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Why You Should NOT Hire Just Any Old Tahm, Dikk, or Herry to Edit Your Book

Why You Should NOT Hire Just Any Old Tahm, Dikk, or Herry to Edit Your Book

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Paying Markets

PRISM International

“PRISM International is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia, whose mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. Writing from PRISM has been featured in Best American Stories, Best American Essays and The Journey Prize Stories, amongst other noted publications.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1K. Quarterly. Pays right before or right after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. No reprints. Responds within 1-6 months. Pays $40 per page for poetry, $30 per page for prose. Read more →

Ride Texas Magazine

“Since 1998 RIDE TEXAS has been the definitive guide on where to go and what to do for motorcycle travelers interested in Texas and surrounding state destinations. We ONLY accept stories from motorcycle riders with photographs. We generally do not use post-event stories. We do use pre-event stories. We are a travel magazine targeting active and affluent motorcycle riders.” Quarterly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 90 days after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 10 days. Guidelines available by email. Pays $200-$300/feature article with photos, $75-$100/event preview, and $100-$200/other. Read more →

Outpost Magazine

"Canada's only international adventure-travel magazine." Warmly welcomes new writers. Bi-monthly print; weekly online. Pays on publication. Publishes manuscript within a month of acceptance if publishing online; longer for print." Buys exclusive story rights; photo rights vary with the story. No reprints. Responds within a month. Pays up to $50 (CAD) for online publication for 800-1500 words; competitive rates for longer articles in print. Read more →

OutLook by the Bay

“Chesapeake Bay regional publication, targeting active Bay Boomers (seniors 55+).” Circ. 18K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. Buys First NA rights. Accepts reprints, if allowed by previous publication. Responds in two weeks. Pays $25 Read more →

New Letters, University House, University of Missouri-Kansas City

“New Letters is an international quarterly magazine featuring fiction, essays, poetry, reviews, and interviews with writers and original art, published by the University of Missouri at Kansas City.” Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-9 months after acceptance. Buys First NA rights. No reprints. Responds in 3-6 months. Pays “$15 to $35 per poem; $35 book reviews; $65 to $200 short stories 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; $35-$60 for first rights poems and $42 for reprinted poems. Read more →


“Founded in 1913 by the Redemptorists Liguorian conveys a consistent joyful message of God’s plentiful redemption. In its tone and selection of material, it communicates a timely pastoral message to Catholics on matters of the faith, practices, Christian living, and social justice. While not championing positions contrary to core Church belief, Liguorian exposes its readers to the best elements of Catholic spirituality and traditions to help them navigate the contemporary world assisted by their faith.” 25-30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays $0.14-$0.20/word for 1200-2000 words Read more →

Mystery Weekly Magazine

“Mystery Weekly Magazine presents crime and mystery short stories by some of the world’s best established and emerging mystery writers. The original stories we select for each issue run the gamut from cozy to hardboiled fiction. Available in print on Amazon and on Kindle Newsstand with a 30 day trial. 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. Pays $0.01/word for 1000-7500 words. Read more →


"Healthline is the fastest-growing digital consumer health publication. We create expert content to support, guide, and inspire readers toward the best possible health outcomes." Pays Within 30 days of acceptance. Publishes ms approx. 3-5 weeks after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 1 week. Pay varies. Read more →

Legalcom Group

"We specialize in providing legal information online through vetted lawyers and paralegals across the globe. Pays every other week, after article submission. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 1-3 business days. "Each writer will have a guidelines document and each topic we're looking to write about has a proposed structure/summary/useful links." Pays $80-$130. Read more →

INSPIRED 55+ Lifestyle Magazine

“INSPIRED 55+ LIfestyle Magazine is a monthly publication that provides articles about people in BC Canada who are living life to its fullest. It also contains lifestyle articles that are positive and uplifting, relating to housing, health, travel, leisure, relationships, etc.” Pays freelancers quarterly. Publishes ms within 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Sometimes accepts reprints depending on market and how recently the article ran. Responds in 1-2 weeks. Guidelines available by email. Pays $30 and up/article depending on complexity, photos used, etc. 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 on publication. Publishes ms within 6-18 months after acceptance. Buys first rights, asks authors to credit Kenyon Review as first publication with reprints in other publications. No reprints. Responds within 6 months. 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 →

Good Old Boat

“A niche magazine covering subjects of interest to the Average Joe or Jane sailor who owns and maintains their own sailboat. These stories can relate to 19-foot trailer boats to 40-foot ocean-going boats. Writers are sailors themselves and write from their own experience. We expect all submitters to be familiar with our magazine and content.” Welcomes new writers. “If you're a new writer with a good story and good photos, we'll work with you to whip your words into shape.” Pays 60 days before publication. Publishes between 3 months to a year after acceptance. Accepts reprints. Responds within a month. Pays $50 to $750 per story. Read more →

"A well-established US-based freelance company is opening its doors to writers from all over the world. After years of successful cooperation with freelancers, we have created the best online platform with 24/7 Support. We have gained significant weight and an immaculate reputation in the writing world thanks to the professionalism of our team and high-quality products. Since we know what it takes to meet a high demand of our clients, we offer high rates and special bonuses for technical orders and assignments with short deadlines. We look forward to welcoming new members to our global team and invite specialists with different majors and educational backgrounds. So far we have managed to build long-term relations with freelancers from over 17 countries, including the Philippines, China, Germany, UK, the Netherlands, Sweden, etc." Pays every 2 weeks. Guidelines online. Pays $8-$10/page. Read more →

Gourmet Traveller Wine

“Australia's leading wine magazine, Gourmet Traveller WINE includes wine, other drinks, food, wine-related travel and features.” Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly in print. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 8-12 weeks after acceptance. Buys first Australian rights for print. No reprints. Responds within one week. Guidelines available by email to Pays $0.50-$0.70/word. Read more →

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