August 25, 2010

Paying Markets And Jobs For August 25th

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

Bead&Button Magazine, P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187. P(262)796-8776. Email: Website: Lora Groszkiewicz, Editorial Assistant. "As the complete beading resource, Bead&Button magazine publishes innovative and imaginative beaded-jewelry projects that challenge and inspire readers to learn, grow and excel. As helpful partners in beading, Bead&Button's editors fully test step-by-step project instructions for clarity and dependability so that readers can master the skills needed to create beautiful, wearable jewelry. As advocates for the beading community, we nurture the craft of beading, and educate people about the importance of beads and beadwork." 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 137K. Bi-monthly. Pay within six months of publication. Publishes ms 4-12 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-6 weeks. Sample $5.95. Subscription $28.95; $38 outside the U.S. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are always looking for beautiful and innovative step-by-step jewelry projects. We sometimes accept queries for artist profiles (see Bead&Button)." Pays $75-$300 for complete jewelry projects; $150-$400 for non-project features of 1000 words. Use the submissions page: for project articles. Email feature-article queries to
PHOTOS/ART: "Photographs must be 300 dpi." Payment is included above.
HINTS: "Bead&Button is a niche magazine for the jewelry-maker who loves to stitch small beads and other jewelry materials together with a needle and thread. It is not for the general reader. If you wish to submit a query for a profile of a beadwork artist or a bead-maker, please review several issues of the magazine before making a proposal."

DIRECTED BY: The Cinema Quarterly, Visionary Media, P.O. Box 1722, Glendora CA 91740-1722. F(626)608-0309. Email: "Quarterly magazine covering the craft of directing a motion picture. Our articles are for readers particularly knowledgeable about the art and history of movies from the director's point of view. Our purpose is to communicate our enthusiasm and interest in the craft of cinema. Estab. 1998." 10% freelance. Circ. 42K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms on average 3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 6 weeks. Sample copy $5. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Nonfiction - interview, photo, on-set reports. No gossip, celebrity-oriented material, or movie reviews." Pays $50-750 for 500-7500 words. Sometimes pays expenses of writers on assignment. Offers 25% kill fee. Buys 5 mss/year. Submit seasonal material 3 months in advance. Accepts queries by mail, e-mail. Accepts simultaneous submissions.
PHOTOS/ART: "Photos - state availability; captions - identification of subjects required. Reviews contact sheets." Offers no additional payment for photos accepted with ms. Buys all rights.
HINTS: "We have been inundated with 'shelf-life' article queries and cannot publish even a small fraction of them. As such, we have restricted our interest in freelancers to writers who have direct access to a notable director of a current film that has not been significantly covered in previous issues of magazines; said director must be willing to grant an exclusive personal interview to DIRECTED BY. This is a tough task for a writer, but if you are a serious freelancer and have access to important filmmakers, we are interested in you."

Downstate Story, 1825 Maple Ridge, Peoria, Il. 61614-7915. Email: Website: Elaine Hopkins, Publisher/Editor. "An annual literary magazine that publishes 10 short stories illustrated with original art." 100% freelance. Circ. 250. Annual. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms in issue published after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds in late fall after selecting the stories they will use. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: Good mainstream fiction, 2000 words or under. Prefer some connection with Illinois or the Midwest." Pays $50/story for 2000 words max. Mail disposable manuscript. "We do NOT accept email submissions. We prefer email correspondence. No phone calls."
PHOTOS/ART: "We find artists to illustrate the stories." Pays $50.
HINTS: "Write well. Study the greats: Roth, Updike, etc."

DRAFT Magazine, 4350 East Camelback Road, Suite A125, Phoenix, AZ 85018. P(888)806-HOPS. Email: Website: Jessica Daynor, Managing Editor; Erika Rietz, Editor-in-Chief. 60% freelance. "DRAFT is a national lifestyle magazine similar to cigar or wine magazines but with a focus on beer. In addition to formal reviews and beer content, DRAFT offers food, sports, travel and other lifestyle stories." Prefers to work with published writers. Circ. 300K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication, "depends on the story--sometimes we'll assign something for the issue we're currently working on, and other times we'll accept a pitch with the intent to run it a few issues down the line." Buys "1. Sole and exclusive rights for a period of one year after acceptance of the manuscript; 2. The right to use your name or part or all of your work in DRAFT overruns, advertising and/or promotions; 3.The right to have your work included, along with the entire issue of DRAFT Magazine in which it appears, on an electronic database; and 4. Your manuscript may not appear elsewhere, in whole, in part or in an alternate version, until after DRAFT Magazine's rights expire. In the event DRAFT Magazine rejects the manuscript, all rights revert to you." No reprints. Responds 2-8 weeks. Sample for email request to managing editor. Subscription $19.99. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Shorter, 150-600-word or blurb-style pieces for our front-of-book sections, On Tap (beer-related), On Tap Life (not beer related), Trek Notes (travel-focused) and Taste Notes (food-related) departments, as well as both beer- and non-beer-related features for the feature well. Features can focus on anything guys are interested in--cars, sports, adventure, etc.--as well as profile-style pieces on subjects of interest. Pays $0.50-$1/word, depending on the department and experience of the writer. "Front-of-book pieces range from 150-600 words, travel pieces usually run about 1000 words, and features run 1500 words-plus."
PHOTOS/ART: "Usually our art department rounds up photos or arranges shoots, but we may also have freelancers ask for photos from a company or PR firm they're working with for a particular story." No additional pay "unless the photo is commissioned."
HINTS: "Writers need not have any beer knowledge, and pitches don't have to be (and shouldn't be) just about beer. We want male-interest stories; if a guy would want to read it, pitch it. Our demographic isn't much different from Maxim, Esquire or Men's
Journal. Also, we never accept beer reviews; all of our reviews are written by our expert review panel and subscribe to the BJCP guidelines."

The Upper Room, P.O. Box 340004, Nashville, TN 37203-0004. P(615)340-7252. Email: Website: "The Upper Room is the spiritual companion of more than 3 million people worldwide. Each of the reader-written meditations encourages believers to open their hearts to God. Today The Upper Room is offered in 77 editions, translated into 40 languages, and reaches over 80 countries." 95-100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3M. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 12-18 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 4-6 weeks. Sample copy available for email request. Subscription $12. Guidelines available by mail.
CURRENT NEEDS: "The Upper Room needs meditations (devotionals) that address daily situations and help readers see the connections between scripture and their situation. We want writing that is genuine and direct, not pious and filled with religious jargon. We particularly need material based on the books of law and history from Hebrew scripture (the Old Testament). We need meditations that address how faith is lived out in the workplace, relationships between parents and adult children, loneliness, parenting teenagers, and social action as an expression of Christian faith. We would also like to see meditations that help people understand how personal relationship with Christ differs from knowing about Christ and the church. We always need good meditations for the special days of the Christian year Advent and Christmas, the Sundays of Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Typically, meditations are 250-300 in length." Pays $30 for 250-300 words. Submit query by email or by mail with SASE.
HINTS: "Read and be familiar with the publication where you want to submit your work! Follow the publisher's guidelines for prospective writers. Be concise and to the point, especially with brief pieces such a devotionals/meditations. A good devotional must offer the reader more than just an interesting or emotionally moving experience; it must offer a clear life application that is scripturally supported/connected."


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