The Elks Magazine
425 W. Diversity Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614
Cheryl T. Stachura, Editor
Description of Publication:
25% freelance. Buys approximately 30% general interest manuscripts per year. The basic mission of the magazine is to share the news of the charitable activities of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks with its members. However, well-targeted and well-written freelance feature articles are also published. The Elks Magazine is a 4/color, glossy magazine that contains advertising. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1.1M. 10 issues/year. Usually pays on acceptance; may pay on publication Buys first publication rights, and one-time North American serial rights in print only. No reprints. Prefers a final ms to a query as decisions are based only on final ms. Sample by mail request. Subscription US only $5. Guidelines online at http://www.elks.org/ElksMag/writersguidelines.cfm
We are always in the market and will buy what seems to fit our audience. Please refer to the writer's guidelines. Submit complete ms.
welcomes new writers
Pays $0.30/word for 1500-2500 words.
Basically, a common mistake is when writers haven't read the guidelines and submit manuscripts that are too long or short, are first-person or religious or political -- all someone need do is check the guidelines.
Cover photos must be of high technical quality. Focus is on Elks in action or topic appropriate (e.g., November cover related to Veteran's appreciation/patriotism.) Pays flat fee of $500 for covers.