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|AAA Journey Magazine|
This bi-monthly magazine covering Washington state and northern Idaho covers lifestyle, travel, and automotive topics. Pay is up to $1.00 per word, and article range from 500 - 1800 words.
|AARP The Magazine|
AARP The Magazine claims to be the "world's largest circulation magazine." Catering to the over-50 crowd, the magazine accepts freelance submissions in the following categories: finance, health, food, travel, consumerism, general interest, and relationships. Rate of pay is not currently included in their published writers' guidelines.
This is a magazine addressing issues related to ADHD. They accept submissions from journalists, mental health professionals, and those with first person stories to share. Payment is on publication and they offer a kill fee.
Adirondack Life is a regional magazine serving readers in areas surrounding the Adirondack Mountains. The magazine accepts freelance submissions for the following departments: Special Places, Watercraft, Barkeater, Kitchen, Profile, Historic Preservation, North Country, Sporting Scene, Home, Wilderness, Wildlife, Working, and Yesteryears. At the time of inclusion, Adirondack Life pays $.30 per published word (around 30 days after publication).
|Advanced Christian Writer|
Advanced Christian Writer is a bi-monthly newsletter, with content tailored to published authors. The newsletter pays $20 for articles and $10 for reviews on publication.
|Air & Space (Smithsonian)|
The Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine accepts freelance submissions for book reviews and the following departments: Soundings, Above & Beyond, Flights & Fancy, Reviews & Previews, Oldies & Oddities, and feature articles. At the time of inclusion, the magazine pays $1000 - 2500 for feature articles, $150 - 300 for departments in Soundings and Reviews, and $500 - 750 for other departments. The magazine suggests pitching department ideas if you haven't written for the magazine previously.
American Falconry accepts features as well as article series covering topics related to falconry, such as training and equipment. Payment starts at $75.
AOPA Pilots is an aviation magazine accepting freelance submissions for 3 departments as well as features. Their pay rate isn't disclosed in the guidelines, but they are a paying market and they pay on acceptance.
|Asimov's Science Fiction|
Asimov's is a magazine for science fiction writers. If you'd like to submit, know that payment begins at $.07 per word for both long and short stories. Poems under 40 lines are also accepted and pay is $1 per line.
|Back Home Magazine|
Back Home Magazine accepts articles on topics related to sustainable living including gardening, home repair, home schooling, and more. They pay $35 per printed page.
|Back to College|
Back to College is a resource for adults looking to re-enter the educational system to change or advance their careers. Payment is $85-145 per original feature.
Backpacker magazine pays anywhere from $.40 to more than $1.00 per word for articles, depending on their complexity. Features range from 1500 - 5000 words, and departments range from 100 - 1200 words. Topics include things like backpacking destinations, gear, and nature.
Backwoods Home Magazine is a how-to magazine focused on readers living in the country. Stories are about topics such as how to build your own home, grow your own food, etc. Pay is $30-200, and writers are paid on acceptance.
Bee Culture is a magazine focused on American beekeeping. Articles can be serious or cover the humorous side of beekeeping and fall in the realm of how-tos, the history of beekeeping, equipment of beekeepers, political effects, gardening with bees, and other related topics. Payments usually range from $150 - $200 for a 1500-2000 word feature.
Bitch Magazine describes its content at "feminist response to pop culture." They accept traditional features, shorter features for the book, screen, and music sections, 1000-1500 word front-of-the book pieces, and shorter Love It / Shove It or Bitch List submissions. They pay $100 for features, $50 for front-of-book pieces, and $25 for Love It / Shove It contributions.
|Blue Mountain Arts|
Blue Mountain Arts seeks poetry and other writing for the company's greeting cards. Payment is $300 per poem for exclusive worldwide rights for greeting cards and other products and $50 per poem for one-time use in a book.
|British Columbia Magazine|
British Columbia Magazine is a Canadian regional magazine covering the province of BC. The magazine works with freelance writers both on spec and on assignment. Freelancers can sent queries for the following departments: Due West, Echoes, Destination, Outdoor Advisor, and Wild FilePay is $.50 per word for first worldwide print rights.
Cadet Quest is a "Christian-oriented magazine for boys ages 9 - 14." They accept fiction of 1000-1300 words and nonfiction features up to 1500 words. Pay starts at $.05 per word.
Carolina Parent is a monthly magazine on parenting for readers in the Carolina region. Features pay $50-75, and reprints pay $25-40. Freelancers should follow AP style guidelines.
Catholic Digest is a lifestyle magazine for Catholics. It publishes 9 issues per year. Features of approximately 1500 words cover topics such as marriage, parenting, homemaking, and practical spirituality, and they pay $500 on publication. Last Word essays of 550-700 words also pay $500. Short Open Door first-person pieces pay $100.
Chesapeake Family is a free monthly parenting magazine for parents in the Chesapeake region of Maryland. Columns run at around 750 words and features are around 1000 words. Pay varies from $75-200. And the publication pays around $35 for reprints.
|Christian Science Monitor|
The Christian Science Monitor is a daily newspaper covering US and international news. The paper accepts freelance news submissions. In general freelance writers submit only on spec when new to the publication, and writers grant the newspaper 90 day exclusive rights. Pay for an average length news story is $200-225, and they do offer a kill fee.
Cineaste is a quarterly magazine focusing on the art and politics of cinema. They accept reviews, sidebar interviews, and feature articles and interviews. Pay ranges from $20 for "Short Takes" reviews to $100 for features.
This magazine is devoted to science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They purchase both fiction and nonfiction writing. Payment for nonfiction is 10 cents per word up to their 2500 word limit. Payment for fiction is 10 cents per word up to 4000 words (and 5 cents per word over that limit).
Clubhouse Jr. is a magazine from Focus on the Family for children between the ages of 3 and 7. Articles should "inspire, entertain and teach Christian values." Fiction, nonfiction, and bible stories pay $100 - 200. Payments for poetry range from $50 - 100. Puzzles pay between $30 and $80. And rebus stories pay between $75 and $150.
More About The All Freelance Writing Writers’ Market Directory
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