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Wednesday, June 24, 2009


From the e-newsletter put out by Worldwide Freelance (http://www.worldwidefreelance.com/).
I hesitate to post these because most of them pay very little. On the other hand, literary magazines usually pay nothing; a little money is a step up from nothing.

Travel section: "Well written, well researched stories that we cannot easily get on the wires get our attention." Will accept finished manuscripts on spec only. Rates range from $300 for a lead, $200 for a normal-length article, $25 for photographs used in black-and-white and $75 for photographs used in color, with a cap of $500 for a story/photo package with multiple images.

Nurturing mothers from a Christian perspective with articles that both inform and inspire on issues relating to motherhood and womanhood. Published bimonthly. Paying market. Guidelines: http://www.christianitytoday.com/momsense/content/info.html

A monthly Jewish review. Welcomes submission of manuscripts that deal with Jewish life and culture, current Jewish affairs,political, social, and cultural, in America and in Israel. Each issue contains many articles, at least one short story (fiction),and 5-10 poems. Length: articles: 2,000 to 4,000 words; fiction: 2,000 to 5,000 words. Pays $0.05 per word, $25 for poems.

Guidelines: http://www.midstreamthf.com/writerguide.html

The magazine for the self-propelled. For people who ride bikes. Providing urban cyclists with the inspiration, information, and resources to fully enjoy their riding experience and connect with local and global cycling communities. Pays between $15 and $50 for an article, and $10 to $30 for a photo or illustration.

Guidelines: http://www.momentumplanet.com/about/get-involved

The main areas of interest are China and North America, but also have a continuing interest in Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, Australasia, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Most stories are 800 to 1,400 words and conclude with a "Know Before You Go" sidebar that lists hotels, restaurants, clubs, tours, and attractions. Welcomes both veteran and novice writers. Pays $35.

Guidelines: http://www.usctn.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=35

Quarterly general interest magazine covers a variety of subjects, including news, sports, politics, entertainment, the arts, religion, poetry, fitness, outdoors, travel, exclusive interviews with Midwest-born celebrities, people profiles, the environment, nostalgia, economics, agriculture, humor, consumer issues, and more. Pays "a modest fee."

Guidelines: http://www.midtod.com/new/writers_guide.html

A national, refereed journal that is published four times per year. Australia's oldest, continuously published film and media magazine, having been published since 1968. Specializes in longer articles,reviews, interviews and analysis of Australian, New Zealand and Asian cinema, television and new media. Paying market.

Guidelines: http://www.metromagazine.com.au/writers.html
Search 750 markets in the publication's free markets database. And there's a European Edition.

More Bits of Info

I have a ridiculous love of miscellaneous bits of information. Reading these consumes an impractical amount of my time. But they are so interesting! Here's a place to learn all sorts of writing/publishing stuff:

For anyone interested, the July 2009 issue of the Southern Review of Books newsletter has been posted.

Do you know the percentages of books sold by various retailers? You may be surprised at what we found.

Other stories include:
1. For first time ever, more POD than conventional titles published in 2008
2. Breaking news from the book barons
3. Top-flight faculty announced for Boston author-publisher classes
4. Little, Brown to publish book on 'missing link' fossil
5. Publishers Weekly's Ed Nawotka joins Publishing Perspectives
6. News about bookstores, publishing, marketing and promotion
7. Where do consumers buy books? Here's the latest data
8. SIBA introduces 'The Okra Picks,' a southern-fried book list
9. How bad is it - and what is the book business doing to cope?
10. BookExpo America attendance down a bit less than expected
11. AAP reports April sales up, but still down for year to date
12. Update journalism: Latest skinny on past Southern Review stories
13. Georgia author specializes in books on Virgin Mary apparitions
14. Bookstore manager details experience with Espresso book machine
15. The publishing revolution: News of e-books and other new media
16. Lightning Source now providing books for Espresso book machines
17. Useful information and free services for writers
18. Arcade Publishing files for Chapter 11 protection
19. Berean Christian Stores seek Chapter 11 protection
20. News about self-publishing and vanity presses
21. Oldest indie bookstore in nation, Conkey's, going out of business
22. Shaman Drum in Ann Arbor closing at end of June
23. Marketing books: what works and what doesn't
24. Atlanta author promotes first novel by visiting 100 indie bookstores
25. Authors swear by Twitter, but hype undercut by study
26. Milestones: Records and news of note in book publishing
27. Fanny Howe wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
28. News of chicanery, dishonesty and tort-feasing in the book business
29. Author Robert Vaughan to keynote Harriette Austin Writers Conference in Georgia
30. Major upcoming trade shows, book fairs and book festivals

Web site for the latest information on books, manuscripts and publishing properties we're brokering.

Noel Griese, Editor, Southern Review of Books, Anvil Brokers/Anvil Publishers, Atlanta, Georgia