June 04, 2008
Paying Markets And Jobs For June 4th | printable version
These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.
Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, 530 Seventh Ave., 2nd floor, New York, NY 10018. Phone (646)695-6700. F(646)695-6707. Email: letters-at-budgettravel.com. Website: http://www.BudgetTravel.com. Liz Ozaist, Senior Editor (Where Next [destination-based stories], features); Justin BErgman, Associate Editor (How to Travel Now [techniques and strategies], Road Trip, features); Laura MacNeil, Associate Editor (40 Best Deals, features). 80% freelance. "A travel magazine that makes your money go farther." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 625K. 10 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-12 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample on newsstands. Subscription $12; $20 outside the U.S. Guidelines not available.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Good ideas." Pays $1/word. Word counts vary. Submit query or complete ms by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "We take care of it. Never send pictures."
HINTS: "The most common mistake--and every editor at every travel magazine will agree with me on this--is to think that just because you're going somewhere, you should let us know. ('I'm going to Vietnam. Do you need anything?') We need story ideas, something beyond a beautiful or interesting place. News is ideal, but any good angle will do. We don't run many travelogues or any essays; we're all about service. If you're going to pitch us, pay us the respect of at least having read the magazine."
BABYBUG, 70 East Lake St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60601. P(312) 701-1720. F(312)701-1728. Email: jgillespie-at-caruspub.com. Website: http://www.cricketmag.com. Jenny Gillespie, Submissions Editor. "BABYBUG, the listening and looking magazine for infants and toddlers, is filled with simple stories and rhymes and bright, engaging pictures. Included in every issue is a parents' guide written by the Erikson Institute's Sally Nurss that contains suggestions to make read-aloud time even more enjoyable. For ages 6 months to 3 years." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 45K. 9 issues/year. Pays 4-6 months after publication. Publishes ms 1-2 years after acceptance. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 6 months. "For a sample, please send a check made out to Carus Publishing for $5.00 to our mailing address; include a large SASE for us to send your magazine. We do not accept foreign checks or cash--if you live outside the U.S., please send an international money order." Subscription $33.95 in the U.S.; Canadian and other foreign subscribers must add $15 per year. Guidelines online at http://www.cricketmag.com under the FAQ.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are always looking for lively, humorous, illustration-friendly short poems and simple stories for our readers." Pays $3/line, $25 minimum for 2-8 lines. Please submit only completed manuscripts. Include cover letter with address and e-mail; "you may
detail previous publications or history with Cricket Magazine Group. Include an SASE. No e-mailed submissions."
PHOTOS/ART: "Please see our website FAQ for details on how to submit art samples."
HINTS: "We want child-friendly, fun material--sentimental, gushy material from a parent's/grandparent's perspective is usually looked at with a wary eye. Think about how art would work along with your piece, as Babybug is an illustration-driven magazine."
BLOW, 9487 Jamaica Beach, Galveston, Texas 77554. Email: kate-at-blowsite.com Website: http://www.blowsite.com. Kate Gould, Editor. 25% freelance. "Entertaining fiction, non-fiction, verse, cartoons, and commentary geared toward the general public - not academia or literature which will not hold its own outside the classroom." Welcomes new writers. "Our editor has long experience working with new writers, as well as published pros. We are willing to work with anyone exhibiting a noticeable potential to help BLOW get quality words on the shelves." Circ. 5K (inaugural), 8K (projected 2007). Will publish October and December issues in 2006; will be monthly in 2007. Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. "The exclusive rights we buy expire 1 year from contract." Buys first world (English language) rights, exclusive for 1 year. Non-exclusive anthology and reprint rights for an additional royalty. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 1 week to 1 month. Sample will be available in October. See website for sample articles in the near future. Subscription "$1/60pence. No break for yearly subscriptions." Guidelines online at http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?p=45746 and http://www.blowsite.com/uploads/Guidelines.doc.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Enthralling fiction, insightful non-fiction (humorous is best), accessible poetry. Within guidelines, nothing is categorically overlooked. Pay scale is $25 to $250, dependant on space available, quality of work, and general appeal." Prose runs to 7K words; poetry to 500 words, depending on line breaks. Submit query per guidelines.
PHOTOS/ART: "We do not publish photographs. We run cartoons in every issue. See guidelines." No additional pay for photos, but does pay for cartoons.
HINTS: "Slow beginnings, literary ramblings, prolonged descriptive passages, and overtly pointed or cathartic writing is unlikely to find a home with us. We do not fear risqué material, but will not publish outright porn. If it speaks to the magazine reader and occasional book buyer, it might be for us. If it causes people to talk about it after they're done reading it, we'll buy it. We seek heavy plots, astounding (though brief) imagery, and moving characters. We love humor, and subtlety goes a long way with us."
Bead&Button magazine, P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187. P(262)796-8776. Email: editor-at-BeadAndButton.com. Website: http://www.BeadAndButton.com. Lora Groszkiewicz, Editorial Assistant. "As the complete beading resource, Bead&Button magazine publishes innovative and imaginative beaded-jewelry projects that challenge and inspire readers to learn, grow and excel. As helpful partners in beading, Bead&Button's editors fully test step-by-step project instructions for clarity and dependability so that readers can master the skills needed to create beautiful, wearable jewelry. As advocates for the beading community, we nurture the craft of beading, we share our enthusiasm for beaded art and lampworking, and we educate people about the importance of beads and beadwork in history, culture and society." 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 137K. Bi-monthly. Pay upon acceptance. Publishes ms 4-12 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-6 weeks. Sample $5.95. Subscription $28.95; $38 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at: http://www.beadandbutton.com/bnb/default.aspx?c=a&id=204.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are always looking for beautiful and innovative step-by-step jewelry projects. We sometimes accept queries for artist profiles (see Bead&Button)." Pays $75-$300 for complete jewelry projects; $150-$400 for non-project features of 1000 words. Use the
submissions page for project
articles. Email feature-article queries to: editor-at-BeadAndButton.com.
PHOTOS/ART: "Photographs must be 300 dpi." Payment is included above.
HINTS: "Bead&Button is a niche magazine for the jewelry-maker who loves to stitch small beads and other jewelry materials together with a needle and thread. It is not for the general reader. If you wish to submit a query for a profile of a beadwork artist or a bead-maker, please review several issues of the magazine before making a proposal."
The Canadian Organic Grower, 52 Fundy View Dr., Alma, NB E4H 1H7, Canada. Email: janet-at-cog.ca. Website: http://www.cog.ca. Janet Wallace, Editor. "A quarterly magazine with articles on organic farming and gardening." 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-4 weeks. Sample available online. Subscription $40 CDN. Guidelines online at http://www.cog.ca/magazinecontributors.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "How-to articles on organic farming and gardening." Pays $200-350 CDN for feature articles of 1400-1800 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Will discuss." Pays $50.
Ceramics Monthly, 600 N. Cleveland Ave., Suite 210, Westerville, OH 43082. P(614)895-4213. F(614)891-8960. Email: editorial-at-ceramicsmonthly.org. Website: http://www.ceramicartsdaily.org/magazines/. Brandy Agnew, Assistant Editor. Over 70%
freelance. "A ceramic arts magazine dedicated to potters, ceramic sculptors, collectors and galleries with profile articles, exhibition coverage, news, commentary and process-oriented articles." Welcomes new writers. Circ 35K. 10 issues/year. Pays after publication. Publishes ms 2-12 months after acceptance. Buys "exclusive worldwide rights for the text (both print and electronic versions, including but not limited to publishing on demand, database online services, reprints or books), and nonexclusive rights for use of the photographic materials in print or electronic media." No reprints. Responds within two weeks. Sample available at libraries and newsstands. Subscription $34.95; $60 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at http://www.ceramicartsdaily.org/magazines/submit_content.aspx.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Profile articles, how-to articles of ceramics artists." Pays $0.10/word and a flat fee of $75 for comment section. Submit query or complete ms, with cover letter, the artist's résumé, artist statement, manuscript, images and image description sheet per their guidelines.
PHOTOS/ART: "Prefer professional digital images. For film images, send original (not duplicate) color slides or transparencies."
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