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World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For September, 2021!

World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For September, 2021!

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, we’re going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals. We've been savings these for a few weeks now so there are a LOT to entertain you! [...]


From The Home Office

Paying Markets

Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement

Welcomes new writers. Circ. 22.5K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Guidelines available by email. Pays $350 for 1000-2000 words. Read more →

The Almanac for Farmers & City Folk

"The fastest growing Farmer's Almanac with the most accurate weather forecasting. Millions sold. A truly American tradition. Contains all the features you'd expect to find in a farmer's almanac, including Weather Forecasts, Fishing, Planting, and Tide Tables, and Astronomical Data. THE ALMANAC also is packed with intriguing and informative stories and articles on a wide variety of interesting subjects for the whole family. There are plenty of stories and articles, trivia, nostalgia, anecdotes, cookery, and puzzles, as well as lots of helpful information." Welcomes new writers. Annual. Pays on publication. Pays when each annual edition is published, in August of each year. Cut-off for submissions is March 31st. Buys First North American Serial Rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Guidelines by email, or online PAYS $45 Read more →

Cadet Quest

"Cadet Quest is a 24-page magazine for boys ages 9 - 14. It is a Christian-oriented magazine for members of a Christian youth organization known as the Calvinist Cadet Corps. Boys from many Protestant denominations make up the Cadet Quest's audience. Our purpose is to show how God is at work in the lives of boys and in the world around them. We have worked with new writers in the past and would do so in the future if their work fits our themes." Circ: 7K. 7 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within 1 year of acceptance. Guidelines online Pays $0.05-0.08/word for 900-1300 words (fiction) and 700-1200 words (articles). Read more →

Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine

“America's first and foremost publication for white-tailed deer hunters and enthusiasts. Behavior, biology and scientific research.” Welcomes new writers. Publishes 11 issues a year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 6 months of acceptance. Buys all rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds within two weeks. Request sample PDF by email. Guidelines online. Pays $300-$700/article of 1,200-2,500 words Read more →

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 →

“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 →

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