August 14, 2013
Paying Markets And Jobs For August 14th | printable version
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GRIT Magazine, 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609-1256. P(785)274-4300. F(785)274-4305. Email: cregan-at-grit.com. Website: http://www.Grit.com. Caleb Regan Managing Editor. "GRIT is a nationally distributed bi-monthly magazine with a circulation of approximately 170,000 through subscriptions and newsstand distribution. GRIT celebrates the intergenerational bonds among those who live on the land with spirit and style - a legacy of self-sufficiency, audacious ingenuity and pragmatic problem solving that gave this country its backbone and continues to shape its unique character." 75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays on publication. Publication time varies, usually within 1 year of acceptance. Buys shared rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds within 3 months. Sample copy available for $6 by mail. Subscription $19.95. Guidelines online at http://www.grit.com/guidelines.aspx.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We do not accept fiction or poetry submissions. Articles are assigned. Send queries via email to Caleb Regan, firstname.lastname@example.org with Query and article title in the subject line." Pays $75-$750 for 500-2000 words.
PHOTOS/ART: "Freelance photographers are contacted via an e-mail callout that lists
specific topics for an issue. Please send low-resolution images, links to lightboxes, or contact sheets via email in response to a specific callout. To be added to the callout list, please email Caleb Regan, cregan-at-grit.com."
HINTS: "DO NOT try to write for GRIT if you know nothing about rural life, gardening or urban farming. We intend to be an authoritative and sometimes playful voice for rural lifestyle farmers and country or small-town dwellers, and we require our writers to be informed about that way of life."
Houseboat Magazine, 360 B Street Idaho Falls, ID 83402. Email: blk-at-harrispublishing.com. Website: http://www.houseboatmagazine.com. Brady L. Kay, Executive Editor. 10-15% freelance. "After 20 successful years, Houseboat magazine continues to specifically target a core audience by capturing the freedom and lifestyle that is only possible on a houseboat. Editorial includes everything from fishing and decorating to learning how to become a successful live-aboard. Included in each issue of this bi-monthly publication are destination features, family spotlights and of course those high-end houseboats that are the talk of the dock. With the down economy we're working to keep our regular contributors working, but we plan to get back to accepting more freelance work from new authors in the future." Circ 30K. Biannually. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample by email. Subscription $19.95. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Old Boat Stories (Vintage houseboats that have been fixed up
with before and after photos)." Pays $200-$400 for 1200-1800 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Hi-res photos, 350 dpi." Payment included with article price.
HINTS: "No general boating articles please. Must be specific to houseboats to be considered."
Nevada Magazine, 401 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701. P(775)687-5416. Email: editor-at-nevadamagazine.com. Website: http://www.nevadamagazine.com. Matthew B. Brown, Editor. "Nevada's official tourism publication." 25% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 20K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys first NA rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 1-4 weeks. Sample copy available at http://www.nevadamagazine.com/e-magazine/. Subscription $19.95, $29.95 foreign. Guidelines online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Exceptional travel stories that go beyond the journalism norm." Pays $250 flat rate, or $0.25-$0.35/word for 500-1500 words. Submit query or story outline by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Submit low-res initially via email to snebeker-at-nevadamagazine.com." Pays $250/cover, $250/full spread, $175/full page. Guidelines online here.
HINTS: "Nevada topics only, and please be familiar with the publication before making your pitch."
Pediatrics for Parents, P.O. Box 219, Gloucester, MA 01931. (215)253-4543. F(973)302-8187. Email: richsagall-at-pedsforparents.com. Website:
http://www.pedsforparents.com. Richard J. Sagall, MD, Editor/Publisher. "Pediatrics for Parents is the pediatrics journal for parents. Our articles are written by healthcare professionals and writers well versed in the topic they are write on. We 'demedicalize' topics without talking down to parents. Our articles contain solid scientific data with useful information for parents. We avoid first-person stories, and articles on supplements, complimentary and alternative medical treatments." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 250K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys first NA rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample PDF copy available by email. Subscription $25, $40 foreign.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Will consider any interesting topic." Pays $25 for 600-1500 words. Submit query as word document by email.
HINTS: "Many first time authors write about their family experience and don't include significant scientifically-substantiated information. If the author is not an expert in the topic, then experts should be referenced. We are not planning new sections, but will consider regular submissions (and a column) from healthcare professionals."
The Prairie Journal, 28 Crowfoot Terrace NW, P.O. Box 68073, Calgary, AB T3G 3N8 Canada. Email: prairiejournal-at-yahoo.com. Website: http://www.prairiejournal.org. "Arts, literary, cultural small press journal." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 750. Semiannually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys First North American Serial Rights. Responds within 2 months. Sample copy available by mail for $5. Subscription $12. Guidelines available online here.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Poems." Pays $20-$200 for 500-2000 words. Submit query by mail.
ART: "Pen and ink high contrast line drawings." Payment varies.
HINTS: "Read our magazine before submitting. Need authentic voices."
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