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World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For April, 2019!

World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For April, 2019!

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. Pull up a chair and prepare for some belly laughs![...]


From The Home Office

Paying Markets


"The Rialto is a poetry magazine. We welcome excellent new poetry, but do not publish reviews and the small amount of prose in the magazine is commissioned by the editors. Unsolicited prose will be junked." Pays "flat fee of £20 per poem (pounds sterling) Read more →


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." PAYS: "$25.00 - Short story (over 1,000 words), $10.00- Short-short story (under 1,000 words), Poem: $10.00 Read more →

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 translated into 33 languages and reaches over 80 countries.” 95-100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays $30 for 250-300 words. Submit query by email or by mail with SASE. Read more →

The Music and 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. Pays $200 and up. Pays $300 for secret-shopper column. Read more →


“Annual, 224pp, perfect bound; publishes the best fiction, CNF, and poetry available; features an author interview in each issue; currently in 14th year of publication.” Fiction and Creative Nonfiction almost 100% freelance; Poetry by invitation only. Welcomes new writers. Pays $50-$250 for per story/essay. Read more →

"Mixtape.LGBT is a digital arts and music zine. We feature personal stories, brief interviews, media recommendations and critical essays with a focus on LGBTQ+ topics." Online publication. Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first serial and online right. No reprints. Responds within 3 weeks. PAYS: $0.10/word. Read more →

Loaded Landscapes

"Loaded Landscapes is a blog that covers topics related to landscape and nature photography. We publish tips and tutorials, as well as articles about specific destinations or points of interest." Circ. 75K visitors/month. Updated several times/week. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within a few weeks of acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds in 24-48 hours. PAYS: $20-$150 Read more →

Keys for Kids Devotional

“The Keys for Kids Devotional helps kids ages 6-12 dig into God’s Word and apply it to their lives through daily Scripture and engaging stories.” Circ. 60K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No Reprints. Responds within 12 weeks. PAYS: $30/story Read more →


"A science fiction publication." Welcomes new writers. Circ. online only. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 weeks after acceptance. Buys non-exclusive electronic rights. Accepts reprints. Response time varies. PAYS: $25 flat fee. Read more →

The Iowa Review

"Founded in 1970 and edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, The Iowa Review takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature. We publish a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, photography, and work in emerging forms by both established and emerging writers. PAYS $1.50 per line for poetry ($40 minimum) and $0.08 per word for prose ($100 minimum). Read more →


"A perfect-bound annual poetry magazine. We feature a range of kinds of poetry, although light verse is far less likely to be accepted." Warmly welcomes new writers. Circ. 350. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-12 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds 1-4 months. PAYS: $20/poem Read more →

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. Pays up to $700. Read more →

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. Pays $300-$450. Read more →

California Real Estate Magazine

“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. Pays $800 . Read more →

California Management Review

"CMR is looking for freelance bloggers! A globally reputed academic business journal, California Management Review serves as a vehicle of communication between those who study management and those who practice it. The freelance blogging program is intended to expand CMR’s audience, scope, and reach by inviting outside writers to contribute to our blog. Our strategy focuses on using our blog as a critical point of connection between our social medial channels and our formal journal content. Our bloggers explore and analyze the fascinating, complex challenges of modern management theory and practice. The CMR blog has recently featured posts on Burning Man, 3D printing, Diversity in Silicon Valley, and the challenges of Workplace Culture. You can read more about the Program and apply now at Please note that it can take up to four weeks for the University to process a contractor's invoice. While we would love to be able to pay immediately upon publication, because of the size and overall complexity of the University vendoring system, sending payments takes some time. We realize this is frustrating, which is why we want to be upfront with this process." Usually publishes ms within 2 weeks of the final revisions. Buys one-time rights. No reprints. Pays $150 - $300. Read more →

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