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Despite Covid, Print Books Still Outsold Ebooks in 2020

Despite Covid, Print Books Still Outsold Ebooks in 2020

Sales of print books are still higher than sales of ebooks.[...]


From The Home Office

Paying Markets

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. 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. Guidelines by email. Pays $100/article of 600 words; $200/assigned pieces that are longer. Read more →

RANGE magazine

“An advocate for western cowboys and sheepherders.” 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 150k. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. rights. Occasionally accepts reprints and short excerpts from nonfiction books that suit RANGE. Responds within 2-6 weeks. Guidelines online. Pays $100 - $750. Read more →


“SteadyContent creates content using strategic automation and skilled talent. We hire only U.S. citizens who have English as their first language. Our specialty is creating ongoing content for WordPress...weekly blog posting! We require only 2-5 minutes of the client’s time, then we handle it from there. SteadyContent does the keyword research, creates the titles, writes the content, schedules the posts, shares to social media and measures the engagement. No other company offers quite the same solution.” Pays within 7 business days of content submission. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 24 hours. Guidelines available after hiring. Pays $0.02-$0.04/word. Read more →


“The US Army War College Press publishes scholarly manuscripts, articles, commentaries, and book reviews regarding US defense policy or the theory and practice of land warfare.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-18 months after acceptance. No reprints. Responds in 1-3 business days. Pays $200-$1,000/published article. 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. Pays $25-$65 for 1,000-1,500 words. Submit query by email. Read more →

Northwest Quarterly Magazine

“Northwest Quarterly is a city/regional lifestyle and business publication highlighting the best of life in the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin and Northwest Chicagoland regions. Across two sister editions, we cover a wide variety of people and places that make our 16-county coverage area a great place to live. We especially enjoy topics such as conservation, local history, arts & entertainment, things to do/see, dining, home & garden, health & fitness, recreation & destinations, mind & spirit, personal finance, and business.” Welcomes new writers. Publishes 11 issues a year, 6/year in Northern Illinois. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds within less than a week. Pays $125-$500, depending on scope of assignment. Read more →

New Orleans Review

“We are a journal of literature and culture, publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews and interviews since 1968.” Welcomes new writers. Biyearly, occasionally publishes special topic issues. Pays on publication. Publishes ms one week to one year after acceptance. Buys first rights. Responds in one week to eight months. Sample articles available online. Guidelines online Read more →

Made To Measure

“By exclusively serving the uniform, footwear and gear markets, Made To Measure has become the industry’s primary source of buying information. Published semi-annually since 1930, each issue features the advertising of leading suppliers to these important markets.” Bi-annual. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 20 days after acceptance. Rights purchased vary. No reprints. Responds in 2-3 days. Guidelines by email. Read more →


“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. Pays $0.10/word for first rights; $0.07/word for reprints; $60 for first rights poems and $42 for reprinted poems. Read more →

The Kenyon Review

“The mission of the Kenyon Review is to identify exceptionally talented emerging writers, especially from diverse communities, and publish their work (fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, reviews, etc.) alongside the many distinguished, established writers featured in its pages. Kenyon Review is also committed to the advancement of literary writing through education, seeking to improve the skills of young people and adults through intensive, high quality workshops.” Welcomes new writers. Pays flat rate of $50 for Online book reviews; $0.08 per published word for prose ($80-$450); $0.16 per published word for poetry ($40-$200). Read more →

Kaleidoscope: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literature and the Fine Arts

“Kaleidoscope magazine creatively focuses on the experiences of disability from the perspective of individuals, families, friends, caregivers, educators and healthcare professionals, among others. The material selected for publication challenges and overcomes stereotypical, patronizing and sentimental attitudes about disability. The criteria for good writing apply: effective technique, thought-provoking subject matter and a mature grasp of the art of storytelling.” Biyearly. Pays after publication. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. “Email us to have your contact information added to our electronic list for notification each time an issue is posted online.” Pays: $10-$100 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." Bimonthly. Pays within 60 days of publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights. Occasionally accepts reprints "excerpted from previously published works, and published on our blog." Responds immediately if interested; otherwise, up to 6 months. Guidelines online Pays $100 - $200 Read more →

FIDO Friendly Magazine

“FIDO Friendly is the Travel & Lifestyle magazine for you and your dog. Each issue includes hotel and destination reviews, adoption stories, health and wellness topics and the latest trends.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Pays $0.10/word. Read more →

Foreword Reviews

We are a trade magazine devoted to exclusive coverage of independent books. Each issue contains reviews of approximately 110 titles across all genres, from independent and university presses only.” Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays writers each month. Publishes ms within a month of acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds in about a week. Free to librarians and booksellers online. Guidelines by email. 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 →

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