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Major Repair Plans Go Awry!

Major Repair Plans Go Awry!

Wednesday was going to be a BIG DAY! We were scheduled to take No Tan Lines to the local boatyard, have her mast removed (yes, really), bring her back her to the marina, and have The Yacht Rigger start replacing…

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WILLOW SPRINGS

100% freelance. "Literary magazine." Welcomes new writers. Bi-annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue available after acceptance. Buys first N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds up to 6 months. Single-issue samples can be purchased online. Subscription $18. Guidelines online at http://willowspringsmagazine.org/submit. Read more →

upstreet

“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. Circ. 1.2K. Annual. Pays on publication (July). Publishes ms six months after acceptance. Buys First North American Serial Rights. No reprints. Responds to queries within 24 hours during publishing season; otherwise 6 months. Does not encourage queries. Sample copy $14.50 by check. Two-issue subscription $29.00. Guidelines online 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. 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 $13.99. Guidelines available by mail or online Pays $30 for 250-300 words. Submit query by email or by mail with SASE. Read more →

THE RIALTO

"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 We welcome excellent new poetry, but do not publish reviews and the small amount of prose in the magazine is commissioned by the editors.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." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1500/issue "but each copy has multiple readers." Tri-annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 1 year of acceptance. Buys non-exclusive rights only. No reprints. Responds up to 6 months. Sample can be purchased from the website. Subscription: "Cost to US £36 (pounds sterling) UK cost £24 (pounds sterling) Rest of World as US. Single copies available, see our online shop." Read more →

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. Read more →

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. 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. All content is freely available online. Guidelines online 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. 50K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No Reprints. Responds within 12 weeks. Sample articles online. “To order quarterly print issue, visit our website or call 888-224-2324. Suggested donation: $20/year (additional shipping costs may apply outside the US.) Free online/app access to daily devotional.” Guidelines online Pays $30/story for 375 word maximum. Read more →

KASMA MAGAZINE

"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. Samples available on the website. Subscription free. Guidelines online Read more →

mixtape.lgbt

"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. Guideline online at http://www.mixtape.lgbt/submissions. Pays $0.10/word. Read more →

The Gay & Lesbian Review

"A bimonthly journal of GLBT history, culture, and politics." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Response time varies. Sample available by request via email or regular mail. Subscription $23; $33 Canada; $43 other. Pays $100 for original feature articles to 4,000 words; $50 for book (and other) reviews. 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. Work from our pages has been consistently selected to appear in the anthologies Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories." Published 3 issues/year. Pays on publication. Buys first N.A. rights. No reprints. Responds "very fast." Read more →

Hubbub

"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. Sample can be ordered from the editors for $4.00. Subscription $7 in the U.S.; $15 Canada or overseas. Guidelines by mail with SASE, or view them online. Read more →

High Country News

"High Country News is the nation's leading source of reporting on the American West. We publish an award-winning magazine, a popular website and a weekly op-ed column service, along with special reports and books. Through in-depth reporting, High Country News covers the American West’s public lands, water, natural resources, grazing, wilderness, wildlife, logging, politics, communities, growth and other issues now changing the face of the West. From Alaska and the Northern Rockies to the desert Southwest, from the Great Plains to the West Coast, High Country News covers 12 Western states and is the leading source for regional environmental news, analysis and commentary — an essential resource for those who care about this region." Circ. 35K. Publishes 22 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys first North American rights. No reprints. Responds 2 weeks. Subscription information: https://www.hcn.org/subscribe? Read more →

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. Read more →

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