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Considering Indie Writers Support/Paradon Books? You Might Want to Read These Posts First!

Considering Indie Writers Support/Paradon Books? You Might Want to Read These Posts First!

I found the following complaints posted to a variety of websites about Indie Writers Support/Paradon Books...[...]

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Annoying Neighbors!

Annoying Neighbors!

One example was an individual on the dock who had too much to drink one night, and walked down the dock, knocking on people's boats at midnight, asking for a cigarette. We don't smoke so I'm not sure why our boat...…

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Recreation News

“Print edition is monthly with more frequent electronic products. Recreation News Media Group has unique access to the huge federal employee base (civilian and military) in the Northern Virginia, Washington, and Maryland areas. We cover Mid-Atlantic travel destinations. Most stories are assigned as we are working with local tourism offices, attractions, and accommodations.” 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 100K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys first U.S. rights. Accepts reprints for a lower fee. Responds within 24-48 hours. Sample copies available online - click on "current issue" at the top of the homepage. Subscription $15. Guidelines by email. Read more →

RANGE magazine

“RANGE is an advocate for food producers and other resource providers—especially cowboys and sheepherders in the American West.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ: 150k. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. Occasionally accepts reprints and short excerpts from nonfiction books that suit RANGE. Responds within 2-6 weeks. Sample copies by email, edit@rangemagazine.com. Subscription $19.95/year (4 issues); Canada $28/year; other foreign $45/year. Guidelines online at http://rangemagazine.com/guidelines/index.htm. Read more →

Track 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. 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. Circ. 75K. Ten issues per year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys 1st North American rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 30 days. Subscription $34.95. Guidelines by email. Read more →

LIVE

“Christian reader for adults. Favors true first-person testimonials. Also considers fiction, how-to and as-told-to. Stories must be from a Christian point of view and must have something the reader can readily identify with. We do not accept Bible-based fiction.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. “We evaluate completed manuscripts. Response time varies but should be less than eight weeks. Send a written request for samples with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to our mailing address.” Guidelines available on request. Pays $0.10/word for first rights; $0.07/word for reprints; $60 for first rights poems and $42 for reprinted poems. Submit complete ms by email. Read more →

Kung Fu Tai Chi

“Chinese Martial Arts.” 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-4 months after acceptance. Buys first North American serial rights. No reprints. Responds within 1-2 weeks. Sample copies on newsstands or online. Subscription $15/year domestic, $52/year international. Read more →

Now What?

“Now What? is a monthly e-zine aimed at the unchurched that addresses the “felt needs” of people. Each issue centers on a personal experience, with optional objective articles related to the topic if the author provides them. Stories show an individual’s struggle that either led them to faith in Christ or deepened their walk with God.” Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 4-10 weeks. Sample copies available online. Subscriptions are free. Read more →

The Gay & Lesbian Review

"The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide is a bimonthly magazine of history, culture, and politics targeting an educated readership of GLBT men and women. The G&LR publishes essays in a wide range of disciplines as well as reviews of books, movies, and plays. 'It’s our intellectual journal,' remarked Larry Kramer in The New York Times." Circ. 9K. Bimonthly. Pays within 60 days of publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights. "Author maintains copyright, but can give permission for us to distribute his/her work." Occasionally accepts reprints "excerpted from previously published works, and published on our blog." Responds immediately if interested; otherwise, up to 6 months. Subscription $18.99 digital; $23 for print and digital access. Guidelines online at http://www.glreview.org/writers-guidelines-for-submission. Read more →

Flash Fiction Online

“Flash Fiction Online publishes short fiction of 500-1000 words, both originals and reprints, and in a variety of genres including literary, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We consider flash fiction a complete story in a tiny package. We want developed empathetic characters and discernible resolved plots.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-8 months after acceptance. Buys first worldwide English rights for originals with one year exclusivity, and non exclusive worldwide rights for reprints. Accepts reprints. Responds usually within 48 hours, sometimes up to 8 weeks. Sample copies online. Subscriptions are free. Guidelines online at http://flashfictiononline.com/main/submission-guidelines-flash-fiction/. Read more →

GUNS AUSTRALIA

“Technical firearms publication covering new product reviews of firearms and firearm accessories, firearms performance, and military small arms history. No hunting articles required.”100% freelance with a regular team of contributors. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Quarterly. Pays 2 weeks after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds quickly. Subscription $8 (AUD). Re: Writer's Guidelines - “I send potential contributors guidelines if I think their material is worth taking further. The quality of photography is particularly important.” Payment is usually $80/published page – space; not words and photos.” Features run 2000-3000 words with 10-15 photos. Read more →

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. Read more →

Dialogue

“DIALOGUE is an international news magazine written by and for people who are experiencing vision loss or who are blind. It is published by the nonprofit organization Blindskills, Inc., based in Oregon. The magazine's purpose is to encourage and facilitate independent living. It provides a wealth of useful information and hints to make life easier. Many topics are covered including finding transportation, starting a career, managing illness, traveling, participating in sports, accessing computers, and adapting the home environment. DIALOGUE reviews low vision aids and devices, provides tips on coping with vision loss, and interviews professionals in the field.” 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months. Buys first NA serial rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $35. Guidelines online at http://www.blindskills.com/submit.html. 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. Buys first rights or reprints. Responds 6 to 8 weeks. Sample on request by mail with SASE. Subscription $16.45 US; $19.95 Canada. Guidelines online at http://counselors.calvinistcadets.org/submissionshelp/quest-authors-info. Read more →

The Antigonish Review

“The Antigonish Review is a quarterly literary journal published by St. Francis Xavier University. The Review features poetry, fiction, reviews and critical articles from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas, using original graphics to enliven the format.” Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Circ. 1000. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms six months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 4-8 months. Sample copy available by mail for $15. Subscription $35 (Canada), $80 (US), $25 foreign (digital only). Guidelines online at http://alturl.com/xyagk 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. Sample $5.99. Subscription $18.95 for 3 years. Guidelines by email, or online at https://www.almanac.com/content/writers-guidelines. Read more →

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