TODAY, Saturday, January 22nd, 2022, is the WritersWeekly.com Winter, 2022 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

The topic is posted right here.

Animals

Betterpet

“We’re a team of storytellers, vets, and pet specialists who actually care about your dog (and you). We’re here to help you make smarter choices and deepen your relationship with your pet.”

“At betterpet.com, we help people make smarter, healthier decisions for their pets. Our mission is to provide clear, medically sound advice distinguished by a focus on responsible pet parenting. We are currently seeking freelance writers with research chops to help us craft the most practical, relevant, and scientifically backed content — articles, features, guides, etc. — for over 4 million readers. Responsibilities: Writing articles from an outline, first draft, to final draft. Conducting thorough research to provide insightful and fact-based articles that are actually fun to read. Collaborating with our team of licensed veterinarians and EiC to make sure that we share information and product recommendations that are in the best interest of both pets and their owners.

About You: You care deeply about content organization and have strong research abilities — some assignments cover complex medical conditions, symptoms, and treatments. You have experience writing in the pet space (specifically around dogs and cats). Bandwidth to complete an outline and first draft within a week of the start date. You’re comfortable learning Google Docs, Asana, and Slack (we will train you).
Weekly. Pays contributors on the 15th and 30th of each month. Publishes ms 2 weeks after acceptance. No reprints. Responds in 1-3 days.
How to Apply: email your resume to madison@betterpet.com.” Guidelines available by email.

Pays $30/hr

Birding

Birding

“Birding is the award-winning, full-color flagship journal of the American Birding Association. The ABA welcomes as members all persons interested in birdwatching in the Americas and beyond. All ABA members receive Birding magazine.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 24 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Guidelines by email.

Pays $200 for 1500-3000 words.

Feed-Lot

Feed-Lot

“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.

FIDO Friendly Magazine

FIDO Friendly Magazine

“FIDO Friendly is the Travel & Lifestyle magazine for you and your dog. Each issue includes hotel and destination reviews, adoption stories, health and wellness topics and the latest trends.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Quarterly. Pays on publication.

Pays $0.10/word.

The Cattleman

The Cattleman

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.

Bee Culture

Bee Culture

“It’s a how-to, why-to and when-to information source for beekeepers on keeping their bees healthy and alive.” Welcomes new writers. 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

Pays $200-$250

Trapper & Predator Caller

Trapper & Predator Caller

“Founded in 1975, Trapper & Predator Caller is the leading source of practical, comprehensive information for North American fur harvesters. Each issue is packed with feature articles by North America’s most knowledgeable trappers and predator callers. T&PC provides the most thorough wild fur market report in North America and informs readers about vital industry trends. Published 10 times each year — January, February, March, April-May, June-July, August, September, October, November and December — T&PC provides current, practical information for fur trappers, animal-control workers and predator callers. Each issue also contains up-to-date reports from state trapping association partners across the country.” 75% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays 45 days after publication. Publishes ms one year after acceptance. Buys all rights. Responds 2-5 weeks.

Pays $250 for feature story and photos up to 2500 words.

American Bee Journal

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.

Wyoming Wildlife

Wyoming Wildlife

“Wyoming Wildlife is the publication of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.” Pays on acceptance after edits. Publishes ms 3 months to a year after acceptance. Buys first rights with 60 day waiting period after publication. Accepts reprints based on subject, where it was published and whether it is Wyoming specific in nature. Responds within 6-8 weeks.

Pays base rate of $0.40/word. Flat rates are also available.

Nature Friend

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

Pays $0.05/edited word for first rights; $0.03/edited word for reprints.