June 27, 2012
Paying Markets And Jobs For June 27th | printable version
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Kentucky Monthly, P.O. Box 559, Frankfort, KY 40602-0559. P(502)227-0053. F(502)227-0059. Email: steve-at-kentuckymonthly.com. Website: http://www.kentuckymonthly.com. Kim Butterweck, Executive Editor. "About Kentucky and Kentuckians. Our focus is clear and we are only interested in stories that fit in that niche." 40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 42K. Monthly. Pays on the 15th of the month following publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within two weeks. Sample copy available online. Subscription $20.00.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. "For specific projects we pay a flat fee, but our general guideline is roughly $0.15/word for 800-1600 words."
PHOTOS/ART: $75 per assignment ($35 for each additional photo used."
HINTS: "Writers should be familiar with the magazine and the types of stories we feature. We do not expect anyone to know everything we have done, but at least know the types of features we're going to possibly use."
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."
LIVE, Live Editor, 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO 65802-1894. Email: rl-live-at-gph.org. Website: http://www.gospelpublishing.com/store/startcat.cfm?cat=tWRITGUID. Richard Bennett, Editor. "LIVE is a take-home story paper distributed weekly in adult Sunday School classes. It is freelance and has a circulation of about 32,000. The audience is Christian adults. We seek to encourage Christians in living for God through stories that apply biblical principles to everyday problems. Solutions to life's problems can be found in the Scriptures. LIVE publishes true stories, based on true stories, nonfiction, ëhow-to' articles, and fiction (please indicate the category). Poems, first-person anecdotes, and short humor are used as fillers. LIVE presents realistic characters who utilize biblical principles to resolve their problems." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 32K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 18-24 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-6 weeks. Sample copy available for SASE. Subscription $14.40. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Good short stories (400-1200 words) that deal with living as a Spirit-filled Christian." Pays $0.10/word for first rights, $0.07/word for reprint rights. "Although we prefer manuscripts sent as a Microsoft Word attachment to an
e-mail, if you send it through the mail system (USPS), please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so your manuscript can be returned to you. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR ONE AND ONLY COPY! Manuscripts can get lost in the mail. If mailing, please make a copy of your manuscript for your files. Queries are not really of any use to us. Just send the story."
PHOTOS/ART: "None. But if the story is a personal experience story and the writer has
photos that go with the story, indicate that when submitting the story. If we accept the story, we will ask to see the photos." Pays $25/photo.
HINTS: "We do not accept Bible fiction or sci-fi. The stories should be encouraging, challenging, and/or humorous. Even problem-centered stories should be upbeat. Stories should not be preachy, critical, or moralizing. They should not present pat, trite, or simplistic answers to problems. Plot: Stories should consist of action, not just thought-life; interaction, not just insight. Heroes and heroines should rise above failures, take risks for God, prove that scriptural principles meet their needs. Conflict and suspense should increase to a climax! Avoid pious conclusions or tying up all loose ends. Think of the story as a snapshot of someone's life. Characters: Characters should be interesting, believable, and realistic. Avoid stereotypes. Characters should be active, not just pawns to move the plot along. They should confront conflict and change in believable ways. Describe the charactersπ looks and reveal their personalities through their actions to such an extent that the reader feels he or she has met these people. Readers should care about the character enough to finish the story. Feature racial, ethnic, and regional characters in rural and urban settings. Style: Use precise, active, vivid verbs. Avoid overworked adjectives, phrases, and cliches. Keep a consistent perspective (voice) on both time (past or present) and point of view (first person, second person, etc.). Avoid flashbacks."
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. Guidelines online here.
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.
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organic food & lifestyle magazine
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healthy living magazine (same as one above; different ad)
author of a self-help, health-related book
Freelance German Translator
Freelance Court Reporter - to cover state courts in the Francisco Bay Area
MLex Market Intelligence
Freelance Grant and Proposal Writers - Pays "up to $75/hour."
Freelance French Translator/Editor
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Freelance Writers - near Cresskill, NJ
The Northern Valley Suburbanite
Freelance English to Portuguese Translator - to translate a website from English to Portuguese. Pays $20/hour.
nerdy parents website
Freelance Singapore-based Freelance Legal Reporter
Freelance Staff Writer
Freelance Graphic Artist
DG Publishing, Inc.
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