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In the Mood Magazine

In the Mood Magazine

“In The Mood Magazine is a pop culture journal about the things we like to watch. What are your viewing habits, highs, and hang-ups? We want to hear all about it, but you should know that we are terrible at keeping secrets.” Welcomes new writers. Triannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one month of acceptance. Writers retain all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 1-4 weeks. Sample articles available online. Guidelines online.

Pays $20 – $30

Cineaste

Cineaste

“America’s leading magazine on the art and politics of the cinema” 30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys first serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 3-4 weeks. Guidelines online.

Pays: $50-$100.

Sesi

Sesi

100% freelance. “Representation matters, and Sesi represents Black girls to the fullest as the only teen magazine on the newsstand geared toward this demographic. With each issue, our teen readers (target ages 13-19) can see themselves reflected on the covers, in the editorial, and in the advertisements. Our mission is to fill that void in the mainstream magazine marketplace, in which Black girls are virtually invisible, through an entertaining mix of features highlighting beauty, fashion, culture, social issues, and more.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays 30 days after invoice is received. Invoices are sent after editing and final approval. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds in 24-48 hours.

Pays flat rate of $100/article.

BEATDOM

BEATDOM

“A literary journal publishing essays about the Beat Generation.” Welcomes new writers. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Sample articles online. Guidelines online.

Pays $50

Monadnock Table

Monadnock Table

“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).

The Christian Science Monitor, The Home Forum Section

The Christian Science Monitor, The Home Forum Section

“The Home Forum publishes upbeat personal nonfiction essays of from 600 to 800 words. We pay $250 upon publication. This is not an Op-Ed section. We’re looking for perspective-changing experiences, big and small, that helped you see something in a new way, discover something about yourself, or recognize and appreciate something in your past. Humor is good (and difficult to do). We’re not interested in travel essays or reminiscences per se, but a growing-up experience or a visit somewhere might have inspired some self-discovery. Please, no explicitly religious pieces. NO HARD-COPY SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED. Finished mss only; no queries.” Weekly in print, and every weekday online. Pays on publication. Publishes ms between three weeks and six months after acceptance. Buys 90-day exclusive rights; nonexclusive rights thereafter. No reprints. Responds within four weeks. Guidelines online.

Pays $250/article of 600-800 words.

Westerly Magazine

Westerly Magazine

“Since 1956, Westerly has been publishing lively fiction and poetry as well as intelligent articles. The magazine has always sought to provide a Western Australian-based voice, although its contributors and subject matter have never been geographically exclusive. It covers literature and culture throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly Western Australia, and the Asian region.” Welcomes new writers. Bi-annual. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys non-exclusive rights (rights remain with each writer). No reprints. Responds within one to two days. “Writers can get a sample of our publication through our website: free download of online special issues, full digital archive.”

Pays $180 to subscribers for stories ($135 + subscription for
non-subscribers); $180 to subscribers for essays ($135 + subscription

Indian Life

Indian Life

“We are a bi-monthly Native North American newspaper whose purpose is to present good news of what’s happening across Indian Country.” 20% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 14K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within six weeks.

Pays $0.15/word up to $175 for 500-2000 words.

RUSSIAN LIFE

RUSSIAN LIFE

“A bimonthly magazine on Russian culture, history, travel and life.” 70%-80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys either first serial, second serial or all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one month.

Pays $300 per article for 2000-4000 words.

Khabar Magazine

Khabar Magazine

“Khabar Magazine is a monthly print magazine serving Indian-American readers. Started in 1992, Khabar is one of the largest publications in the U.S. to serve Indian-Americans. At a readership of over 120,000, our robust, 140-plus pages, full-color monthly print magazine is a dynamic force in the market we serve: the Indian community of metro Atlanta, with distribution and readership spread throughout Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina. OUR CONTENT: Besides being cited in the ‘Best of Atlanta’ annual issue of Atlanta magazine and awarded ‘Best of Gwinnett (County),’ Khabar has received several awards for its content and design from publishing and journalism organizations. Exclusive interviews of notable Indian-American and others relevant to the diaspora is a dominant theme in the magazine. Award-winning articles by some of the diaspora’s best writers: thought-provoking and entertaining cover stories, interviews, essays, opinions, analysis, perspectives, and more. Our content relates to three broad categories: the Indian-American community of metro-Atlanta, the national Indian-American diaspora, and broad themes from India as well as Indian culture and society. Note: Despite our name, which means ‘To know’ or ‘News,’ we are not a news publication, but rather a features magazine.” Pays on the 15th of the month that the article is published. Buys all rights. Please check guidelines for reprint submissions. Responds within a week for acceptance. Guidelines available upon request by email.

Pays $75-$500/article