Member Organizations

Authorship, National Writers Association

Authorship, National Writers Association

“3,000 members and is cover-to-cover about writing. Estab. 1950s. Association magazine targeted to beginning and professional writers. Covers how-to, humor, marketing issues. Disk and e-mail submissions preferred. Quarterly magazine covering writing articles only.” Welcomes new writers.

Pays $10, or discount on memberships and copies.

Abuzz Press

Abuzz Press

A hybrid publisher charging no setup/design fees to authors. “Abuzz Press pays the design and publication fees, which include: interior formatting assistance, professional cover design (no boring templates), ISBN and barcode, printer setup, and print proof (the first printed/bound copy of your book, which will ship directly to you for approval). Also includes ebook formatting/conversion. Distribution – Print Edition – We will list the book with Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor. Our print books are listed in Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillion.com, Chapters.ca and many other online bookstores, both domestic and foreign. Any bookstore with an Ingram account can pick up Ingram’s feed so you’ll find your book listed in stores you’ve never heard of. Most bookstores use Ingram’s database to find and order books so readers can ask their neighborhood bookstore to order your book as well. Your readers can also walk into their neighborhood bookstores and ask them to order a copy. Ebook Edition – Our ebooks are listed on Amazon.com (for the Kindle), BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook), Apple (for iPads, iPods and iPhones), and Kobo (Canada’s popular ebook retailer).” Welcomes new writers. Publishes up to 30 titles/year. Pays royalties. Three-year exclusive contract required.
Pays royalties.

Lion Magazine

Lion Magazine

“We carry stories and photos of Lions’ service projects and Lions’ activities.” 30% freelance. Welcomes new authors. Circ. 350K. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms after four months. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds after 2 weeks to queries. Email editor for sample of magazine. Subscriptions for members of Lions clubs and receive the magazine as part of their dues. Guidelines by email.

Elks Magazine

“Consumer publication that contains feature articles on a wide variety of topics as well as news of interest to members of the BPO Elks, a fraternal, charitable organization.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 860K. Publishes 10 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms in 3-4 months. Buys all rights. Responds within months. Sample copy available by phone. Subscription $12. Guidelines available by mail. Submit query by mail. Pays $0.25/word for 1500-2500 words.

Arthritis Self Management

“Arthritis Self-Management is written for the growing number of people with arthritis who want to know more about managing their condition. Our readers need up-to-date and authoritative information on exercise, nutrition, medications, surgical options, medical advances, pain management, stress and emotions, and a host of other how-to subjects so they can make informed choices about managing their arthritis. The rule of thumb for any article we publish is that it must be clear, concise, interesting, useful, and instructive, and it must have immediate application to the day-to-day life of our readers.” 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 185K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-6 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Sample copy available for email request. Subscription $18US, $36 Canada, $60 other.