Angela’s Desk

If You Want Your Book Published in Time for Christmas Sales, You Need to Act Now! It's Easy!! Here's How!!! - by Angela Hoy

If You Want Your Book Published in Time for Christmas Sales, You Need to Act Now! It's Easy!! Here's How!!! - by Angela Hoy

The back to school/fall-is-coming advertisements spur authors to want to get their new books on the market ASAP to take advantage of the impending holiday shopping season. I'm currently being reminded that I will be getting little sleep from now until Christmas week...[...]


From The Home Office

Paying Markets


"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 →

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 →

GoNOMAD Travel

GoNOMAD has published unique and inspiring travel articles since 2000, we are a leader in creative travel writing and, as such, we publish a new travel story every weekday. We are proud to have helped hundreds of travel writers get their start in travel writing, we publish stories from writers the world over. We are always looking for new stories about unusual and off beat travel and we pay for each published story.” Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 3-4 weeks after acceptance. Buys First N.A. Rights. No reprints. Guidelines online. Pays $25/story with 1400-2000 words along with photos. Read more →


“Geist is a magazine of ideas and culture with a strong literary focus and a sense of humour. The Geist tone is intelligent, plain-talking, inclusive and offbeat. Each issue represents a convergence of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, comics, reviews, little-known facts of interest, cartography and the legendary Geist crossword puzzle.” Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 6 months of acceptance. Buys First N.A. Rights. No reprints. Responds within 6 months. Guidelines online. Pays CAD $0.40/word, and a flat rate for poetry, photograph and art. 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 →

Downstate Story

“Downstate Story Inc. is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation founded in 1992 to publish Downstate Story, an independent, annual, literary magazine.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to a year after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Guidelines online. Pays: $50/article, up to 2,000 words. 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 →

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 →

Capital Impact Partners

“Through capital and commitment, Capital Impact Partners helps people build communities of opportunity that break barriers to success. We deliver strategic financing, incubate new social programs, and provide capacity-building to help ensure that low-to-moderate-income individuals have access to quality healthcare and education, healthy foods, affordable housing, and the ability to age with dignity. A nonprofit community development financial institution, Capital Impact Partners has disbursed more than $2 billion to revitalize communities over the past 30 years. Our leadership in delivering financial and social impact has resulted in Capital Impact earning a “AA” rating from S&P Global “AA” and being recognized by Aeris since 2005 for our performance. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Capital Impact Partners operates nationally, with local offices in Detroit, MI, and Oakland, CA." Pays on acceptance. Pays: $750-$1500. 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 →

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 →

Turkey Country/JAKES Country

"Turkey Country is dedicated to the education and entertainment of members of the National Wild Turkey Federation, a nonprofit conservation organization committed to its mission of conserving the wild turkey population and preserving our hunting heritage. The lifestyle of the outdoorsman/woman is our focus, particularly that of the wild Turkey hunter and conservationist. JAKES Country is an educational publication of the nonprofit National Wild Turkey Federation, Inc., dedicated to involving youth in conversation, and passing on the North American hunting tradition.” Pays upon publication. Buys First NA Rights. Rarely accepts reprints, depends on impact of subject. Response time varies. Call for queries sent between May and June. Guidelines available by email. Pays 30-40 cents per word. Departments 300-500 words with photos ($200-300). Features 750-1,200 words ($350-500) with photos. Read more →

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