April 20, 2005

Paying Markets and Freelance Jobs For April 20th


These are NOT recycled guidelines. only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.

Cats & Kittens, 7-L Dundas Circle, Greensboro, NC 27407. Email: rdavis (at) Website: Rita Davis, Editor. 85% freelance. "The edgy style in Cats & Kittens gives new meaning to a magazine tailored for owners, breeders and lovers of cats. Its lively voice enjoys playing with ideas, tweaking conventional wisdom, and teasing new meaning from words in an editorial lineup of stories that are warm and fuzzy as well as those of overpowering sorrow, breed profiles, special reports on medical issues, tales of cats that go to work with their owners, profiles of people who make cat crafts, and on occasion, fiction. That's not all. Catfish has a diagnosis, an opinion and a cure for just about everything. Funny Bone Follies amuses and entertains." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 41K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Rights purchased not provided. Responds within 30 days. Sample by mail with $5 and SASE. Subscription $19.97; $25.97 Canada; $31.97 other. Guidelines by email or mail with SASE.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Queries or complete manuscripts." Pays $0.10/word based on final edited, published word count for columns of 750-800 words and features of 1200-1500 words. Submit query or complete manuscript by mail with SASE or by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "High-resolution digital images accepted." Pays $20 for inside usage, $100 cover.

Cross & Quill, The Christian Writers Newsletter, 1624 Jefferson Davis Rd., Clinton, SC 29325-6401. P(864)697-6035. Email: cwfi (at) Website: Sandy Brooks, Editor/Publisher. 75% freelance. "16 pp. slick newsletter which features one of our professional members or subscribers on the front of each issue, how-to features in all genres including juvenile writing, advice columns from editors, market news, computer how-to's, and much more." Circ: 1K+. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 312 months after acceptance. Buys 1st and reprints rights. Accepts reprints as long as writer provides information on where and when previously published. Responds 8 weeks. Sample by mailing a 9x12 SASE with 2 first class stamps. Subscription $20; $22 Canada; $25 outside North America. Guidelines online at or by mail with SASE.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We need 800- to 1000-word how-to features. We lean heavily toward informational articles rather than personal experience or reflection. We need features on nonfiction, fiction, juvenile, business of writing, leading writers groups, and more. Especially looking for articles on any form of juvenile writing." Pays flat fee of $20-$25 per feature depending on how much editing is needed." Pays $5-$10 for short items of 200-1000 words. Submit query or complete ms by mail or by email to CQArticles (at) "If you submit by email, paste article into the the body of your email. We do not open attached files due to the danger of viruses. Please just double space between paragraphs. Do not use enhancements such as all caps, boldface or bullets."
HINTS: "The most common mistake writers make is not studying our publication and writers guidelines before submitting. We have a specialized audience with special needs."

CollegeBound Teen Magazine, 1200 South Avenue, Suite 202, Staten Island, NY 10314. P(718)761-4800. F(718)761-3300. Email: editorial (at) Website: Gina LaGuardia, Editor-in-Chief; Dawn Papandrea, Managing Editor; Robyn Tellefsen, Assistant Editor. 75% freelance. "College Bound Magazine is written for high school students by college students (or those young at heart) to give them an edge in the college admissions process and beyond." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 90K for regional editions; 725K for biannual national edition. 26 issues/year. Pays within 30 days of publication. Publishes ms 3-4 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Responds 68 weeks. Sample for SASE with $2.21 postage. Subscription controlled (distributed free to high schools); $15 for individuals. Guidelines online at or by mail with SASE.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We're looking for very specific, well-thought-out ideas and unique angles on college-bound issues including admissions, financial aid, and college life. No general 'how to get into college' pieces, please." Pays $100-$125 for features of 800-1200 words; $50-$75 for shorter departmental pieces; depending on length and research required. Submit cover letter, query and clips or writing samples by mail with SASE.
HINTS: "Think teen-friendly, college-bound advice. Take the tone of an older sibling who is giving their younger brother/sister 'straight-up' advice, while also incorporating expert insight."

DIMI PRESS, 3820 Oak Hollow Lane, S.E., Salem, OR 97302-4774. P(503)364-7698. F(503)364-9727. Email: dickbook (at) Website: Dick Lutz, President. "An independent press publishing nonfiction books. Currently we are publishing books about unusual things in nature, such as little-known areas of the world, rare animals, geographical anomalies, natural disasters, and the like." Welcomes new writers. Publishes 3-5 books/year. Publishes book 9 months after acceptance. Buys negotiable rights. Considers reprints. Responds 4 weeks. Catalog free with SASE. Guidelines online at or by e-mail.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Non-fiction book manuscripts on unusual things in nature (see guidelines for details)." Pays 10% royalties on net receipts. Books average 30K-70K words. Submit query by mail with SASE.
HINTS: "Some suggested topics are huge disasters, such as a volcanic eruption or earthquake. A book about the coelacanth fish or the tuatara lizard might be something we would be interested in. It should include information on how to travel to observe the rare wildlife (or whatever) written about. We want books that, in a bookstore, would categorize as nature/travel. But we do not want travel guides, although accounts of interesting trips are a possibility. If the title could be marketed other than solely through bookstores, that would be a plus. Example: a subject that would be of interest to bird-watchers or some other specific interest group."

Dover Publications, 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, NY 11501. P(516)294-7000. Email: mcwaldrep (at) Website: M. C. Waldrep, Editor-in-Chief (Editorial Dept.). "Dover publishes books in a variety of categories: math/sci;. literary classics; art; juvenile (coloring books, paper doll collections); crafts, antiques, philosophy; political science)." Publishes 650 titles/year. Welcomes new authors. Mail or email to request copy of their catalog. Guidelines not available.
CURRENT NEEDS: Book proposals. Submit proposal by mail with SASE.

Faith Today, MIP Box 3745, Markham, ON L3R 0Y4, Canada. P(905)479-6071, ext. 255. Email: FTeditor (at) Website: Bill Fledderus, Senior Editor. 80% freelance. "Canada's main interdenominational, evangelical, general-interest magazine for Christians. Seeking to inform, equip and inspire Christians across Canada. Published by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada." Occasionally works with new writers. Circ. 20K. 6 issues/year. Pays 45 days after acceptance. Publishes ms 2 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 3 weeks. Sample by sending SASE with int'l reply coupon (IRC) or cheque (USA postage is no good). Free sample issue available by request. Subscription to a US address is $25.26 (CDN), roughly $21(USD); to a foreign address is $31.26 (CDN), roughly $26(USD). Special subscription rates available at their website. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Short profiles and news stories (300 words) with a Canadian connection." Pays $0.17 - $0.25 (USD) per word for 150-2000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Stock photos, non-traditional religious; occasionally we commission art to accompany feature articles that discuss concepts such as justice, hypocrisy, religious devotion, etc." Pays $17-$215 (USD).
HINTS: "What annoys us most is receiving generic 'Christian living' articles from U.S.-based writers who have made no effort to tailor their work to the Canadian audience (e.g. by incorporating Canadian statistics or interviewing Canadians). Read the writers guidelines on our website before submitting. A proven writer willing to do Canadian research is one we would consider assigning a feature story to."


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