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LAST CHANCE! START-TIME IS TOMORROW!! What Will the Fall, 2021 24-Hour Short Story Contest Topic Be?!?!

LAST CHANCE! START-TIME IS TOMORROW!! What Will the Fall, 2021 24-Hour Short Story Contest Topic Be?!?!

Are the leaves changing yet in your neighborhood? They are here!  And, what better way to entertain yourself than by entertaining US with a fantastic story on this cozy weekend?! Will it be there be pumpkins, hay bales, and beautiful falling leaves? How about some crisp apples at an orchard? A cold wind, or an early snow perhaps? Maybe something dark and creepy awaiting unwary trick or treaters! Or...maybe not![...]

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I Was Assaulted by a Hummingbird!

I Was Assaulted by a Hummingbird!

They were flying under the porch ceiling, in front of us, behind us, over our heads, etc. I said, "It's only a matter of time before one of them flies into one of us. Keep your glasses on so you don't lose an eye!"…

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Paying Markets

Westerly Magazine

"Since 1956, Westerly has been publishing lively fiction and poetry as well as intelligent articles. The magazine has always sought to provide a Western Australian-based voice, although its contributors and subject matter have never been geographically exclusive. It covers literature and culture throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly Western Australia, and the Asian region." Welcomes new writers. Bi-annual. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys non-exclusive rights (rights remain with each writer). No reprints. Responds within one to two days. "Writers can get a sample of our publication through our website: free download of online special issues, full digital archive." Pays $180 to subscribers for stories ($135 + subscription for non-subscribers); $180 to subscribers for essays ($135 + subscription Read more →

Rack magazine

"We publish ONLY stories about the harvests of world-class animals, 90 percent of which are white-tailed deer scoring 180 or more inches as Typicals or 200+ as Non-typicals. Other stories may revolve around the harvest of most any North American big game trophy, so long as the animal qualifies for one of the major record books." Welcomes new writers. Pays up to $360. Read more →

Tracks Magazine

“An iconic Australian title, which celebrates, influences and reflects the diversity of surf culture in Australia and abroad.” Occasionally welcomes new writers. Publishes seven issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 8 weeks after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Response time varies. Sample copies available for purchase on newsstands. Pays $500-$800 for a 1500-2000 word feature; $200-$300 for up to 1500 words; $1000-$1200 for 3000 words. Submit query or complete ms by email. Read more →

New Smut Project

“The New Smut Project publishes diverse, sex-positive anthologies of high literary quality. Our readers think seriously, creatively, and happily about sex and seek writing that reflects that.” Pays within 30 days of publication. Publishes ms within 6-9 months of acceptance. Buys one time print and ebook rights. Accepts reprints. Response time varies. Guidelines online" Pays $30 for flash fiction and $100 for short stories. Read more →

Primary Research Group

"We publish surveys and research reports about developments in libraries, law firms, and higher education." Usually pays within a week of acceptance. Publishes ms approx. 4 weeks after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Pays $50 to $150. Read more →

Nature Friend Magazine

50% freelance. "Nature-loving children and families get Nature Friend. We are primarily about wild nature. Can be animals, plants, birds, insects, rocks, ocean life, astronomy, gardening, learning by doing activities and experiments." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 7500. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buy first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds quickly. Pays $0.03-$0.05/edited word. Read more →

Poetry Ireland Review

“Poetry Ireland Review is a highly-regarded journal of poetry. Published three times a year, the Review includes the work of both emerging and established Irish and international poets, essayists, critics and visual artists.” Tri-annual. No reprints. Responds in 3-4 months. Guidelines online. Pays €40/poem and €100/review. Read more →

Investing.com

“The world’s fastest growing financial markets portal.” Welcomes new writers with knowledge and experience in the financial markets. 16 million users a month, appearing in 31 languages. Daily. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 24 hours of acceptance. No reprints. Responds within 48 hours. Read more →

Indian Life

“We are a bi-monthly Native North American newspaper whose purpose is to present good news of what's happening across Indian Country.” 20% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 14K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within six weeks. Pays $0.15/word up to $175 for 500-2000 words. Read more →

Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management

“Clinical journal for health care practitioners.” 10% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys one time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 1-2 days. Read more →

Journal of Information Ethics

“JIE publishes columns, articles and reviews that deal with the production, dissemination, storage and retrieval of information in an ethical context.” 75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within two years of acceptance. Responds within one week. Pays $25-$50 Read more →

Ft. Myers Magazine

“Celebrating the Arts & Living in Southwest Florida.” Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys one time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 1-6 weeks. Pays $0.10/word. Read more →

History Magazine

Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Bi-monthly. Pays 45 days after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights, including print, PDF and APP editions. No reprints. Responds within 30 days. Pays $0.08/word. Read more →

Healing Lifestyles & Spas

"Our readers wish to connect with a greater purpose, hope to infuse nature into their lives, and desire to feel more balanced with the least amount of stress. Healing Lifestyles & Spas’ content focuses on integrating healing remedies, alternative medicine, natural living, spa wisdom, and nature into our lives, providing tools and inspiration to lead a more healthy and healing lifestyle. We believe that spa living is a day-to-day experience, not an occasional practice. We all need to slow down, press pause, and nurture this absolute need to give back to ourselves. Living a healing lifestyle means taking care of the Earth and its people, and we thereby emphasize environmental awareness and sustainable living as a necessary component on this path. Remember to Live Mindfully, Eat Joyfully, Travel Consciously..." Welcomes new writers. Circ. online only. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approx. 2 weeks after acceptance. Buys one time rights. No reprints. Responds quickly. Pays $150-$500. Read more →

Idaho Magazine

“IDAHO magazine has been published monthly in print since October 2001, with a monthly online edition since November 2012. It publishes nonfiction, first-person narratives of the authors' experiences in Idaho, usually accompanied by photos.” Monthly. Pays at the end of the month of publication. Publishes ms within six weeks of acceptance. Buys First N.A. Rights. Occasionally accepts reprints from small blogs, and book excerpts. Responds in less than two weeks. “For free monthly newsletter, send a request with your email address to info@idahomagazine.com.” Guidelines online. Pays $30-$100/article depending on length and complexity Read more →

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