January 25, 2012
Paying Markets And Jobs For January 25th | printable version
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KALEIDOSCOPE: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literature and the Fine Arts, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311-1019. P(330)762-9755. F(330)762-0912. Email: mshiplett-at-udsakron.org. Website: http://www.udsakron.org. Gail Willmott, Editor. "Kaleidoscope is recognized as a leader in the field of disability studies for its exploration of the experience of disability through literature and the fine arts. It presents works that challenge stereotypical perceptions by offering balanced, realistic portrayals of people with disabilities. Each issue features a variety of thematically related material expressing the experiences of disability from the perspective of individuals, families, friends, educators and healthcare professionals among others." 85% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1000. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-36 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within six months. Sample copy available by phone. Subscription $12.50, $19.50 foreign. Guidelines available here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Fiction, poetry, personal essays and artist profiles that relate to our upcoming themes: Appreciating the small/simple moments in life (July 2012); Disability in the midst of relationships with significant others (January 2013)." Pays $10/poem, $25/prose, and $50-$75 art feature with images. Submit query via email or with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: "Any art submitted digitally must be in a high-resolution (minimum of 300 dpi) .tif format converted to CMYK (we cannot guarantee color accuracy of RGB files) or grayscale to ensure the best print quality."
HINTS: "Many people make the mistake of not being attentive to the concept of our magazine. We explore the experience of disability through the lens of literature and the fine arts. (We are not a medical/rehabilitation/clinical magazine.) We avoid work that is sentimental or patronizing and we look for submissions that are well-crafted, thought-provoking work with character development and depth."
Kung Fu Tai Chi, 40748 Encyclopedia Circle, Fremont, CA 94538. P(510)656-5100. F(510)656-8844. Email: Gene-at-KungFuMagazine.com. Website: http://www.KungFuMagazine.com. Gene Ching, Associate Publisher. "Kung Fu Tai Chi is exclusively focused on Chinese martial arts and their derivations." 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 25K. Bi-monthly. Pays upon publication. Publishes ms 2-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American publication rights. No reprints. Responds 1 week. For a sample visit the website. Subscription $15; $30 outside the U.S. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Technical or training pieces for Chinese martial arts." Pays $125 for 2000+ words; $85 for 1000-1999 words. Articles should be around 1500-2500 words. Submit query or complete ms by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "300 dpi minimum, 8 photos minimum per submission"
HINTS: "The martial arts magazine field is very niche so please be familiar with what has been published recently in our magazine, as well as in other magazines."
Lost Treasure Magazine, P.O. Box 451589, Grove, OK 74345. P(918)786-2182. F(918)786-2192. Email: managingeditor-at-losttreasure.com. Website: http://www.losttreasure.com. Carla Banning, Managing Editor. "Lost Treasure, Inc. reviews manuscript submissions for three treasure magazines as follows: 1) Lost Treasure, a monthly publication, accepts lost treasure, folklore, personal adventure stories; legends; and how-to articles for treasure hunters and metal detector users; personal adventure stories when accompanied by a sidebar consisting of a how-to lesson or tips (hunting, research, technique, etc., related to the story); who's who features (by query only) and miscellaneous how-to tips. 2) Treasure Cache, an annual publication, accepts only documented treasure cache stories with a sidebar from the author telling the reader how to search for the cache highlighted in the story. 3) Treasure Facts, an annual publication, accepts photos and how-to articles which include tried and true tips and techniques, from some of the world's most experienced treasure hunters, to help make your treasure hunt a success." 60% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Lost Treasure - Monthly; Treasure Cache/Treasure Facts - Annual. Pays on the 15th of the publication month. Publishes ms from 2 weeks to a year after acceptance. Buys all rights No reprints. Responds 2-3 weeks. Back issues can be purchased from website. Subscription $33.95; $48.95 Canada. Guidelines at website.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Original stories with photos, maps, and documentation are what we want! No rehashes of well known treasure stories; no articles that have been submitted or already published in any other treasure hunting forums. Contact editors for current editorial plan." Pays $0.04/word. Querying is required for Treasure Cache but not for Lost Treasure. Contact editors for more detailed submission information.
PHOTOS/ART: "Cover Photos - Accepted with or without accompanying story. Only vertical shots are accepted. Article Photos - Color photos, taken or scanned in .JPEG or .tiff format at 300 DPI, must be included on the disk or CD, or within or as an attachment to an e-mail. No Polaroid shots accepted. All photos must have sharp focus with good contrast." Pays $5 for photos published with story in the magazine, $100 for cover shots published.
MetroFamily Magazine, 725 NW 11th St., Suite 20f, Oklahoma City, OK 73103. Email: editor-at-metrofamilymagazine.com. Website: http://www.metrofamilymagazine.com. Mari Farthing, Editor. "Central Oklahoma's parenting connection." 25-50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 35K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one year of acceptance. Buys print and electronic rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within 90 days. Sample issues available online. Subscription $21.95. Guidelines available online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Short pieces on topics relevant to parenting, reprints on parenting topics." Pays $20-$50 for 400-1500 words. Submit query by email only.
PHOTOS/ART: "We do not pay for photos."
HINTS: "I appreciate a well-written query that shows that you've read our print
guidelines. Please take care to format your query to the best of your ability (use the same size/style font throughout & avoid that cut-and-pasted "I don't have time to make this look good" approach). Please paste your article (or an introductory portion of it) in the body of your email."
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