P.O. Box 5240,
Edmond, OK 73083-5240
Marcia Preston, Editor & Publisher; Carolyn Wall, Fiction Editor; Sandra Soli, Poetry Editor.
Description of Publication:
80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. 11 issues/yr. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys 1st N.A. rights. No reprints. Responds 2-6 weeks. Sample $4 by mail. Subscription $22; $26 Canada. Guidelines online or by mail with SASE.
Feature articles (not essays) of 1500-1800 words on a focused aspect of writing better, marketing smarter, or breaking into a new field. Also need writers' humor, 50 to 400 words. Departments vary; see complete information on website. Submit query for features only, all others send complete ms with SASE. Queries by e-mail are fine, but NO FULL MANUSCRIPTS BY E-MAIL.
welcomes new writers
Pays: Short fiction (2000-4000 words) $100; Features, $75; Poetry $10.
Most common mistake is failing to read the guidelines, let alone a sample copy. Second is wrong word length for the department targeted.