November 30, 2005
Paying Markets and Freelance Jobs For November 30th
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State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230. P(303)364-7700. F(303)364-7800. Email: sharon.randall-at-ncsl.org. Website: http://www.ncsl.org/programs/pubs/slmag/index.htm. Sharon Randall, Managing Editor. 20%-30% freelance. "National magazine of state government and policy." Only works with published writers. Circ. 18,500. 10 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 2-3 weeks or sooner. Sample for email request. Subscription $49; $55 outside U.S. Guidelines by mail with SASE.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Topics of interest to state legislators; profiles of individual legislators who have made a difference in their states and nationally; federal issues that concern or help states." Pays flat fee of $500-$800 for 1200-1800 words. Submit query or complete ms by email.
PHOTOS/ART: Pays $100.
HINTS: "Stories are aimed at state legislators; offer analysis of important issues; use lots of examples and quotes from experts and movers and shakers; lively, easy to read writing."
Style magazine and DC Style. Style Magazine, 141 League St., Philadelphia, PA 19147. P(215)468-6670. Website: http://www.phillystylemag.com. Email: susan-at-phillystylemag.com. Pete Mazzaccaro, Articles Editor; Joy Manning, Food Editor. DC Style, 1016 16th St. N.W., Suite 101, Washington, D.C. 20036. Website: http://www.dcstylemag.com. Sarah Schaffer, Articles Editor. 80% freelance. "STYLE is a bimonthly magazine that covers fashion and lifestyle in the Philadelphia area. DC Style is a bimonthly magazine that covers fashion and lifestyle in the Washington, D.C., area." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 70K. Bimonthly. Pays one month after acceptance. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. rights. No reprints. Responds 2 weeks. Sample on request. Subscription $20. Guidelines by mail with SASE.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Query letters on topics from beauty, fashion and dining to interior design, men's fashion and culture." Pays up to $0.50/word for 2000 words. Submit query with writing samples by mail with SASE or by email.
PHOTOS/ART: Pays $150/page.
The Thrilling Detective Web Site, 3053 Rancho Vista Blvd., # 116, Palmdale, CA 93551. Email: kvnsmith-at-thrillingdetective.com. Website: http://www.thrillingdetective.com. Gerald So, Fiction Editor; Kevin Burton Smith, Editor. Freelance percentage not provided. "The Internet's premiere source for everything having to do with private detective fiction, featuring an extensive non-fiction list of fictional private eyes in literature, film, television, radio, comics and other media. We also regularly feature new P.I. fiction from both established and new writers." Welcomes new writers. Circ. online only. Publishes new non-fiction weekly; fiction quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys first right. Occasionally accepts reprints for non-fiction but prefers new fiction. Responds 1 month, "more or less." Sample articles and stories at website. Subscription "free in U.S.; slightly freer in Canada." Guidelines online at: http://www.thrillingdetective.com/fiction/guidelines.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Short stories, generally not more than 10,000 words, about private eyes. Think Chandler, Hammett, Macdonald, Spillane, Robert Parker, Lawrence Block, Sue Grafton, etc." Pays $10 per story. Stories run 2000-10,000 words. Submit query according to their guidelines. "The demonstration of the ability to follow simple instructions impresses the hell out of the editors. It's amazing how many 'writers' think the guidelines are meant for everyone but them."
HINTS: "Check out the website. Read some of our award-winning stories. And read the friggin' guidelines before submitting anything. Expect to be edited. We're more than willing to work with writers to get the best possible story we can, if necessary, but we have no time to waste on prima donnas and egomaniacs. If you think your writing could never be improved on, submit elsewhere. And if you can't take constructive criticism, go elsewhere as well. We're not interested in dilettantes or crybabies. What we are interested in are good stories written by writers who are serious about their writing."
University Business Magazine, 488 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. P(203)663-0100. F(203)663-0148. Email: editorial-at-universitybusiness.com. Website: http://www.universitybusiness.com. Tim Goral, Editor. Melissa Ezarik, Managing Editor. 30% freelance. "University Business is a publication for presidents and other senior officers at two-and four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States. The magazine covers current and emerging trends in all areas of university and college management including enrollment, technology, academic affairs, human resources, financial matters, and legislation." Rarely works with new writers. Circ. 45K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approx. 2 months after acceptance. Buys worldwide exclusive publication rights for a period of 90 days from first publication. No reprints. Responds 2 weeks. Sample by email. Subscription free to qualified subscribers; $6 per issue for non-qualified. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Usually work by assignment, but will consider thoughtful queries related to the business of higher education." Pays $0.60/word. Submit query first by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Requirements/pay discussed with editors at time of assignment." HINTS: "Our editorial coverage has a business rather than academic slant. We are looking for focused, tight writing. Reading a few articles in print or online before pitching is the best way to get a feel for our direction and style."
Westchester County Business Journal, 3 Gannett Drive, White Plains, NY 10604. P(914)694-3600. F(914)694-3680. Email: bzk-at-westfairinc.com. Website: http://www.WestchesterCountyBusinessJournal.com. B.Z. Khasru, Managing Editor (focus and special sections); Dan Strempel, Fairfield County Editor (news). 40% freelance. "A weekly newspaper geared toward small business owners, executives and professionals covering local business issues in Westchester County, N.Y." Welcomes new writers in Westchester County, N.Y. Circ 30K. Weekly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 2 weeks. Sample articles at website. Subscription $59.97. Guidelines by mail when you submit a query.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Quick turnaround and local knowledge." Pays flat fee of $100 for 700-1000 words. Submit query and bio by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: "Always appreciated."
HINTS: "Common mistakes are to pitch stories geared toward consumer-based readers, such as you would see in a daily newspaper's business section. This is a business-to-business newspaper. Stories focus on what businesses in this area can do to improve, compete and stay ahead of the trends."
The Wittenburg Door, P.O. Box 1444, Waco, TX 76703-1444. Website: http://www.wittenburgdoor.com. Robert Darden, Senior Editor. 80% freelance. "The world's oldest and largest (and probably only) religious humor and satire magazine is now in its 34th year of using humor AND satire to hold a mirror before the Church. We are NOT Mad Magazine, nor are we National Lampoon. We're a group of Christians who genuinely love the Church Triumphant and Universal. It's just the people who make us want to hurl." Warmly welcomes new writers. Circ. not provided. Bi-monthly. Usually pays 45 days after publication. Publishes ms 2-6 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. rights. No reprints. Respond 2 months. Sample $5.98-send request to The Wittenburg Door, 5634 Columbia Avenue, Dallas, TX 75214. Subscription $29.95. Guidelines online at: http://www.wittenburgdoor.com/wguidelines.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Really funny stuff about religion that has a point. No first-person essays, sermons, poetry. Sharp, cutting-edge humor from an insider's POV." Pays $40-$250, depending on the piece. Article lengths vary. Submit email as an attachment or pasted into the email to dooreditor-at-earthlink.net, or by mail with SASE to Robert Darden, Senior Editor at the P.O. box listed above.
HINTS: "READ THE MAGAZINE FIRST! Read several, in fact. Read our Writer's Guidelines. Check out our website. But DON'T send stuff you'd send anywhere else...we're the only magazine doing what we're doing!"
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