This week’s edition of Monday Markets has a magazine for people who practice the Catholic faith and one that is distributed to Stanford University alumni. The third magazine on today’s list is a fiction magazine that publishes mystery stories.
From the Web Site:
Envoy Magazine is a bimonthly, dedicated to Catholic apologetics and evangelization. Our mission is to present the truths of the Catholic Faith in a fresh, contemporary style, featuring today’s top Catholic writers, full-color graphics, and an upbeat and innovative format.
What types of stories should writers submit?
Unsolicited submissions that interest us are those explaining a particular tenet of the Catholic Faith, or some issue pertaining to the Church or religion in general. You have a better chance of getting published in Envoy if you cover an issue or perspective that hasn’t yet been dealt with in other articles we’ve published.
Other types of stories of interest to Envoy include:
- Conversion stories
- Personal experience accounts of evangelization or apologetics
- Profiles on religious and historical events or personalities
- “How to” articles dealing with evangelization, apologetics, study methods, theology, Church history and moral issues
- Analyses and critiques of issues, trends and theological perspectives which have an impact on Catholics and the Catholic Church (e.g., astrology, new birth technologies, Protestantism, Mormonism)
The writing style we look for tends toward the lighter side, though that may be inappropriate for certain topics. Submissions that are sarcastic or angry in tone will be rejected.
Envoy Magazine negotiates payment with writers individually and pays on publication.
From the Web Site:
STANFORD is published bimonthly (January, March, May, July, September and November) by the Stanford Alumni Association. It is mailed free to approximately 185,000 alumni, parents and friends of the University.
Although not driven by subscriber numbers, our editorial approach is similar to that of a subscription-based commercial magazine. We do not assume that our magazine will be read and enjoyed simply because its recipients have an affiliation with Stanford. We strive to deliver a publication that is stylish, engaging and relevant, with demanding standards for writing, editing and design.
A few fundamentals
- Every article in the magazine has some Stanford connection. These may be direct and obvious (a profile of a Stanford faculty member) or indirect and casual (the impact of a technology with Stanford origins).
- We publish articles from a broad spectrum that includes contemporary research, public policy, higher education, medicine, science and technology, art and entertainment, history, humor and sports. We occasionally accept first-person essays or memoirs written by persons within the Stanford community—alumni, students, parents or faculty.
- Feature writers we engage have significant experience (demonstrated by published clips), are skilled in research and interviewing, write with panache and vigor, and bring a collaborative and professional attitude to the editing process. No Stanford affiliation is required, but familiarity with the University is helpful.
- We encourage writers with less experience to submit articles on spec, and occasionally invite them to write shorter pieces of 500 to 1,000 words.
- With rare exceptions (usually excerpts from books or academic papers), we publish only original material. We do not publish reprints or slightly modified versions of earlier published articles.
Stanford Magazine pays per word, on acceptance.
From the Web Site:
Finding new authors is a great pleasure for all of us here, and we look forward to reading the fiction you send us. Since we do read all submissions, there is no need to query first; please send the entire story. You don’t need an agent.
Because this is a mystery magazine, the stories we buy must fall into that genre in some sense or another. We are interested in nearly every kind of mystery: stories of detection of the classic kind, police procedurals, private eye tales, suspense, courtroom dramas, stories of espionage, and so on. We ask only that the story be about a crime (or the threat or fear of one). We sometimes accept ghost stories or supernatural tales, but those also should involve a crime.
Style. We prefer that stories not be longer than 12,000 words; most of the stories in the magazine are considerably shorter than that. They should, of course, be well written. We are looking for stories that have not been previously published elsewhere, and among them for those that are fresh, well told, and absorbing. They should be entirely fiction: please do not send us stories based on actual crimes, for instance, or other real-life events.