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Should You Update Your Old Book, Or Write a New One?

Should You Update Your Old Book, Or Write a New One?

If nobody knows your book exists, you can update it until your fingers bleed but that's not going to sell copies. Does YOUR book need a promotional re-boot?[...]

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My New Greenhouse! WHOOP!!!

My New Greenhouse! WHOOP!!!

Everything will be edible, of course. I'm especially excited about the beautiful Atomic Grape Tomatoes.  Check out those colors!! I even found a toothache plant which looks like something out of Little Shop of Horrors. How cool is that?…

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African American Golfer’s Digest

“The African American Golfer's Digest is the nation's leading print and digital publication serving 80,000 avid Black American golfers every quarter as a PGA of America Diverse Supplier. Since launching in 2003, our distinctive reach in providing the latest news, information, and activities to our niche market has gained us numerous awards, proclamations and recognition as a "Top Business". The African American Golfer's Digest is an independently minority/woman-owned publication.” Quarterly digital and semi-annual print. No reprints. Guidelines online Pays $0.03/word for 500 words. Submit complete query by email. Read more →

Western Ag Reporter

“A weekly agricultural paper, started in 1940, published in Billings, MT. Not politically correct. Offers to our large and close readership not only the news that affects production agriculture but also a healthy dose of Western history, a weekly cooking column, plenty of patriotic material, and plenty of Western humor." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Weekly. Pays end of the month. Period between acceptance and publication varies. "Depends on whether their material needs to be printed immediately to be of any use to my readership or whether it can be printed any time ... Depends how large the paper is, and that varies by season -- longest in the spring and fall -- size related DIRECTLY to advertising quantity." Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy free for two months by mail with SASE. Subscription $55/year. "No guidelines other than have something interesting to say that my ag readership would be interested in reading. About 800 words work well. Will work with longer material if the material is good enough." Pays flat fee of $50 for up to 800 words. Read more →

Wyoming Wildlife

“Wyoming Wildlife is the publication of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.” Pays on acceptance after edits. Publishes ms 3 months to a year after acceptance. Buys first rights with 60 day waiting period after publication. Accepts reprints based on subject, where it was published and whether it is Wyoming specific in nature. Responds within 6-8 weeks. Pays base rate of $0.40/word. Flat rates are also available. Read more →

AGNI

"Known for publishing important new writers early in their careers” (PEN), AGNI discovers stories, poems, and essays that map our pressured interiority and respond in necessary ways to the bedeviled state of the world. Seven contributors have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.” Welcomes new writers. Biyearly. Pays on publication. Publishes 4-6 months after acceptance. Buys first worldwide rights. No reprints. Responds in 2-4 months. Guidelines online. PAYS $20/page for prose, $40/pages for poetry Read more →

Sierra

“Sierra is a source of information, entertainment, and inspiration for people who care deeply about nature. Our mission is to encourage the Sierra Club’s 500,000-plus members (and other readers) to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.” Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 600K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds within 30 days. Pays $1.00-$1.50/word for new writers. Read more →

Progressive Populist

"Twice-monthly magazine in tabloid newspaper format that reports on issues of interest to workers, small businesses and family farmers and ranchers." 10% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Twice monthly. Pays at the end of the quarter in which the article was published. Publishes ms 2 weeks after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds "right away." For a sample call 1-800-205-7067 or email populist@usa.net. Guidelines by email or by mail with SASE. Pays $15-$50. Read more →

Rising Innovator

“Rising Innovator is an online publication that welcomes submissions across a broad range of topics that align with our core mission. We provide news, tips, ideas, interactive tools, and support for young entrepreneurs, their parents, and other adults such as school club leaders. An innovator may be an inventor as well, however Rising Innovator is not focused on invention beyond how it may be commercialized by children.” Pays within 30 days of acceptance. Publishes ms one to two weeks after acceptance. Buys first right, with some exceptions. Accepts reprints. Responds in 3-5 business days. Guidelines online. Pays $50 minimum. Read more →

Sci Phi Journal

Ádám Gerencsér and Mariano Martín Rodríguez, co-editors. 80% freelance. “Sci Phi Journal explores the intersection of speculative philosophy, cosmological, anthropological and theological SFF through conceptual (idea- rather than character-driven) fiction and FNF (fictional non-fiction).” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 2 months of acceptance. Buys first digital publication rights. No reprints. Responds in 1-2 weeks. Guidelines online. Pays £0.03/word for fiction, £0.01/word for translations for up to 2K words. Read more →

Pacific Coast Business Times

“Weekly business journal serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties in California.” 10% freelance. Circ. 4K. Weekly. Pays 30 days after publication. Buys all rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Payment Varies Read more →

My Gift Stop

"My Gift Stop is an online shop offering luxury goods that’s dedicated to giving back to society, donating 5% of every sale to the global medical relief nonprofit, Direct Relief. In a time where our schedules seem to become denser by the day, it is most common for things to slip our mind here and there - forgetting a gift is no different! This is where we come in! We made it our mission to offer you “present peace of mind!” last minute shopping on some of the world’s most popular brands at heavily discounted prices. That’s right, our online shop is the perfect shopping solution. Hence, we are looking for reputable contributors, like yourself, that can write great reviews, blog articles, gift guides, share contests, social media posts and more on your own websites, blogs and social media pages." Pays 7-10 days after publication. Usually publishes ms within 24 hours of acceptance. Guidelines by email. Pays $75. Read more →

Neon Literary Magazine

“Neon Books is a UK-based independent publisher, producing a small-number of carefully-selected chapbooks, pamphlets and other ephemera each year. We lean towards literary and slipstream writing, with a preference for the magical realist and the extremely odd. Everything we publish is about something. We think that most art should be. We work with authors from anywhere in the world. Our most recent publication, Fears For the Near Future, is a highly-academic index of imagined future anxieties. Our catalogue also includes the award-winning novella The Mesmerist’s Daughter by Heidi James, The Naming Of Cancer (a fourteen-poem chapbook by Scottish Book Trust Award-winning poet Tracey S Rosenberg), and A Week With Beijing by prolific author and academic Meg Eden. We also produce a number of free pamphlets.” Pays £8 - £12 per creator per issue. Read more →

Monadnock Table

"Monadnock Table is a guide to local food, farms and community of the Monadnock Region and the Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire.” Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. rights. Occasionally accepts reprints, depending on where the article first appeared. Responds in 1 week. Guidelines available by email. Pays flat fee of $125 for features (1200 words); $75 for columns (600 words). Read more →

The Massachusetts Review

“The Massachusetts Review, a literary magazine, promotes social justice and equality, along with great art. Committed to aesthetic excellence as well as public engagement, MR publishes literature and art that provokes debate, inspires action, and expands our understanding of the world around us.” Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 12 months of acceptance. Buys First N.A. rights. No reprints. Responds within six months. Guidelines online. Pays $100 - $200 Read more →

The First Line

"The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination-to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place." 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. No reprints. Pays $25-$50/stories of 300-5000 words; $25 for essays of 400-800 words. Read more →

GUNS AUSTRALIA

“Technical firearms publication covering new product reviews of firearms and firearm accessories, firearms performance, and military small arms history. No hunting articles required.”100% freelance with a regular team of contributors. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Quarterly. Pays 2 weeks after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds quickly. Subscription $8 (AUD). Re: Writer's Guidelines - “I send potential contributors guidelines if I think their material is worth taking further. The quality of photography is particularly important.” Usually pays $80/published page. Read more →

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