August 22, 2012
Paying Markets And Jobs For August 22nd | printable version
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Resource Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update and E-Scrap News, P.O. Box 42270, Portland, OR 97242-0270. P(503)233-1305. F(503)233-1306. Email: editorial-at-resource-recycling.com. Website: http://www.resource-recycling.com. Dylan de Thomas, Managing Editor of Resource Recycling; Henry Leinweber, Managing Editor of Plastics Recycling Update and E-Scrap News. "For over three decades, Resource Recycling has been bringing the latest in recycling and composting news to a veritable who's who of the world of recycling." 0-10% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 25K. Monthly (Quarterly for Plastics Recycling Update/E-Scrap News). Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. Buys NA Serial Rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample copy available online at http://resource-recycling.com/sample. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles detailing materials collection issues, MRF technology, multi-family recycling programs." Pays $250-$500 for 1500-2000 words. Submit query by email with brief bio.
PHOTOS/ART: "300dpi, at least 3 in. by 3 in." Pays $25 per used photo.
HINTS: "We are a journal, so prefer data-heavy articles, light on quotes, simple, dry style. The most common mistake in pitching us is pitching general topics facing the industry that one sees covered in the mainstream press. We are looking for industry-specific topics and articles."
Sacramento News & Review, 1125 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815. P(916)498-1234. Email: sactonewstips-at-newsreview.com. Website: http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/home. Nick Miller, Co-Editor (news/environment/politics); Rachel Leibrock, Co-Editor (arts/culture/entertainment); Kel Munger, Editorial Coordinator (guest comment). "We are an alternative news weekly, dedicated to covering the political, cultural and arts scene in the greater Sacramento area." Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Circ. 90K. Weekly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample material available online. Subscription $50. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Local (greater Sacramento area) news, arts and music features." Pays $0.10/word for new and $400+ for features to 3000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Handled by design department."
HINTS: "Don't pitch what we don't publish (travel, for instance). Understand what an alt-weekly is, and remember that we want LOCAL coverage."
Threads, SewStylist and Gifts to Make, Taunton Press, 63 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. P(800)926-8776. F(203)364-1240. Email: TH-at-Taunton.com. Website: http://www.ThreadsMagazine.com. April Mohr, Editorial Assistant. 'Threads appeals to advanced/intermediate garment sewers SewStylish appeals to intermediate/beginner garment sewers with an interest in fashion Gifts to Make appeals to those who just want to make sewing projects (garments and other).' Welcomes new sewing writers. Publication schedule varies by publication. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys repurposing rights, issue, and electronic rights. Responds within six months. Sample copy available by phone. Subscription $32.95, $34.95 Canada, $38.95 foreign. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles describing sewing techniques or sewing projects." Pays $150 per printed page.
PHOTOS/ART: "None, unless they help us to understand the proposal."
HINTS: "The 3 most common mistakes are: Not following our guidelines. Not including their name, address, and phone number. Not including snapshots or illustrations to help us understand their proposed idea. These will not be used in the magazine and don't have to be professional."
Winemaker and Brew Your Own, 5515 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255. P(802)362-3981. F(802)362-2377. Email: edit-at-winemakermag.com. Website: http://www.winemakermag.com. Chris Colby, Editor. 'WineMaker, launched in 1998, covers the full gamut of the winemaking hobby, from beginners to experts, from wine kits to fresh grapes, and is published bi-monthly. Every issue includes expert advice and techniques, award-winning recipes and how-to projects to help you make great wine. Regular columns include troubleshooting common problems with the Wine Wizard, learning special techniques and tips on making a specific style of wine in Varietal Focus, refining your winemaking with Techniques, building gadgets in Projects, growing your own grapes in Backyard Vines and hearing tips, and stories and recipes from fellow home winemakers in Cellar Dwellers. WineMaker gives you practical, well-researched information in a fun format for all home winemakers - whether you use kits, concentrates, juices, non-grape fruits or fresh grapes.' Welcomes new writers. 85% freelance. Circ. 50K. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys all NA rights. Responds 2-8 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $25, $45 foreign. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. See guidelines. Pays $150-$250 for 2000-3000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Art accepted, must include permission from artist/photographer. Payment varies."
HINTS: "Most common mistake we see is queries for wine appreciation, wine travel or general wine information stories. We are very specifically focused on how to make wine at home, and only accept stories with information pertaining to the hobby of home winemaking - i.e.: techniques, recipes, varietals to try, practical advice from commercial winemakers, etc."
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