“The fastest growing Farmer’s Almanac with the most accurate weather forecasting. Millions sold. A truly American tradition. Contains all the features you’d expect to find in a farmer’s almanac, including Weather Forecasts, Fishing, Planting, and Tide Tables, and Astronomical Data. THE ALMANAC also is packed with intriguing and informative stories and articles on a wide variety of interesting subjects for the whole family. There are plenty of stories and articles, trivia, nostalgia, anecdotes, cookery, and puzzles, as well as lots of helpful information.” Welcomes new writers. Annual. Pays on publication. Pays when each annual edition is published, in August of each year. Cut-off for submissions is March 31st. Buys First North American Serial Rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Guidelines by email, or online
“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.
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.
“WineMaker, launched in 1998, covers the full gamut of the winemaking hobby, from beginners to experts, from wine kits to fresh grapes, and is published bi-monthly. Every issue includes expert advice and techniques, award-winning recipes and how-to projects to help you make great wine. Regular columns include troubleshooting common problems with the Wine Wizard, learning special techniques and tips on making a specific style of wine in Varietal Focus, refining your winemaking with Techniques, building gadgets in Projects, growing your own grapes in Backyard Vines and hearing tips, and stories and recipes from fellow home winemakers in Cellar Dwellers. WineMaker gives you practical, well-researched information in a fun format for all home winemakers – whether you use kits, concentrates, juices, non-grape fruits or fresh grapes.” Welcomes new writers. 85% freelance. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys all NA rights.
“It’s a how-to, why-to and when-to information source for beekeepers on keeping their bees healthy and alive.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 13K. Monthly. Pays negotiable rates on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies based on topic, author and season. Buys First North American serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds in less than a week. Guidelines online
“An eco-agriculture magazine devoted to sustainable, organic farming and gardening, holistic human and animal health.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 18K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week.
“Farming Magazine celebrates the joys of farming well and living well on a small, ecologically-conscious scale. It explores the intricate bonds connecting people, land, and community and it offers a hopeful vision of the future of farming in America. The magazine is created in the spirit of stewardship for the earth and regard for its inhabitants.” Welcomes new writers. 75%-90% freelance. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week.
Pays $175-$200 for columns, and
$400-$500 for features for 800-1800 words.
“A weekly agricultural paper, started in 1940, published in Billings, MT. Not politically correct. Offers to our large and close readership not only the news that affects production agriculture but also a healthy dose of Western history, a weekly cooking column, plenty of patriotic material, and plenty of Western humor.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Weekly. Pays end of the month. Period between acceptance and publication varies. “Depends on whether their material needs to be printed immediately to be of any use to my readership or whether it can be printed any time … Depends how large the paper is, and that varies by season — longest in the spring and fall — size related DIRECTLY to advertising quantity.” Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy free for two months by mail with SASE. Subscription $55/year. “No guidelines other than have something interesting to say that my ag readership would be interested in reading. About 800 words work well. Will work with longer material if the material is good enough.”
Pays flat fee of $50 for up to 800 words.
“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 N.A. rights. Occasionally accepts reprints, depending on where the article first appeared. Responds in 1 week. Guidelines available by email.
Pays flat fee of $125 for features (1200 words); $75 for columns (600 words).
“RANGE is an advocate for food producers and other resource providers—especially cowboys and sheepherders in the American West.” 50% 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. (4 issues); Guidelines online.