“Neon Books is a UK-based independent publisher, producing a small-number of carefully-selected chapbooks, pamphlets and other ephemera each year. We lean towards literary and slipstream writing, with a preference for the magical realist and the extremely odd. Everything we publish is about something. We think that most art should be. We work with authors from anywhere in the world. Our most recent publication, Fears For the Near Future, is a highly-academic index of imagined future anxieties. Our catalogue also includes the award-winning novella The Mesmerist’s Daughter by Heidi James, The Naming Of Cancer (a fourteen-poem chapbook by Scottish Book Trust Award-winning poet Tracey S Rosenberg), and A Week With Beijing by prolific author and academic Meg Eden. We also produce a number of free pamphlets.”
Pays £8 – £12 per creator per issue.
“The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination-to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place.” 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. No reprints.
Pays $25-$50/stories of 300-5000 words; $25 for essays of 400-800 words.
“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 on acceptance. Publishes ms three months after acceptance. No reprints. Responds within two months.
Pays $10, or discount on memberships and copies.
“PRISM International is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia, whose mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. Writing from PRISM has been featured in Best American Stories, Best American Essays and The Journey Prize Stories, amongst other noted publications.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1K. Quarterly. Pays right before or right after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. No reprints. Responds within 1-6 months.
Pays $40 per page for poetry, $30 per page for prose.
“A well-established US-based freelance company is opening its doors to writers from all over the world. After years of successful cooperation with freelancers, we have created the best online platform with 24/7 Support. We have gained significant weight and an immaculate reputation in the writing world thanks to the professionalism of our team and high-quality products. Since we know what it takes to meet a high demand of our clients, we offer high rates and special bonuses for technical orders and assignments with short deadlines. We look forward to welcoming new members to our global team and invite specialists with different majors and educational backgrounds. So far we have managed to build long-term relations with freelancers from over 17 countries, including the Philippines, China, Germany, UK, the Netherlands, Sweden, etc.” Pays every 2 weeks. Guidelines online.
“Virtual Dating Assistants is an online dating management agency that has been in operation since 2009. The private company is a done-for-you dating service, providing men with a time-friendly option to meet high-quality women. Using advanced testing and data analysis, Virtual Dating Assistants helps men to meet their ideal women without doing the searching. Clients work with Virtual Dating Assistants who will create a profile, interact with women, and arrange the date. As an employer, Virtual Dating Assistants has fewer than 50 employees and has offered both full-time and part-time telecommuting jobs in the past. Freelancers are paid for their work on an hourly basis and the pay is released once a month.” Responds within one week.
Pays $13-$15 (USD) per hour plus commissions.
“SteadyContent creates content using strategic automation and skilled talent. We hire only U.S. citizens who have English as their first language. Our specialty is creating ongoing content for WordPress…weekly blog posting! We require only 2-5 minutes of the client’s time, then we handle it from there. SteadyContent does the keyword research, creates the titles, writes the content, schedules the posts, shares to social media and measures the engagement. No other company offers quite the same solution.” Pays within 7 business days of content submission. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 24 hours. Guidelines available after hiring.
100% freelance. “Overtime, a series of one-story chapbooks, was created to showcase some of the stories we receive that are a little too long for our Workers Write! series, but are worthy of publication. We are looking for stories between 5,000 – 12,000 words, where work is a central theme. (We also will consider serializing novels about the workplace. Please query first.)” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Rights purchased varies. Accepts reprints. Responds 1 week to queries; 1 month to stories. Samples at website.
Pays $35-$50 for 5,000-12,000 words.
“Since our first anthology, Workers
Write! has become an important voice in working class literature. We are collecting the stories and poems about jobs that define who we are as individuals and communities.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500. Annual. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys FNAS Rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week.
Pays flat fee of $25-$50/story up to 5,000 words (no minimum); $5-$20/poem.
Send us your Marketing Secrets query and, if it’s accepted, we’ll pay $60 on acceptance for your article of around 600 words!