August 23, 2006

Paying Markets And Freelance Jobs For August 23rd


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

Massage Magazine, 200 Seventh Ave., Suite 240, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. Email queries to: Website: Karen Menehan, Editor (feature articles). 45% freelance. "Massage Magazine is a trade publication for massage therapists and allied health professionals, in publication since 1985. We support the dynamic, evolving profession of massage and touch therapies by publishing technique articles, legislative updates, business advice, and inspiring articles about how touch is healing the world, one person at a time. Massage Magazine's mission is to promote global well-being by educating, informing and inspiring practitioners of massage, bodywork and related healing arts." Only works with published writers. Circ. 50K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 4-24 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. rights as well as others. No reprints. Responds up to 2 months. Sample articles at website. Subscription $24; $28 Canada; $36 other. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Our readers seek practical information on how to help their clients, improve their techniques and/or make their businesses more successful, as well as feature articles that place massage therapy in a positive or inspiring light. Since most of our readers are professional therapists, we do not publish articles on topics like "how massage can help you relax." Wide variety of departments available for freelancers - see guidelines at link above. Pays $50-$300 depending on the subject matter, category, length and quality of writing. "Payment increases proportionately for longer and more weighty articles." Submit query with cover letter and bio by mail with SASE or by email per writer's guidelines at link above. No simultaneous submissions.
PHOTOS/ART: "Ideally, color photos are submitted digitally with profiles and feature articles; however, we will consider articles submitted without artwork." Pays $15-$40 per published print.
HINTS: "The most common mistake writers make not is familiarizing themselves with our publication in order to understand that we are a trade publication for massage therapists, NOT a consumer magazine about massage. Our freelance writers need to be excellent reporters so that they're able to write to our specific readership."

Off Lead, 970 West Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. P(717) 691-3388. F(717) 691-3381. Email: Website: 10%-15% freelance. "Off-Lead seeks to improve dog training techniques, business skills and relationships. We are interested in profitable solutions and problem solving." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 6.5K. Bi-monthly. Publishes ms 60+ days after acceptance. Buys first N.A. rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Response time varies. Sample for email request. Subscription $24.95; $45 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Off-Lead will accept articles that are in any way related to the world of dogs, as long as the dogs are obedience trained with motivational methods - i.e. dance, carting, hunting, performance, freestyle, tricks, and, of course, competition. We want to advise and educate trainers and instructors about all the latest discoveries in the world of canines." Submit query by email to Gwen Shelly at:
HINTS: "Query first! Query on all submissions before writing an article that may not be needed at this time. Queries should be in writing. We prefer double-spaced, typed articles. Articles may be e-mailed in RTF format to When e-mailing submissions, title the correspondence with "OL" at the beginning. Create a short synopsis of the points that you plan to make. A sample paragraph would be helpful. Articles that are accepted for publication are subject to editing for content, punctuation and space."

The Paint Horse Journal, P.O. Box 961023, Fort Worth, TX 76161-0023. P(817)834-2742, ext 420. F(817)222-8466. Email: Website: 20% freelance. Breanne Hill, Editor. "The Paint Horse Journal is published for the devoted Paint Horse enthusiast - an APHA member who owns, breeds, raises, trains, rides, shows and cares for an American Paint. The official publication of the American Paint Horse Association, the Journal provides comprehensive coverage of the Paint industry including useful information from experts about training, health care, genetics, news, history, events and people. The Journal's unique perspective enriches Paint involvement for all readers, from the backyard horse owner to the professional breeder and trainer." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 30K. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-6 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 2-3 weeks. Sample available for purchase by calling Brenda Jewell at (817)222-6431. Subscription $30 for members; $35 for non-members; $45 Canada members; $50 Canada non-members; $75 other members; $80 other non-members. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "The Paint Horse Journal runs articles on training, breeding and horse health. Personality profiles of noted Paint enthusiasts are also accepted. Pays $300-$700 for feature articles with accompanying artwork or photography. Feature articles should be 1,500-2,500 words. Submit query by mail with SASE or by e-mail.
PHOTOS/ART: "Prefer transparencies, but can use good-quality prints or high resolution digital photography. Photos should accompany article." Payment for photos included with article.
HINTS: "Most common mistake is not knowing what an American Paint Horse is. Second most common mistake is not providing material appropriate for the Journal format. It is best to study a couple of issues to get a feel for what the Journal uses."

PieceWork Magazine, 201 East Fourth Street, Loveland, CO 80537-5655. P(970)669-7672. F(970)667-8317. Email: Website: Melinda Barta, Project Editor. 60% freelance. "PieceWork is a needlework and textile history magazine. Features on needlework history, traditions, and stitchers are included along with needlework projects demonstrating the techniques covered. Techniques include embroidery, cross-stitch, needlepoint, crochet, knitting, quilting, and more." Works with new writers "if the submission is well written and on a topic we are interested in." Circ. 47K. 6 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys 1st N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds 1- 6 months. Sample for mail request. Subscription $29.95 U.S., $37.95 Canada, $47.95 other. Guidelines and editorial calendar online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Contact us to request a current editorial calendar." Pays flat fee of $100 per printed page based on text only. Articles average 1500 - 3000 words. Submit query or completed ms with photos by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: "Professional photographs or items for photography must be available." Payment negotiable.
HINTS: "Articles must be well researched and include facts whose sources can be verified. We are primarily interested in manuscripts on the subjects in our editorial calendar. All non-related topics are considered as space is available."

Popular Communications, 25 Newbridge Road, Hicksville, NY 11801. P(516)681-2922. F(516)681-2926. Email: Website: Harold Ort, Editor. 25% freelance. "We are a radio enthusiast - hobby radio publication - with an emphasis on international radio, amateur radio, CB (Citizen's Band), FRS (Family Service Radio), radio scanning and Internet Radio." Welcomes new writers with knowledge of the subject. Circ not provided. Monthly. Pays after publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Responds 1 week. Sample for email request. Subscription $28.95; $38.95 outside the US. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Foreign travel with an emphasis on international radio from specific countries." Pay varies for articles starting at 1000 words. Submit by query.
PHOTOS/ART: Requests 2 or 3 photos per article sent by email or mail. No additional pay.
HINTS: "Typically people submitting articles for our consideration already know the magazine and many are current readers/subscribers. The best advice I would give is to pick up a copy of the magazine and see what we're about. Don't try to massage a potential article to "fit" our book; that's as transparent as a politician!"

Reading Today, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. P(302)731-1600, ext. 250. F(302)731-1057. Email: Website: John Micklos, Jr., Editor in Chief. 15% freelance. "Reading Today is the bimonthly membership newspaper of the International Reading Association. It covers issues pertaining to reading education in general and the activities of the Association in particular." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 80K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 4-6 months after acceptance. Buys all rights, "although author may re-use material with permission of the publisher." Accepts reprints. Responds in six weeks. Sample for written request. Subscription is part of a membership to IRA; basic membership fee is $36 for one year. Guidelines by mail with SASE or by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "All articles have to pertain to reading and/or reading education and must be of interest to an audience of educators." Pays $0.10-$0.30/word to professional writers for articles of 300-1000 words. Submit query with cover letter, bio and clips by mail with SASE or by email.
PHOTOS/ART: Black and white prints, color prints, digital images. Include model release information and caption. Pays $100 for all photos.
HINTS: "Our audience is very specialized. Writing must be on target for an audience of reading educators."


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