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Ebook Sales Continue Their Downward Spiral - Is Anyone Really Surprised?

Ebook Sales Continue Their Downward Spiral - Is Anyone Really Surprised?

One major problem with ebooks is the difficulty in giving them away as gifts. Books have long been a beloved gift, both for the gift giver and the recipient. Amazon is the #1 seller of ebooks (of course). If an author (or anyone) "gifts" an ebook to someone (a friend or relative, or even a book reviewer), that person can use that "gift' to purchase whatever they want on Amazon...[...]

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Ugly Pancake Update (Groan!)

Ugly Pancake Update (Groan!)

Several readers have written in asking for an update on “pancake,” my gelatinized blood clot that is still in my leg following my falling-off-the-boat accident last November. Yes, sadly, Pancake is still hanging on. She stopped shrinking about 6 weeks…

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Freefall Magazine

"FreeFall encourages the voices of new, emerging, and established Canadian writers while providing a platform to be proud of for their quality work." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1k. Publishes 3 issues/year, January, May, and September. Buys first rights for 3 months. No reprints. Responds within 3-6 months. Sample articles online at http://www.freefallmagazine.ca/subsc.html. Subscription $25 (CAD) or $42.00/two years. Online subscriptions $18.00 (CAD). U.S. subscriptions an additional $15.00. International subscriptions an additional $25.00/year. Guidelines online at https://freefall.submittable.com/submit. Read more →

The Hollins Critic

“Literary journal with a lead essay on the work of a contemporary writer; poetry; and book reviews.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 350. Publishes issues in February, April, June, October, December. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one year. Buys first serial rights. Responds 2-3 months. Sample copy available for $3 via SASE. Subscription $10, $15 foreign. Guidelines online at http://www.hollinscriticsubmissions.com. Read more →

Lion Magazine

"We carry stories and photos of Lions’ service projects and Lions’ activities." 30% freelance. Welcomes new authors. Circ. 350K. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms after four months. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds after 2 weeks to queries. Email editor for sample of magazine. Subscriptions for members of Lions clubs and receive the magazine as part of their dues. Guidelines by email. Read more →

Kashrus Magazine

“Information for the kosher consumer.” 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two weeks to two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within 24 hours. Sample copy available for $3 by mail. Subscription $24; $40 outside the U.S. Read more →

EContent

"EContent is a leading authority on the businesses of digital publishing, media, and marketing, targeting executives and decision-makers in these fast-changing markets." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Six issues per year. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys 90-day rights. No reprints. Responds to queries in 24 hours. Sample issue available if you sign up for free subscription. Guidelines online at http://www.econtentmag.com/About_Us Read more →

Curve

“CURVE, the nation's best-selling lesbian magazine, reaches nearly a quarter-million readers each issue and 500,000 online. Savvy, hip and intelligent, CURVE magazine presents the latest in film, pop culture, politics, fashion, travel, automotive, home entertainment, technology and health. Our celebrity interviews, news, style, social issues and reviews have helped CURVE achieve a level of prominence that has kept us in the spotlight for over 20 years.” 40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 250K. UVs: 500K. Hard copy is Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds within two weeks. Guidelines online at http://www.curvemag.com/Curve-Magazine/Contact-Us/Article-Submission-Guidelines/. Read more →

Farming Magazine

“Growing magazine provides farms with detailed, educational, experience-based content and professional insight to help them improve the efficiency and profitability of their operations.” Welcomes new writers. 75%-90% freelance. Circ. 26K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription free for qualified readers. Guidelines online at https://www.farmingmagazine.net/uploads/3/4/8/5/34850831/how_to_submit.pdf Read more →

The Fiddlehead

"The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada's international literary journal, is entertainment for the thoughtful with its mix of poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction by established and new writers." Welcomes new writers. 100% freelance. Circ. 1200. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes within 2-3 issues of acceptance. Buys first serial publication rights - "all other rights remain with the author, but we ask if the work is reprinted elsewhere that the first publication in The Fiddlehead be acknowledged." Responds usually 1-6 months. Various Canadian booksellers and newsstands carry The Fiddlehead and back issues (if not sold out) along with current issue can be purchased directly from our office. They usually range in price from $10 - $15 plus shipping. Email us for details. Subscription $30 for Canada; $36 for the USA and all other countries. Read more →

Contrary

“Contrary® was founded in 2003 at the University of Chicago by alumni of Chicago’s Master of Arts Program in the Humanities. It was quickly embraced and has been abundantly nourished by graduates of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing program. It now operates independently and without a thought of profit on the South Side of Chicago and publishes writers from throughout the world. It publishes poetry, fiction, lyrical commentary, creative non-fiction, and especially works that blur the edges of those categories.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on receipt of invoice. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys all rights: “1) worldwide rights to publish in any or all versions of Contrary and other Contrary-affiliated media, including domestic and foreign, whether in the English language or translated into a foreign language, including any successor, similar or replacement versions thereof; 2) exclusive worldwide rights for a period of 90 days from the date of Contrary’s first publication of the work; 3. non-exclusive perpetual rights to republish, store, syndicate or distribute the work or portions of the work in any language and in any country, and 4) the right to use your name and likeness in a fair and dignified manner and to publish information about you in connection with the advertising and promotion of Contrary and of the Work. 5) When exclusive rights expire after three months, the author is free to seek republication elsewhere, but Contrary must be credited in all subsequent publications. 6) All rights granted by this agreement are granted in perpetuity and applicable in all media including, but not limited to, all electronic media, internet, wireless or mobile platforms whether now known or hereafter created.” No reprints. Responds in less than 90 days. Sample copy online. Guidelines online at http://contrarymagazine.com/submissions/. Read more →

CFI.co

“As world economies converge, CFI.co reports from the fault lines of integration. CFI.co features original writing on financial, economic, and political topics that have a global impact.” Welcomes new writers. 25% freelance. Circ. 120K. Quarterly moving to bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms in next quarterly issue. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 1-2 days. Sample copy available in PDF form. Subscription $59.95. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.10-$0.15/word for 700-2500 words. Read more →

The Capilano Review

"The Capilano Review publishes art, poetry, and criticism that inhabit and reflect our challenging times, resist convention and excite response. Our magazine features full-colour art sections designed to promote dialogue between writers and artists. Each issue of TCR includes art, fiction, and interviews sourced and commissioned by the editor. Most of the poetry we publish is also solicited; however, we do publish one or two unsolicited works in each issue. The Capilano Review publishes venturesome experimental writing and art." Circ. 1400. Publishes 3 issues/year. Pays 30 days after acceptance. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys "First North American rights and limited, non-exclusive digital rights. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication." Occasionally accepts reprints - "Recently published work may be excerpted/featured in our magazine in special instances." Responds 3-6 months. Subscription $25 CAD + $5 shipping and handling for print edition; $10 CAD for digital edition. Guidelines online at http://www.thecapilanoreview.com/submit. Read more →

BEATDOM

"A literary journal publishing essays about the Beat Generation." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500-1000. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Sample articles online. Guidelines online at http://www.beatdom.com/submission-guidelines. Read more →

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 http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/submit. Subscription is free online but an annual print edition can be purchased for $16.95. Read more →

The Appraisers Standard

“Written for personal property appraisers (antiques, collectibles, art, appraisers, dealers). Welcomes new writers. 25-50% freelance. Circ. 400. Quarterly/Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue following acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Subscription $25. Guidelines not available. Pays $50-$60 for 300 to 500 words. Read more →

ALBEDO ONE

"Albedo One is primarily a fiction magazine specializing in Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy (Modern, Urban - no High Fantasy) We also feature book reviews and author interviews." 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 800. Bi-annual in print; weekly online. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6 months to 2 years after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints under special circumstances. Responds within 3 months. Sample articles at website. Subscription €32.00. Guidelines online at http://www.albedo1.com/submission-guidelines. Read more →

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