September 28, 2005
Paying Markets and Freelance Jobs For September 28th
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Air Line Pilot, P.O. Box 1169, Herndon, VA 20172-1169. Shipping Address: 535 Herndon Parkway, Herndon VA 20170-5238. P(703)481-4460 (Questions about submissions only; will not accept inquiries or story ideas by phone). F(703)464-2114. Email: Magazine (at) alpa.org. Website: http://www.alpa.org; go to magazine section. Attn: Editor-in-Chief. "A professional and labor journal for airline pilots who work for U.S. and Canadian airlines and who belong to the Air Line Pilots Association, AFL-CIO, CLC. The magazine covers aviation safety and flight technology, airline industry developments, labor union news and issues, and regulatory and economic issues affecting the airline industry and the piloting profession." Most writing and photography produced in-house. 5%-10% freelance. Welcomes new writers, but requires "an extremely high level of technical accuracy and knowledge of and familiarity with airline pilots -- a very demanding audience." Circ. 90K. 10 issues/yr. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights except book rights, including electronic rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 2-3 weeks. Sample issue $4.00 or go to website. Subscription domestic U.S.--$32; $45 outside US. Guidelines available online at http://www.alpa.org/alpa/DesktopModules/ViewDocument.aspx?DocumentID=432 or by mail with SASE.
Alternatives Journal, c/o Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada. P(519)888-4442. F(519)746-0292. Email: editor (at) alternativesjournal.ca. Website: http://www.alternativesjournal.ca. Tara Flynn, Executive Editor. 90% freelance. "Alternatives is Canada's environmental magazine, serving up six issues a year of eco-news and views from across Canada and around the world." Welcomes new writers. Circ 4.5K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6 months after acceptance. Buys 1st Canadian rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds 6 weeks. Sample and guidelines by email (samples mailed to Canadian writers only). Subscription $37.45 (includes GST).
American Cheerleader Magazine, 110 William St., 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10038. P(646)459-4868. F(646)459-4900. Website: http://www.americancheerleader.com. Sheila Noone, Editorial Director. 35%-50% freelance. "The largest national magazine that targets the teen cheerleader, we have a readership of 1.4 million. Besides cheer-specific content, American Cheerleader magazine has beauty, fashion, health and fitness columns." Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays within 60 days of publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Samples at book stores and magazine racks. Subscription $14.95. Guidelines online at http://www.americancheerleader.com/forms/writersguidelines.html.
The Bear Deluxe Magazine, P.O. Box 10342, Portland, OR 97296. P(503)242-1047. Email: bear (at) orlo.org. Website: http://www.orlo.org. Tom Webb, Editor; Casey Bush, Reviews Editor; Susan Wickstrom, Fiction Editor. 25% new freelance per issue. Many of their nonfiction writers are not on staff but have a history with the magazine. "The Bear Deluxe is an award-winning environmental publication, but we are not your typical 'environmental' magazine. We do cover more-traditional environmental news, but more and more we are looking for more modern, cultural, artistic and unexpected connections to environmental, place-based themes. Above all, we are looking for strong, compelling and timely ideas from engaged writers. We are sort of a cross between High Country News, Northern Lights, Adbusters and Harpers, yet still quite distinct on our own. We embrace the magazine approach, both in content and writing style and are looking to include a range of voices and subject matter in each issue. Space is becoming increasing competitive, so no fluff, PR, or generic story ideas, please." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 46K. Quarterly. Pays "a few weeks after publication." Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights only. "We are very selective on reprints. Must be noted as such. Same with simultaneous submissions." Responds 1-3 months. "We cannot respond to all email queries." Sample $3. Subscription $16; $22 Canada; $28 other. Guidelines online at http://www.orlo.org/bear_submit.htm or by mail with SASE.
Black Warrior Review, P.O. Box 862936, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486. P(205)348-4518. Email: bwr (at) ua.edu. Website: http://webdelsol.com/bwr. Send submissions to the attention of Poetry Editor, Fiction Editor or Nonfiction Editor. 95% freelance. "Since 1974, Black Warrior Review, a nationally respected literary magazine, has published the freshest poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside that of up-and-coming voices." Welcomes new writers. Circ 2K. Semiannual (Oct & April). Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys first-time rights; all rights revert to authors on publication. Responds 1-5 months. Purchase sample by mail with $10, payable to the University of Alabama. Subscription $16. Guidelines online under 'Submit'.
Turtle Press, 91 Holmes Rd., Newington, CT 06111. Website: http://www.turtlepress.com. Cynthia Kim, Editor. Publisher of martial arts and eastern sports how-to books. Averages 5 new titles/year. Welcomes new authors. Average first print run 3K. Offers advance. Publishes ms approx. 6-12 months after acceptance. Responds 2-4 weeks. Catalog available at website. Guidelines online at http://www.turtlepress.com/help_answer.asp?ID=107.
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