From the Web Site:
Wend is namely interested in first person accounts of literate adventure travel with a social/anthropological/environmental awareness that permeates throughout the story. Our stories are about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, not extraordinary people doing ordinary things. We give a lot of space to our features to give the writer a chance to really express him or herself, and take our readers along for the ride. Beyond that, Wend is the magazine you REALLY want to write for, not the one you’re simply trying to make money from. Of course, we pay, and pay competitively, but our goal is to be the darling in your journalistic quiver. We’re nice folks and will treat you well.
Your story should be dripping with passion, with a perspective of the world informed by a big and tolerant global view. And PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE, don’t even think of querying us if you haven’t read the magazine. Wend is a different sort of journal and familiarity with our tone and style is of utmost importance.
Simultaneous submissions will be considered, but in the event that the writer isn’t transparent about story placement or previous publication, we’ll be grumpy.
Pays $0.25 per word, plus photos. Writers are paid 30-45 days after publication.
From the Web Site:
Renaissance Magazine accepts unsolicited queries and manuscripts related to the Renaissance and late Middle Periods, including but not limited to: historical articles, martial arts, travel, interviews with artisans, articles on the SCA and related re-enactment groups, and the Renaissance Faire experience. Authors are strongly advised to query the editor to ensure that your proposed topic is appropriate and has not been reserved for another writer.
Average feature article is approx. 2,000 words in length although longer work may be considered. Sidebar information is also encouraged, as well as high-resolution graphics, including copyright-free logos, illustrations, and photographs. Renaissance Magazine takes North American serial rights on all work accepted. Those interested in writing for Renaissance Magazine on a regular basis as a staff columnist must query first, and include a brief bio/resume and sample article. If accepted, a writing contract will be required and the writer will be expected to contribute articles/columns on a regular basis.
All submissions should be set up in the standard manuscript format (title, name, address, phone number, rights preferred and approx word count on title page, and every subsequent page fully numbered). Cover letter should include a brief bio and credits, where you heard of Renaissance Magazine, and any other pertinent personal information. An SASE MUST be included with your mailed submission to be considered. We encourage writers to email their articles directly to [email protected], to save on mailing and paper costs. Emailed articles should be mailed as an attached word doc or a text file or copied and then pasted into the actual email message to us. PLEASE DO NOT FORMAT YOUR ARTICLE. Documents must be single-spaced, with no hard returns unless a new paragraph, and left-justified. A copy of our style sheet will be sent upon request.
All work (except poetry) is subject to editing for space, grammar, and format considerations. If edits do not affect content, we will not notify the author in advance. Due to normal production factors, Renaissance Magazine cannot guarantee publication of any article, even if scheduled for inclusion. We make every effort to notify writers of the status of article(s) in our inventory. We reserve the right to reject previously accepted work at any time and for any reason.
Book and Music CD Reviews
We accept unsolicited reviews of renaissance and medieval-related books, including fiction, non-fiction and music CD’s. A high-resolution jpg scan of the original cover of the book jacket or CD MUST be available. Authors and publishers of Renaissance and Medieval-related books, games, software and music CD’s may submit a copy of their product to the below address.
Pays $0.10 per word within three weeks after publication.
From the Web Site:
PassageMaker Magazine is a publication covering all aspects of trawlers and ocean motorboats, and welcomes contributions from around the world. Our lifestyle focus addresses the realities of cruising under power and passagemaking. We want balanced articles that are creative, constructive, and informational—with depth. The combination of your personal experiences with technical or informative aspects is the type of story we are interested in. We reserve the right to edit for clarity, organization, and length, and at times may work with an author to create a more complete submission. If you are not familiar with the magazine, you may want to read through a few back issues to familiarize yourself with our style and various departments.
PMM accepts articles for publication in PassageMaker Magazine, on passagemaker.com in our Web Exclusive section of the site, and in our new PMM Newsletter, which is distributed electronically and is available on passagemaker.com. We reserve the right to determine the publication platform of submissions.
Rights & Payment
PMM buys All Exclusive Rights. It is important that manuscripts not be submitted to other publications at the same time. If your work has been published before, we may still be interested—but it is important that we know the details of its prior publication. It is your responsibility to ensure correctness of sources and accuracy of all material.
Payment depends on completeness of material, complexity of the article, length, how much work is required for it to be published, photos submitted and photo quality, and the ultimate use of the article (web, print, or both). Payment is determined following the production process of an article and is issued upon publication. Payment ranges from $300–$950 for magazine feature articles, which can range from 800-4000 words in length and from $150-600 for Web Exclusive articles, which should be no longer than 1200 words.
We encourage you to contact us with story ideas as well as complete submissions. It may often be to your advantage to send in your story idea before going through the writing process.