July 22, 2009

Paying Markets And Jobs For July 22nd


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

Eldridge Plays and Musicals, P.O. Box 14367, Tallahassee, Fl 32317. Email: Website: Susan Shore, New Plays Editor. "We publish plays and musicals suitable for schools and community theatres." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 30K. Our standard royalty contract is 50% of royalties and 10% of copy sales. Playwrights are paid twice a year. Outright purchase contracts are limited to extremely short pieces (such as skits) and some religious plays where no separate performance royalty is charged. We receive hundreds of manuscripts a year and want to give each careful attention and review. That's why it takes us about 2 months to respond. For a sample visit our website and select the freeview button under any title and read the first few pages for free." Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Eldridge is in need of dinner theater shows for adults, especially mysteries or comedies. We have more than enough Shakespeare adaptations. Keep in mind our most popular shows have flexible casting and limited props and scenery required. To submit by email, using your cover letter as the message, attach your play as a Microsoft Word or PDF document and e-mail to this special address:" Pays royalties - our standard royalty contract is 50% of royalties and 10% of copy sales.
PHOTOS/ART: "Full-color art is specially designed to help advertise your show. A black and white version of the art is designed into your script cover."
HINTS: "We only publish plays and musicals."

Faith Today, MIP Box 3745, Markham, ON L3R 0Y4, Canada. P(905)479-6071, ext. 255. Email: Website: Bill Fledderus, Senior Editor. 80% freelance. "Canada's main interdenominational, general-interest magazine for Christians. Motto: To connect, equip and inform evangelical Christians in 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 $30.15 (CDN); to a foreign address is $36.15 (CDN). Special subscription rates available at their website. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Short profiles and news stories (300 words) with a Canadian connection." Pays $0.20-$0.25 (CDN) 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 $20-$250 (CDN).
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."

FellowScript. Email: Website: Joanna Mallory, Acquisitions Editor. "FellowScript is a Canadian newsletter printed quarterly to provide encouragement, instruction, news and helpful information for the members of InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship." 45% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 150-200. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to one year after acceptance. Buys first or reprint rights, occasionally online rights for a 3-month period. Accepts reprints. Responds in 4 weeks. For a sample copy send a self-addressed 9 x 12 envelope with three first class Canadian stamps plus $3.50 (Canadian or U.S. funds). For mailing address, please email with žsample copyÓ in the subject line. We cannot mail anything to the United States using US postage. Please send IRC for 100 grams or 3.6 oz. Subscription is included in the $40 Canadian membership fee to join InScribe. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "We're looking for articles with practical takeaway or useful information, written in conversational style." Pays $0.025/word (CAD) for first rights, $0.015 for reprints, an additional $0.005 for 3 months' electronic rights; 300-500 words is a flat $5, under 300 words paid in one contributor copy. All rates are in Canadian dollars. Email complete ms, as attachment or in the body of the email.
HINTS: "Please read our guidelines. We only publish material about writing, and we don't publish 'one writer's journey' testimonials. Don't be too formal in your style."

The First Line, P.O. Box 250382, Plano, TX 75025-0382. P(972)824-0646. Email: Website: Robin LaBounty, Manuscript Coordinator. 95% freelance. "The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination - to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1000. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approx. 3 weeks after acceptance. Buys all rights for 2 years. No reprints. Responds 4-6 weeks. Sample can be ordered from their website, or check their website for store availability. Subscription $12. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: See their guidelines for current needs. Pays $20 per story plus one contributor's copy. Articles run 300-3000 words. Submit query or complete ms with bio by email or by mail with SASE.
HINTS: "We only have one rule. All stories must be written with the first line provided, and the line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. Otherwise, we are open to any and all types of stories." (Actually, we have two rules. The second being you cannot send your story to another magazine before we've had a chance to accept or reject it. Several times, we've accepted stories only to find that the writers had sold them to another magazine first Ů with our line. Drives me insane.) We also started another journal - Workers Write! You can check it out at"

Ft. Myers & Southwest Florida magazine, 15880 Summerlin Rd., Suite 1189, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Email: Website: Andrew Elias, Creative Director. 90% freelance. "Celebrating the Arts & Living in Southwest Florida." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 20K. Bimonthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies widely. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-4 weeks. Sample $3 plus SASE with $1.22 cents postage. Check should be made payable to Ft. Myers magazine. Subscription $18. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Very interested in health & fitness, travel & recreation and house & garden articles" Pays approx. $0.10/word for 500-1500 words. Submit query or complete ms by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Email JPGS or TIFFS." Pays $20-$100.
HINTS: "Articles should be of particular interest to educated, creative, active, successful residents of Southwest Florida."

HeartLand Boating magazine, 319 N. Fourth St., Suite 650, St. Louis, MO 63102. P(314)241-4310. Website: Ms. Lee C. Braff, Editor. Only accepts submissions from May 15 - July 1 of each year. 80% freelance. "Devoted to both power and sail boating enthusiasts throughout Middle America, HeartLand Boating's readership lives between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. Our stories reflect the lifestyle of the boater: the challenge, joy and excitement of life afloat. We rarely use poetry or solely humorous articles. We do NOT accept fiction." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8500. 9 issues/year. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication "varies a lot, but is usually at least six-eight months later, because an entire year is planned in advance at one time. It's the reason for the six-week submission window." Buys "first North American serial rights for a very limited time, and Web rights. Depending on the month of publication, it ranges from six months to about a year." Accepts reprints, "as long as the date of previous publication and readerships are widely separate. I try to acknowledge receipt at once. Outside of the submission window May 15 to July 1, there may a long delay. During the submission period, as soon as possible. I try to do it within a month." For a sample copy, go to the home page and look for the button at the bottom of the left column, marked ž3 copies free.Ó Press it and fill out the form; a free copy will go out by the following week. One-year subscription $16. Guidelines by mail with SASE and online at If requesting sample copy with guidelines, send large SASE with $2.19 in postage.
CURRENT NEEDS: Only accepts submissions from May 15 - July 1 of each year. "Always need descriptions of boat trips and marinas, plus other regular features. For details, see guidelines." Pays $40-$295. Articles range from 100-word book reviews to 2,000-word major features. Submit "bio/clips plus story query and request for guidelines. The guidelines provide information about categories of ideas and proposals that are needed." The publisher now profiles their writers here:
PHOTOS/ART: "Ideally, photos accompany stories and are part of the package we negotiate for. Ask for photo guidelines." No additional pay. "We also do photo layouts, with minimal wordage."
HINTS: "Please read the magazine first! I'd say 60 percent of unsolicited mss deal with subjects outside of our geographic area and must automatically be rejected for that reason."


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