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August 18, 2004

Paying Markets and Freelance Jobs For August 18th

PAYING MARKETS

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CLINICAL INSPIRATION, 13223 Black Mountain Road, Suite 189, San Diego, CA 92129. P(888)543-5955. F(858)484-2448. Email: ceuwriter (at) clinicalinspiration.com. Website: http://www.clinicalinspiration.com. Kathryn Rudlin, LCSW and Marilyn Capra, BA, Co-founders. 100% freelance. "Clinical Inspiration develops and sells continuing education courses to mental health professionals nationwide. Courses are marketed through publications, professional and educational resources. Our team of mental health providers, published writers and certified teachers assist our contributors in developing courses that are well-crafted, creatively presented and uniquely conceived." Wecomes new writers. "This is a new program. As more courses are written, and we receive licensure approval from additional states, circulation will increase dramatically. Courses are available as published workbooks and will eventually be available as online courses. Writers are paid a flat fee upon final acceptance of a completed course. In addition, commission is paid quarterly for each course sold. Completed courses are published as soon as our team completes editing, formatting and graphic design to enhance visual presentation. Courses are generally finalized within one month after final submission. All contributors submit courses as work-for-hire. Clinical Inspiration owns all rights upon completion of the course." Responds 3-4 business days.Guidelines by mail at: ceuwriter (at) clinicalinspiration.com.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Clinical Inspiration seeks writers with professional experience in mental health. At this point, we are open to a variety of topics." Pays flat fee of $75 per CEU/continuing education unit (1 CEU = approximately 5-7 pages of text, Verdana 12 font, double-spaced) and commission rate of 20% for each course sold, for a two-year period. Course lengths will vary, depending on the topic and presentation. Most courses are between 3-7 CEU's. In some cases, courses are written in two parts. How to submit: Request initial information from Clinical Inspiration. We will provide a proposal outline, to be completed and returned by e-mail.
PHOTOS/ART: "No art required. Clinical Inspiration will supply graphics for most courses. Writers with talent in the visual arts can submit their own artwork during project development."
HINTS: "Our best selling courses are the ones developed by writers who are passionate about their topic."

Decorative Artist's Workbook, 4700 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. Email: DAWedit (at) fwpubs.com. Website: http://www.decorativeartist.com. Anne Hevener, Editor; Amanda Metcalf, Managing Editor. "Decorative Artist's Workbook (DAW) is a bimonthly how-to publication for decorative painters of all skill levels. The magazine covers a wide range of decorative painting subjects, including folk art (such as rosemaling), stroke work, stenciling, fabric painting and faux finishing methods, just to name a few. Paintings are done in acrylics, oils, alkyds and watercolors on such surfaces as tin, wood, canvas, fabric and glass." Occasionally works with new writers. Circ 85K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys rights for one-time use in the magazine and all rights for use in any F+W promotional material/product or reprint. We ask, however, that you do not publish this same material for at least six months from the time it appears in our publication. Responds in 1 month. Sample online. Subscription $19.96. Guidelines online at http://www.decorativeartist.com/daw_gl.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Whatever the medium or surface, we're seeking the new, the unique and the traditional presented in a fresh way. We use between 6 and 10 features per issue, and all features should emphasize the how-to: the step-by-step process used to complete a project or master a technique." Pays flat fee of $200-$300 for 1000-2000 words. Submit query in advance rather than send unsolicited manuscripts and artwork. You may query with more than one idea at a time. Your query should include: A self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of your material; A brief outline of the proposed article, telling us the skill level, medium and surface used, and anything else about the project that makes it special or unique; A color photo or slide of the project/s; A short biographical sketch. Include your accomplishments, address and a daytime phone number. Submit query by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: "Photos accompanying art should be clear. Payment included with article."
HINTS: "Common mistakes are not including SASE with query; hand-writing query letters instead of typing; poor photographs make even the best art look awful."

Dollars & Sense, 740 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141. P(617)876-2434. F(617)876-0008. Email: dollars (at) dollarsandsense.org. Website: http://www.dollarsandsense.org. All unsolicited queries and submissions should be sent to dollars (at) dollarsandsense.org. Percentage of freelance submissions not provided. "Dollars & Sense magazine explains the workings of the U.S. and international economies and provides left perspectives on current economic affairs. It is edited and produced by a collective of economists, journalists, and activists who are committed to social justice and economic democracy." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approximately 3 months after acceptance. “We arrange copyright agreements with authors individually.” Rarely accepts reprints. Responds quickly. Sample articles online. Subscription $18.95. Guidelines online at: http://www.dollarsandsense.org/write.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. "We only pay authors whose single source of income is freelance writing - $200 for features, $75 for short articles." Submit per guidelines at the link above. Submit queries to dollars (at) dollarsandsense.org. Do not submit complete manuscripts.
PHOTOS/ART: N/A

For Seniors Magazine, 7309 E. Saddlehorn Way, Orange, CA 92869. F(714)744-2883. Email: articles (at) upmarketgroup.com. Website: http://www.upmarketgroup.com/edit.htm. Joan Yankowitz, Editor. 100% freelance. "For Seniors Magazine is a controlled-circulation 4/color glossy magazine that is mailed directly to upscale seniors (ages 66+) in Orange County, California. For Seniors Magazine publishes quarterly, and contains timely, in-depth, targeted editorial to seniors on health, fitness, home, family, legal, finance, travel, leisure. Our editorial offers specific information for the senior generation, and is written in an easy-to-understand, light-hearted, 'People Magazine’ style. While much of the information is generic to all seniors, the editorial provides specific resources for Orange County residents, and contains quotes from Orange County experts and residents as applicable. For Seniors Magazine is advertiser-supported, and not subscription based, so all editorial should remain non-controversial to potential advertisers. We do not provide investigative journalism; rather, articles that contain information that directly affect Orange County seniors' lives. For Seniors Magazine also publishes contributed columns targeted to seniors by Orange County experts on health, fitness, home, family, career, legal, finance, travel, leisure topics. In addition, For Seniors Magazine publishes editorial on new products that are targeted to the senior generation. We prefer experienced writers, but will consider new writers and subject experts." Circ. 113K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. "We purchase First North American serial rights and electronic rights. Among other things, the contract gives the publisher the right to edit, revise, augment, retitle and adapt all articles as the publisher may deem appropriate. Authors may not publish the same or substantially similar material with another magazine for three months (90 days) following publication in our magazine." Accepts reprints under certain conditions. Responds 6 weeks. Sample articles online. Subscription controlled - free to qualified to homeowners. Guidelines online at http://www.upmarketgroup.com/edit.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are looking for articles and columns targeted to seniors on health, fitness, home, family, career, legal, finance, travel, leisure topics. In addition we are looking for editorial on new products that are targeted to seniors." Pays $0.10/word for articles of 1000-1200 words, "including any sidebars or breakout boxes that help illustrate learning points. Manuscripts that exceed the targeted length will be edited to conform. We encourage articles that have bulleted learning points and sidebars that make information easily read and digested. Queries should be short and to the point, no longer than one page. Send editorial queries via email to articles (at) upmarketgroup.com. Queries sent by regular mail should be accompanied by an SASE. If this is your first query submission then include published clips as well. Please allow up to 8 weeks for a response. Assignments will be confirmed with a contract outlining editorial requirements and terms: subject matter, word count, sidebars, deadline, compensation or credits. The contract gives us the right to check all articles for accuracy."
PHOTOS/ART: N/A
HINTS: "Please read the preview editions of the magazine online before submitting queries to determine requirements-we receive many queries that are off target. Also, please remember that the magazine is published in Orange County, CA and local writers are given first preference. However, we do purchase articles from writers around the country."

Forty Plus Magazine, 7309 E. Saddlehorn Way, Orange, CA 92869. F(714)744-2883. Email: articles (at) upmarketgroup.com. Website: http://www.upmarketgroup.com/edit.htm. Joan Yankowitz, Editor. 100% freelance. "Forty Plus Magazine is a controlled-circulation 4/color glossy magazine that is mailed directly to upscale baby-boomers (ages 40-65) in Orange County, California. Forty Plus Magazine contains timely, in-depth, targeted editorial to baby boomers on health, fitness, home, family, career, legal, finance, travel, leisure. Our editorial offers specific information for the baby boom generation, and is written in an easy-to-understand, light-hearted, 'People Magazine' style. While much of the information is generic to all baby boomers, the editorial provides specific resources for Orange County residents, and contains quotes from Orange County experts and residents as applicable. Forty Plus Magazine is advertiser-supported, and not subscription based, so all editorial should remain non-controversial to potential advertisers. We do not provide investigative journalism; rather, articles that contain information that directly affects Orange County baby boomers' lives. Forty Plus Magazine also publishes contributed columns targeted to baby boomers by Orange County experts on health, fitness, home, family, career, legal, finance, travel, leisure topics. In addition, Forty Plus Magazine publishes editorial on new products that are targeted to the baby boom generation. We prefer experienced writers, but will consider new writers and subject experts." Circ. 236K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. "We purchase First North American serial rights and electronic rights. Among other things, the contract gives the publisher the right to edit, revise, augment, retitle and adapt all articles as the publisher may deem appropriate. Authors may not publish the same or substantially similar material with another magazine for three months (90 days) following publication in our magazine." Accepts reprints under certain conditions. Responds 6 weeks. Sample articles online. Subscription controlled - free to qualified to homeowners. Guidelines online at http://www.upmarketgroup.com/edit.htm.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are looking for articles and columns targeted to baby boomers on health, fitness, home, family, career, legal, finance, travel, leisure topics. In addition we are looking for editorial on new products that are targeted to the baby boom generation." Pays $0.10/word for articles of 1000-1200 words, "including any sidebars or breakout boxes that help illustrate learning points. Manuscripts that exceed the targeted length will be edited to conform. We encourage articles that have bulleted learning points and sidebars that make information easily read and digested. Queries should be short and to the point, no longer than one page. Send editorial queries via email to articles (at) upmarketgroup.com. Queries sent by regular mail should be accompanied by an SASE. If this is your first query submission then include published clips as well. Please allow up to 8 weeks for a response. Assignments will be confirmed with a contract outlining editorial requirements and terms: subject matter, word count, sidebars, deadline, compensation or credits. The contract gives us the right to check all articles for accuracy."
PHOTOS/ART: N/A
HINTS: "Please read the preview editions of the magazine online before submitting queries to determine requirements-we receive many queries that are off target. Also, please remember that the magazine is published in Orange County, CA and local writers are given first preference. However, we do purchase articles from writers around the country."

Hampton Family Life, 425 Madison Avenue, Suite 1500, New York, NY 10017. F(212)750-5005. Email: robin (at) hamptonfamilylife.com. Website: http://www.hamptonfamilylife.com. Robin Dolch, Executive Editor. 95% freelance. "Hampton Family Life, launching Memorial Day weekend 2004, is a new magazine celebrating the Hampton family experience. It's the must-read magazine for today's family living or vacationing on the East End. In its pages, HFL brings to life the unique experience of living and raising children in the Hamptons. We fill each issue with the essential news and information to help the HFL reader lead a more rewarding life. Our debut issue features profiles of phenomenal local families such as MIB director Barry Sonnenfeld; a round-up of Hamptons inns and resorts; a guide to fun summer gadgets; a peek inside the bags of Hamptons' moms to see what beauty products they carry and why; book reviews of children's and adult literature; summer fashions, a 'fab finds' section where we road trip into the city with a style-savvy Hamptons mom as she buys the latest accessories; real estate trends and choice properties; wineries; restaurants; travel; fitness; theatre; music; film, and more..." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 30K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 3-4 weeks after acceptance. Buy First North American Serial Rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 2 weeks. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Would like to hear from local writers or writers with access to the local goings on whether regarding real estate, health & fitness, community, restaurants, theater or film. On a national level, can use writers nationwide, as we will also report on the latest trends in: technology, automotive, beauty, fashion & accessories, food & wine, travel & leisure, books & music, art & antiques, and more...also looking for profiles of interesting local families or characters." Pays $0.75/word for 500-1500 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: N/A
HINTS: "Hampton Family Life is designed to reach the fastest growing segment of the Hamptons population: Over 200,000 upscale and responsive consumers, a number that swells to 8 times its size in the summer months. The magazine is distributed to over 700 locations throughout the Hamptons, with bonus distribution to the North Fork and New York City.”

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