Angela’s Desk

Posting "Read-Aloud" of Children's Books on YouTube - Good Idea or Not?

Posting "Read-Aloud" of Children's Books on YouTube - Good Idea or Not?

Aside from the copyright infringement implications, I have a moral problem with this as well...[...]


From The Home Office

Things are Crazy Nuts Here!

Things are Crazy Nuts Here!

Yesterday, we made an offer on a house in far northwest Georgia, in the mountains, and the offer was accepted today. Now, we are drowning in paperwork...…


Paying Markets

The Baltimore Review

"The mission of The Baltimore Review, founded in 1996, is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing, and promote the work of emerging and established writers from the Baltimore area, from across the U.S., and beyond. The BR publishes poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction, and also sponsors two themed contests each year. We do not charge any fees for non-contest submissions." Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays upon publication. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within four months. Sample copies online. Guidelines online at Pays $40 for regular (non-contest) submissions Read more →

The Appraisers Standard

“Written for personal property appraisers (antiques, collectibles, art, appraisers, dealers).” Welcomes new writers. 25-50% freelance. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue following acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Pays $50-$60 for 300 to 500 words. Read more →


"A literary journal publishing essays about the Beat Generation." Welcomes new writers. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Pays $50/article for 1,000-5,000 words Read more →

American Bee Journal

50% freelance. “We are a magazine for beekeepers, from hobbyist to commercial.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Usually publishes ms within 2-3 months of acceptance. Buys first N.A. serial rights, exclusive worldwide electronic rights for sixty days and nonexclusive permanent web rights. Occasionally accepts reprints from other beekeeping related magazines. Pays $100/printed page, with a maximum of $500/article. Read more →

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 →


“A weekly newspaper covering the antiques, collectibles, vintage and auction market.” Weekly. Pays a month after publication. Publishes 2 months after acceptance. Buys one time rights. Sometimes accepts reprints, depending on where they were first published. Responds within a month. Guidelines available by email. Pays $75-$300/article Read more →


“If it breathes, grows or flows North of 60, Up Here magazine has it covered. We are the authoritative magazine of the North, informing and entertaining readers with stories about the people, wildlife, culture, lifestyle, arts and business of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.” 20%-50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Publishes 8 issues/year. Generally pays within 3 months of publication. Guidelines online. Usually pays $0.50 per word. Read more →

Write Naked

“Write Naked is a space that breaks down the misconceptions many people have about freelance life.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3.1K – 3.6K/month. Publishes 3+ new posts monthly, including 1 guest contributor. Pays $75 flat fee. Read more →

Virtual Dating Assistants

"Virtual Dating Assistants is an online dating management agency that has been in operation since 2009. The private company is a done-for-you dating service, providing men with a time-friendly option to meet high-quality women. Using advanced testing and data analysis, Virtual Dating Assistants helps men to meet their ideal women without doing the searching. Clients work with Virtual Dating Assistants who will create a profile, interact with women, and arrange the date. As an employer, Virtual Dating Assistants has fewer than 50 employees and has offered both full-time and part-time telecommuting jobs in the past. Freelancers are paid for their work on an hourly basis and the pay is released once a month." Responds within one week. Pays $13-$15 (USD) per hour plus commissions. Read more →

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

“Established in 1990 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization, The Tricycle Foundation is dedicated to making Buddhist teachings and practices broadly available. In 1991, the Foundation launched Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, the first magazine intended to present Buddhist perspectives to a Western readership. Tricycle soon became the leading independent journal of Buddhism in the West, where it continues to be the most inclusive and widely read vehicle for the dissemination of Buddhist views and values. Our readership includes longtime practitioners, those who are curious about Buddhism or meditation, and those who do not identify as Buddhist but value the teachings of wisdom and compassion that Buddhism has to offer.” Pays: Magazine columns $350; Magazine features varies, generally $0.30/word; Magazine feature interviews $500; Magazine reviews $400." 400-4,000 words. Read more →

Unity Magazine

“On the leading edge of New Thought, Unity Magazine provides people of all faiths with a deeper understanding of Unity principles, and how to experience a greater oneness with Spirit. Within our pages, you'll find thought-provoking features, books, affirmations, and interviews with renowned spiritual teachers.” Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within 6 months of acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds in eight weeks. Sample copies available on request. Guidelines online Pays $125 - $300 Read more →

Strange Horizons

100% freelance. “A speculative fiction webzine with a global perspective.” Welcomes new writers. Weekly. Pays on Fridays following management receipt of contract. Publishes ms around 6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights for six months. Only accepts reprints for nonfiction articles. Responds in 50-80 days. Guidelines online. Pays .10/word - $90 (See Current Needs) Read more →

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 →

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MORE: Parenting book author accused of abandoning "11-year-old" adopted daughter...but is she really 11?; Author accused of plagiarizing AND quoting sources that don't exist?; EU says re-selling ebooks is illegal; Feds sue Snowden over his memoir; Editorial cartoons finding new life online; Google ranking sites featuring syndicated content over original publisher's links?; Librarians are ANGRY about delayed ebook publication by publishers. READ MORE →

Amazon’s rushed delivery drivers have killed people…and Amazon says they’re not at fault?! – Whispers and Warnings for 09/12/19

MORE: Indie bookstores and industry leaders furious at Amazon for violating book embargo (if you don't know what that is, read this!); If you get your morning paper in your undies, you probably do NOT want a free doorbell from Amazon; MSNBC sued for outrageous allegation; "Almost Everything About Goodreads Is Broken;" Politician sues CBS and we're betting that gets thrown out of court. And, DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, MISS THIS AWESOME OBITUARY! READ MORE →