Freelance Jobs and Markets for Week 10/05/2008


Payment: 5 cents per word for original articles, to a
maximum of $100 (articles over 2,000 words are paid
$100); $25 for reprints; $15 for humor. Payment on
acceptance. We will also exchange advertising space for
articles. We use articles between 800 and 2000 words,
with a preference for the 1,000-1,500 word range. We never
use short pieces (e.g., 500 words). Please don’t try to
sell us a piece on “everything you need to know about
writing a novel in 800 words or less.” It can’t be done.



SchoolArts wants successful arts lessons, areas of concern
in the teaching arts, and approaches to teaching art.
Pays honorarium and six copies of the magazine.



Professional Collector is the only publication just for
debt collectors. Published four times a year for Western
Union Payment Services, the eight-page newsletter offers
short articles covering the trends and issues affecting
the collections industry, as well as personal finance and
general lifestyle stories. The publication is designed to
help its audience of payment professionals be more
productive and improve their performance. Articles typically
vary in length from 200 to 800 words and may be subject to
heavy editing prior to publication.



Your online resource for Teachers and Parents of children,
from infants to age 8 years. In our Featured Content and
Article Archive, read articles about child development,
developmentally appropriate practices, health and safety,
behavior and guidance, assessment and much more. Manuscripts
submitted as potential feature articles should be between
800 and 1,200 words in length. If research based, contain
recent studies (no more than five years old). Always cite
original research. Editorial calendar provided.



Inside Fire Engineering and fireEMS you’ll find a mix of
features and columns on topics ranging from incident reports/
fieldwork (with the emphasis on lessons learned) to using
tools and equipment, health and safety, management, and
training techniques. NOTE: word count not noted. Study the
stories online.



Submit short fiction for the next GCWA anthology. GCWA will
pay $25, or two free copies, to contributors whose work is
selected for one-time publication rights — all rights revert
to authors upon publication. Stories must be set in The South
and clearly capture a southern tone.  Themes might include:
coming-of-age, family relationships, fitting in, social life
(in its many facets), dreams/aspirations. The GCWA will also
consider previously published stories that meet this criteria.
Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2009.  



Reports on a variety of strange and unknown phenomena.
Open to any well-written, well-documented article. No
poetry or fiction. Particularly interested in investigations,
experiments, theories, and experiences. Pays $25.



Mother Earth News is a bimonthly magazine that promotes more
self-sufficient, financially independent and environmentally
aware lifestyles. From our readers, we welcome articles and
quality photographs for two departments: “Country Lore” and
“Firsthand Reports from the Field.” “Country Lore” presents
handy how-to tips of 100 to 300 words; payment is $25 to $50 per
published item. “Firsthand Reports from the Field” are first-person
stories (1,500 to 2,000 words) about sustainable lifestyles of all
sorts; payment is $150 per published piece. Most of our feature
articles are written by our Contributing Editors. But we also
assign articles to freelancer writers, particularly those who
have experience with our subject matter (both firsthand experience
and writing experience). If you would like to submit a query,
please send a short synopsis of the idea and a one-page outline.
Also send digital photos, if available.



Motorcycle Classics is a bimonthly magazine featuring entertaining
and informative articles for riders, collectors and general “lovers”
of classic motorcycles. Our readers range in age from their early
20s on up, and while many have been riding motorcycles for years
we want Motorcycle Classics to be accessible to even the newest
fan of the hobby. Motorcycle Classics welcomes submissions for our
“Dates and Destinations” and “Parting Shots” columns in particular.
Many of our feature articles are written by freelance writers, and
we’re always looking for good writers. However, we do not assign
articles: Writers must be self-starters. If you have an idea for
Motorcycle Classics send us a summary of your story along with
several photos, succinctly outlining your subject and why readers
of Motorcycle Classics would be interested.



Alice Pope, who will be editing the 2010 edition of Novel &
Short Story Writer’s Market, welcomes submissions for the next
edition of NSSWM. Alice would like pitches for articles and
interviews that fit the following sections in the book: The
Writing Life, Craft & Technique, Getting Published, For Mystery
Writers, For Romance Writers, and For Science Fiction, Fantasy
& Horror Writers. To get an even better idea of what is wanted,
you should check out a copy of the 2009 Novel & Short Story
Writer’s Market at your local bookstore or library. Queries can
be sent to Alice’s attention at

~ by jwoodall on October 6, 2008.

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