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“The Old Schoolhouse(R) Magazine is the #1 trade magazine for homeschool families. It is a quarterly print (125-150 page) publication, but is also accessible via online browser and via free apps. It is available by subscription or in stores like Walgreens, Target, Barnes & Noble, Kroger, and many Christian book outlets.” 30-50% freelance. Circ. 1.5M online. Quarterly. Pays within 90 days of publication. Publishes 3 months to over a year after acceptance, based on needs. Buys first rights for 180 days. No reprints. Responds in 4-6 weeks. Subscription for one year: $29/year (US); $59/year (Canada/Int’.)or for two years: $39/year (US); $99/year (Canada/Int’l). Sample copies available online or by email.”
“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 North American rights. Occasionally accepts reprints, depending on where the article first appeared. Where it appeared. Responds 1 week. Guidelines by email.
“Military History is the nation’s oldest and most popular war magazine devoted to the history of warfare” 75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 40K–50K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Sample articles online. Subscription $26. Guidelines: ” Send query to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
“The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction has been one of the genre’s leading publications since 1949.” Circ. 15K. Bi-monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-8 months after acceptance. Buys first North American serial rights and select world rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds within two months. Subscription $36.97 print; $29.97 online. Guidelines online at https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/glines.htm.
“We specialize in providing legal information online through vetted lawyers and paralegals across the globe. Pays every other week, after article submission. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 1-3 business days. “Each writer will have a guidelines document and each topic we’re looking to write about has a proposed structure/summary/useful links.
“Jack and Jill is an award-winning magazine for children ages 6-12. It promotes the healthy educational and creative growth of children through interactive activities and articles. The pages are designed to spark a child’s curiosity in a wide range of topics through articles, games, and activities.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 40K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms. several months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds in 3 months. Sample copies available by email at email@example.com. Subscription $14.98 for one year subscription in US; Canadian and foreign orders, add $10 per subscription.
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“Normal Deviation is a short fiction anthology inspired by a throwaway tweet and one weird-ass picture. Visit our Call for Submissions (link below) to see the picture, then write a short story based on the image. Deadline for stories is 31 Aug 2017.” Annual (May). Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Usually responds within 1-2 weeks; decisions on manuscripts will be in Sept/Oct of each year. Guidelines online at http://wonderboxpublishing.com/#submissions.
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