September 12, 2012
Paying Markets And Jobs For September 12th | printable version
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Antioch Review, P.O. Box 148, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. P(937)769-1365. Email: mkeyes-at-antiochreview.org. Website: http://antiochcollege.org/antioch_review/. "The Antioch Review, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. We publish fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors. Authors published in our pages are consistently included in Best American anthologies and Pushcart prizes. We continue to serve our readers and our authors and to encourage others to publish the "best words in the best order." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months. Buys all rights. Responds in 4-6 months. Sample copy available for sale online. Subscription $40, $60 Canada. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "As always, their best work." Pays $20 per published page. "We don't publish pieces longer than 8000 words." Submit complete ms and SASE by mail.
The Appraisers Standard, 6973 Crestridge Rd., Memphis, TN 38119. P(901)758-2659. Email: etuten551-at-aol.com. Website: http://www.newenglandappraisers.org. Ed Tuten, Editor. "Written for personal property appraisers (antiques, collectibles, art, appraisers, dealers). Welcomes new writers. 25-50% freelance. Circ. 400. Quarterly/Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue following acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Subscription $25. Guidelines not available.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles about antiques, art, off beat things OK, but has to be interesting, off beat, not wild or vulgar." Pays $50-$60 for 300 to 500 words. Articles should be "300 to 700 words on a subject that would be of interest to antique dealers, art gallery, antique appraisers, glass, china, furniture, paintings, artists, and address where they appear."
HINTS: "We are laid back, and would appreciate any contributions."
TimberWest, P.O. Box 610, Edmonds, WA 98020. Website: http://www.forestnet.com. Diane Mettler, Editor. "We cover the timber industry of the great northwest." 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9400. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within 2-4 months. Buys first rights. Responds within four weeks. Subscription $4/issue. Guidelines available by email at diane-at-spilledinkstudio.com.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We're looking for profiles on different logging operations and/or mills in the great northwest. All stories are assigned, so I need to be pitched the story idea." Pays $250-$350 for 800-1100 words.
PHOTOS/ART: "Yes, we need photos submitted with the articles. Do not pay extra for photos, but do pay $50 if photo is used on the cover."
HINTS: "Most common mistake is that writers haven't taken the time to look at the types of stories we publish (found on the web) and query the wrong kind of story."
The Upper Room, P.O. Box 340004, Nashville, TN 37203-0004. P(615)340-7252. Email: TheUpperRoomMagazine-at-upperroom.org. Website: 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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