“Northwest Quarterly is a city/regional lifestyle and business publication highlighting the best of life in the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin and Northwest Chicagoland regions. Across two sister editions, we cover a wide variety of people and places that make our 16-county coverage area a great place to live. We especially enjoy topics such as conservation, local history, arts & entertainment, things to do/see, dining, home & garden, health & fitness, recreation & destinations, mind & spirit, personal finance, and business.” Welcomes new writers. Publishes 11 issues a year, 6/year in Northern Illinois. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds within less than a week.
Pays $125-$500, depending on scope of assignment.
“We are a journal of literature and culture, publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews and interviews since 1968.” Welcomes new writers. Biyearly, occasionally publishes special topic issues. Pays on publication. Publishes ms one week to one year after acceptance. Buys first rights. Responds in one week to eight months. Sample articles available online. Guidelines online
Welcomes new writers. Circ. 22.5K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Guidelines available by email.
Pays $350 for 1000-2000 words.
“A regional lifestyle monthly publication located in lower-Westchester County covering education, wellness, parties and benefits, food and dining, interesting people, real estate, theater, music, cultural events, style and beauty, area celebs, and more.” Welcomes new writers. 40% freelance. Circ. 55K. Monthly. Typically pays within 4-6 weeks of writer submitting story. Buys “First N.A. serial rights to the article, photograph, graphic illustration, or other work that freelancer submits to company, as well as the non-exclusive perpetual electronic rights in any existing or new formats, media or technology, whether edited or adapted, in whatever manner the work is displayed or accessed.” Responds within one week.
Guidelines by email. Pays $75-$1000 for 150-3000 words.
“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
“IDAHO magazine has been published monthly in print since October 2001, with a monthly online edition since November 2012. It publishes nonfiction, first-person narratives of the authors’ experiences in Idaho, usually accompanied by photos.” Monthly. Pays at the end of the month of publication. Publishes ms within six weeks of acceptance. Buys First N.A. Rights. Occasionally accepts reprints from small blogs, and book excerpts. Responds in less than two weeks. “For free monthly newsletter, send a request with your email address to email@example.com.” Guidelines online.
Pays $30-$100/article depending on length and complexity
“Celebrating the Arts & Living in Southwest Florida.” Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys one time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 1-6 weeks.
“Chesapeake Bay regional publication, targeting active Bay Boomers (seniors 55+).” Circ. 18K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. Buys First NA rights. Accepts reprints, if allowed by previous publication. Responds in two weeks.
This publication ONLY works with local writers. Do not contact them if you are not located in their city.
“Lifestyle, fashion and culture magazine, glossy for Park City, Salt Lake City and Utah.” Welcomes new writers. 33% freelance. Circ. 127K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month.
“Canada’s only international adventure-travel magazine.” Warmly welcomes new writers. Bi-monthly print; weekly online. Pays on publication. Publishes manuscript within a month of acceptance if publishing online; longer for print.”
Pays up to $50 (CAD) for online publication for 800-1500 words; competitive rates for longer articles in print.