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ATTN: NEW AUTHORS - "Pre-sales" Only Work for iPhones and Stephen King

ATTN: NEW AUTHORS - "Pre-sales" Only Work for iPhones and Stephen King

One author wrote to me this week saying her book was ready but that she wanted to "hold" the book until December 1st to get more people interested in it. I told her, "That type of product hype only works for iPhones and celebrity authors like Stephen King..."[...]


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Paying Markets

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-$750. 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 →

Earth Island Journal

“A quarterly magazine about environmental threats and the people who are working to address them.” Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 12K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Pays $0.25/word for print, $100 flat fee for online. Submit query by email. Read more →


“Feed-Lot serves feedlots and cow/calf operations over 500 head, also backgrounders, preconditioners, and seedstockers/growers over 300 head.” 85% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within four months of acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Pays: $0.30/word for 350-700 words. Read more →

District Media, Inc.

“Originally founded in the District of Columbia in 2007, District Media, Inc. is an independent media company. Our objective is to deliver high-quality personal finance news and advice that informs, empowers, educates and entertains the public. We provide this information free of charge through our portfolio of personal finance websites, with all operating expenses paid through advertising.” Pays: $15-$200/article Read more →

Dance International

"We cover contemporary and classical dance internationally." Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys non-exclusive rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds promptly. Sample articles online, or try your local newsstand or library. "The best guidelines are to read previous issues." Read more →

The Cattleman

25% freelance. “The business journal of the beef cattle business of the Southwest.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 20K. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 15-30 days after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints outside of the Southwest. Responds in 2-4 weeks. Pays $500 for 1,200-1,800 words. Submit query by email. Read more →

YouthWorker Journal

“Trade journal for youth ministry leaders.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly (print), monthly (web). Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available by email. PAY: Varies - see guidelines. Read more →


“WineMaker, launched in 1998, covers the full gamut of the winemaking hobby, from beginners to experts, from wine kits to fresh grapes, and is published bi-monthly. Every issue includes expert advice and techniques, award-winning recipes and how-to projects to help you make great wine. Regular columns include troubleshooting common problems with the Wine Wizard, learning special techniques and tips on making a specific style of wine in Varietal Focus, refining your winemaking with Techniques, building gadgets in Projects, growing your own grapes in Backyard Vines and hearing tips, and stories and recipes from fellow home winemakers in Cellar Dwellers. WineMaker gives you practical, well-researched information in a fun format for all home winemakers - whether you use kits, concentrates, juices, non-grape fruits or fresh grapes." Welcomes new writers. 85% freelance. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys all NA rights. PAYS: $75-$300 Read more →

The Threepenny Review

“A quarterly review of the arts and society, combining essays, memoirs, fiction, poetry and observations about the world with first-class photography.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 6K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 3-18 months after acceptance. Buys first serial rights. No reprints. Responds during reading period January through June. PAYS: $200-$400 Read more →

Business Jet Traveler

Buying/using private aviation services; and interviews with celebrities and prominent CEOs who fly privately. Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 35K. Every other month (plus annual U.S. and China Buyers’ Guides). Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Usually responds 1-2 days. Pays: $0.50/word. Read more →

The Prairie Journal

“Arts, literary, cultural small press journal.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 750. Semi-annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys First NA Serial Rights. Responds within 2 months. Pays $20 - $200 Pays $20-$200 for 500-2000 words. Read more →

Susquehanna Life Magazine

“Susquehanna Life is a quarterly, four-color, glossy feature-oriented publication with an active, upscale audience evenly divided between males and females ages 38+. Articles take a unique and positive look at a variety of aspects of life in Central Pennsylvania and provide readers with information about places to go, things to do and history. We strive to provide information that is unique and unusual. The most frequent compliment we receive from readers: ‘I’ve lived here all my life and I never knew that until I read it in Susquehanna Life magazine.’” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Buys all rights. No reprints. Pays within 2 weeks of publication. Payment $75-$150 for full-length articles of approx. 850 words Read more →

ON Nature Magazine

“Published quarterly by Ontario Nature, ON Nature brings readers closer to nature by exploring Ontario’s natural areas and wildlife and providing insight into environmental issues.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays 30 days after acceptance. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys First Canadian Serial Rights. No reprints. Response time varies, one week to three months. Read more →

International Living Magazine

“International Living has been helping people discover the world's best places to live, travel and retire since 1979. We know from experience that there are a host of places around the world that are live and retire in. In our monthly publication, International Living magazine, we share with our readers details of the those overseas destinations where they can improve their quality of life, lower their cost of living, and make money while living overseas. Discover everything from adventures in Panama to the best buys on the South of France property market...from how to open a bank account in your new country of residence to how to get the best deal on your next airfare...from the world's best beachfront property bargains to the most reliable local attorneys to help you buy your new dream home...from island-hopping adventures in the Mediterranean to the best summer fiestas in Mexico.” Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes approximately two months after acceptance. Pays $40-$350. Read more →

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