April 14, 2010

Paying Markets And Jobs For April 14th

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

Art Calendar Magazine, 1500 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835. Email: Website: Kim Hall, Editor. "Art Calendar is a business magazine for visual artists. Topics include marketing, financial management, art law, where to find opportunities, landing grants and fellowships, etc." 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15k. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Responds only to queries of interest. For a sample copy, send an email request. Subscription $37; $63 Canada in print (PDF still $32); $83 Other in print (PDF still $32). Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Innovative proposals on marketing and business topics pertinent to artists." Pays $250 for 1500-1800 words. "E-mail is preferable; do not submit full ms. Query only, with brief bio of author; no attachments)."
PHOTOS/ART: "We do not use freelance photos; instead we only publish artwork pertinent to an article topic, or occasionally a press photo from an organization or event discussed in the article."
HINTS: "Most writers do not know who our audience is, and therefore propose topics which are too general. Be as specific as possible. For example, do not submit an article about Web marketing; choose one very specific aspect of Web marketing instead. Also, plan to write every piece as an instructional piece, not a narrative. We do not report; we teach."

Birmingham Parent, 700-C Southgate Dr., Pelham, AL 35124. P(205)987-7700. F(205)987-7600. Email: Website: Carol Muse Evans, Publisher/Editor; Lori Pruitt, Calendar Editor; Paige Smith, Book reviews/children's fiction only. 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 30K. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys First North American Serial Rights and electronic rights, "because our entire issue is digitally published on our web site." Accepts reprints. Responds in a month or less if they are going to use it. Sample articles online, or send $4 per back issue to their address. Subscription $36/year. Does no ship overseas. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Local features of 1,000-2,500 words, which cover topics that apply to parents and children in our area. These might include serious topics like education, health, family travel, nutrition, parenting and so on, or roundups of local parks, museums, etc. Human Interest stories are rare for us, but we do offer a local monthly column, Community Heroes, that highlights someone making a difference in the community. We prefer to have photography/art with each story. Monthly columns include Family Travel, Parenting Solo (single parenting), Community Heroes, Family Feasts (restaurant reviews) and Our Home & Garden, along with Baby & Me, Birmingham Teens, Birmingham Senior, etc." Pays $25-$300. First stories must be submitted on spec. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "300 dpi or greater, jpegs, e-mailed to"
HINTS: Common mistake includes "not knowing who we are, what we do and who our market is. We need strong local angles - or reprints to which we can add the local angle and/or local resources."

Black Warrior Review, P.O. Box 862936, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401. Email: Website: Jenny Gropp Hess, Editor; Katie Jean Shinkle, Non-Fiction Editor; Stephen Gropp-Hess, Fiction Editor; Daniela Olszewska, Poetry Editor. "Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, Black Warrior Review publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside up-and-coming writers. Stories and poems appearing in Black Warrior Review have been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, and other anthologies. Each issue features a chapbook from a nationally known poet." 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 4K. Bi-annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Subscription $16; $20 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at:
CURRENT NEEDS: "Black Warrior Review publishes work from both well-established and brand-new writers. The editors love to see non-traditional work that takes risks and, particularly, questions the limits of form and genre, but, naturally, we consider all manuscripts and quality is always our primary consideration." Pays flat fee of around $75. Manuscripts must not exceed 7500 words. Only seven poems permitted per submission. Submit query or complete ms and cover letter by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: Must be 300 dpi. Artist payment varies.
HINTS: "The best advice I can give is to be familiar with a publication before sending out your ms. Knowing where your work will best fit already gives you a advantage over the writers not willing to do the research."

The Canadian Organic Grower, 1205 Rte 915, New Horton, NB E4H 1W1, Canada. Email: Website: Janet Wallace, Editor. "A quarterly magazine with articles on organic farming and gardening." 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-4 weeks. Sample available online. Subscription $40 CDN. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "How-to articles on organic farming and gardening; profiles of Canadian" organic farmers." Pays $200-350 CDN for feature articles of 1500-2000 words. Submit query by email.

Cineaste, 243 Fifth Avenue, #706, New York, NY 10016. P(212)366-5720. Email: Website: Gary Crowdus, Editor-in-Chief. "America's leading magazine on the art and politics of the cinema" 30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys First serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 3-4 weeks. Sample available by sending $5 postpaid to the above address. Subscription $20; $30 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays from $50 (for most reviews) to $100 or more (for feature articles or interviews). Prefer reviews of 1,000 to 1,500 words and features in the range of 3,000 to 4,000 words. Submit query by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Send photos if you have them; otherwise we take care of obtaining photos." No additional pay.
HINTS: "We are not just a 'film magazine.' Writers should acquaint themselves with our editorial orientation before making submissions or sending proposals.", P.O. Box 4, South Deerfield MA 01373. F(413)665-5006. Email: Website: Max Hartshorne, Editor; Steve Hartshorne, Associate Editor. "GoNOMAD provides inspiration and links to plan trips. We feature unique destination guides and features to provide travelers with ideas, inspiration and details so that they can plan trips around the world. We like articles with good details, lots of useful information, and a clear style. We want to know about places that mean something to people, and provide them with updated information they can use if they want to see the same places. We are also committed to responsible travel and ecotourism, and we'd like articles that promote these forms of travel. Most of all we want well written stories that have their own unique style and share insights about both the places and the people who make the places special." 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. 275K unique visitors per month. Publishes new articles daily. Pays on publication. Buys first electronic rights and "we reserve the right to resell any of the articles to our regular outlets. Should we do this, the writers are paid in addition to the payment for the original story on" Accepts reprints. Responds 2-3 weeks or less. Sample articles online. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Features and destination guides about places in the US and South America are very interesting to us right now." Pays $25 for 1500-1700 words. "Send query let us know about photos, and writer's background and qualifications." Submit by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Jpegs." Submit by email only. "Use Google's Picasa program to create an online photo gallery and send the link to us. This enables you to write all of the captions and we can easily retrieve the photos to use with your article. Sending many different jpegs wastes a lot of time and we prefer this method. Just make sure that your gallery is viewable to the public. Include photos with your submission. If requested, photographs should be sent via e-mail, if possible, in .jpeg or .gif formats. But DO NOT SEND US HUGE FILES, send low res versions of your images. Photographs are also accepted on disk or matte paper prints or slides. Do not send originals. It's best to post them to Picasa and send us a link. BE SURE THAT YOU OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY PHOTOS YOU SUBMIT! GoNOMAD will not be liable for any copyright issues regarding unauthorized use of photographs. It is up to you to make sure that we have permission to reprint any other person's photos. It is best to shoot your own photos and submit only these, or obtain permission from tour operators and tourist boards so that any photos sent to us can be legally used on our site. Please indicate the name of the photographers so that we can put photo credits next to all images. All photographs must be clearly marked with photographer's name, names of subjects (if possible or applicable), and descriptions of people and places and activities in the photo. In some cases, photographs of people must have subjects' permission for publication. Proof of permission may be required. Please include SASE for safe return of your photos or slides. Include a headshot and one-sentence bio of yourself with your submission."
HINTS: "Don't send us long queries. Just a sentence or two. We can't use any story that doesn't have good photos. Make sure all of the photos are legally yours to use, and never mail us an article by postal mail because we won't take time to retype it. We want great stories about interesting places that are interesting and unique."


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