In 2002, a few years into my professional freelancer’s life, I wrote my first Success Story for WritersWeekly.com and that was my light-bulb revelation. I could write articles, short stories, and verses for pay, and also earn an additional income by writing about the writing process!
According to a study, more than 40% of women with full-time jobs in science leave the field, or switch to part time, after giving birth to their first child. But, does that mean women must lose their financial independence after giving birth? Absolutely not!
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.
“Button comes out once a year or so, and Button contributors have also published in venues like the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, The New York Times, Washington Post, and Harpers, as well as publishing plenty of books. Writers include David Barber, Sven Birkerts, Mary Campbell, Romayne Dawnay, Rodney Dennis, Diana Der-Hovanessian, Brendan Galvin (National Book Award finalist!), Andrew Lear, Ralph Lombreglia, Stephen McCauley, Lawrence Millman, John Hanson Mitchell, Jean Monahan, Amanda Powell, Stephen Sandy and Wayne Wilson. Button publishes sheet music (inspired by the example of Godey’s Ladies Book around the mid-19th century). Major label, and smaller label musicians whose compositions have appeared include: They Might Be Giants, Combustible Edison, Roger Miller (of Mission of Burma), Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Jen Trynin, Malcolm Travis (who played with Bob Mould of Husker Du).” 20-40% freelance.
Pays small honorarium.
“CMR is looking for freelance bloggers! A globally reputed academic business journal, California Management Review serves as a vehicle of communication between those who study management and those who practice it. The freelance blogging program is intended to expand CMR’s audience, scope, and reach by inviting outside writers to contribute to our blog. Our strategy focuses on using our blog as a critical point of connection between our social medial channels and our formal journal content. Our bloggers explore and analyze the fascinating, complex challenges of modern management theory and practice. The CMR blog has recently featured posts on Burning Man, 3D printing, Diversity in Silicon Valley, and the challenges of Workplace Culture.”
Pays $150 – $300.
“Boulevard’s mission is to publish the finest in contemporary fiction and poetry as well as definitive essays on the arts and culture, and to publish a diversity of writers who exhibit an original sensibility. It is our conviction that creative and critical work should be presented in a variegated yet coherent ensemble—as a boulevard, which contains in one place the best a community has to offer.” Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-8 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. rights. No reprints.
Pays $100-$300 for prose; $25-$250 for poetry.
“Send a submission to me personally and my staff will check it before passing it on if it might be suitable. I am a well known International psychic medium, more than forty years of experience of helping people with email and phone readings. I’m also a relationship expert, life coach, advisor, agony aunt, therapist and healer. Am always on the lookout for articles to add to my site if they are well written, informative, long, with many keyword phrases. Not the run of the mill rubbish I see on other sites or cobbled together by people who know very little about the subject. Must be unique, fresh, one-off pieces.” No reprints.
Pays £25 per article.
“The official publication of three Canadian trucking associations (Alberta Motor Transport Association, Saskatchewan Trucking Association, and Manitoba Trucking Association.” Occasionally works with new writers. Circ. controlled (approx. 5,400). Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within a day. Sample articles online. Guidelines by email.
“The Old Schoolhouse(R) Magazine is the #1 trade magazine for homeschool families. It is a quarterly print (125-150 page) publication, but is also accessible via online browser and via free apps. It is available by subscription or in stores like Walgreens, Target, Barnes & Noble, Kroger, and many Christian book outlets.” 30-50% freelance. Circ. 1.5M online. Quarterly. Pays within 90 days of publication. Publishes 3 months to over a year after acceptance, based on needs. Buys First rights for 180 days. No reprints. Responds in 4-6 weeks.
10-20% freelance. “We are the business and practice management magazine to the podiatric profession.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 16K. Publishes 9 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. serial rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within 72 hours.