November 10, 2004
Paying Markets and Freelance Jobs For November 10th | printable version
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Horse Illustrated, P.O. Box 6050, Mission Viejo, CA 92690. Moira Harris, Editor; Elizabeth Moyer, Managing Editor. P(949)855-8822. Email: horseillustrated (at) bowtieinc.com. Website: http://www.horseillustratedmagazine.com. 75% freelance. "Horse Illustrated is a general-circulation magazine, directed to horse owners and riders of English and western disciplines. The magazine espouses responsible horse ownership, from providing tips to owners on better horse care and training, to alerting horse lovers about pertinent issues in the equine community. We direct our articles to the adult audience. Horse Illustrated is always looking for talented new writers to add to our stable of regular freelancers. We are open to queries and mss but prefer not to receive resumes." Circ. 200K+. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys FNASR. Responds 6-8 weeks. Sample available at newsstands, tack stores, or bookstores nationwide, or by sending a $5 check to the above address. Subscription $15. Annual index online. Guidelines online at: http://www.horseillustratedmagazine.com/horse/detail.aspx?aid=4125&cid=355 or on request.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We need informative, in-depth, upbeat articles (limited to 2000 words) that will help readers better care for and enjoy their horses. They may be about such topics as training (for both horse and rider), management or horse-related activities. We also accept shorter articles (approximately 500 words) that are news-oriented for our Horsemans World department. We do not publish fiction or personal accounts told in the first person. We do not accept tributes to deceased horses or poetry. Please do not send breed profiles; this monthly feature is always assigned." Payment varies based on quality, not length. Pays $200-$400 for feature articles. Horsemans World mss receive $50-$100 per piece. Max length 2000 words. Submit all materials by mail with SASE. "If you would like to query us before preparing an article, you must include a detailed outline of what the proposed article will cover and sample paragraphs, or clips that demonstrate your writing style. We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but may accept reprint material from noncompetitive publications."
PHOTOS/ART: Guidelines available on our website (see link above) or by mail with SASE or email. Payment varies.
HINTS: "The best way to decide what type of article to submit is to look over a sample copy of the magazine, available at newsstands, tack stores or bookstores nationwide. You may obtain one by sending in a check for $5 to Sample Issues, Horse Illustrated, at the address above. Look over several issues, if possible, or scan our annual index, posted on our web site. This lists the types of articles we have used in the last year. Horse Illustrated receives dozens of unsolicited manuscripts and queries every week. The magazine accepts only a small fraction of what is submitted. Due to the high volume of unsolicited work, we cannot review or respond to any material sent to us by fax, or material that isn't accompanied by a SASE."
KidsPages, P.O. Box 745216, Arvada, CO 80006. Email: editor (at) kidspages.org. Website: http://www.kidspages.org. Ellen Blair, Editor. 70% freelance. "Kids' Pages is the magazine for parents and families living throughout Metro Denver. Contains articles on Parenting Issues, interesting topics of general curiosity, as well as articles of local interest, places to go, news, services, people and resources for families in the Denver Area." Welcomes new writers. Circ 70K. 8 issues/yr. Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 2ñ5 weeks. Sample on request. Subscription $12. No hard and fast guidelines. Request a copy and get a feel for our magazine.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Payment negotiated individually. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Tiff of high res. jpeg files that measure at least 3"x5" at 300 dpi or higher.
HINTS: "Articles should be positive, upbeat and a quick, easy read for busy parents. We love sidebars, bullets and lists. Articles and activities for kids ages 5 - 13 should be creative, interesting & educational. Non-controversial content only. We are distributed at pre-schools, elementary schools, recreation centers and libraries."
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, P.O. Box 3447, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Email: FandSF (at) aol.com. Website: http://www.fsfmag.com. Gordon Van Gelder, Editor/Publisher. 100% freelance. "A monthly digest devoted to the literature of the fantastic (science fiction, fantasy, horror). We were founded in 1949 and were the original publishers of such stories as 'A Canticle for Leibowitz' and 'Flowers for Algernon'." Welcomes new writers. Circ 35K. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms average of 9ñ11 months after acceptance. Buys FNASR and select reprint and foreign rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 2-12 weeks. Sample $5 by mail. Subscription $32.97; $42.97 outside the U.S. Guidelines online or by mail with #10 SASE.
CURRENT NEEDS: "As our guidelines state, we always need more science fiction and more humor." Pays $0.05-$0.08 per word for 25K maximum length. Submit complete ms; no query letters, please.
PHOTOS/ART: N/A. "We don't use interior art."
HINTS: "All the usual common sense hints apply here; read an issue of the magazine first, prepare your ms according to the industry standards, etc."
The Pedestal Magazine.com, 228 East Park Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203. P(704)889-2787. F(208)975-5218. Email: pedmagazine (at) carolina.rr.com. Website: http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com. John Amen, Editor. 100% freelance. "The Pedestal Magazine.com is a premier literary and art magazine, exclusively available online, featuring new and established writers and visual artists." Welcomes new writers. Circ 10K. Bimonthly. Pays after publication. Publishes ms 2ñ4 weeks after acceptance. Buys 1st-time rights and right to use in subsequent issues. No reprints. Responds 4-6 weeks. Sample online. Subscription free. Guidelines online at http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/submit1.asp.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Poetry and fiction." Pays $30 per poem and $0.05/word for fiction up to 6000 words. Submit complete ms online.
Romantic Times BOOKclub Magazine, 55 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201. Email: cstacy (at) romantictimes.com. Website: A HREF="http://www.romantictimes.com">http://www.romantictimes.com. Tara Gelsomino, Managing Editor. 2% freelance. "Romantic Times BOOKclub magazine is the definitive guide to all genres of women's fiction including romances, mystery, science fiction, paranormal, chick lit and independent publisher titles. Every monthly issue reviews and rates over 250 new books making it the only magazine readers and booksellers rely on for their reading selections." Only works with published writers. Circ. not provided. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first N.A. rights. No reprints. Responds 1-4 months. Sample at chain bookstores. Subscription $29.95; $65 Canada. "No guidelines but writers should be familiar with the magazine and submit appropriate content."
CURRENT NEEDS: "We accept queries or completed original articles (no simultaneous submissions). Feature articles, profiles and interviews, how-to or motivational pieces on writing." Pays "$50 flat fee for 800-1000 word articles." Articles average 800-2000 words. "Please e-mail query or completed original work to cstacy (at) romantictimes.com or tara (at) romantictimes.com or send via snail mail to Article Submissions at address above.
PHOTOS/ART: "Freelancer should be able to suggest art ideas, but we can procure art.We don't contract for freelance photos."
HINTS: "Please, please, please be familiar with our magazine before you submit. RT BOOKclub has changed its content and style drastically within the past five years. It is available in most bookstores, so please pick it up or see our website for content before you send a query or completed work. We are a monthly magazine for devoted readers of fiction, so it helps if you're a passionate booklover and keep tabs on what the market is doing."
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