“A niche magazine covering subjects of interest to the Average Joe or Jane sailor who owns and maintains their own sailboat. These stories can relate to 19-foot trailer boats to 40-foot ocean-going boats. Writers are sailors themselves and write from their own experience. We expect all submitters to be familiar with our magazine and content.” Welcomes new writers. “If you’re a new writer with a good story and good photos, we’ll work with you to whip your words into shape.” Circ. 30K. Bi-monthly. Pays 60 days before publication. Publishes between 3 months to a year after acceptance.
10-15% freelance. “After 20 successful years, Houseboat magazine continues to specifically target a core audience by capturing the freedom and lifestyle that is only possible on a houseboat. Editorial includes everything from fishing and decorating to learning how to become a successful live-aboard. Included in each issue of this bi-monthly publication are destination features, family spotlights and of course those high-end houseboats that are the talk of the dock. With the down economy we’re working to keep our regular contributors working, but we plan to get back to accepting more freelance work from new authors in the future.” Circ 30K. Biannually. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample by email. Subscription $19.95. Guidelines by email.