Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Book Smugglers Publishing Pays Up To $500 Per Story


BOOK SMUGGLERS PUBLISHING: OPEN CALL FOR SHORT STORIES SUBMISSIONS (SUMMER 2017)

Gods & Monsters

As of August 23, 2016 Book Smugglers Publishing is currently open for short stories submissions for publication in 2017.

General information and theme:

We’re looking for original short stories from all around the world as long as they are written in English. Our goal is to publish at least three short stories, unified by a central theme. Each short story will be accompanied by one original piece of artwork from an artist commissioned by us separately.

For the publication period between May and August 2017, the theme is:

GODS AND MONSTERS

GODS AND MONSTERS will be Book Smugglers Publishing’s fourth season of short stories, following Fairytale Retellings, First Contact, and Superheroes.

When it comes to Gods and Monsters, anything goes. You – the author – should take the theme and run with it any way you want. It can be Gods VERSUS Monsters, or Gods but not Monsters, or Monsters without Gods. As usual, we encourage authors to subvert these sample themes, to expand upon what “gods and/or monsters” means, and adapt the prompt to other possible connotations and genres under the Speculative Fiction umbrella.

What We’re Looking For:

DIVERSITY. We want to read and publish short stories that reflect the diverse world we live in, about and from traditionally underrepresented perspectives. We more than welcome stories featuring LGBTQIA characters. Following Fireside Fiction’s recent report on underrepresented black writers, we more than welcome black writers to submit their stories.
Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult audience submissions are welcome. Good speculative fiction is ageless!
We are VERY keen on receiving Romance stories – or stories with strong romantic elements.
We are VERY keen on receiving Horror stories – or stories with strong horror elements.
Creativity & Subversion. We love subversive stories. We want you to challenge the status quo with your characters, story telling technique, and themes.
Guidelines for Submission:

We are looking for original speculative fiction, between 1,500 and 17,500 words in length.
These SFF offerings must be previously unpublished; we do not accept simultaneous submissions.
Profanity, sex, and other explicit situations are fine as long as they fit within the context of the story.
Submissions are open now, and will be open through December 31 2016 11:59 PM PST. Any submissions received after that date will not be considered.
Payment and Terms:

We are funding this ourselves because we are passionate about finding new and diverse voices in SFF. We will be paying $0.06 per word up to $500 (although we welcome stories from a minimum of 1,500 words and up to a maximum of 17,500 words long).

We plan on publishing these short stories for free in their entirety on thebooksmugglers.com. We also plan on selling these stories in ebook (and possibly limited print editions) at a 50% net royalty, with potential inclusion in future anthologies (royalty to be negotiated). We ask for exclusive rights for one year, and non-exclusive rights following that.

How to Submit:

Submissions should be emailed to submissions@thebooksmugglers.com. You may also use the contact form here.

Please attach your full story as a document (.doc, .docx, .rtf). Do not send your story as text in the body of an email; we will ignore any manuscripts that are not attachments.

A cover letter is highly recommended – tell us who you are! – as we would love to learn a little bit about you and the inspiration behind your work (or anything else you think is relevant to your story submission). Important new addition for 2017: We are including an optional self-identification field in the submissions form. If you would like to share a perspective you bring or experiences you’ve had related to a community you belong to, your sexual orientation or gender identity, or your family or cultural background please do so by filling out this field (or if you prefer to email, in your cover letter). This is completely voluntary and not a requirement.

We will reply to all authors who have submitted work with our decision by February 10 2017.

We are happy to answer any of your questions – leave a comment or email us (contact@thebooksmugglers.com), and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

And…that’s it! We hope to be reading your excellent short stories very soon.

Sierra Magazine Pays $1 Per Word!

EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Sierra is the storytelling arm of the Sierra Club, the United States’ oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental group. We are a national print and digital magazine publishing award-winning journalism and cutting-edge photography, art, and video dedicated to protecting the natural world. Combining features on green living and outdoor adventure with reporting about threats to the environment, Sierra brings together leading journalists, photographers, and filmmakers to convey the ideals at the heart of the Sierra Club’s mission.

We welcome ideas from professionals with a demonstrated ability to write smart, fun, incisive, and well-researched stories for a diverse and politically informed national readership. Successful pitches will reflect an understanding of the Sierra Club’s motto— “Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet”—as well as knowledge of recent issues and topics.

Prospective Sierra writers should familiarize themselves with recent issues of the magazine. For a sample copy, send a self-addressed envelope and a check for $5 payable to "Sierra"; back issues are included on the magazine's Web site, sierraclub.org/sierra.

Please be patient: Though the editors meet weekly to discuss recently received queries, a response time of four to six weeks is not unusual.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submit well-researched, tightly focused queries to Submissions.Sierra@sierraclub.org 

Phone calls are strongly discouraged.

Please do not send slides, prints, or other artwork. If photos or illustrations are required for your submission, we will request them when your work is accepted for publication.

FEATURE STORY SUBMISSIONS

Sierra feature articles are carefully researched works of narrative nonfiction that relate significant environmental and conservation issues, adventure travel, natural sciences, self-propelled sports, and trends in green living through classic storytelling devices. Writers should elucidate well-established issues in ways that clarify their many nuances. We do not want descriptive wildlife articles unless larger conservation issues figure strongly in the narrative. We look for stories of national or international significance; local issues, while sometimes useful as examples of broader trends, are seldom of interest in themselves. Our dramatic investigative stories have the potential to reach a broad audience.

We welcome adventure-travel pieces that weave personal experiences, scientific discoveries, and ecological insights into the narrative. We are more interested in showcasing environmental solutions than adding to the list of environmental problems. We are not interested in general essays about environmentalism or highly technical writing. We do not publish unsolicited cartoons, poetry, or fiction.

Sierra features can, but are not limited to, aspects of the Sierra Club's work; few subjects are taboo. For more information about the Club's current campaigns, visit sierraclub.org.

Examples of feature articles that display the special qualities we look for include:
Diana Saverin’s “Sweet Waters” (May/June 2016); Peter Frick-Wright’s “The Grand Canyon As It Should Be” (November/December 2015); Jake Abrahamson's "Second Sight" (January/February 2014); Steve Hawk's interview with photographer Nick Brandt ("Artist or Activist?" March/April 2014); Bruce Selcraig's "The Mayor of Wind" (July/August 2014); Aaron Teasdale's "Lost in Time," (May/June 2014); and "India's Barefoot College," by Natalya Savka (September/October 2012).

Feature lengths range from 2,000 words to (rarely) 4,000 words or more with payment starting at $1/word and rising to $1.50 word for more well-known writers with crackerjack credentials. Expenses may be paid in some cases.

DEPARTMENTS

Much of the material in Sierra's departments is written by staff editors and contributing writers. The following sections of the magazine are open to freelancers. Articles are 250 to 1,000 words in length; payment is $250 to $1,000 unless otherwise noted.

"Enjoy"

At turns practical and whimsical, this lavishly illustrated section informs readers about the latest (and best) trends, products, and tips in environmentally sustainable food, fashion, housing, outdoor recreation, transportation, and other areas of their everyday lives. Writers are encouraged to submit queries on light, positive, inspiring topics that will help readers add more value to their lives, not more work—or more guilt. We especially welcome ideas that incorporate lists, factoids, photos, how-tos, recipes, quotes, statistics, tips, and other quick-hit presentations. Items should generally be 250  words in length; payment will vary depending on length and complexity.

"Explore"

Evocatively—and succinctly—describes a superlative place, including fascinating natural and cultural facts, in about 450 words.

“Survive”

A cartoon highlighting a real-life backcountry accident involving injury or a near-death episode, and offers survival tips from an outdoor recreation professional.

“Protect”

Focuses on environmental issues of national or international concern. Regional issues are considered when they have national implications.

“Faces of Clean Energy”

This two-page spread is a Studs Terkel-like, 550-word “as-told-to” edited interview featuring an innovator in the clean energy sector.

“Act”

A short profile (300-word) of ordinary folks doing extraordinary things. We seek to go beyond the usual suspects of environmental activism to highlight individuals who are engaged in some small but meaningful endeavor to promote environmental sustainability.

“Mixed Media”

Our culture department offers readers reviews of feature films, documentaries, television shows, pop music, and books with some sort of environmental bent. Profiles of celebrities engaged in environmental activism also appear in this section. We typically run two short (250-word) book reviews per print issue.

Payment for all articles is on acceptance, which is contingent on a favorable review of the manuscript by our editorial staff, and by knowledgeable outside reviewers, where appropriate. Kill fees are negotiated when a story is assigned.

Monday, 12 September 2016

$500 Per Story - Wicked Run Press


Pay Rates and Structure:

$500 will be paid via paypal for your story, which amounts to approximately .3¢ per word at the low end word count, .2¢ per word at the high end. Three contributor copies will be shipped to your doorstep by a person in uniform. Options to buy further paperbacks will be provided at a discount. Movie rights will be retained by the author, but the publisher will obtain audio rights. The contract term is 4 years at which point all rights revert back to the author.

Submission guidelines:

Submit to WickedRunPress@gmail.com
16k to 25k words. Multiple submissions okay, simultaneous admissions okay but make it clear you’ve submitted elsewhere.  Reprints considered at a lower rate, especially if it’s a perfect fit (got a perfect fit? Inquire within.) Submissions should be polished and not need major editing. Standard 12 point, single space, Times New Roman. Nothing fancy. Prefer .RTF format.

Please put Garden of Fiends Submission, Name of story, authors last name, and word count in the subject line.  Include a short description or teaser in the body of the email, as well as author bio, publishing history, and any links of interest.

Confirmation of receipt of your submission within 72 hours of submission.

Approximate Time frames:

Announcement: August 1st.
Submissions accepted: September 1st to January 1st, 2017
Notice of acceptance and contracts sent: by February 1st, 2017

Inquiries, questions: 

Contact: WickedRunPress@gmail.com

**based on submissions, the structure of the anthology is subject to change, but final terms provided in the contract**

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Work From Home

CONVERGYS WORK AT HOME PROGRAM

We are looking for great people who have a passion for customer service.  Instead of working in a traditional call center environment, our Convergys Work At Home program hires customer service agents who work directly from home.  We have three basic types of work for home positions; all are required to provide customer service support.  Some positions are more sales or technically focused. During the application process you will be asked to identify which of these positions most interests you. Your qualifications and experience will be reviewed as part of the evaluation process.

How do you know if working at home with Convergys is right for you?
  • You would like a full benefit package with medical, vision, and dental coverage. 
  • You would like to earn paid vacation.
  • You would like to participate in a 401-K plan and be reimbursed for college tuition.
  • You would like all your training and work to be virtual, working out of your own home office that you set up and design to your liking.
  • You would like the confidence that comes from superior, quality training.
  • You would like to be part of a team of professionals that has fun and actually enjoys working together. 
What are the advantages of working from home for Convergys?
  • No commuting expenses, i.e. gas, parking, etc.
  • Working from the comfort of your own home office
  • Paid training
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Variety of schedules

FAQs

1. Who Is Convergys?

Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is a global leader in customer management.

2. What do we do at Convergys?

We provide solutions that drive more value from the relationships our clients have with their customers. For example, when you have a question about your cable bill or want to change plans on your cell phone, and you call customer service, you just may be talking with a Home Agent.

3. Where is Convergys Work At Home hiring from?

Convergys is currently accepting applications from the 48 U.S. contiguous states. We are currently hiring from these states: AL, AZ, CO, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

4. Are there any up-front fees to become a Convergys Home Agent? 

Convergys does not charge you to become an employee of the company. If you meet the necessary computer and Internet connectivity requirements, you will be eligible to be a Home Agent.

*Please note that you may need to purchase one or two items to perform regular duties (view Requirements for additional details)

5. What Can I Expect?
  • We have day shifts, evening shifts, and even overnight shifts.
  • Agents work 8 or 8.5 hour shifts. Full time equates to 40 hours with many programs offering overtime hours.
  • Part time schedules are 4-6 hour shifts, equating to 25-30 hours per week and also allow for overtime hours.
  • Working specifically on one client account with training dedicated to the information and skills needed to succeed.
6. What are some common myths?

Everybody has their own idea of what "working from home" means. Here are some common myths:
  • I can work my hours whenever I want.
  • I can put my customer on hold while I run to the refrigerator to grab a quick snack.
  • I can DVR my favorite shows and watch them while I work.
  • I can take care of family members. 
  • I can take the dog out for a quick walk.
  • I can fold laundry while I talk to customers.
Although we appreciate the individual who can multi-task, our Home Agents must portray the utmost in professionalism while on the phone. We cannot allow any typical home background noises to come across the phone line while speaking with customers. Successful Home Agents must be computer savvy, comfortable navigating between several systems simultaneously. Your shift times, including break/lunch times, will be assigned to you. You will have the flexibility to be hired into the particular window of time and shift time that you are looking to work. Some folks truly do prefer late night hours and split shifts.

7. What is the compensation structure?

Our home agents receive paid training as well as a set hourly wage. Some positions also qualify for performance based incentives in addition to the hourly wage. Employees are paid for their hours worked, not per call answered. They also qualify for employee benefits. Convergys offers comprehensive benefits: medical, dental, 401K, tuition reimbursement, and more.


REQUIREMENTS

Our work from home positions involve heavy phone communication with customers, utilizing a wide variety of software tools to navigate customer accounts, problem solving skills, and the ability to communicate effective solutions. We are seeking individuals with previous customer service experience, possessing the ability to quickly navigate various applications simultaneously on their computer. A quiet home office space, free of distraction, is required.

Technical

All technology requirements must be provided by the employee and must be maintained in good working condition.  All costs to meet these requirements, including repairs, monthly telephone, and internet charges are the responsibility of the employee and are not reimbursed by Convergys.

Personal Computer - Minimum Specifications
  • Desktop or Laptop with Microsoft Windows Operating System  (Apple/Mac, Chromebook, & Android systems are not compatible)
  • 17” Monitor with 1280x1024 minimum resolution
  • Intel or AMD processor (excluding all smartphone & tablet CPU’s)
  • PC age (manufacture date) of less than 6 years
  • 2GB RAM
  • 12GB Free hard drive space
  • 2 unused USB ports
  • Wired Ethernet LAN.  WiFi / Wireless is not permitted
  • All peripherals must be wired.  No wireless Keyboard, Mouse, or Headset
Internet - Minimum Specifications
  • Cable or DSL ISP on approved list (Satellite/Wireless ISP’s are not permitted)
  • Subscribed Upload Rate equal or exceeds 0.5 Mbps
  • Subscribed Download Rate equal or exceeds 1.5 Mbps
  • ISP must be highly stable with no packet loss and latency under 100ms
  • Home Router with wired link to PC
  • Convergys requires Internet not be used for non-work related purpose during working hours.  This includes media streaming, gaming, or web usage by other members of household.
Other Technical Requirements
  • Approved* Headset
  • Approved* USB Thumb Drive
  • Telephone with a mute button for use during training, team meetings and feedback sessions
* List of approved ISP’s, headsets and thumb drives will be provided if selected for employment.

Note: While every attempt is made to determine hardware compatibility, not all hardware will work with Convergys systems.

Environment, Physical, Other 
  • A home office environment that is quiet and free from distraction.
  • Ability to perform light hand activity work at a computer/telephone station in a home office environment.
  • Position is primarily sedentary.
Convergys is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.

Write for Harper Collins

Specifications for submissions for Open Submission at KillerReads

KillerReads is an e-first imprint of HarperFiction at HarperCollins.

Mission statement for KillerReads:

We are on the lookout for commercial crime and thrillers ranging from police procedurals, to psychological thrillers, to high-concept thrillers and beyond.

We are looking for fantastic writing that hooks us, making us want to turn the page and find out what happens next; and characters that stay with us long after we finish reading. We want to feel moved, compelled, shocked, and intrigued.

We want to give a voice to exciting emerging talent in the genre that may otherwise go unheard.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to read your novel!

Email address for submissions: killerreads.submissions@harpercollins.co.uk

Entry rules:


  • KillerReads is a subsidiary of HarperCollins Publishers (“HarperCollins”), The News Building, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF
  • All submissions must be sent by email to the designated Open Submission email address: killerreads.submissions@harpercollins.co.uk
  • Submissions that have been sent by post or means other than email to the correct email address will not be accepted.
  • Each submission must contain:
  • Full length novel with sequential page numbering included, with the first page being the title page;
  • Synopsis of whole book, including the complete plot and the story’s end (maximum 500 words); a one paragraph summary of the book; a short list of the main characters; and
  • Author biography, to include any blogs and/or social media information, any creative writing courses attended, short stories published, prizes won, literary or media mentors and contacts, etc (maximum 1 page).
  • The submission must be in Word format throughout all documents; all documents must be submitted at the same time, attached to a single email (the attachments each to be clearly individually marked as ‘manuscript’, ‘synopsis’, and ‘author biography’); the chapters of the manuscript are to be in one document, NOT sent as separate documents. In addition, each of the three documents should be marked IN THE FILE NAME with the author’s name and the title of the novel and this information should also be marked on every page of each document [using the Header tool].
  • In the ‘Subject’ area at the top of an entrant’s submission email, entrants should put the title and their (pen) name.
  • In the body of the email, authors must provide their full name, address, and phone number.
  • Submissions that do not meet requirements of points 4-7 inclusive shall not be read.
  • Any submission containing incorrect, false or unreadable information will be rejected.
  • Any submission made on behalf of or for another person, or multiple submissions, will not be read.
  • Novels submitted must be within the crime thriller genre
  • All novels must be in prose.
  • All novels must be written in English.
  • Submissions must never have been self-published.
  • Submissions must never have been posted on publishing websites, forums or access platforms such as (but not limited to) Wattpad, Smashwords, Lulu, FanFiction, CompletelyNovel.
  • All novels must never have had an ISBN.
  • Authors must be prepared to undertake editorial work on their novel.
  • Authors must be prepared to undertake publicity and promotional responsibilities.
  • No correspondence between KillerReads, HarperCollins or the hopeful authors can be entered into, unless at KillerReads’s request, and we will not respond to unsolicited communications.
  • KillerReads shall endeavour to read the submissions as quickly as possible.
  • There is no obligation on KillerReads to publish any of the entrants to the Open Submission, in print or in ebook, or to offer any sort of editorial advice.
  • KillerReads’s decision is final; we cannot guarantee that unsuccessful authors will be notified.
  • You will retain all copyright in your submission and by submitting your novel you grant HarperCollins a licence to copy your submission and share it with its affiliates solely for the purpose of reviewing it.
  • Neither HarperCollins nor KillerReads will be able to return any submissions, so make sure you have a copy stored safely before you submit.
  • Any personal information you give us will be used solely for reviewing your submission and will not be passed on to any other parties without your agreement. 
  • HarperCollins will not be responsible unless required by law, for any loss, changes, costs or expenses, which may arise in connection with this open submission and HarperCollins can cancel or alter the open submission at any stage.


Writers Market - Earn A Dollar Per Word


WHO WE ARE
Eating Well is the only national food magazine that focuses exclusively on eating healthfully (our motto: “Where Good Taste Meets Good Health”). We are the preeminent magazine resource for people who want to enjoy food that is delicious and good for them.

Our readers are interested not only in cooking and nutrition science, but also in the origins of food and social issues related to food networks. They appreciate eating culture and traditions. They are well-read and discriminating—yet they don’t take themselves too seriously.

EatingWell’s “voice” is journalistic and authoritative; it speaks to both men and women. We cover nutrition with a newsy, science-based approach. Our recipes emphasize high-quality healthful ingredients, simple preparations and full flavor.

Publication frequency: Bimonthly
Circulation: 850,000 (as of the July/August 2014 issue)

WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
We welcome ideas from new writers. If you haven’t worked with us before, it’s best to start off pitching front-of-book ideas, even if you’re an established writer. Consider it an audition for a longer piece.

Please familiarize yourself with Eating Well and our departments. It’s difficult for us to contract with someone to write a story—no matter how brilliant the idea is—if it doesn’t fit into a specific department in the magazine. Send us ideas for specific sections in the magazine (e.g., Fresh).

You increase your chance of scoring an assignment with us if you 1) develop your pitch following the format for past columns, and 2) explain why the proposed topic should be covered in a specific issue. Example: “I think that the trend of ‘X’ would make a great piece for the Fresh section of the September/October issue because ‘X’ million of Americans say they do ‘X’ every fall.”

PITCHING TIPS
Eating Well prefers pitches via e-mail. Our staff is small, so it may take up to a month to get a response from an editor. If after a couple of weeks you don’t hear from us, we welcome a friendly follow-up e-mail. Describe your idea in two to three paragraphs. Be sure to explain “why now” and tell us where the story fits into the magazine. Share a bit (just a few sentences will do) about your experience: What other publications do you write for? What story topics interest you most? Please do not attach clips (we’ll request them if we want them); rather, sell us with great writing in your pitch. Even if your idea doesn’t “hit,” if your pitch is well-packaged (specifically for Eating Well) and written in a compelling way, we’ll be impressed—and likely to keep you in mind for future assignments.

Lead time: 3 to 6 months
Pay rate: up to $1/word
Rights purchased: All rights (including Web rights)

FREELANCER-FRIENDLY COLUMNS

FRESH:
In this front-of-book section, we feature seasonal picks and the latest trends in food and health (think: food policy, sustainable agriculture, wacky healthy new eating practices, etc.). While some of the Fresh section’s regular elements are written in-house or by regular contributors, much of the section is open to freelancers. Items generally range from 150 to 350 words. This is a section in which we like to try out new writers. Writers interested in contributing to the Fresh section should have a strong background in science, health and/or food reporting.

FRESH Food: These pages are dedicated to celebrating food. Could be a restaurant, a farm find, a seasonal food, a great farmers’ market or something trendy in the food/drink market. Sustainable agriculture and food origins pieces could fit into this section.

We’ll occasionally run something like “Local Hero in the News,” highlighting an individual (or group) who has a timely or newsy event or movement that promotes values of sustainable agriculture, food justice, nutrition education, food safety, environmental consciousness, animal welfare (as it relates to food) and/or healthful eating practices in his or her (or their) local community. Tell us about the results: What has this person/group accomplished? Who have they helped? What makes them unique?

FRESH Life: Here we will be getting more into how food and eating intersect with lifestyle, such as travel, beauty, books (not diet or cookbooks) and gifts.

FRESH Thinking: This page covers several facets of one current food-related issue, controversy or movement.

FRESH Health: Health and nutrition studies appear here. It can be multiple small stories or one page exploring various elements on one topic.

If something has appeared in a major news outlet or a food- or health-related news wire, we’ve seen the story, so please don’t pass the headline along without giving it a “Fresh” spin: What’s the angle for Eating Well? Why should we cover it now? (Or rather, in four to five months—which is our usual lead time.) Ask yourself: Could this work just as well in another food magazine? If the answer is yes, hone your pitch further, keeping Eating Well’s motto (“Where Good Taste Meets Good Health”) in mind.

We aim to highlight a new study that’s also timely. (For example, in February we might cover a new heart study since it’s American Heart Month or in the summer we might cover a study on hydration)

FRESH Fix: This is one page devoted to how to solve health conditions with food. Past examples: mood; allergies; cholesterol.

Contact: Associate Nutrition Editor, Julia Westbrook, Julia.Westbrook@eatingwell.com

FOOD STORIES
Most of our recipes are developed in-house or are contracted out to regular contributors who are well-established cooks and food writers. If you have a strong background in writing about food and developing recipes for national publications, we invite you to introduce yourself.

Contact: Food Editor Jim Romanoff, Jim.Romanoff@eatingwell.com

OTHER COLUMNS
Food/Culture-based Travel Stories
When it comes to feature stories (including those with a travel component), Eating Well prefers to work with writers whose work we know. We invite established writers who have a strong portfolio of clips from major publications and travel stories that might appeal to our readers (think: healthful eating, food origins) to introduce themselves.

Contact: Editor-in-Chief Jessie Price, editor@eatingwell.com

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Paid Work for Writers In-between Assignments

Work part-time as a Transcriptionist, Translator, or Proof-Reader while you are waiting for your next writing assignment. You won't earn a fortune but at least it is a steady income. How much you make depends on how much time you put in. They hire both Natives and Non-natives. Apply Here.


We are always looking for talented, capable transcriptionists, proofreaders and translators who are willing to be as focused on the satisfaction of our customers as we are.

Benefits of working with Babbletype

Work from Home

All you need is a computer, headphones, a good internet connection and at least a few hours of peace and quiet each day.

Work on your schedule

Life can be busy and complicated. Maybe you can only work during certain hours of the day (or night). Or maybe you can’t work on Tuesday or Thursdays. With Babbletype, you can work on the days and during the times you choose.

We operate on a daily assignment cycle. You can sign up for assignments anytime up to 4 PM Eastern Time each day, and all assignments are due by 4 PM the following day.

Get paid weekly

Babbletype pays weekly via PayPal for all work completed, regular as clockwork. Our work week starts each Sunday evening Eastern Time, and ends the following Sunday afternoon. We send you a report of what we owe you the following Wednesday, and fund PayPal the day after that.

Grow your skills

We routinely provide feedback for all work performed, so that you can steadily improve your abilities.

What we’re looking for

Native speakers only

As a matter of policy, we only assign work to people who are native speakers of the language we are assigning. For transcriptionists and proofreaders, that means English. For translators, you must be a native speaker in the source language, as well as completely fluent in English.

Language proficiency

This may be obvious, but we only work with people who can compose clear and accurate English. We’re not looking for grammarians, but we are looking for people who know basic grammar, who know how to spell, who know how to use the internet to research terms, who check their own work, and who deliver work which doesn’t require constant cleanup from other people. We are not looking for perfection, but we are looking for good, clean, professional work.

Reliability

Our clients count on us to deliver their work with great quality, on time. We’ll be looking for the same from you.

How to apply

Click here to visit the online application form

Monday, 8 August 2016

The Sun Magazine Pays Up To $2000


We publish essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry. We tend to favor personal writing, but we’re also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. And we’re open to just about anything. Surprise us; we often don’t know what we’ll like until we read it.

We pay from $300 to $2,000 for essays and interviews, $300 to $1,500 for fiction, and $100 to $200 for poetry. We also give contributors a complimentary one-year subscription to The Sun. We purchase one-time rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication.

We discourage simultaneous submissions. We rarely run anything longer than seven thousand words; there’s no minimum length. Don’t bother with a query letter, except for interviews; the subject matter isn’t as important to us as what you do with it.

To save your time and ours, we suggest you take a look at The Sun before submitting. You can read a free sample issue online here. Printed sample issues are $5 each, which includes shipping and handling.

We try to respond within three to six months. With more than a thousand submissions a month, however, our backlog of unread manuscripts is often substantial. Don’t let a longer wait surprise you.
Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, and accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. (Poems may be single-spaced.) Your work will not be returned without sufficient postage, and we cannot respond unless a return envelope is provided. Do not send your only copy. Do not submit work or queries by e-mail or fax. Submissions received this way will not be acknowledged.


The Sun publishes interviews with innovative and provocative thinkers. We like interviews that stretch us intellectually yet remain accessible. We’re always on the lookout for voices not traditionally heard in the mass media.

We publish only question-and-answer-style interviews: no profiles. We typically pay from $1,000 to $2,000 for one-time rights, along with the option to reprint all or part of the work on our website, in our promotional materials, and in one of our anthologies.

Before you conduct an interview, send us a query telling us about the interviewee and what topics you plan to cover. (If you’ve already done the interview, no query is necessary.) Discussions with artists about their work usually don’t appeal to us. We’re particularly interested in interviews with women and people of color.

In-person interviews are best. We can sometimes help defray travel expenses, but only if you clear it with us in advance. If it’s not possible to meet face to face, we’ll consider a telephone interview. 

Follow-up questions, which we sometimes request after the interview is complete, can be done by phone or e-mail.

Interviews often fail because the interviewer assumes the reader is familiar with the interviewee’s work or never plays devil's advocate. The finished product should be accessible to an uninformed audience. To help avoid these pitfalls, we may ask you to send us a list of prepared questions beforehand.

After you’ve conducted the interview, you should send us a lightly edited transcript of the entire conversation. Some authors let the interviewee read the transcript and make revisions prior to submitting it. Transcripts should be at least five thousand words and can be as much as fifteen thousand. If we publish the interview, we will cut it to the length that we need and send both you and the interviewee the edited galleys for your approval prior to publication.

If the interview is turned down, you are free to submit it elsewhere. We will pay a kill fee only if one has been agreed upon in advance.

If the interview is accepted, we will ask you for an introduction of approximately one thousand words. The best introductions are creative and engaging and include a description of the interviewee and the setting in which the interview took place. Try not to quote from the interview. You may want to ask some biographical questions to obtain material for the introduction. Some facts to be sure to include are age, place of residence, degrees, and publications. We will also need a photograph of the interviewee — preferably black-and-white, in digital or print format — and complete contact information, including an e-mail address.

Submissions and queries should be typed, double-spaced, and accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope for our reply.


We’re interested in photographs of many kinds. We’re not looking for photojournalism, just unique perspectives on the world around us. We do not use artwork or illustrations. We ask that you limit an individual submission to 30 photographs for ease of review, but you are welcome to submit as often as you like. 

Upon publication, we pay from $100 to $200 for one-time use of photographs featured inside the magazine; we pay $500 for those we use on our cover. For photo essays we pay $500 to $1,000. We give contributors four copies of the issue in which their work appears and a complimentary one-year subscription, also upon publication. We use from ten to thirty photographs in each monthly issue. When we accept a photograph, we keep the image on file until we find a place for it in the magazine.

We try to respond within three months. With nearly a thousand photographs submitted a month, however, our backlog is often substantial. Don’t let a longer wait surprise you.

Submit By Mail

If you choose to submit traditional black-and-white prints, you may mail us prints of any size, though we find it easiest to review photographs that are between 4 × 5 and 11 × 17. Matte or gloss finish is acceptable; prints made on heavily textured paper, however, do not reproduce well.

All submissions by mail must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope or box for our response and the return of your photographs. Your work will not be returned without sufficient postage. Please include protective packaging to ensure safe shipment.

Websites and promotional sheets with multiple photos per page will not be considered formal submissions. We cannot review color prints or slides.

Submit Online

If you are submitting digital images, you may send low-resolution images (72 dpi) electronically, using our online submission form.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Oregon-based Writers Can Earn Up To $800 For Personal Essays/Features

Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions for “Might”
Due by August 15, 2016

For the fall/winter 2016 issue of Oregon Humanities, we want to hear your stories, ideas, thoughts, and arguments on the word “might.” Tell us about potential and possibility, what could be, what should be, what we hope for and aspire to. Share a story about the use of power, force, or brawn to make something happen or to keep something from happening. Explore the heroism and hubris of the mighty.

We especially appreciate good stories and fresh ideas, particularly if they relate to challenging questions, diverse perspectives, and just communities. Tell us something we’ve never heard before. Show us something from a different angle. Make us feel, see, hear, smell the world anew.

We welcome all forms of nonfiction writing, including all forms of essays and journalism. Please send drafts of personal essays, which should push beyond simple narrative and consider larger thematic questions. If you’re pitching a journalistic or researched piece, please send a proposal and links to your clips and tell us why you’re the person to write this story. Features generally range between 1,500 and 4,000 words. All contributors are paid depending on the length and complexity of the piece. Currently the magazine is distributed to nearly 14,000 readers. Work from Oregon Humanities has been reprinted in textbooks, the Pushcart Prize anthology, Utne Reader, and Best American Essays, and featured on public radio programs Think Out Loud and This American Life.

If you are interested in contributing to this issue, please read past issues and the guidelines for writers; please note that at this time, we only accept work by writers who reside in Oregon. Then, submit one proposal or one draft by Monday, August 15, 2016, to k.holt@oregonhumanities.org (preferred) or by post to Kathleen Holt, Editor, Oregon Humanities magazine, 921 SW Washington Street, Suite 150, Portland, Oregon, 97205. No phone calls, please.


Writing for Oregon Humanities
Oregon Humanities magazine is an award-winning triannual publication (spring, summer, and fall/winter). As a publication of ideas and perspectives, Oregon Humanities magazine offers a forum through which Oregon writers, scholars, and readers can use the humanities to explore timeless and timely ideas and themes.

We only accept submissions of nonfiction writing and artwork when we announce each issue’s theme. All personal essays and features focus on a particular issue’s theme. Field Work, Bright Idea, Q&A, and What I Think articles are not tied to theme but should be timely, focus on the humanities, and of interest to Oregonians. We distribute our call for submissions through media, literary, and academic organizations, as well as through our enewsletter mailing list. Please sign up for the Oregon Humanities enewsletter using the form in the column at the far left to guarantee that you receive calls for submissions for Oregon Humanities.

Writers’ Guidelines
Please acquaint yourself with Oregon Humanities magazine before submitting your work. We receive many more submissions than we can use, so you will dramatically improve your chances of being published in the magazine if you’re familiar with the types of material we tend to buy. You can read the current issue’s contents online or request a sample copy by calling the Oregon Humanities office at (503) 241-0543.

We prefer to consider completed drafts but we also accept queries and proposals that concisely articulate the focus, argument, and content of your proposed article, as well as the resources you will use and any particular experience you have with the subject matter. Please include any relevant supporting material (e.g., resume or curriculum vita, professional affiliation or publication background, and/or clips of recently published work) with your query or proposal.

We will only accept completed drafts of Posts and personal essays.

We pay on acceptance, after the satisfactory completion of required revisions. Payment ranges from $50 to $200 for shorter department pieces and $300 to $800 for personal essays and features; payment varies depending on the length and complexity of the piece, and whether it is an original, commissioned work or a reprint or adaptation of an existing piece. We will consider previously published work and excerpts and offer a modest honorarium for these works. We do not pay for Posts. Please see below for specific requirements for each magazine section.

We prefer to receive submissions and queries electronically. If your query is longer than one page, please attach it as a Word document and make sure that your name and contact information are included on the attachment. We will also consider submissions by postal mail.

We almost exclusively publish work by Oregon-based writers.

Please note that at this time, we do not accept unsolicited submissions of poetry and fiction.

Departments and Features
Posts, personal essays, and feature articles always focus on a particular issue’s theme. Please be sure to sign up for our enewsletter (sign up box is in the far-left column) to receive notice of upcoming themes.

Posts is the “readers write” section of the magazine that encourages readers to reflect on each issue’s theme. Writers who don’t have clips or prior publishing experience will have the best chance of being published in this section of the magazine. Posts submissions should be no longer than 400 words. Payment for Posts is in the form of complimentary copies.

Personal essays should not be merely anecdotal or narrative, but should also offer an argument, reflection, and revelation that illuminate each issue’s theme. Personal essays are usually no longer than 2,000 words.

Features tend to be either scholarly essays that are written for a general audience or articles that use the various techniques of magazine journalism (i.e., reportage, interviewing, character development, narrative). Features in Oregon Humanities differ from those in other publications because they employ the methodologies of the humanities, including critical inquiry, analysis, and reflection. All features, no matter how subtly, should make an argument and offer a theory and supporting evidence that help our readers consider the theme in new and surprising ways. Features are generally between 2,500 and 4,000 words long and must consider a particular issue’s theme.

Field Work, Q&A, Bright Idea, and What I Think do not focus on each issue’s theme. We accept queries and submissions for these sections on a rolling basis.

Field Work articles look at humanities work in the state of Oregon. These need not be related to Oregon Humanities programs and events, but should both report on and offer insights about people, activities, and events in Oregon’s humanities community. We publish no more than four Field Work pieces per issue. Field Work articles are 200 to 300 words long.

Q&A articles focus on Oregonians whose work is significant in one of the many disciplines of the humanities. Q&As are 500 words long, but we sometimes publish longer Q&As if the topic relates to an issue’s theme.

Bright Idea articles explore innovative or intriguing humanities projects and programs in Oregon that have a public engagement or community-based focus. These articles are 500 words long.

What I Think columns are opinion pieces that take a strong stance about a humanities-related topic. These columns are 500 words long.

Please note that we no longer accept book reviews. We instead publish staff-written capsule descriptions of new books by Oregonians in our Read. Talk. Think. section. To have a book considered for this section, please send a review copy to Oregon Humanities magazine, 921 SW Washington St. #150, Portland, OR 97205.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Parabola Journal Pays $400 Per Article


Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.

Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme. Examples of themes we have explored in the past include Rites of Passage, Sacred Space, The Child, Ceremonies, Addiction, The Sense of Humor, Hospitality, The Hunter, The Stranger, and Prayer & Meditation.

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

ARTICLES AND TRANSLATIONS

Parabola welcomes original essays and translations. We look for lively, penetrating material unencumbered by jargon or academic argument. We prefer well-researched, objective, and unsentimental pieces that are grounded in one or more religious or cultural tradition; articles that focus on dreams, visions, or other very personal experiences are unlikely to be accepted. All articles must be directly related to the theme of an issue.

All material should be written in clear, grammatical, and fluent English. We are willing to consider submissions by authors for whom English is not a primary language, but they should be checked carefully by a reader who is fluent in English before they are sent to us.

POETRY AND SHORT FICTION

We rarely consider original fiction, and then only if directly related to the theme of an issue.

POETRY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Poetry must be submitted as email attachments in the following file formats:

.doc (MS word),
.txt (standard text file) or
.rtf (formatted text file.)
Submissions in other formats will not be considered.
Submissions are limited to a maximum of five (5) poems per author.
The file must be transmitted under the author’s last name, with all poems in a single file, separated by page breaks.

Each page must have the author’s name on it.
Entries that do not follow submissions guidelines cannot be considered.

Submissions should be sent by email to poetry@parabola.org

TANGENTS

Parabola occasionally publishes extended reviews of books, movies, videos, performances, art exhibitions, and other current programs or events in a section called “Tangents.” These reviews are intended as a bridge between the theme-related front half of the magazine and the reviews in the back. Tangents should bear some connection to the theme of the issue, although it does not have to be as direct as an article.


1. LENGTH

Articles run 1000-3000 words
Book Reviews run approximately 500 words
Retellings of traditional stories run 500-1500 words
Forum contributions should be no longer than 500 words.

2. PREPARATION FOR COPY

Typewritten, double-spaced, on standard white letter-size paper (8 1/2″ x 11″), with wide margins at top and bottom. No onionskin or erasable bond. In the upper left-hand corner of the first page of your article, please type the following information:

1. Your Name
2. Your Address and Telephone Number
3. Word Count

If endnotes are used, they should be as complete as possible: include the author’s name, book or article title, translator or editor (if applicable), city of publication, name of publisher, date, and page numbers.

3. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS

Parabola will accept material submitted on disc or via email, providing we responded positively to a prior query. We can open most Macintosh and IBM-compatible applications. If you include your article in the body of an email message (we prefer attached files), please use only ASCII text. Your biographical information should be included in the same document as the article. Include your last name in the file name (ie., “smith.doc”), not our name (ie, parabola.doc”)

Upon acceptance we will request your disk or email file. Parabola will not accept any articles via e-mail without a prior query.

If you are sending us a word processing file or disk copy, please try to keep the formatting as simple as possible. In particular, we prefer manual endnotes to automatic footers.

4. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

On a separate page, include a brief (2-3 sentence) biographical description of yourself. Fit the description to the subject matter of the article, e.g., for an article on Tibetan Buddhism, “Smith spent three years travelling in Tibet.” Or, a publication credit: “Smith is the author of Pilgrimage in Tibet (W. W. Norton, 1987).” Always include your publisher.

If you are submitting your article electronically, please note that “a separate page” does not mean “a separate document”! Bio’s sent as separate documents are very easily lost or confused with those from other articles; please include your biographical information in the main body of your submission.

5. RETURN ENVELOPE / POSTAGE

Article is to be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed return envelope, #10 or larger. Manuscripts without SASE will not be returned.

6. MAILING

Mail Articles to:

Editor
Parabola
20 West 20th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011

Or email:

editorial@parabola.org

7. RIGHTS

Parabola purchases the right to use an article in all substantially complete versions (including non-print versions) of a single issue of our journal. We also request the right to use the piece in the promotion of Parabola, and to authorize single-copy reproductions for academic purposes. All other rights are retained by the author.

8. PAYMENT

We do not have a fixed pay rate for articles, but pay each author a portion of a set issue budget, depending on the length of each article and the number of total articles accepted. If an issue includes a few long articles, each author will receive a larger payment; if there are a larger number of shorter articles, each author will receive a smaller amount. Article payment generally ranges from $150 to $400. The payment for epicycles and book reviews is $75. Forum contributions are unpaid.

Payment is made upon publication. Publication is not guaranteed.

Download PDF version of Guidelines here.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Earn $200 For Cover Art


Each month, Clarkesworld Magazine features a single piece of artwork that will serve as the cover for both our online, ebook and chapbook editions of that issue. Our rights are restricted to the covers and marketing materials for an issue. All other rights remain with the artist. Payment is $200 and two copies of the chapbook. Artist's bio and link to their gallery will be posted on our website.

What We're Looking For

Genre art doesn't have to look genre. It can, but we strongly suggest that you take a look at the cover art from prior issues. These are just a few:
   
      Color artwork is preferred. We have bought B&W art, but it is a very hard sell.
Author names and our header will appear on all finished covers. If your art contains crucial elements that appear in these locations, it will not work for us. If we're very enthusiastic about a piece that suffers from this problem, we may ask if you'd be willing to make changes.
Landscape artwork is preferred but not required. Since we use the art for chapbook covers, landscape art should be able to stand alone when only the right half is visible.

      Artwork must be available in a 300dpi .tif. Landscape covers measure 11" wide by 8.5" high. Artwork for covers must include a 1/4" bleed. Do not crop your own artwork if it goes outside these margins.

      Artwork must not suffer when resized. This sounds funny, but since we are using the cover on the website and on the chapbooks, we are working with very different dimensions and need pieces that work in both. If your amazingly cool image looks muddy at 250 pixels high, it won't work for us.

Submissions Process Guidelines

      Artists interested in submitting their work for consideration should send the URL for their online gallery or portfolio to Neil Clarke (art@clarkesworldmagazine.com). We will confirm receipt of your email, but will not follow up with you unless we are interested in a particular piece. Please do not send us update notices about your gallery more than once every two months.


Word Limit: 1000-16000 words, no more, no less.
Pay Rate: 10¢ per word for the first 5000 words, 8¢ for each word over 5000
Genres: Science fiction and fantasy
Language: English (We accept stories from all over the world. Translations are welcome.)
Rights: We claim first world electronic rights (text and audio), first print rights (author must be willing to sign copies), and non-exclusive anthology rights for our annual Clarkesworld anthology. 

Stories must be:
      Well-written. Language is important. There is no distinction between "style" and "substance" or "story" and "writing."
      Convenient for on-screen reading. Very long paragraphs or typographical trickery may work against you. Suitable for audio. Stories should be equally effective, but not necessarily the same, in text and audio formats.
      Science fiction need not be "hard" SF, but rigor is appreciated. Fantasy can be folkloric, contemporary, surreal, etc. Horror can be supernatural or psychological, so long as it is frightening. There are no barriers as to levels of profanity, gore, or sexuality allowed, but high amounts of profanity, gore, and sexuality are generally used poorly. Be sure to use them well if you do use them.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

A Dollar A Line For Poetry

WRITER'S GUIDELINES


Payment & Rights

Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine is an established market for science fiction stories. Asimov’s pays 8-10 cents per word for short stories up to 7,500 words, and 8 cents for each word over 7,500. We seldom buy stories shorter than 1,000 words or longer than 20,000 words, and we don’t serialize novels. We pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines. We buy First English Language serial rights plus certain non-exclusive rights explained in our contract. We do not publish reprints, and we do not accept “simultaneous submissions” (stories sent at the same time to a publication other than Asimov’s). Asimov’s will consider material submitted by any writer, previously published or not. We’ve bought some of our best stories from people who have never sold a story before.

Story Content

In general, we’re looking for “character oriented” stories, those in which the characters, rather than the science, provide the main focus for the reader’s interest. Serious, thoughtful, yet accessible fiction will constitute the majority of our purchases, but there’s always room for the humorous as well. SF dominates the fiction published in the magazine, but we also publish borderline fantasy, slipstream, and surreal fiction. No sword & Sorcery, please. Neither are we interested in explicit sex or violence. A good overview would be to consider that all fiction is written to examine or illuminate some aspect of human existence, but that in science fiction the backdrop you work against is the size of the Universe.

Electronic Submission and Manuscript Format

Asimov’s now uses an Online Submissions System that has been designed to streamline our process and improve communication with authors. We do not accept email submissions. Please see Manual Submission Guidelines for information about paper submissions.

Our online submissions form for fiction asks for your name, email address, cover letter, story title, and story. Cover letter is optional. If you choose to include it, it should contain the length of your story and your publishing history. Story word count can, and should, also be indicated in the upper right corner of the first page of the manuscript. We ask for the same information for poetry. Please fill out a separate form for each poem submitted for consideration. 

All stories and poems should be in standard manuscript format and can be submitted in .RTF or .DOC or .DOCX format. For information about standard formatting, see William Shunn’s guide to Proper Manuscript Format. After you have submitted your work, a tracking number will be displayed and an automated email confirmation containing this information will be sent to you. If you have not received this email within twenty-four hours, please notify us by email. Your tracking number will allow you to monitor the status of your submission through our website, so please don’t lose it.

NOTE: Yahoo.com occasionally treats our email as spam, please keep an eye on your spam folder.


Reply Process

Our average response time runs about five weeks. If you have not heard from us in three months, you can query us about the submission at asimovs@dellmagazines.com. Thanks for your interest in Asimov’s and good luck! 


Manual Submission and Manuscript Format

Manuscripts submitted to Asimov's must be neatly typed, double-spaced on one side of the sheet only, on bond paper (no erasable paper, please). Any manuscript longer than 5 pages should be mailed to us flat. Dot matrix printouts are acceptable only if they are easily readable. Please do NOT send us submissions on disk. When using a word processor, please do not justify the right margin. If sending a printout, separate the sheets first. The manuscript should include the title, your name and address, and the number of words in your story. 

Enclose a cover letter if you like. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope (if manuscript is over 5 pages, use a 9” x 12” envelope) carrying enough postage to return the manuscript If you wish to save on postage, you may submit a clear copy of your story along with a standard (#10) envelope, also self-addressed and stamped. Mark your manuscript “DISPOSABLE,” and you will receive our reply only. We do not suggest that you have us dispose of your original typescript. If you live overseas or in Canada, use International Reply Coupons for postage, along with a self-addressed envelope.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Earth Island Journal Pays Up To $1000

Writer’s Guidelines

Earth Island Journal is always looking for compelling and distinctive stories that anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems, stories that scan the horizon for the next big issue. We want stories that will surprise, provoke, and entertain our readers and that explore new territory overlooked by other publications.

We cover the entire spectrum of environmental issues, including: wildlife and lands conservation; innovations in science and technology; public policy and the politics of environmental protection; climate and energy; animal rights; public health; environmental justice and cultural survival; and environmentally related film, music, and books.  

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. These pieces should be appropriate for an educated, environmentally savvy readership. We do not consider technical or academic reports.

Our readership is international, so please don’t pitch stories on local issues unless they have broader (read: national or international) interest or implications. Please read through our magazine’s current and back issues (archives are available online) to get a better idea of the kind of stories we publish before you send a query.

We pay writers 25 cents/word for shorter dispatches (1,200-1,500 words) and for longer investigative features (2,500-3,000 words). You can expect to earn about $750-$1000 for an in-depth feature story.

For online reports, the fee ranges from $50 to $100. Online reports are great way to get into the Journal, especially if you are new to reporting and writing. We publish online five days a week and are always looking for fresh ideas.

We prefer that writers query us before submitting a story. Please describe why you believe the story is newsworthy, specific angles you will investigate, and whom you will interview. The more details you can provide, the better. Please also include two or three of your most relevant published writing samples.

We cannot guarantee to run unsolicited submissions. Decisions about what material to publish are at the sole discretion of the editors. The Journal does not respond to unsolicited queries or manuscripts unless material is considered for publication. We are unable to return submissions sent by regular mail.

All queries, for both print and online articles, should be sent to: submissions at earthisland.org.

Or by mail to:
Editors
Earth Island Journal
2150 Allston Way, Suite 460
Berkeley, California, 94704

The Journal has content sharing agreements with several other publications. We also share our stories under creative commons, as our core mission is to educate the public about environmental issues.

Note: The Journal does not publish poetry or fiction.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Earn Money Blogging - 25$ Per Post

REEF to RAINFOREST MEDIA is an independent, award-winning publishing house based in Shelburne, Vermont founded in 2009.

• Independently owned, Reef to Rainforest publishes highly-acclaimed magazines, digital content, and books for aquarists and underwater naturalists.

CORAL is the world’s leading marine aquarium magazine, read in English in more than 100 countries. Available in high-quality print and digital editions, published six times per year, bimonthly.

AMAZONAS is the world’s leading freshwater-only aquarium magazine. Available in high-quality print and digital editions, published six times per year, bimonthly.

REEF to RAINFOREST BOOKS are an extension of the periodical publishing program and will include special interest titles in both print and eBook formats for audiences of aquarium and natural history enthusiasts.

Readers look to Reef to Rainforest publications for in-depth, authoritative, cutting edge, trustworthy information and inspiration. They rely on us to publish the work of experts and people who know their subjects. Hands-on advice on selecting and keeping aquarium fishes, invertebrates and plants is enhanced with reports on aquaculture, environmental issues and pioneering work in aquarium technology and marine science.

Both AMAZONAS and CORAL are published in German editions by Matthias Schmidt and Natur und Tier-Verlag, M√ľnster, Germany, and are published in English under exclusive worldwide license to Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC. The content appearing in the English editions is a combination of material translated from the German and original works published by Reef to Rainforest in Vermont.

The English-language editions are edited, designed, and printed in the United States. Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC, is an independent, award-winning publishing house founded in 2009 and based in the village of Shelburne, Vermont on the shores of Lake Champlain in a region known for 480-million-year-old outcroppings of the world’s oldest known marine reef, dating back to the Paleozoic Era.

CORAL and AMAZONAS are distributed by subscription and single copy sales in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Australia, Scandinavia and throughout Europe. Digital editions of the magazines are read in more than 100 countries.


SPECIFICATIONS FOR IMAGES

Minimum 300 dpi @ 10-inches (25 cm, 3000 pixels) in width, proportional height.
CMYK
.jpg or .tif format
No watermarks on images for publication.

To submit hi-resolution images in groups, contact the Editor for a Dropbox link.

Alternately, send via

      www.WeTransfer.com to:
      james.lawrence@reef2rainforest.com


BLOG SUBMISSIONS

Writers interested in blogging for CORAL or AMAZONAS are welcome to contact us with a proposal. Send a message to the editor or senior editor and we will send a contributor’s manual and request that you provide a sample post.

A typical blog post runs from about 250 to 1,000 words and will include at least one image, but our contributors often include multiple images. Images for blogs need only be standard web-resolution. See Image Submissions for additional information and general guidelines regarding author-contributed images. All blog contributors will be furnished with a detailed contributor manual outlining additional specifications and providing step-by-step training information regarding “how to” create and submit digital blog materials.

Typical blog compensation is $25 per published post, including images. Payments are made quarterly and require an invoice from the contributor. See Payments and Terms below for more information. See examples of Reef to Rainforest blogs under the “BLOGS” tab on this site.

Contact:

Matt Pedersen, Senior Editor
matt.pedersen@reef2rainforest.com


RATES & RIGHTS

Articles
CORAL and AMAZONAS Magazines buy exclusive worldwide rights to written works for publication in printed and electronic/digital formats in Reef to Rainforest Media publications in English and other languages. The author will agree not to revise and resell an article to a competing publisher for at least a period of six months.

Payments range from about $100 to $500 per article, depending on length, complexity, the author’s experience, and whether or not images are included with the text.

Images

CORAL and AMAZONAS Magazines buy single-use worldwide rights to original images that are intended for publication in printed and electronic/digital formats. “Single usage” restricts the use of an image or group of images by the publisher to a single article, in print and online, and the promotion of that article. In other words, the publisher is not buying the right to use the image in other works or in appearances without the accompanying text or portion of that text.

Image payments range from about $10 to $100 per image bought individually for single usage, rate dependent on size, use and quality of an image. Packages of images on a single subject are bought at prices typically ranging from $100-$300, again dependent on number of images, quality of images, and their use in published materials.


PAYMENTS & TERMS

Payments are made upon submission of a written invoice by the author or photographer. Such invoices can be submitted electronically by regular mail or email and should include the following:

    Date
    Author’s Full Name
    Author’s Postal Address
    Author’s eMail Address
    Title of Submitted Work
    Amount Due
    Payee (If different than author personally.)

Payment is generally made within 4 weeks of the issue being printed or published online and released to the public. Domestic payments are made by company check. International payments will be made by PayPal.


ARTICLE FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION

1.  Electronic files in .doc or .docx format are standard.

2. The first page of a manuscript should include the the title of the work, word count, the date, and full contact information for the author.

3. Basic naming conventions used in CORAL and AMAZONAS:

Species names:   In italics, Genus name capitalized, species name lower case.  Common names are “up style” with caps to distinguish between a “white shark” and a White Shark.
Alternate common names, if presented, are usually enclosed in parentheses.

For example:

     Carcharodon carcharias, Great White Shark (White Shark, Great White, White Pointer, White Death)

Our standard reference for current scientific names is:  Fishbase

A good source of many common names of aquarium fishes and other organisms in the aquarium trade is:  Live Aquaria.com

Complete Guidelines Here.