September 22, 2004
Paying Markets and Freelance Jobs For September 22nd | printable version
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EXPO Magazine, 11600 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210. P(913)469-1110. F(913)469-0806. Email: dtormohlen (at) ascendmedia.com. Website: http://www.expoweb.com. Danica Tormohlen, Editor. 50% freelance. "EXPO is the information and education resource for the exposition industry. It's the only magazine dedicated exclusively to the people with direct responsibility for planning, promoting and operating trade and consumer shows. Our readers are show managers, association executives and independent show producers." Welcomes new writers. Circ 7500. 10 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 30 days after acceptance. Buys 1st N.A. rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1 month. Sample articles at website. Subscription free to qualified subscribers in the U.S.; $59 Canada and Mexico; $80 other. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Experienced business writers who write magazine features." Pays $0.50 per word for 1500 - 3000 words. Submit business magazine writer samples, cover letter and bio to dvasos (at) ascendmedia.com.
PHOTOS/ART: Payment and need depend on story.
HINTS: "I am only seeking business writers with magazine feature writing experience. Please do not approach our publication unless you can provide three strong writing samples of your work. All articles are assigned based on our editorial calendar. Writers need not send editorial ideas."
Family Travel Fun.Com, 2982 Paces Lake Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339. Email: webmaster (at) familytravelfun.com. Website: http://www.familytravelfun.com. Paula Hughes Court, Editor. 90% freelance. "Family Travel Fun.Com is an online planning guide to fun family vacations. We feature round-up articles and reviews of family vacation destinations." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 7K unique visitors/day. "We are currently the number two Family Travel website based on site traffic." Site is updated weekly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1 week after acceptance. Buys non-exclusive web rights. Accepts reprints. Responds immediately, "unless I'm out of town." Sample articles at website. Subscription free. Guidelines online at http://www.familytravelfun.com/writersguidelines.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Round-up articles, such as Top Ten Attractions in New Orleans and reviews of worldwide destinations, upscale hotels, family resorts and theme parks." Pays flat fee of $15 per article. Articles average 800 words. "After three accepted articles, I will be willing to give assignment letters to writers, which will help them secure press trips and reduced/free travel." Submit query by email. Type "submission" in the subject line of your email.
HINTS: "Many writers send 'what I did on my vacation' articles. These articles stand little chance of being accepted unless they are detailed reviews of a specific destination or family resort."
Fran Magazine and Franmagazine.com, 511 N. Kenmore, Suite 103, Los Angeles, CA 90004. Email: macho (at) franmagazine.com. Website: http://www.franmagazine.com. Andrew Hume and Samuel Kuhlmann, Co-editors. 50% freelance. "We are primarily a humor magazine, though we publish material of all genres. We want writing that is unafraid to offend its readers. We generally cover underground culture, film, music, and travel. We print a lot of satire and 'irreverancies'." Welcomes new writers. Circ. not provided. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Buys International rights for 12 months after printing. No reprints. Responds 1 hour to 3 months. Sample $2 or read online. Subscription N/A. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Primarily journalistic coverage of events. We accept essays, but most that we receive are terrible. We accept everything, just please make it funny or compelling. Do not send submissions without first viewing our print edition or website!" Pays $15 flat fee for 300-2000 words (articles average 1000 words). "Submit complete manuscript or samples and query as an attachment or in the bulk of an email or to our address with an SASE."
PHOTOS/ART: "Don't generally accept, so it's a case-by-case basis."
HINTS: "Please don't send anything cutesy (unless satirical). This is not a retirement publication."
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Healthworlds, Delsbergerallee 61, CH 4053 Basel, Switzerland. P(4161)3314537. F(4161)3314538. Email: info (at) jankossen.com. Website: http://www.healthworldsasia.com. Jasmin Kossenjans, Chief Editor. 90% freelance. "HealthWorlds is a medical science and health magazine, but written in a readable, lifestyle format. Target audience includes all health professionals, specialists, as well as individuals interested in the subject of health and /or current research and news being done in medical sciences." Welcomes new writers. Circ. "first edition 5000 in Malaysia/Singapore/Australia - by third edition, 15,000 for Asia Pacific." Quarterly "with future possibility of 6 issues per year." Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Rights purchased vary. Accepts reprints, but "usually require some alterations." Usually responds in a day or two. Sample available on request; sample pdf file can be downloaded from the website. Subscription $50(US). Guidelines available as a pdf file on request.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. "Each edition will have a selection of topics. This can be seen on the website or is offered on request. A mass mailing may be sent to the writers in our databank and it is up to them to submit their skeleton outline as to how they would tackle the chosen topic." Pays negotiable market rates depending on the writer's country of origin. Quote your fee when querying. Articles average 500-1500 words. Submit query, CV (resume), three writing samples and your expected fee via email.
PHOTOS/ART: "We usually have a source, but may need these from the writer."
HINTS: "Please send a skeleton (outline) or summary (query), or a list of points on how you would tackle the subject matter (i.e. using a personal touch, drawing from experience, or more technical reporter-style), and how you would build up the piece. This saves misunderstandings from both sides."
Industry Magazine, 317 S. North Lake Blvd., Suite 1020, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. P(407)767-0999. F(407)767-2900. Email: tallen (at) industrymagazine.com. Website: http://www.industrymagazine.com. Michele Casserino, Editor. Freelance percentage not provided. Celebrity / fashion / culture. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 60K; will be 250K in 3 months. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms "within an issue or two" after acceptance. Buys negotiable rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 2-4 business days. Sample articles online. Subscription $15. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are interested in writers with celebrity contacts and or the ability to do celebrity research articles." Pays $100 - $350 for 500-1500 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: Payment for photos is negotiable.
Insight Magazine, 550 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60661. F(312)993-7713. Email: giannetto-adamsj (at) icpas.org or fitzgeraldc (at) icpas.org. Website: http://www.insight-mag.com. Judy Giannetto-Adams, Director; Clare Fitzgerald, Editorial Coordinator. 85% freelance. "Explores fresh approaches to the latest business topics, and provides unique insight into issues that directly impact the finance and business community, including technology, workplace trends, professional development, investment management, entrepreneurial ventures, international markets, etc." Only works with published writers. Circ. 23K. 7 issues/yr. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 3 – 6 months after acceptance. Buys various rights; consult Director or Editorial Coordinator. Responds 1 month. Sample for email request to fitzgeraldc (at) icpas.org. Subscription $30; $42 Mexico; $40 Canada and other; free to IL CPA Society members. Guidelines online at http://www.insight-mag.com/insight/writing.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are interested in all business/finance/technology topics. Please note our Special Issues: Young Professionals/Future of the Profession (February/March), Business Technology (August), Corporate Financial Leadership (September/October)." Pays $200 - $750 depending on article length. "First-time contributors to INSIGHT" receive a flat fee of $200, regardless of experience and article length. Submit complete ms or query with cover letter, clips, and resume by mail (not returnable), fax, or email. No calls please.
Freelance Writer - to write press release
African American Writers - living in large metropolitan cities to write about their experiences. Pays $3/page.
Image Builders Entertainment
Freelance Writers - for beauty trade magazine
Freelance Writers - low pay
Freelance Writer - with Virtual Assistance experience
Freelance Writers (2) - to cover a) the business side of voice over IP, and, b) emerging products and trends in the industry
Freelance Assistant Editor and Staff Writer
Gulf of Maine Times
Freelance Copyeditors, Proofreaders, Abstractors, and Writers - with education and experience in engineering. See Job Number: 1338
Stringers - in Fresno, Eureka, and Redding in California; Reno/Carson City in Nevada; Eugene, Portland and southern Oregon; and Seattle, Washington
Reuters News Agency
Freelance Writers - who understand the business of retail pharmacy
Freelance Writer - with extensive experience writing for the television documentary format, preferably for PBS
Close Up Foundation
Freelance Web Content Editor
Established consumer travel newsletter
Freelance Journalists - with exp. in Science & Technology or Religion & American Society
Freelance Writers - to prepare study guides on major philosophers and poets. Requires fr*e registration.
Freelance Writers - to aggregate and summarize articles from the press and trade publications. Requires fr*e registration.