February 06, 2008
Paying Markets And Jobs For February 6th | printable version
These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.
Naturegraph Publishers, P.O. Box 1047, Happy Camp, CA 96039. Website http://www.naturegraph.com. Barbara Brown, Managing Editor. "Adult, non-fiction titles on natural history and Native American, well researched. No fiction, poetry or childen's books." Publishes average of 2 titles/year. Welcomes new writers. Average first print run is 2500. No advance. Publishes book approximately 12-18 months after acceptance. Responds within one month. Email for information on receiving a catalogue; most information appears on the website. Guidelines online at http://www.naturegraph.com/submision.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: Book proposals. Payment is annually with royalties. "Can't be smaller than a 48-page book or larger than 300 pages including all illustrations, photos, front and end matter. Our books are 5 1/2 x 8 1/2", with 3/4" margin on all four sides of the page." Submit proposal letter by mail with SASE.
HINTS: "Worst thing is to send work not suited to our company, so they need to
research Naturegraph and be sure what they plan to contribute is appropriate, and not waste both our time and theirs." Subscription $25; $27 Canada; $50 overseas. Payment for cover art is $100.
New England Review, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753. P(802)443-5075. Email nereview - at - middlebury.edu. Website http://go.middlebury.edu/nereview. Stephen Donadio, Editor; C. Dale Young, Poetry Editor. 100% freelance. "New England Review distinguishes itself with a fine blend of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting to the general reader. The selection of writings in each issue presents a broad spectrum of viewpoints and genres, including traditional and experimental fiction, translations in poetry and prose, criticism, letters from abroad, reviews in arts and literature, and rediscoveries. Founded in 1978 and edited by Stephen Donadio, NER has for more than twenty-five years kept its readers in touch with the imaginative adventures of the world's most celebrated authors, while maintaining its commitment to new writers just emerging into prominence." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 2K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-8 months after acceptance. Buys first rights (rights revert back to author). No unsolicited reprints. Responds 12 weeks. Sample at bookstores, or can be ordered from their website for $8. Subscription $25; $35 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at http://cat.middlebury.edu/nereview/guidelines.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Original fiction, poetry, and essays." Pays $10 per printed page in NER. Submit query or complete ms with cover letter by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: "PDF or TIFF, abstract images for cover art only." No additional pay.
HINTS: "Don't pretend to be on familiar terms with an editor who you have never spoken to, but do remember to mention if an editor encouraged you to send more work or if you've been published in the journal in the past."
New Harbinger Publications, 5674 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609. Email proposals - at - newharbinger.com. Website http://www.newharbinger.com. Tesilya Hanauer, Associate Acquisitions Manager. "We publish the finest psychology and health books available. For over thirty years New Harbinger has been the first choice for general readers and professionals looking for effective, reliable information on a range of mental health, medical, and personal growth topics. All of our books are intended to improve the reader's mental health." Publishes an average of 50 titles/year. Welcomes new writers. Average first print run is 7K-10K. Offers advance. Publishes book approximately 9-18 months after acceptance of final ms. Responds 2-4 weeks. Guidelines online at http://www.newharbinger.com/client/client_pages/hoverlinks.cfm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are currently looking for cutting-edge manuscripts on the following topics and in the following categories: Depression, anxiety and panic, problem anger, trauma or post-traumatic stress, coping with stress, building self-esteem, communication skills, parenting a child with psychological problems, mindfulness and psychotherapy, complementary and alternative health, consciousness and psychology." Royalties based on net and advances are an estimated amount for first year sales. Average book is 200 pages. Submit "cover letter, proposal, bio, annotated table of contents and 2-3 sample chapters. See our Submission Guidelines. We prefer Web based submissions through our proposals email listed below. You can send proposals to proposals - at - newharbinger.com.
HINTS: "Please do your research ahead of time. Find out what types of books the publisher publishes. Many authors make the mistake of not researching the publisher's niche. How does your book fit their niche? Also, have a clear understanding of how your books compares to others already on the market. One of our pet peeves (and a red flag) is when an author says, ėThere's nothing out there like this book.' Knowing
your competition gives the publisher a category in which to place your book. If other books are doing well on the topic (say, autism), that actually increases the chances of a publisher picking up your book."
Notre Dame Review, University of Notre Dame, 840 Flanner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Email ndreview - at - nd.edu. Website http://www.nd.edu/%7Endr/review.htm. William O'Rourke, Fiction Editor; John Matthias, Poetry Editor. 90% freelance. "The Notre Dame Review is an independent, non-commercial magazine of contemporary American and international fiction, poetry, criticism and art. Our goal is to present a panoramic view of contemporary art and literature - no one style is advocated over another. We are especially interested in work that takes on big issues by making the invisible seen, that gives voice to the voiceless - work that gives message form through aesthetic experience." Welcomes new writers. Circulation 1500. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publication ms approximately about 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys First Rights. No reprints. Responds within three months. "Send for a FREE ISSUE of the Notre Dame Review! All you have to do is e-mail us that you would like to subscribe and we'll send out your free issue along with a postage-paid reply envelope. If you like the issue, simply return the envelope with payment to begin your subscription. If you descide that the Notre Dame Review is not for you, the free issue is yours to keep--our gift to you for giving us a closer look. There's NO RISK, and your gift issue is ABSOLUTELY FREE." Subscription $15. Guidelines online at http://www.nd.edu/%7Endr/submissions.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Prose and Fine poetry." Pays a flat fee of $25 + a one-year subscription to the magazine. Submit online at http://www.nd.edu/%7Endr/submissions.html.
Nuestra Gente Utah Magazine, 2230 N. University Parkway, Suite 7D, Provo, UT 84604-6703. P(801)471-9932. F(801)373-8859. Email managingeditor - at - nuestragenteutah.com david - at - nuestragenteutah.com david - at - halescreative.com. Website http://www.nuestragenteutah.com (currently under construction). Georgia Solorzano-Managing Editor (receives all submissions including queries) - georgia - at - halescreative.com. 90% freelance. "Utah's premier Spanish-language lifestyle magazine, targeting middle class Hispanic population." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 20K. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4 weeks to 1 year after acceptance. Buys first serial and electronic rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 business days. Sample for email request. Subscription $25 delivered (free on the rack). Guidelines online at http://nuestragenteutah.com/nuestragente_writers.php.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Lifestyle features, personal stories, columns, travel, recipes, how-to's, etc. written in Spanish. Hispanic writers preferred." Payment for "the first edition will be different than every subsequent edition." Pays $240 for first edition features of $1500-2000 words; $120 for mini features of 600-1200 words; $75 for columns of 400-600 words; $75 for How-to's; $30-$40 for recipes and other short blogs $30-$40. "Any work submitted in English may be paid slightly less to account for translation costs. We accept queries and complete mss. Via email and snail mail (email preferred). Please include a cover letter."
HINTS: "We want this to be an inspirational magazine, targeting the middle class Hispanic population. Don't be afraid of us, please feel free to email with any questions."
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc., 1000 Burmaster St., Gretna, LA 70053. P(504-368-1175. F(504)368-1195. Email editorial - at - pelicanpub.com. Website http://www.pelicanpub.com. Nina Kooij, Editor in Chief. "General trade publisher." Average of 75 titles published per year. Welcomes new authors. Average first print run is 3K-5K. Occasionally offers advance. Publishes book approximately 9-18 months after acceptance. Responds within 1-3 months. Readers can obtain a catalogue online or submit request by mail. Guidelines online at http://www.pelicanpub.com/auguidelin.htm or by mail with SASE.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Regional, popular history, Civil War, World War II, biography, politics, cookbooks, art, architecture, business, self-help, Jewish, Scottish, Irish, African-American, children's picture books." Pays advance and royalties of 10%+. Books average 65K-150K words for nonfiction; 1,100 words maximum for children's picture books. Submit cover letter, bio, and outline by mail with SASE.
HINTS: "Common mistakes are not checking our catalog first, not following our posted guidelines."
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