May 25, 2011
Paying Markets And Jobs For May 25th | printable version
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This Land, 1208 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74120. P(918)200-9428. Email: Claire-at-thislandpress.com. Website: http://www.thislandpress.com. Claire Edwards, Editorial Assistant; Mark Brown, Managing Editor. "This Land is a large-format, Oklahoma-centric monthly paper first published in May 2010. Our publication explores the cultural landscape of Oklahoma: past, present, and future. We primarily seek nonfiction stories and other works that probe different facets of Oklahoma lifeóstories and artwork that foster both enthusiasm and concern. We do not accept unsolicited fiction. Please note that we do not cover events, nor do we publish reviews. We recommend reading our publication prior to submitting your idea." 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 4000. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. "We purchase all rights, give back 50 percent to the writer if a third party wants to reprint, and give back 15 percent if we decide to monetize the content in future This Land projects." Only buys reprints "from nationally acclaimed authors who are firmly established industry standards." Responds within one week. Sample copy available online at https://thislandpress.com/pdf-archive/. Subscription $40. Guidelines available online at https://thislandpress.com/submissions/.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are always seeking Oklahoma-centric stories and narratives by Oklahomans or Oklahoma expatriates." Pays $50-$250 for 500-3000 words. Submit query by email.
Thoroughbred Times, P.O. Box 8237, Lexington KY 40533. Email:
copy-at-thoroughbredtimes.com. Website: http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com. Tom Law, Managing Editor (features, how to, service to readers, breaking news); Ed DeRosa, News Editor; Mike Curry, Daily News Editor. 25% freelance. "Thoroughbred Times Company, located in Lexington, Kentucky, is a leading publisher of information on Thoroughbred racing and breeding. Thoroughbred Times is an independent company, free of any industry ties or ownership connections, and its independent voice has been a hallmark of its objective news reporting and coverage over the decades." Occasionally works with new writers. Circ. 18K. Weekly. Pays 90 days after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights. No reprints. Responds less than one week. Sample for written request. Subscription $52; $177 outside the U.S.; $26 digital. Guidelines for email request to Managing Editor.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Analytical, professional, and trained writing." Pays $0.15/word for up to 1500 words. Submit cover letter and query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: Pays "$50 first use in that publication, $25 if used again in same issue date of publication."
Turf, 374 Emerson Falls Rd., Suite #1, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. P(802)748-8908. Email: ahill-at-mooserivermedia.com Website: http://www.turfmagazine.com. Amy Hill, Editoral Submissions. " A trade magazine for lawn care and landscape professionals." 80-90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 93K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-8 weeks after acceptance. Buys first NA rights. Responds within two days. Sample copy available at email@example.com. Guidelines available by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles on lawn care and landscaping companies from around the US, or articles on topics relevant to the industry." Pays $250 for 1200-1800 words. Submit query by email, include examples of published work.
PHOTOS/ART: "At least 300dpi, or 1MB in size. Payment included in article fee."
HINTS: Common mistakes include, "not sending photos in a high-enough resolution for print publication, and not following deadlines."
University Business Magazine, 499 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851. P(203)663-0100. F(203)663-0148. Email: tgoral-at-unviersitybusiness.com. Website: http://www.universitybusiness.com. Tim Goral, Editor; Melissa Ezarik, Managing Editor. "University Business is a magazine for presidents and other senior officers at two- and four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States. University Business teaches, by request, 46,000 leaders who manage offices such as enrollment, technology, facilities, academic affairs, and legislation. The magazine covers current and emerging trends in all areas of university and college management." 30% freelance. Circ. 46K. Publishes 10 issues/year. Pays on publication. Buys 90-day exclusive rights. No reprints. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Responds within three days. Sample copy available online. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Stories on emerging trends in areas such as enrollment, retention, learning technologies, human resources, financial aid, leadership, and marketing." Pays $0.60/word for up to 2000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Arranged by Art Director."
HINTS: "Know our audience. Read a few sample issues before pitching to understand the tone and focus of our coverage. University Business is directed to college and university administrators, so articles on "How to Beat the SAT" or "Getting Into the College of Your Choice" are inappropriate. Also, take some time to research what we have already covered. We often get pitches on topics we've just covered an issue or two ago."
The Upper Room, P.O. Box 340004, Nashville, TN 37203-0004. http://www.upperroom.org. "The Upper Room is the spiritual companion of more than 3 million people worldwide. Each of the reader-written meditations encourages believers to open their hearts to God. Today The Upper Room is offered in 77 editions, translated into 40 languages, and reaches over 80 countries." 95-100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3M. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 12-18 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 4-6 weeks. Sample copy available for email request. Subscription $12. Guidelines available by mail.
CURRENT NEEDS: "The Upper Room needs meditations (devotionals) that address daily situations and help readers see the connections between scripture and their situation. We want writing that is genuine and direct, not pious and filled with religious jargon. We particularly need material based on the books of law and history from Hebrew scripture (the Old Testament). We need meditations that address how faith is lived out in the workplace, relationships between parents and adult children, loneliness, parenting teenagers, and social action as an expression of Christian faith. We would also like to see meditations that help people understand how personal relationship with Christ differs from knowing about Christ and the church. We always need good meditations for the special days of the Christian year - Advent and Christmas, the Sundays of Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Typically, meditations are 250-300 in length." Pays $30 for 250-300 words. Submit query by email or by mail with SASE.
HINTS: "Read and be familiar with the publication where you want to submit your work! Follow the publisher's guidelines for prospective writers. Be concise and to the point, especially with brief pieces such a devotionals/meditations. A good devotional must offer the reader more than just an interesting or emotionally moving experience; it must offer a clear life application that is scripturally supported/connected."
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