a cottage-industry. All print-based (including submissions). We feature poetry — and occasional review of poetry books — by both new and well-known writers. We do not usually publish light verse, but otherwise are open to almost anything; indeed, we look for a range of styles and do consider longer poems. The magazine appears once a year. We try to respond to submissions that are sent with SASEs within three or four months at the most.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 400. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to two years after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. No reprints. Responds 1-4 months. Sample copy available by mail for $3.50. Subscription $7, $10 foreign. Guidelines available by mail with SASE.

California Real Estate

“A real estate industry trade magazine delivered to 160,000 REALTORS in the state of California, which covers issues related to the housing industry, the economy and real estate.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 160K. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms three months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month. Sample copy available online. Subscription $36. Pays $800 for 1000-1200 words.

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles

“Colorado Homes & Lifestyles is your premier source for the best in Colorado architecture, interior design and real estate, as well as the latest home products, events and word on some of the state’s most fascinating people.” 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 32.5K. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within three months. Buys one-time print/online rights. No reprints. Responds within six weeks. Sample copy available online. Subscription $22.95, $46.95 CDN. Guidelines available by SASE. Pays $300-$450 for 150-600 words.

Zoning Practice

“This is a very practical monthly newsletter devoted entirely to land-use regulations, planning, and zoning. If you don’t know the topic, you’re probably wasting your time. If you do, we welcome your inquiries. Most authors are actually involved in the planning profession or something closely related and bring that expertise to their submissions.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1700. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-5 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $95, $120 foreign.

Trapper & Predator Caller

“Founded in 1975, Trapper & Predator Caller is the leading source of practical, comprehensive
information for North American fur harvesters. Each issue is packed with feature articles by North America’s most knowledgeable trappers and predator callers. /T&PC/ provides the most thorough wild fur market report in North America and informs readers about vital industry trends. Published 10 times each year – January, February, March, April-May, June-July, August, September, October, November and December – T&PC provides current, practical information for fur trappers, animal-control workers and predator callers. Each issue also contains up-to-date reports from state trapping association partners across the country.” 75% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 38K. Publishes 10 issues/year. Pays 45 days after publication. Publishes ms one year after acceptance. Buys all rights. Responds 2-5 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Pays $250 for feature story and photos up to 2500 words. Submit query by email.

The Upper Room

“The Upper Room is the spiritual companion of more than 3 million people worldwide. Each of the reader-written meditations encourages believers to open their hearts to God. Today The Upper Room is offered in 77 editions, translated into 40 languages, and reaches over 80 countries.” 95-100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3M. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 12-18 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 4-6 weeks. Sample copy available for email request. Subscription $12. Guidelines available by mail. Pays $30 for 250-300 words.

Sparkle

“The mission of Sparkle is to help girls in grades 1-3 discover who God is and how He works in their lives. We strive to give girls the building blocks to create a living and dynamic faith in Jesus.” .” 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9K. Monthly (October through March). Pays on publication. Publishes ms approximately 6-8 weeks after acceptance. Buys First North American Rights. “The author retains copyright, and may submit the manuscript for publication elsewhere after it appears in Sparkle. Sparkle has first time printing rights. Second Rights—Rates are for a previously published article. Author must own copyright, or submit proof of permission to resell from the copyright owner. Simultaneous Rights—The author must notify publisher that the submitted article is being offered in another market that should not overlap our readership.” Accepts reprints under special circumstances. Responds within 6-8 weeks. Sample articles on website. Subscription $10.70 (USD); $14.95 (CAD).