March 25, 2009
Paying Markets And Jobs For March 25th | printable version
These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.
Mountain Press Publishing Company, P.O. Box 2399, Missoula, MT 59806. P(406)728-1900 F(406)728-1635. Email: info-at-mtnpress.com. Website: http://www.mountain-press.com. Beth Parker, Acquisitions Editor. "Natural history, western history, field guides, and geology books for children and adults." Publishes average of 10 titles/year. Welcomes new authors. First print run is 5K. Occasionally offers advance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Readers can contact a publisher to receive a catalog. Guidelines online at http://mountain-press.com/for_authors.php.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Well-written books on geology and natural history." Pays 12% royalties. Submit book proposal by email or by mail with SASE.
Our State magazine, P.O. Box 4552, Greensboro, NC 27404. P(800)948-1409. F(336)286-0100. Email: editorial-at-ourstate.com. Website: http://www.ourstate.com. Amanda Stewart, Admin. Assistant. 80% freelance. "Our State is a magazine devoted to history, culture, and travel in North Carolina." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 135K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-12 months after acceptance. Buys first-time serial rights. No reprints. Responds 8 weeks. Sample $6 by mail - Attn: Circulation Department. Subscription $24.95. Guidelines online at http://www.ourstate.com/mag/guidelines.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: See editorial calendar at http://www.ourstate.com/mag/calendar.asp. Pays flat fee of $300-$500 for 1200-1500 words. Submit query with writing samples or complete ms by email or mail.
PHOTOS/ART: "Include anything that might be useful." Pays $50-$500 (cover). Photo guidelines online at http://www.ourstate.com/mag/photo_guidelines.html.
HINTS: "All our stories are inherently North Carolinian in nature. We do not publish an 'outsider's perspective.' The biggest mistake writers make is querying stories that are not suitable - not being familiar with the magazine or our audience."
PWC (Painting & Wallcovering Contractor) Magazine, 403 Briarwood Road, Wallingford, PA 19086-6502. P (888)590-8942. F(610)891-7761. Email: mchollet-at-paintsquare.com. Website: http://www.paintstore.com. Mary Chollet-Lordan, Editor. 75% freelance. "PWC covers all aspects of the painting and wallcovering contracting industry." Rarely works with new writers unless they have extensive industry experience. Circ. 25+K. Eight issues/year. Pays within 30 days of acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Responds 2 weeks. Sample on request. Subscription $19.95 per annum; free to qualified subscribers. Guidelines not available.
CURRENT NEEDS: We currently have little or no room for any items not on our editorial calendar. See the editorial calendar at the website. Pay starts at $500 for approx. 1,600 words. Submit query or cover letter and bio.
PHOTOS/ART: ìPWC does not use freelance illustrators, artists or photographers.î
RACER - Publisher's hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing. Detailed market info. was provided to WritersWeekly, and the listing was approved, by the managing editor, Dyanne Gilliam. Then, the editor emailed us asking us where we got the info., implying we didn't have permission to publish it. We don't appreciate publishers who waste our time or that throw false accusations our way so we have removed the market and won't be featuring them in the future.
Reading Today, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. P(302)731-1600, ext. 250. F(302)731-1057. Email: jmicklos-at-reading.org. Website: http://www.reading.org/publications/reading_today. John Micklos, Jr., Editor in Chief. 15% freelance. "Reading Today is the bimonthly membership newspaper of the International Reading Association. It covers issues pertaining to reading education in general and the activities of the Association in particular." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 80K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 4-6 months after acceptance. Buys all rights, "although author may re-use material with permission of the publisher." Accepts reprints. Responds in six weeks. Sample for written request. Subscription is part of a membership to IRA; basic membership fee is $36 for one year. Guidelines by mail with SASE or by email, and online at http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?p=57462.
CURRENT NEEDS: "All articles have to pertain to reading and/or reading education and must be of interest to an audience of educators." Pays $0.10-$0.30/word to professional writers for articles of 300-1000 words. Submit query with cover letter, bio and clips by mail with SASE or by email.
PHOTOS/ART: Black and white prints, color prints, digital images. Include model release information and caption. Pays $100 for all photos.
HINTS: "Our audience is very specialized. Writing must be on target for an audience of reading educators."
Recreation News, Editorial Office, 204 Greenwood Road, Linthicum, MD 21093. P(410)944-4852. Email: editor-at-recreationnews.com. Website: http://www.recreationnews.com. Marvin Bond, Editor. 90% freelance. A monthly tabloid on recreation, travel and entertainment in the Mid Atlantic states, reaching 250K federal and corporate employees. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes manuscript 1-3 months after acceptance. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds 30 to 90 days. Sample by email, mail or online. Subscription $12. Guidelines online at http://www.recreationnews.com
CURRENT NEEDS: "Do not submit anything until you review our Writer's Guidelines." Pays flat fee of $100-$300 for 700-1,200 words.
PHOTOS/ART: "Prefer digital at 200 dpi. Quality photos are essential."
HINTS: "Strong regional focus. Common mistakes include submitting stories too long, inappropriate content, or too far out of our region. Looking for specifics of where to go and what to do; leisure and recreation. No 'how-tos', no first person. Let us know your specific area of interest and experience. Don't say, 'I can write anything about anywhere.'"
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