November 23, 2011

Paying Markets And Jobs For November 23rd


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

The Irascible Professor, 1624 Evergreen Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92835. P(714)350-3575. Email: Website: Dr. Mark H. Shapiro, Editor/Publisher. "We seek articles relating to issues in K-12 and higher education in the U.S." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 4K. Publishes 36 issues annually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-12 weeks. This is a free publication for readers. Guidelines available by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Good articles on issues in K-12 or higher education." Pays $50 for 800-1200 words. Submit query to
PHOTOS/ART: "Generally we do not publish photos or art with our articles."
HINTS: "Generally, articles that are not accepted for publication are those that we deem are not of wide interest to a national audience, or are poorly written. We also don't accept articles that are simply promoting something commercial."

Italian America Magazine, 219 E Street NE, Washington, DC 20002. P(202)547-2900. F(202)547-1492. Email: Website: Dona De Sanctis, Editor-in-Chief. "Italian America Magazine is the most widely read publication in the US for people of Italian heritage. A national magazine, it runs news, opinions, and features on Italian American history, culture and contemporary figures. We focus on the little known facts about Italian Americans and their contributions to the US past and present." 25% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 65K. Quarterly. Pays on final edit. Publishes ms 3-18 months after acceptance. Buys non-exclusive rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds in 2-5 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $20, $25 outside the U.S. Guidelines available by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Always looking for well-documented, well-written, concise articles about little-known facts regarding Italian Americans living and dead. Also the story behind our customs and food. For example: Where did the tradition of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve dinner come from? How did Italians discover the tomato? Why don't Italians eat sweets at the end of a meal?, etc." Pays $250-$350 for 750-1000 words.
PHOTOS/ART: "Digitals at 300dpi. Full color preferred. Payment for photos are included in articles flat fee."
HINTS: "Best advice: Make it easy for me - Get to the point quickly about your story idea. Send along a digital and keep your query short. Follow up is fine but don't be a pest. Once or twice a month max and no phone calls please. The most common mistake is not looking at our guidelines or the magazine before querying me. I don't buy food or travel stories and I am not interest in a family memoir about grandma unless she was Maria Montessori or Geraldine Ferrara."

Lightspeed Magazine. Email: Website: John Joseph Adams, Editor. "Lightspeed focuses exclusively on science fiction. It features all types of science fiction, from near-future, sociological SF, to far-future star-spanning hard SF, and anything and everything in between. No subject is considered off-limits, and writers are encouraged to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope. New content will be posted once a week: one piece of fiction, one piece of non-fiction, and a brief interview with the author of the fiction. The fiction selections each month will consist of two original stories and two reprints. All of the non-fiction will be original." Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-6 months after acceptance. All fiction must be submitted through the online submission system, located at Please do not email submissions to the address above. Buys "First World Rights, for exclusive publication in the English language, for a period limited to six months from first publication. Author further grants the Publisher the right to nonexclusively archive the Work online as long as the Publisher maintains the Lightspeed Magazine website." Accepts some reprints. Responds within 2 weeks. Sample copies available online. Subscription $36. Guidelines online at
CURRENT NEEDS: "Original science fiction stories (not fantasy) of 7500 words or less. Preferred length is 5000 words or less." Pays $0.05/word for original fiction, $0.01/word for reprints for 1000-7500 words, $75 per nonfiction article. Most nonfiction is solicited in-house, but if interested in writing nonfiction articles of 700-1000 words for Lightspeed, please query the nonfiction editor, Esther Inglis-Arkell including a cover letter with a list of appropriate nonfiction publication credits, areas of expertise, etc.

Lost Treasure, P.O. Box 451589, Grove, OK 74345. P(918)786-2182. F(918)786-2192. Email: Website: Carla Banning, Managing Editor. "A hobbyist publication catering to treasure hunters." 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 1-3 days. Sample on request by email or send large SASE. Subscription $33.95; $48.95 (USD) Canada. Guidelines can be requested by e-mailing
CURRENT NEEDS: "Submissions to fit the monthly theme of the magazine as specified in the Editorial Plan (see guidelines). Submissions for the annual Treasure Cache/Treasure Facts magazine." Pays $0.04/published word for 1500 words. Submit complete manuscript with photos/graphics and cutlines/descriptions by email or by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: JPEG or tiff format. Pays $5 per photo published; $100 for cover.

MetroKids Pennsylvania, MetroKids South Jersey, and MetroKids Delaware, 1412-1414 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. P(215)291-5560. F(215)291-5563. Email: Website: Tom Livingston, Exec. Editor. 25% freelance. "Parenting publications." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 110K. Monthly. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time regional rights. Accepts reprints. Responds "only if interested." Subscription $25.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Localization." Pays flat fee of $50 for original articles of 600-1000 words; $35 for reprints. Prefer queries by e-mail.
PHOTOS/ART: All in-house. No additional pay.


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