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Your Voice Matters! 15 Political Publications That Work With Freelance Writers
When it comes to politics, there’s a lot to know — and plenty of points of view.
With the 2020 elections inching closer and closer, there’s a chance you have something to say about international, federal, state or local politics. For more info: https://thewritelife.com/political-publications/?utm_source=The+Write+Life&utm_campaign=1226b6039d-Dedicated_elance_8_1_2015_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ae07a22b59-1226b6039d-106305781&mc_cid=1226b6039d&mc_eid=6427289a3e
AARP: The Magazine accepts submission from freelance writers on a variety of topics, including personal essays. They want “thoughtful, timely, new takes on matters of importance to people over 50.” Features and departments cover several categories. According to our sources, they pay up to $1 a word. AARP The Magazine accepts queries by e-mail or US mail. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
Ruralite Magazine publishes articles on rural goings-on in the West. They’re looking for submissions for features on people, places, news, and other happenings. Submissions must be mailed in and accompanied by a query letter to the editor (email at editor (at) rurality.org). Ruralite magazine is a monthly family-oriented, general-interest publication used by 48 rural electric cooperatives and PUDs in seven Western states to communicate with their members.They pay $50 to $800, depending on the length of the feature. To learn more, read Ruralite Magazine’s submission guidelines.
Pennsylvania Heritage magazine is published by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission with the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation. They focus on Pennsylvania’s “rich culture and historic legacy.” They pay between $250 and $500 for articles, 2,000 to 3,500 words maximum. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
Writing for kids, Christian themes
This children’s Christian magazine publishes fiction and non-fiction for readers aged 6-10 years. They want engaging, exciting and relevant stories applicable to each issue’s theme; themes are updated on their website.
Looking to get your writing published in The Kids' Ark?
Here's what we're looking for:
Fiction or Non-Fiction stories.
Stories not longer than 650 words and written for the 6-10-year-old reading level.
Engaging, exciting and adventurous stories that are applicable to the issue's theme.
Inspiring stories that teach children biblical principles.
Stories that are contemporary, historical or science fiction but are absolutely Christian based.
Stories that involve characters of various races and ethnic backgrounds.
Working Writer, for and by people who write
Published bi-monthly, Working Writer is filled with articles on writing, promotion, freelancing, publishing, different genres, how-to, and how-not-to. WW offers tips and solid info from writers across the country, served up with a large dose of humor and a spirit of writing-camaraderie.
You'll enjoy helpful and entertaining features such as Words That Need To Be Permanently Retired, Abecedarian Corner (Inspiration for Aspiring Scribes), Two Cents' Worth, and Homophone Hunters. Plus you'll find advice and articles from book marketing experts, children's writers, and much published authors.
Working Writer is reader-written and always welcomes submissions.
Check our guidelines and share an article!
WOMAN’S WORLD looking for writers
Woman’s World magazine is a weekly publication. Its content includes human interest stories, and also material on relationship, health, weight-loss, and other issues of interest for family-oriented women.
Woman’s World publishes short fiction – romances and mini-mysteries (Solve-It-Yourself) – and buys all rights to published fiction. For fiction submissions, contact Fiction editor Patricia Gaddis (Fiction@womansworldmag.com).
Payment is $800 for a romance (800 words) and $500 for a mystery (700 words). Guidelines for fiction are provided upon request (sent to DearWW@WomansWorldMag.com) or can be found at http://womansworldstyle.blogspot.com/2012/10/womans-world-fiction-guidelines.html.
Western Pennsylvania History Magazine
This is the region’s oldest continuously-published magazine, by the Senator John Heinz History Centre, in association with the Smithsonian Institution. They publish articles about aspects of Pennsylvania’s history. Book reviews are unpaid. Length: 3,000-4,000 words for features Pay: $250
ROCK & GEM
Rock & Gem is the leading magazine for rockhounding and lapidary hobbyists since 1971. Our goal is to provide informative and entertaining articles for hobbyists and to draw new people into the hobby. Rock & Gem is particularly interested in field trip and step-by-step lapidary project articles. We also accept articles pertaining to specimen collecting, gold prospecting, club activities, basic and advanced lapidary skills, lapidary artist profiles, and other hobby-related subjects. Articles that educate beginning rock collectors or lapidaries and promote active participation in the hobby are especially welcome.
They are looking for freelance writers to join The Write Life team!
Before you submit, please run through this checklist. Have you…
Added your name, email, website, and Twitter handle to the top of your post?
Included your two-sentence bio at the top of your post? (HTML, please, if you know how!)
Added two links within your post to other posts on The Write Life? (Use relevant keyword anchors like this.)
Turned your post into an editable Google Doc? (Because Google can be finicky, that means creating your post as a Google Doc — cutting and pasting if you’ve written it in Word — rather than uploading a Word Doc to Drive.)
If so, you’re ready to submit!
Please share your Google Doc with firstname.lastname@example.org.
_for more info: https://thewritelife.com
Pays up to $1/word. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; and AARP Books. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. Devoted to readers 50 years of age and older.
Blue Mountain Arts is interested in reviewing poetry and writings that would be appropriate for our greeting cards.
1. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Contemporary prose or poetry written from personal experience that reflects the thoughts and feelings people today want to communicate to one another, but don't always know how to put into words. Because our cards capture genuine emotions on topics such as love, friendship, family, missing you, and other real-life subjects, we suggest that you have a friend, relative, or someone else in your life in mind as you write. Writings on special occasions (birthday, anniversary, congratulations, etc.), as well as the challenges, difficulties, and aspirations of life are also considered. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with our products prior to submitting material, but don't study them too hard. We are looking for new, original, and creative writings that do not sound like anything we have already published.
WHAT WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR: Rhymed poetry, religious verse, one-liners, or humor. $300 per poem for the worldwide, exclusive rights to publish it on a greeting card and other products, and $50 per poem for one-time use in a book.
Family History Writer?
New England Historic Genealogical society
Archived Webinar: Writing for NEHGS Periodicals
Presented by: Lynn Betlock, Christopher C. Child, and Henry B. Hoff
Since first publishing the New England Historical and Genealogical Register in 1847, NEHGS has had a long history of producing scholarly journals and periodicals for genealogists and family historians around the world. Presented by Editor of the Register Henry B. Hoff, Managing Editor of American Ancestors magazine Lynn Betlock, and Editor of Mayflower Descendant Christopher C. Child, this webinar discusses these periodicals and how to write and submit articles for review. Watch the recording today!
Visit our Downloads page
for a variety of writing resources including a Register-style template, editorial checklist, and newly added template for creating drop-down charts.
Individuals must log in as members or guest users to view archived webinars and download useful resources.
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Everybody has a story to share. What's yours? Send us a true story about you, in 100 words or fewer—if it's chosen by our editors for publication in our magazine, you'll be paid $100! We also may pick selected favorites to appear on our site at RD.com. For complete details, see submission guidelines.
National Parks magazine publishes articles about areas in the National Park System, proposed new areas, threats to parks or park wildlife, scientific discoveries, legislative issues, and endangered species of plants or animals relevant to national parks. Articles for National Parks should be directed to a largely nonscientific but well-educated audience. News articles and smaller departments are 500-1200 words. Features run approximately 1,800-2,000 words. We generally pay 70 cents to $1/word—the high end being reserved for our proven contributors.
New Western Mag looking for writers
Galway Press is Oghma Creative Media’s western imprint, and Saddlebag Dispatches
is our quarterly e-magazine. We are looking for short stories, serial
novels, poetry, and non-fiction articles about the west. These will have themes
of open country, unforgiving nature, struggles to survive and settle the land,
freedom from authority, cooperation with fellow adventurers, and other experiences
that human beings encounter in the frontier. Traditional westerns are
set left of the Mississippi River and between the end of the American Civil
War and the turn of the twentieth century. But the western is not limited to
that time. The essence, though, is openness and struggle. These are happening
now as much as they were in the years gone by.
Put this in the e-mail message:
In the first paragraph, give the title of the work, and specify whether it is
fition, poetry, or non-fiction. If the latter, give the subject.
The second paragraph should be a biography under two hundred words.
All documents must be in Times New Roman, twelve-point font, double
spaced, with one inch margins all around. Do not include extra space between
paragraphs. Do not write in all caps, and avoid excessive use of italics,
bold, and exclamation marks. Files must be in .doc format.
Submit the entire and complete fiction or poetry manuscript. We will consider
proposals for non-fiction articles.
Please also submit a picture of yourself and any pictures related to your
Manuscripts will be edited for grammar and spelling.
Submit to email@example.com with Saddlebag in the subject line.
New product - Payment in copies for now.
BIRDS AND BLOOMS
Most material is considered on speculation, which means there is no need to send a query first, simply submit your content for review. We work with very few freelancers. However, we are open to queries and manuscript submissions from professional bird, garden and nature writers, especially submissions that include photos, in which we can negotiate a photo-text package rate. Stories should be under 1,000 words, including sidebars. We prefer personal experience combined with advice, not a piece with all expert quotes. In addition, we will consider stories about attracting birds, gardening for wildlife, garden trends and birder or gardener profiles. Pays up to $400.
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Canadian Travel Press is another popular Canadian travel trade publication. Canadian Travel Press is owned by Baxter Media, whose other publication is Travel Courier. In addition to a print edition, they also have a digital version of the magazine. Website: www.travelpress.com Submissions: Send a pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their contact page.
Traveltalk is an Australian travel trade publication that also has consumer readership. It’s the country’s highest circulated travel industry magazine. For those familiar with the Australian travel industry, Traveltalk is the perfect magazine to pitch. Website: www.traveltalkmag.com.au Editors:http://www.traveltalkmag.com.au/contact
TravelPulse. While some articles on TravelPulse.com are consumer-oriented, they also publish content relevant to travel agents and other industry professionals. They pay $50 an article and you can find their submission guidelines here:http://www.travelpulse.com/more/contact_us.html#write_for_us.
Recommend is one of the most well-known travel trade publications. Its main demographic is travel agents, so stories should focus on hotels and tour operators that work with travel advisers. Popular destinations include the Caribbean and Mexico, so if you have experience traveling in those areas, trycontacting one of the relevant editors.
Travel Weekly is another well-known travel trade publication. They have a circulation of 37,000 and have both a print edition, as well as digital edition. In addition to topics like cruises and hotels, they also cover corporate travel and breaking news. Submit an application to be a freelance writer here, or visit their website.
TravelAge West targets travel agents who work on the west coast. They also have two spin-off publications, Explorer and Family Getaways, which are about adventure travel and family travel, respectively. The publication has several newsletters about Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe that also need content. Rates are around $100 for web content. TravelAge West is owned by the same company as Travel Weekly, so you can also submit an application through the Northstar Travel Group career portal. Their website:www.travelagewest.com
Travelweek is Canadian publication that also has a French edition. For forty years, Travelweek has been covering everything from familiarization trips to airlines. They’re always looking for articles relevant to Canadian travel professionals. Website: www.travelweek.ca. Contact their editors here.
Hemispheres (United Airlines Monthly)
for the affluent, curious, sophisticated citizen of the world. Founded 1992, circulation 12.3 million. Payment 50 cents per word and up. 95% freelance. send queries to email@example.com
Include clips attached as pdf or web links. for detailed guidelines:
for short stories, creative nonfiction & poetry. Founded 1996, publishes 3 times a year, circulation 2,000, payment $15 per page for prose; varies for poetry. Send up to two prose pieces or three poems via the online manager at tellitslant.com/writer_session/new.
Include cover letter.
for detailed guidelines: tellitslant.com/home/journal_details/27
Need Help with Grammar?
Grammar Girl is a self-described “defender of the sacred comma, orator of the mysterious grammar way, and deliverer of practical tips.” Her regular podcasts are filled with short tips on improving your grammar. The podcast is currently the 47th most popular download from Apple’s iTunes online music store. Grammar Girl podcasts are downloadable for free from www.iTunes.com or at www.qdnow.com.