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Can You REALLY Trust Your Secretary, Webmaster, or Publishing Consultant to "Sign" Your Publishing Agreement?

Can You REALLY Trust Your Secretary, Webmaster, or Publishing Consultant to "Sign" Your Publishing Agreement?

An author recently asked his webmaster to complete a publishing contract on his behalf (which was, of course, not legally binding). What the author learned later, however, was quite disturbing...[...]

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Hotghostwriter Ltd.

"We are a fast-paced, growing ghostwriting service that can provide you with consistent and exciting projects week after week! Our mission is to provide the highest quality novels and a great experience to our clients, and we want you to be part of this mission." Pays on acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 48 hours. Guidelines available by email. Read more →

Fine Books & Collections

“Fine Books & Collections covers a broad range of topics and subjects of interest to book collectors, dealers, librarians, curators, and bibliophiles, from early manuscripts, to modern first editions and fine art, and everything in between.” 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Quarterly. Pays within 30 days of acceptance. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month. Sample copy online at http://store.finebooksmagazine.com/back_issues.aspx. Subscription $19.98, $29.98 Canada; $39.98 other. Guidelines online at http://www.finebooksmagazine.com/writing. Read more →

Humanities

“We are the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities. We exist to report on and discuss projects funded by NEH and the state humanities councils.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 6K. Bimonthly. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription $24, $33.60 outside the U.S. Guidelines not available. Pays flat fee that varies with department. Read more →

Healing Lifestyles & Spas

"Our readers wish to connect with a greater purpose, hope to infuse nature into their lives, and desire to feel more balanced with the least amount of stress. Healing Lifestyles & Spas content focuses on integrating healing remedies, alternative medicine, natural living, spa wisdom, and nature into our lives, providing tools and inspiration to lead a more healthy and healing lifestyle. We believe that spa living is a day-to-day experience, not an occasional practice. We all need to slow down, press pause, and nurture this absolute need to give back to ourselves. Living a healing lifestyle means taking care of the Earth and its people, and we thereby emphasize environmental awareness and sustainable living as a necessary component on this path. Remember to Live Mindfully, Eat Joyfully, Travel Consciously..." Welcomes new writers. Circ. online only. Pays on publication. Publishes ms. approx. 2 weeks after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. No reprints. Responds quickly. Sample articles online. Subscription free. Guidelines not available. Read more →

Westerly Magazine

Since 1956, Westerly has been publishing lively fiction and poetry as well as intelligent articles. The magazine has always sought to provide a Western Australian-based voice, although its contributors and subject matter have never been geographically exclusive. It covers literature and culture throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly Western Australia, and the Asian region." Welcomes new writer. Circ. not provided. Bi-annual print + bi-annual online publication. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys non-exclusive rights (rights remain with each writer). No reprints. Responds 1-2 days. "Writers can get a sample of our publication through our website: free download of online special issues, full digital archive." Subscription $26 (AU). Guidelines online at https://westerlymag.com.au/contribute. Read more →

Workers Write

"Workers Write! is a yearly anthology of stories and poems from a particular workplace." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500. Annual. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Rights purchased vary. Accepts reprints. Responds 1 week to queries; 2 weeks to stories. Samples online at http://www.workerswritejournal.com. Subscription $20/year print; $5/year electronic. Guidelines online. Read more →

Westchester Magazine, Westchester Weddings, Westchester Home and 914Inc.

“A regional lifestyle monthly publication located in lower-Westchester County covering education, wellness, parties and benefits, food and dining, real estate, theater, music, cultural events, style and beauty, area celebs, and more.” Welcomes new writers. 40% freelance. Circ. 65K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-6 weeks after acceptance. Buys “first North American serial rights to the article, photograph, graphic illustration, or other work that freelancer submits to company, as well as the non-exclusive perpetual electronic rights in any existing or new formats, media or technology, whether edited or adapted, in whatever manner the work is displayed or accessed.” Responds one week. Sample copy available online at http://www.westchestermagazine.com/westchester-magazine/find-magazine. Subscription $14.97. Guidelines by email. Pays $75-$1000 for 150-4000 words. Read more →

Primary Research Group

"We publish surveys and research reports about developments in libraries, law firms, and higher education." Usually pays within a week of acceptance. Publishes ms approx. 4 weeks after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Subscription N/A. Guidelines by email. Read more →

Vestal Review

"Launched in March of 2000, Vestal Review is the world’s oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction." Welcomes new writers. Circ. not provided. Bi-annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-4 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds within 3 months. Samples available online. Subscription free online. Guidelines online at http://www.vestalreview.org/guidelines. Pays $25 flat fee for 10-500 words and $100 for the annual VERA award. Read more →

Skim Magazine

“SKIM Magazine is a Canadian publication and the printed version of the magazine will be distributed to government offices, local and international NGOs, UN agencies, donor organizations, and other private sector the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries and Pakistan. We would like to invite you to read our past issues of SKIM Magazine at http://alhasan.com/skim-magazine. In today’s fast paced world, society is faced with numerous challenges that could be aptly handled through technology. Spatial Knowledge & Information Management [SKIM] magazine’s framework consists of many cross cutting themes, including: Education, Health. Economy, Policy, Governance, Energy, Environment, Agriculture, and Natural Resources. This monthly magazine attempts to cover the most pressing issues from these sectors, and evoke how latest technologies can be used to find the most optimal solutions. The intent of the magazine is to showcase the knowledge and applied technologies, which could bring about a fundamental change in achieving societal growth and development.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 2-3 days. Sample copy available online. Pays $40 for 1500-2000 words. Read more →

Journal of Information Ethics

“JIE publishes columns, articles and reviews that deal with the production, dissemination, storage and retrieval of information in an ethical context.” 75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within two years of acceptance. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $40, $55 foreign. Guidelines online Read more →

Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management

Website http://www.jcomjournal.com. Bobbie Lewis, Editor. “Clinical journal for health care practitioners.” 10% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 days. Sample copy available online. Subscription $220. Guidelines online Read more →

Indian Life

“We are a bi-monthly Native North American newspaper whose purpose is to present good news of what's happening across Indian Country.” 20% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 14K Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within six weeks. Sample copy available for $3.50. Subscription $18. Guidelines available online. Pays $0.15/word up to $175 for 500-2000 words. Read more →

Nature Friend

"Nature-loving children and families get Nature Friend. We are primarily about wild nature. Can be animals, plants, birds, insects, rocks, ocean life, astronomy, gardening, learning by doing activities and experiments." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 7500. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buy first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds quickly. Sample articles on website. Subscription $40; $54 Canada; $67 other. Guidelines online Read more →

Overtime

"Overtime, a series of one-story chapbooks, was created to showcase some of the stories we receive that are a little too long for our Workers Write! series, but are worthy of publication. We are looking for stories between 5,000 - 12,000 words, where work is a central theme. (We also will consider serializing novels about the workplace. Please query first.)" Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Rights purchased varies. Accepts reprints. Responds 1 week to queries; 1 month to stories. Samples at website. Subscription $20/year print; $5/year electronic (includes an issue of Overtime). Guidelines online Read more →

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