January 25, 2006
Paying Markets and Freelance Jobs For January 25th | printable version
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Brick, A Literary Journal, 537, Stn. Q, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2M5, Canada. Email: info--at--brickmag.com or submissions--at--brickmag.com. Website: http://www.brickmag.com. Rebecca Silver Slayter (all unsolicited submissions - no fiction or poetry). 100% freelance. "Brick is an international journal of literary non-fiction. Published semi-annually, Brick is edited by Michael Ondaatje and Linda Spalding. Brick will read all submissions of non-fiction, but unsolicited poetry and fiction will be returned unread." Welcomes new writers. Circulation 4000. Bi-annual (May and November). Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-4 months after acceptance. Buys first-serial world rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 6-9 months. Sample articles online. Subscription $41 (2 years); $46 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at http://www.brickmag.com/about/submissions.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Non-fiction manuscripts." Pays flat fee depending on length, from $100-$500 (CDN). Pays between $100-$250 (CDN) for reprints. Submit per guidelines.
HINTS: "We are not interested in academic essays or 'magazine-style' articles. Submitters would do best to familiarize themselves as much as possible with the magazine to understand the kinds of pieces that appeal to us."
C/Oasis, 491 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563. Email: eide491--at--earthlink.net. Website: http://www.sunoasis.com/oasis.html. David Eide, Editor (prose, fiction, essays, features); Vicki Goldsberry, Poetry Editor. 95% freelance. "C/Oasis is a literary publication with stories, poetry, and essays, as well as articles useful to writers in the digital era." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 800-1000 visitors/month. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2 days to 2 months after acceptance. Usually buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds "within a month but can be longer due to the amount of submissions. If a writer doesn't hear anything after three months they should write the editor." Sample articles, poetry, etc. at website. Subscription free. Guidelines online at http://www.sunoasis.com/submit.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We want top-notch stories, poetry and essays. But, we are always looking for spiffy articles on how writers manage the business of writing or new opportunities in the digital era." Pays $10-$20; does not pay for poetry but hosts a poetry contest with end of year award of $30 paid to the winner. Articles run 800-4000 words. "It's best to send the complete manuscript with a cover letter/bio at the top with contact information in the body of an e-mail. We do get manuscripts through the mails but it's not recommended to do so."
PHOTOS/ART: "We usually don't run photo's although if the article requires them we will run them. Try to get the size of the photo down to 15 kb." Doesn't usually pay for photos, "but that could be negotiated if the photos had special value."
HINTS: "Common mistakes -They don't read the publication. They send sexually explicit material. They send manuscripts by attachment. There are a lot of mistakes in the body of the text. Advice - It's a difficult venue to get into. We get a lot of quality manuscripts from around the world and work with a limited time/money framework. So, I always recommend writers to submit more material even if they get a rejection from C/Oasis."
Canoeroots, P.O. Box 70, Palmer Rapids, ON K0J 2E0, Canada. P(613)758-2042. F(613)758-2853. Email: editor--at--canoeroots.ca. Website: http://www.rapidmedia.com/. Ian Merringer, Editor. 90% freelance. "Quarterly canoeing magazine. A resource for entertainment, information and inspiration for today's canoeist." Occasionally works with new writers. Circ. 15K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6 months after acceptance. Buys FNAPR. No reprints. Responds 6 weeks. Back issues are posted online for samples. Subscriptions for $17.95. Guidelines online at http://www.rapidmedia.com/contact_info/editorial_department.php or by email request.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Queries." Pays $0.20/word CDN for 100 - 1500 words. Submit query via email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Send low-res sample images with query. See photo guidelines." Pays $25 - $200 CDN.
HINTS: "Read our query guidelines and provide thorough queries."
Cast Polymer Connection Magazine, 1010 North Glebe Rd, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22201. P(703)525.0511. F(703)525.0743. Email: jgorman--at--acmanet.org. Website: http://www.icpa-hq.org/connection. Jenn McCabe Gorman, Assistant Editor; 30-50% freelance (technical/manufacturing/process features only). "Cast Polymer Connection serves the special interests of the cultured marble and solid surface manufacturers. CPC emphasizes technical needs, business management, marketing, human-interest profiles, and government and regulatory issues. Our readership includes small business owners, technicians on the shop floor, suppliers, and distributors." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 2K. Quarterly beginning in January, 2006 Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Occasionally accepts reprints, but not from direct competitors. Responds 5 - 7 days. Sample for written request. Subscription $35. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Market trend analysis; innovative ideas in entrepreneurial industrial management; technical improvements applicable to the industry." Payment and word length negotiable. Submit query via email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Photos are encouraged." Pay negotiable.
Cooking Smart, Coincide Publishing LLC, 7944 East Beck Lane #230, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Email: queries--at--cookingsmartmagazine.com. Website: http://coincide.com. Nancy Price, Executive Editor. 70% freelance. This magazine debuted in January, 2005. "Cooking Smart magazine makes it easy for everyone to prepare great meals, day in and day out. So when it comes to answering the question, 'What's for dinner?' -- whether they need to stick to a diet or simply want to stay healthy, plan to cook for a party or just for one, have little time to make meals or love to prepare culinary delights - readers will find recipes to perfectly fit their lifestyle." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 150K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-4 weeks. Samples on newsstands. Guidelines online at http://coincidepublishing.com/.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Queries." Pays flat fee of $75-$250 depending on length, topic, complexity and writers' experience. Features run 500-1200 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "No requirements currently -- we shoot most of our own photos."
HINTS: "When some people query us, they project no energy whatsoever -- something you need when writing for a consumer magazine like ours. Queries and cover letters should convey who you are and how you write, along with your enthusiasm for the topic. Hook me in! We get a lot of queries for the magazines (including Diet & Fitness and LowCarb Energy) and our web site (SheKnows.com) and the queries that get the first -- and best -- responses are those that catch our attention and imagination."
Fishing & Hunting News, P.O. Box 19000, Seattle, WA 98109. Email: jkmarsh--at--fishingandhuntingnews.com. Website: http://www.fhnews.com. John Marsh, Managing Editor. 95% freelance. "A biweekly magazine with local reports designed to help anglers and hunters plan their next trip." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 90K. 24 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6 weeks after acceptance. Buys FNASR plus subsequent reprint rights for Outdoor Empire Publishing publications, plus electronic rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds 1-14 days. Sample by email or mail request. Subscription $39.95. Guidelines by email or mail with SASE.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We're looking for articles detailing specific fishing or hunting opportunities for game species in the West, Midwest or Mid-Atlantic states." Pays $1.80 per published column-inch. Article word lengths from 250-1,000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Photos may be purchased for $10 each as needed to supplement an article. We also pay $50 for cover-quality photos of hunters and anglers with their game."
HINTS: "Know the subject and know how to communicate it to others."
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