by Jodee Redmond
Here are your Monday markets for today. I have included an arts and sciences magazine, a magazine that focuses on California’s wildlife (meaning critters, not celebrities behaving badly), and one that focuses on great books.
From the Web Site:
Arts & Sciences is a 16-page, quarterly, four-color magazine. With a circulation of 100,000, the magazine is published for the alumni, students, faculty and friends of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. A&S Online comes out once a month and is delivered via e-mail newsletter to 37,000 people who have signed up to receive it. Oscar publishes new feature articles once each month and is delivered via e-mail newsletter to approximately 1,300 people who have signed up to learn about our academic research endeavors.
The common denominator among all our publications is that they feature interesting people in the Arts & Sciences community doing remarkable work. Our stories tend to focus on alumni, faculty or students of the College. The stories in Arts & Sciences magazine and A&S Online cover a broad spectrum of activity in and beyond the University, while Oscar stories focus on research, scholarship and creativity currently being done by faculty, graduate students and undergrads at U.Va.
Pays $0.50 per word for print; flat fee of $250 for online version. Pays on acceptance.
From the Web Site:
Outdoor California is a state, non-profit, four-color, 48-page magazine published bi-monthly. It provides readers with access and insight into California’s wildlife and wildlands, and the people who work to protect and maintain it. It has a subscription base which provides its funding.
Topics: Call with story ideas which should be related to native wildlife, natural areas, reserves or sanctuaries in California. Where possible in a story (and if it applies), provide information on what the Department of Fish and Game is doing with the species or situation.
Length: No more than 1,500 to 2,000 words (4-6 pages, typed double space).
Pays from $100-$200, depending on story length.
From the Web Site:
Fine Books & Collections covers a broad range of topics and subjects of interest to book collectors and bibliophiles, from early manuscripts to modern first editions and everything in between. Our writers use the artifact—the book itself—as a starting place to tell an interesting story. Lists of facts, the minutiae of first edition identification, and author bibliographies are typically addressed in sidebars. The core of each article is an engaging narrative.Guidelines for WritersWe prefer email queries summarizing your article idea. Be sure to include samples of your writing, whether published or unpublished. Send queries to [email protected] Written submissions are also accepted if mailed to Scott Brown, Fine Books & Collection, PO Box 106, Eureka, CA 95502. DO NOT MAIL ORIGINALS. We cannot be responsible for lost submissions and only return materials accompanied by a SASE.
- We encourage contributors to consult with experts who can shed light on the subject, or perhaps express an opposing view. Most articles in FB&C include interviews with subject matter experts or quote from letters or books. We do not often publish stories that are just the author’s opinion.
- Articles should be written to both inform and entertain the reader. We typically work with academic writers to enhance the narrative and story-telling aspects of articles and with enthusiasts to solidify the facts behind a story. We fact check articles for accuracy and ask our writers to pay special attention to what is known for sure and what is supposition.
- In addition to features, which run 1200 to 3000 words, we need regular book reviewers (400 to 800 words) and writers for short news pieces (300 to 600 words).
- Always include the following information: contact names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and Web site URLs for all sources used in the article. This includes photos, or any statistical information or information from studies or surveys.
- Proofread your article before submission. Please include a working headline and sub-heading.
- Provide a brief biography (along with a publishable e-mail address and Web site URL, if you wish) for inclusion at the end of your article.