A sample of freelance markets and contract jobs mentioned in the newsletters are listed below. You can find permanent jobs in the newsletters under JOBS. Note: these markets are the caliber of FundsforWriters and TOTAL FundsforWriters meaning $200 or 10 cents/word in payment.
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: THINK POSITIVE FOR KIDS
After the success of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, our bestselling book for adults, we decided to make a version for children too. That’s the goal of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids — to start conversations with children about core values, good examples, making good decisions, and having the courage to do the right thing. It is geared for children 12 and under. We’d like to keep stories in the 500-1200 word range. We are looking for stories from your own childhood, or about children you know, written in the first person, that both entertain and educate children, and that expose them to positive thinking and good values. If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. Deadline June 30, 2013.
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: THE MULTITASKING MOM’S SURVIVAL GUIDE
Busy moms, this is your chance to share your stories to inspire other mothers who may be feeling the stress of “doing it all.” Share your best advice, your tricks of the trade, your epiphanies, your ups and your downs, your most embarrassing moments. If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. Deadline July 31, 2013.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Our basic rate for a story is $200 to $225. But please be in touch with individual news and section editors (see entries below) about any variation from this rate. Longer stories can pay appreciably more. Short stories or sidebars often pay half the basic rate.When you file a story with us, it is assumed that the piece is original and exclusive to us for 90 days from the date of publication. We have the right to distribute the story via The Christian Science Monitor News Service, which provides Monitor stories to about 122 client newspapers in the US, and to post it on the Monitor’s Web site. Most cases are accepted on-spec. The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, daily news briefing, email newsletters, and mobile site. The Monitor is global, both in practice and in spirit.
We publish essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry. We tend to favor personal writing, but we’re also looking for thoughtful, well-written essays on political, cultural, and philosophical themes. Please, no journalistic features, academic works, or opinion pieces. We pay from $300 to $2,000 for essays and interviews, $300 to $1,500 for fiction, and $100 to $500 for poetry, the amount being determined by length and quality. We may pay less for very short works. We also give contributors a complimentary one-year subscription to The Sun.
VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW
For poetry, we pay $200 per poem; for poems longer than 50 lines, the payment is higher. For prose, we generally pay approximately 25 cents per word, depending on length. For investigative reporting, we pay at a higher rate, sometimes including pre-approved travel expenses. Our standard publishing agreement asks for the following rights in exchange: first North American print and digital magazine rights; nonexclusive online rights; and other limited rights.
Deadline August 1, 2013.
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: O CANADA IT’S WINTER!
101 Stories About Bad Weather, Good Times, and Great Sports. We’re making a book just for Canadians about everything winter. Tales of Canadian winters are notorious! Whether you live in Canada or you are an expat living elsewhere, we want your stories and poems about those long winter months and how you made the most of them — from the east coast to the west coast; from city living to rural living. If your story or poem is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for U.S. $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it. Deadline June 15, 2013.
Tea Magazine™ is a lifestyle publication celebrating tea and tea culture. It exists to encourage people to drink fine tea. Online and in print it articulates a forward-looking vision of nourishing, healthy, modern tea. TEA’s content educates and excites enthusiasts. It offers new energy, new direction – with opportunities for tea enthusiasts young and old to share their discoveries. Pays up to $200 for articles. No word count.
TEDDY BEAR & FRIENDS
Teddy Bear & Friends embraces the joy of teddy bear and soft-sculpture collecting. It shows its readers how to find collectible bears, understand their cost, see new creations, and enjoy brilliantly sweet designs. From antique and modern teddies to artist and manufacturer designs, Teddy Bear & Friends has everything the avid bear collector wants. Pays 30 to 35 cents/word and buys all rights.
Trailer Life magazine is written for, and by, mature and discerning RVers. Material purchased from freelancers includes travel features (1,500-1,800 words), “Around the Bend” items (75-100 words), personality profiles (1,200 words), technical features (1,000-2,000 words), “10-Minute Tech” items (50-200 words) and do-it-yourself features (1,200 words). Other topics cover the RV lifestyle, controversial issues and legislation affecting RV owners, humor and news.
Payment $100 to $700, depending on the column and photos.
Vibrant Life is a bimonthly lifestyle magazine that promotes physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual balance from a
practical, Christian perspective. Vibrant Life focuses on the typical adult man or woman and family. Articles should be written in an informal, interesting, easy-to-read style, avoiding hard-to-understand medical jargon. Articles should focus on one topic and stay with that subject to the end. Short articles (450 to 650 words) are always in demand. Feature articles should not exceed 1,000 words and, if the article is informational, should include at least one sidebar (helpful tips, steps to take to accomplish a goal, and additional resource information, etc.) Payment for articles ranges from $100 to $300. We purchase first Vibrant Life world serial rights along with Vibrant Life reprint rights when we accept your article.
TEXAS GARDENER is interested in articles containing practical, how-to information on gardening in Texas. We will accept both technical and feature articles. Feature articles, including interviews or profiles of Texas gardeners, new gardening techniques or photo features should relate specifically to Texas. We will not publish general gardening essays. Personality profiles may be on hobby gardeners or professional horticulturists who are doing something unique. In-depth articles should run 8 to 10 double-spaced typed pages (approximately 1400 to 1750 words) though we encourage shorter, concise articles that run 4 to 6 typed pages (700 to 1050 words). We pay $25 for “Between Neighbors” and $50 to $200 for feature articles.
Feature articles cover home architecture, interior design, furnishings and home histories. Needs how-to mainly. Pays
$300 to $500 for 800 to 1,800 words.
Our print publication pokes fun at politics, news, relationships, food, technology, pets, work, death, environmental issues, business, religion (yes, even religion) and the human condition in general. Not much is off limits, so do your best to make us laugh. We pay upon publication, not acceptance, and the rates are $25-$40 per cartoon based on reproduction size and $60 each for story. You’ll even get a complimentary subscription to Funny Times and some serious bragging rights. Limit 500-700 words.
Fifty percent kill fee. Needs general, profile, travel, and light business. No first-person. Stories are 400 to 2,000 words. Go is an inflight magazine for AirTran Airways.
Hemispheres, the inflight magazine of United Airlines. We’re after a great narrative that will immerse our readers. The story should have a strong sense of place or destination, though traveling should not necessarily be its focus. The stories can be profiles of newsmakers, cultural figures, authors, artists, designers, inventors or explorers. We’re also after cinematic, adventurous general interest stories that transport the reader to a faraway place that he may never visit himself. Other columns available and described at website. 500 to 3,000 words paying 50 cents/word and up.
PAPER CRAFTS MAGAZINE
Currently working on a March 4, 2013 deadline. A magazine to help readers create rewarding handmade crafts to display at home or give as gifts. Need how-to stories. Buys 300 manuscripts per year and pays $100 to $500.
We are always in the market for good freelance articles, and invite your queries. Because our magazine is divided into departments according to subject matter, you should direct editorial queries to the departmental editor in your area of interest. We pay anywhere from $300 to $1000 and more for features. We pay on acceptance and purchase all rights. A men’s service magazine on topics of automotive, home, science, outdoors and technology.
BIRDS AND BLOOMS
Through Birds & Blooms, you’re able to tour the backyards of other gardening and birding enthusiasts. You can check out their plantings and feeders while swapping tried-and-true ideas. Readers share their best tips and fun backyard experiences, from handmade birdhouses and creative container gardens to plants that grew beyond expectations and comical bird antics. Pays up to $400 for essays, how-to, humor, inspirational, personal experience, photo features, crafting, plans for backyard accent pieces.
Each year, freelancers write 80 percent of our articles, but we assign most of these to writers who have established themselves with us. In most cases, we only give article assignments to writers with published clips. All Charisma articles, with the exception of the shorter stories (specified below), should be between 1,800 and 2,500 words in length. More than half our readers are Christians who belong to Pentecostal or independent charismatic churches, and numerous others participate in the charismatic renewal in mainline denominations. Charisma Media is a leading creator of diversified Christian resources that empowers believers for God’s purpose. Our vision is to inspire people to radically change their world.
The budget for first-time KITPLANES writers is $70 per page as printed in the magazine, including illustrations/photos, but that may be increased at the editor’s discretion. After your first KITPLANES appearance, the rate increases to $105 per page. Articles are 500 to 3,000 words and once you are established with KITPLANES, pay up to $500.
Knives Illustrated is a magazine devoted to the artistry and technological advancements of man’s oldest tool, the knife.
Knifemaking is at a historical peak. Today’s craftsmen are producing some of the finest knives. Knives Illustrated keeps its readers up to date on the changes. Pays $100 to $500 for articles up to 2,000 words. Sample copy available.
Gateway publishes articles on St. Louis’s and Missouri’s cultural, social, and political issues, both historical and contemporary. Submissions for full-length essays ideally run 3,500 – 5,000 words. Gateway also publishes shorter essays, which run approximately 2,000 – 2,500 words. We are actively seeking topics within the areas of western expansion; preservation and architecture; folk culture; music and theater traditions; and civil rights and African American history. We are also interested in essays on individual Missourians and in the history of communities, organizations, and movements in St. Louis. Pays up to $400.
Chronicling everything from the fall of the Roman Empire and the start of the Second World War to the sinking of the Titanic and the exploits of Al Capone, the articles in History Magazine are accompanied by breathtaking archival images and detailed maps.You’ll read fascinating stories and discover facts you never knew about the development of government, medicine, technology, trade, crime, the arts, the art of war, and everything in between! Pays up to $250 for pieces up to 2,500 words. Roughly ten cents/word.
Family Chronicle is the premier magazine for researching and documenting your family history. Whether you are a beginner, or an experienced genealogist, each issue provides you with proven techniques and sources for discovering your ancestors. Pays eight cents/word.
PERSIMMON HILL MAGAZINE
Persimmon Hill magazine is the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s award-winning journal on the West. For an audience interested in western art, history, ranching and rodeo. Historical and contemporary articles on notable persons connected with pioneering the American West, Western art, rodeo, cowboys, Western flora, animal life or other phenomena of the West of today or yesterday. Articles must be historically accurate. Sources must be documented. We require lively, top-notch writing. Length: no more than 1,500 words. Pay ranges from $100 to $250, including photographs.
Covering the fields of history, archaeology, and natural history with a Buckeye focus, the quarterly popular history magazine has published seven hundred articles during its twenty-nine-year history. Pays up to $800 for articles up to 1,000 words. Entertains book excerpts, essays, historical features, and photo features.
Hadassah Magazine is a feature magazine that covers culture, political, social, religious and lifestyle trends from a Jewish point of view. The editorial content is about evenly divided between Israel and American Jewish affairs, with ad hoc reports and a travel column that also covers the rest of the Jewish world. The magazine is published by Hadassah, the
Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Pays $500 and up for features of 1,500 to 2,000 words.
Native Peoples magazine is the first and the largest, paid-circulation, consumer magazine devoted to the arts and cultures of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Pays 25 cents/word for features of 1,000 to 2,500 words.
RUSSIAN LIFE MAGAZINE
Russian Life magazine covers Russian culture, history, travel and life. Each colorful, 64-page issue contains feature articles on everything from culture and geography, to current issues, travel, business and society. Steer clear of poetry, fiction, diaries, editorials, personal experiences how Russia changed your life, event articles or reviews. Most stories will be between 2,000-5,000 words in length and authors receive $100-300. Photos are paid for additionally, from $20-40 per photo.
Scandinavian Review covers all aspects of life in contemporary Scandinavia with emphasis on areas in which Scandinavian achievement is renowned: art and design, industrial development, commercial, political, economic and social innovation. Leading journalists and writers on both sides of the Atlantic participate in the challenging task of making Scandinavia better known and understood. The magazine offers readers information about the five Nordic countries that is rarely found in the American news media. Pays $300 for 1,500 to 2,000 words.
For home-based entrepreneurs and business owners; people who work from home; and telecommuters. HBM is loaded with content to help you start-up and succeed in a home-based business. Online and in print. Pays up to 20 cents/word. Work-for-hire.
As a national, nonprofit HIV/AIDS magazine, A&U is interested in publishing original literature, art, opinion, and reportage relating in any way to the AIDS pandemic. Fiction up to 1,000 words. Shorter poetry preferred. We encourage all topics related to HIV/AIDS, including international perspectives, personal accounts, historical perspectives, and personal responses to HIV-related art or artists. We also welcome English translations of work that is unpublished or previously published in a language other than English. See the magazine’s themes. Essays up to 700 words. Features up to 2,000 words. Reviews as well. Good guidelines. Pays up to $300.
Centrally located, the Charlottesville-Albemarle region’s natural beauty and mild climate make it a most desirable place to live and do business. The town and surrounding county have become identified with the values of Thomas Jefferson, whose legacy of leadership and citizen participation has helped the area grow and prosper. Pays up to $225/ Essays, historical, profiles, and travel items preferred.
Broken Pencil reviews the best zines, books, websites, videos and music from the underground and reprints the best articles from the alternative press. Also, ground-breaking interviews, original fiction, and commentary on all aspects of the independent arts. From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention. Payment up to $300.
Generally we accept articles on health, wellness, the environment, transformational travel and personal growth. We prefer articles by Canadian authors, and we very rarely accept fiction and poetry. Articles of 600 to 1,500 words are accepted. We will consider longer articles, up to 2,500 words, but will probably ask you to edit them to a shorter length once they are accepted, but please query first. Most articles are enhanced by a high contrast, compelling photo, line drawing or graphic. Pays ten cents/word.
For Michigan parents. Features 1,000-2,500 words: $150-$350, depending on complexity of topic and number of sources required to do the story justice. Department columns: $50-75. Parent Pipeline pieces: $35-50. Reprints: $35.
Parenting’s readers are moms whose kids range in age from newborn through age 12, as well as expectant moms. The magazine covers the psychological and practical aspects of raising a child, and the emotional issues that face mothers — from nurturing their own friendships to juggling the various parts of their lives. The magazine is largely freelance written. Fees for articles depend on length, degree of difficulty, and the writer’s previous experience. Generally, feature articles run between 1,000 and 2,500 words in published form. For writers new to Parenting, the best opportunities are the departments. The pieces there range from 100 to 500 words. Queries for each of these departments should be addressed to the appropriate editor (such as Kids’ Health Editor, or Ages & Stages Editor). Pays up to $1/word.
The first-ever pregnancy magazine for women 35 years and older. As part of our mission to encourage dialogue between women and the medical community, Plum is available free of charge to all doctors for distribution to their patients. Published semi-annually. Email for specific guidelines. Needs essays, how-to, profiles. Query with your published clips. Pays up to $1/word.
Pays $1/word. Monthly magazine for parents of children up to age 12. Articles are 1,800 to 2,500 words. Canadian slanted. Several smaller columns open to freelancers:
Profile – 250 words
Your Turn (personal experiences) – 800 words
Beyond Motherhood (not related to parenting) – 700 words
Education – 1,200 words
Health Behavior – 1,200 words
Slice of Life (lighter side of parenting) – 750 words
All feature articles should be preceded by a query to the editor, briefly outlining the subject and a statement about why it should be included in the newsletter, the article’s anticipated length, and suggestions for illustration (in descending order of importance). The bimonthly news magazine of the United Spinal Association is a benefit to members of the organization: people with spinal cord injury or dysfunction, as well as caregivers, parents and some spinal cord injury/dysfunction professionals. All articles should reflect this common interest of the audience. Assume that your audience is better educated in the subject of spinal cord medicine than average, but be careful not to be too technical. Aim for a word count between 750 and 1,200 words—1,500 words maximum. For columns, aim for a word count of about 350 to 500 words—750 words maximum. Pays around $400.
American Educator is the quarterly professional magazine of the American Federation of Teachers. We are interested in articles on a wide range of topics, including new trends in education, politics, well-researched news features on current problems in education, education law, professional ethics, and thoughtful or thought-provoking essays that explore current social issues relevant to American society. We also welcome articles on international affairs and labor issues of interest to teachers as AFT members. Articles should avoid education and research jargon. Pays $300 to $1,000.
The magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Half freelance written. Mainly focuses on projects that receive financial support from the agency. Needs book excerpts, historical, profiles and photo features. Pays up to $600 for features up to 2,500 words. Break in through the column IN FOCUS, 700 words, and BREAKOUT, 750 words. Pays $300 for these columns.
Query first. Must be related to activities of Kiwanis clubs. No fiction, personal essay, profiles, travel or verse. 500 to
1,200 words. Pays up to $600.
LION Magazine is the official publication of Lions Clubs International, and is published in 21 languages. It’s solely online. We’re looking for articles, preferably accompanied by photos, which explain in detail the successful completion of a service project or fundraising activity. Because a story must be of interest to the majority of the magazine’s readers, we don’t publish accounts of a club’s social activities such as anniversary or charter celebrations. Pays up to $750 for articles of 500 to 2,000 words. Photos are important.
Sierra is a bimonthly national magazine publishing writing, photography, and art about the natural world. Our readers are environmentally concerned, politically diverse, and actively enjoy the outdoors. We are looking for painstaking reporting and smart writing that will provoke, entertain, inform, and enlighten this readership. Sierra is looking for strong, well-researched, literate nonfiction storytelling about significant environmental and conservation issues, adventure travel, nature, self-propelled sports, and trends in green living. Articles are 100 to 1,500 words in length; payment is $50 to $1,000 unless otherwise noted. Expenses of up to $50 may be paid in some cases. See guidelines for specific columns open to new submitters.
Smithsonian Zoogoer is the newly expanded magazine of Friends of the National Zoo and is a benefit of membership. Published bimonthly, Smithsonian Zoogoer explores topics relating to the animals and staff of the National Zoo. The magazine also informs readers about wildlife conservation, current scientific research, and the diversity of the natural world. Query with sources,biography and clips. Pitch to email@example.com . Articles are 2,000 words and columns are 800 to 1,500 words. Pays up to 80 cents/word.
GAMES, founded in 1977, is a consumer magazine featuring a wide variety of verbal and visual puzzles, brainteasers, trivia quizzes, and many other features, as well as reviews of new board games and electronic games. Buys all rights. Covers games, the people who create them, and events. Publishes 200 freelance articles annually. Pays $500 to $1,000 for articles of 2,000 to 2,500 words. Column “Gamebits” pays up to $250.
Each issue of German Life is bound by our editorial calendar and seasonal events. To suggest a story, send us a query letter (3 or 4 paragraphs) with backup clips of your idea. Your manuscript should not exceed 1,200 words. Longer pieces will be considered solely at the Editor’s discretion. Smaller pieces appropriate for a sidebar or one of the magazine’s departments should range between 300 and 800 words. Book reviews average 250 to 300 words. Most manuscripts are published from nine months to two years after acceptance. Payment is upon publication and ranges from $300 to $500 for feature articles, from $100 to $130 for reviews and short pieces, and up to $80 for fillers. In exchange for remuneration, German Life retains first English/ German language serial rights.
Written by people from all walks of life, Guideposts articles present tested methods for developing courage, strength, and positive attitudes. They help readers achieve their maximum personal and spiritual potential. A typical Guideposts story is a first-person narrative written in simple, dramatic, anecdotal style. The story may be the writer’s own or one written in the first person for someone else. Even our short features use this format. Articles are 750 to 1,500 words. Pays up to $500. Columns are 250-750 words and pay up to $250.
Faith Today is a general interest magazine of feature articles and news aimed at Canadian Evangelicals, including “how to” features, analysis features, news and profiles of Canadian individuals and ministries. Faith Today is mainly interested in features ranging from 800 to 1,800 words that provide analysis and interpretation, rather than straight newsmagazine-style reports. Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted. Please send query letters to firstname.lastname@example.org
Most features: $Cdn 0.25/word
Essay features: $Cdn 0.15/word
Kingdom Matters and News: $Cdn 0.20/word
Reprints: $Cdn 0.15/word
Practical solutions for moms to raise happy, healthy families. Particular emphasis on mothers of tweens and teens. Query with clips with at least one from a national magazine. Articles are 1,000 to 2,000 words. Departments 750 words. Does not respond unless interested in the piece. Nothing read on spec. Publishes a large volume of freelance articles.
NOTE FROM HOPE: Consider submitting to them online as well as in print to get foot in the door.
FamilyFun magazine targets families with children 12 and under. Has travel and non-travel guidelines for writers. Features 850-3,000 words. Pays $1.25/word. Departments pay $100 to $1.25/word. Very descriptive guidelines. Gives parents what they need to create unforgettable family moments, whether it’s cooking, vacations, parties, holidays, crafts or learning.
EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL
We are looking for stories that anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems, stories that scan the horizon for the next big issue. Whenever possible, we seek to tell the stories of individuals and communities who are successfully defending and restoring the Earth. On- the-ground reports from outside North America are especially welcomed. We pay writers 20 cents/word for shorter dispatches (1,200-1,500 words) and for longer investigative features (2,500-3,000 words). We prefer that writers query us before submitting a story.
E: THE MAGAZINE
E serves important roles as a voice for the environmental movement and a vital information source on national and international environmental issues. We request that writers send queries by e-mail. Please indicate approximate article length and which section of the magazine you are targeting, allowing a three-month lead time. Please attach writing samples. E pays 30 cents/word upon publication, and you’ll receive a contract that can be signed electronically if your article has been assigned.
Buys 20 to 30 articles each year. Informative, upbeat, entertaining writing on science, technology, nature, sports, history, health, retirement, finance, leisure, seasonal ideas and general Americana. Limit 1,200 to 2,000 words. Prefers articles on spec. Photos preferred and paid extra. Expect around 25 cents/word.
Talks to those who sail, talking about the boating lifestyle. Maintenance, gear, destinations, profiles. Articles are around 2,500 words and pay up to $800. Email queries to email@example.com . Destinations are great ways to break in.
Covers the world of dance for professionals, serious students, choreographers, and instructors. Query with clips. Majority written by freelancers. 25% of the authors are new to the magazine. Pays 30 cents/word. Submissions should cover the technicality of dance or the personalities of dance (profiles).
DIRT RAG MAGAZINE
Dirt Rag is a non-glossy magazine written by and for real people who ride their bikes off-road. We publish seven issues per year. Submissions to Dirt Rag are highly encouraged. Covers travel, destinations, equipment, events, news, profiles, self-help, fitness. Pays 20 cents/word for articles of 1,000 to 3,500 words.
Bird Talk magazine, the leading pet bird magazine has been around for more than 25 years covering the pet bird industry and community. It and its sister publication, Birds USA, and its website www.BirdChannel.com are known as the best source for news, health, nutrition, behavior, training and housing in all things pet bird with its expert editors and writers. Short features 800 words. Long features 1,500 to 2,500 words.Informational, how-to, profiles, personal experiences, humor, products, health, nutrition, grooming, training, conservation. Pays up to $400. Kill fee 20 percent. Personal experience pieces are a great way to break in. Editor Laura Doering.
Boulevard strives to publish only the finest in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction (essays, interviews, etc.). Charges a $3 fee to process a submission electronically. Articles and fiction accepted up to 8,000 words. Poetry limited to 200 lines. Limit 5 poems per submission. Pays up to $300 for articles. Up to $500 for fiction. Up to $500 for poetry.
BOW AND ARROW HUNTING
Each issue offers a powerful mix of hunting stories, expert techniques, product reviews, bow reports, new-gear spotlights, and much more. It brings bow hunting adventure to life, taking you along on each hunt as if you were right there. Get inside of the minds of some of today’s best bow hunting shots and how they approach shooting at game. And get field evaluations on new gear, so you know which products to buy, which saves you time and money. Articles are 2,000 to 2,500 words. Query with sample paragraph or detailed outline. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org . Pays up to $450. Your chances of acceptance are influenced by good photography.
CANOE & KAYAK
The most renowned magazine on paddlesports. We never run unsolicited articles. Your best bet is to e-mail us a short, original, and very succinct query about your idea, the photos available to illustrate it, and your writing background/availability. C&K pays $.50 per published word, on publication.
A 12-page monthly newsletter in two sections reporting on the marketplace for children’s writing—books, articles, stories, plays, activities, and more. Current news, trends, tips, how to write to publish. Aimed at beginning to well-established professional writers interested in learning more and keeping up-to-date on writing for children, selling their writing, and the juvenile publishing industry. Informs subscribers about, and analyzes, current markets in articles, columns, and reporting of editorial needs. Helps writers of all levels of expertise to strengthen their writing with markets in mind. Features 1,700-2,000 words. Submit a detailed query, listing potential interview sources, proposed length, and proposed submission date. Payment on acceptance, $300. Columns are each 750 words, with a sidebar of approximately 125-words. Submit a detailed query. Payment on acceptance, $200.
Educates readers on nutrition, disease prevention, integrative medicine, healthy cooking, personal care, and ecofriendly products. Up-to-date information in a clear manner. Only wants fresh new angles. Features 1,000 to 1,200 words. Departments vary widely from fillers of 50 words to columns of 800 words. Send queries and clips to email@example.com
Pays up to $2,000 for features. As little as $50 for fillers. Articles are up to 3,000 words. The magazine explores yoga in its form and practice. It involves integrating yoga in all aspects of life as well as on the health, nutrition, exercise and concepts that broaden its understanding. Big publisher of freelance articles.
Adoptive Families is the leading information resource for families before, during, and after adoption. The award-winning national bimonthly magazine provides independent, authoritative adoption information in an accessible and reader-friendly format.
FARM AND RANCH LIVING
We’re always looking for first-person stories in which farm and ranch folks tell about their own experiences and memories. At the moment, we’re especially interested in several specific kinds of first-person stories. See website. These stories offer helpful tips and inspiration to others in similar situations, and also reveal some of the author’s feelings and philosophy. If you can tell such a story in about 1,500 words, let us know. Pays around $300.