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 (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.



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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Mail Articles to:

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

Or email:


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.


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 ( 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


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: 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 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

Or by mail to:
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, Münster, 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.


Minimum 300 dpi @ 10-inches (25 cm, 3000 pixels) in width, proportional height.
.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 to:


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.


Matt Pedersen, Senior Editor


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.


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 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:

    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.


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

Complete Guidelines Here.

Photographers Earn $400 Per Photo

Colorado Life Magazine pays up to 400 dollars for cover photos and 975 dollars for features. Read the complete guidelines here.

Feature Photo Rates
All stories other than departments
Cover: $400
Larger than full page: $250
Full-page: $200
Between half-page and full-page: $100
Less than half-page: $50

Department Photo Rates
Departments include Top Take, Poetry, Go. See. Do., Colorado Creators, etc.
Full-page or larger: $100
Between half-page and full-page: $50
Less than half-page: $25

Feature Text Rates
Calculated by published word count. Sidebar stories count toward total text rate.
401-3,000 words: $130-975 ($.325/word)

Department Text Rates
Departments include Top Take, Poetry, Go. See. Do., Colorado Creators, etc.
201-400 words: $125
100-200 words: $75

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Subtropics Pays Writers A Thousand Dollars

Subtropics Guidelines:

Subtropics seeks to publish the best literary fiction, essays, and poetry being written today, both by established and emerging authors. We will consider works of fiction of any length, from short shorts to novellas (up to 15,000 words) and self-contained novel excerpts. We give the same latitude to essays. We appreciate work in translation and, from time to time, republish important and compelling stories, essays, and poems that have lapsed out of print.

We do not consider work that has been published in any other print or electronic journal. Submissions are read from September 15th to November 15th and from January 15th to March 15th.

Please note: Simultaneous submissions in poetry are not accepted, although we do accept them in other genres.

We are now accepting electronic submissions only, via Submittable®. Click the link below to submit your work.  When you purchase a subscription or single issue and are prompted to submit, you are in fact being asked to submit your payment, not a work that you wish us to consider for publication. Submit one story, one essay, or up to four poems in one document. Accepted file formats are .doc, .docx, and .pdf. Please include your contact information, including your email address, on the document. We respond exclusively by e-mail.

° Please read an issue of the magazine before you send us your work in order to get a feel for the kind of writing we publish. You’ll see that we don’t publish science fiction, fantasy, other genre fiction, or anything with talking animals.
° We ask that you submit only one story at a time, and wait until you have heard from us before sending more. Once you have received a reply from us, please wait at least one month before sending another submission.
° Please send no more than four poems in any one batch.
° We try to respond as quickly as possible to submissions, and for this reason are not able to write personal replies.
° A preponderance of the stories coming our way are written in first-person present tense; we are starting to grow weary of this perspective. Please keep this in mind.
° We are skeptical of the second person, though willing to be persuaded.
° More thoughts to come as they occur to us.

For stories and essays, Subtropics pays a flat fee of $1,000 ($500 for a short short) for North American first serial rights. Poets are paid $100 per poem. Subtropics pays upon acceptance for prose; for poetry, we pay after the publication of the issue preceding the one in which the author’s work will appear.

Earn Up To 2000 Dollars/Essay

Pay Rate: $300 to $2000 (Essays and Interviews), $300 to $1500 for fiction, $100 to $200 for poetry. Plus contributors get a complimentary one-year subscription.

Sun Magazine's Guidelines:

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.

Visit their website here.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Chatelaine Magazines Pays A Dollar For Every Word

Chatelaine Magazine Writers’ Guidelines

Chatelaine is Canada’s biggest, best women’s magazine. For over 80 years we’ve been delivering all the content Canadian women want, whether it’s about health, current events, food, social issues, décor or fashion and beauty. 
            Our roster of contributors include award-winning professionals like Sally Armstrong, David Hayes, Leah McLaren, Jay Teitel, Kate Fillion and Anne Kingston, but sometimes we get a compelling pitch from a promising new writer. No matter who they are, though, all contributors must meet Chatelaine’s exacting standards.

About the Magazine

Chatelaine hits newsstands once a month. We talk about what Canadian women talk about, and that means we want smart articles about everything from politics to engaging profiles to first-person narratives. 
            The magazine is organized into five sections: Style and Beauty, Home, Health, Life and Food. 
            Within those sections we have stories of different lengths and formats: briefs, how-tos, features, photo essays and packages. Feature articles are usually about big ideas (social issues, controversies, culture, crime, etc.), while the Health section covers the latest news and studies, gives fitness and workout tips and explores hot-button issues and the Home section is the place to go for inspirational décor ideas, clutter busting tips and quick, crafty projects.
            Our readers are mostly women, and largely between the ages of 25 and 54. We’re a national
magazine, though, so there’s lots of diversity: they may be married or single, living in Truro or Toronto, high-powered lawyers or homemakers. A successful article will be read–and enjoyed–by all of them.
            Successful articles will also adhere to our tone–clever, knowledgeable and just a bit saucy.

How to Pitch

First, read us. Check out back issues and get a feel for our style, tone and content. We expect
pitches that are tailored to the magazine, so please don’t send us pitches that are also under
consideration at Canadian Living, Vancouver magazine or The Globe and Mail.
            Keep in mind our lead time is between four and six months, so pitches must be submitted well in advance of publication while still remaining timely and current.
Send us a one-page query letter outlining your idea. We receive hundreds of pitches a month and just don't have the time to figure out how an article could work for the magazine, so we need your query letter to tell us. It should note whether you’re pitching for the magazine or the website, clearly and concisely explain your idea, why it’s a good fit for the magazine, what section it should go in and what format it will take.
            Chatelaine does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Please don’t send us completed articles or query letters for completed articles. 
            We prefer to receive pitches by email. Submit to Your query letter can be included in the body of your email, but please attach or link us to at least two pieces of previously published writing.
            Though we strive to respond to queries in a timely manner, we receive a high volume of submissions and it may take between six and eight weeks to hear back from us. You will receive a response whether we decide to commission your article or not, so please do not follow up on queries until at least eight weeks have elapsed. No phone calls, please.

Upon Acceptance

If we decide to commission your article, you will be contacted by one of our editors who will send you a contract that specifies the direction of the article, your deadline and fee and what rights we are buying.
            Chatelaine pays $1/word and buys first North American rights in English and in French, as well as the right to archive your story and post it on
            When writing your story, use Canadian statistics and experts whenever possible. And keep in mind Canada’s cultural diversity when approaching those experts, or other sources. 
            You may invoice as soon as your editor accepts the final draft of your article. Please be sure to submit a numbered invoice and include your HST number if you are registered to collect HST. It usually takes around 30 days from the time Accounts Payable received your invoice to receive a cheque.

Fact Checking

As every single article in Chatelaine is rigorously fact-checked, we require writers to submit
comprehensive checking packages. These should include sources for all statistics, studies, etc. You must also include a phone number and/or email address for all interview subjects.
Thank you for your interest in Chatelaine – we look forward to receiving your pitch!

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