This week’s edition of Monday Markets has a magazine for Christian teens about to enter college and one for gardeners. The third one on today’s list is a magazine about different aspects of writing. It looks at the business side of freelancing as well as how-to’s and different genres of the craft.
From the web site:
Who Writes for Ignite Your Faith?
Writers who understand and empathize with a Christian world view is a good start, but that’s not enough. Freelancers must be pros who understand our unique style and editorial philosophy. Don’t query until you’ve studied at least one issue of Ignite Your Faith (Sample copy available for $3).
What Type of Article Works Best?
First-person stories that capture experiences from the lives of teenagers are our readers’ favorite. These can be dramatic narratives or stories that highlight a “life lesson” learned through common everyday adolescent experiences. A first-person story must be highly descriptive and incorporate fictional technique. While avoiding simplistic religious answers, the story should demonstrate that Christian values or beliefs brought about a change in the young person’s life. Since this is our editorial bread and butter, experienced freelancers should consider writing “as told to” first-person stories based on an experience from an interviewee’s life Guidelines for writing first-person stories are available upon request.
What Else Does Ignite Your Faith Print?
Humor, fiction, and information for teens considering a Christian college. All such writings must be tied to the teenager’s life experience. We also offer several regular departments that are largely staff-written. Specific writer’s guidelines for fiction, first person and humor pieces are available upon request.
What Doesn’t Work?
Essays and how-to articles are not wanted. There are a few exceptions, yet even exceptions must be highly anecdotal and demonstrate a clear understanding of our style and editorial philosophy. Manuscripts are rejected if they: become moralistic or preachy; offer simplistic solutions; take an adult tone; use religious clichés and overuse/misuse religious language; lack respect and empathy for teenagers.
Pays $0.20-$0.25 per word.
Thanks for your interest! GreenPrints lives because people like you care about gardening—and about sharing with other gardeners. Without your contributions, the magazine simply would not exist. So, thank you!
Now, what do I want?
1) The best, personal (important word, that) garden writing I can get. Expressive, thoughtful, humorous, angry, contrite, flippant, searching, witty, observant, sad, inviting— whatever! We focus on the human, not how-to side of gardening. On the people as well as the plants. After all, gardening is a relationship, not a recipe. GreenPrints explores that relationship, not by instructing, preaching, or lecturing about it. Instead, we celebrate it . . . by sharing the stories and experiences we all have trying (and sometimes failing) to get along with plants.
Do you want to know a secret? The thing Pat most wants? That will win him over every time?
A good story.
That’s it. A good, entertaining, clever, moving, funny story. One with, you know, a narrative. A plot. Where something happens—something remarkable, touching, unexpected, hilarious. Let me say it again: a good story. One you’d like to hear or read. Most especially, a true story. Something special that happened to you.
Pays $200 on acceptance.
The WRITERS’ Journal is a bimonthly magazine for writers, including professional communicators, self/independent publishers, part-time or full-time freelancers, screenwriters, desk-top publishers, authors, editors, teachers, and poets.
Although most of the columns in the WRITERS’ Journal are staff-written, articles from freelance writers are always welcome. Complete manuscripts are acceptable, or query with clips first.
Several feature articles, running 1200-2200 words, are published in each issue. Please see the table of contents of some of our back issues to get an idea of the types of articles we have covered.
Some of the topics we are looking for are:
* The Business Side of Writing – tips, techniques, record keeping, tactics on how to increase writing production, taxes, financial matters, etc.
* Self/Independent Publishing
– practical advice on all facets of independent publishing. Particularly wanted are success stories that impart solid information on book design and production, distribution, costs, marketing, profits, etc.
* Skills of Writing
– the how-to of writing: style, punctuation, sentence structure; story composition, interviewing, research, etc.
* Income Venues
– Unique and unusual methods for writers to produce income. Past articles included: Juvenile craft writing, ghostwriting, church/business histories, technical manual writing, city Web site writing, specialty dictionaries.
* Other nonfiction topics
— Photography, travel writing, screenwriting, technical writing, newspaper writing, corporate/business writing.
– Although we publish staff-written articles on writing fiction, we welcome articles on this subject covering technique, plotting, marketing, character development, or any of the other aspects of writing fiction. We do not publish fiction except for the winning entries of our various contests (see below).
– This is adequately covered by the WRITERS’ Journal’s poetry editor, although an authoritative “guest editorial” may be considered.
Pay varies by article.