Writers Reminder

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16. Story Call-Outs    

Get your story published in "Chicken Soup for the Soul." Chicken Soup’s publisher and editor-in-chief Amy Newmark shares 10 inside tips to help you see your words in the next edition of the famous series.



Chicken Soup for the Soul

is looking for stories!

Payment is $200 and ten copies for up to 1,200 words.


Please write in the first person about yourself or someone close to you. If you ghostwrite a story for someone else we will list that person's name as the author. Submissions must be submitted online.








FOR MORE INFO:  https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics

SUBMISSIONS GO TO:  http://www.chickensoup.com/form.asp?cid=submit_story


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.

Payment is $250 for a true personal story (send the completed story to WWFeatures@WomansWorldMag.com). Look for other submission options at https://www.womansworld.com/p/contact.

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.



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.





Guideposts publishes true stories about people who have attained a goal, surmounted an obstacle or learned a helpful lesson through their faith. A typical story is a first-person narrative with a spiritual point that the reader can apply to his or her own life. The story may be your own or someone else’s. Payment for full-length stories (about 1,500 words) is made when the story is accepted for publication. Pays up to $250.



For manuscripts, we pay 30–50 cents per word, on acceptance, for first world rights for one-time print use and perpetual electronic use. Should we want to reprint anything we’ve purchased from you in anything other than electronic format, we’ll pay you 25% of the original purchase price per use. Contributor copies are sent to writers and artists whose work appears in that issue.

We do not offer payment for online-only articles except in rare cases when the content is highly focused or unique. In such cases, writers may be paid $50-$100 depending on the depth and length of the work. If payment is not offered, we may agree to include links to the author’s website, social media accounts, and book outlets.

For what to pitch and where to send it:  http://www.writersdigest.com/submission-guidelines


Your Impossible Voice

           Your Impossible Voice is now accepting submissions. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more. We don't charge any reading fees and do pay our contributors. 

        For prose we're looking for quality works. We are interested in writing from around the world. We would like to receive transmissions from outer space, as well as from deep underground. We are not bored and prefer not to be. We like urgency, innovation, intelligence, risk. We’re interested in what language can do and in challenging our own preconceptions. We love lucid dreams, blurred boundaries, formal play, and stories we’ve never heard. We love the voices of deluded philosophers, hallucinating prisoners, cold-blooded rationalists and insane children. We love realism in the sense that everything is real. We have fairly open minds. Surprise us. Make us think or make us feel or make our brains explode. We are waiting. 

        For poetry we are looking for work that is devious and feisty. Send us work that frustrates our ideas of beauty and illuminates surreal new intersections. Ignite our understanding of form. We are drawn to sharp juxtapositions, secret codes and mysterious circumstances. Show us what lives in your peripheral vision; invite us in to your hidden rooms. Hand us the skeleton key and the magnifying glass – we’re ready to follow. 

Visit www.yourimpossiblevoice.com for more information. 



THE NOTEBOOK  is seeking submissions for its next issue. Published biannually by the Grassroots Women Project, The Notebook, seeks work by female or male writers, photographers & digital visual artists with rural or small town roots. We are interested in progressive thinking—past, present or visionary—that explores a spectrum of authentic experiences for women and girls in rural areas and small towns in any of the world’s cultures. 

 Find submission guidelines at www.GrassrootsWomenProject.org.  


Working Writer

Submit something today.  Here are our really simple guidelines.

• Length:   300-1200 words.  Include word count.

• Topics:  First-hand experience, advice, information, or tips on the 

subject of writing, including marketing, freelancing,  publishing, agents, different genres, how-to, how-not-to, or humor. 

Reprints are fine.  • Query:  Not necessary   

• Submit by e-Mail to:  workingwriters@aol.com   

• Response:  Within the week.  

• If published, you’ll receive a byline, hard copies for your clip file, a 

plug for your latest writing venture, great exposure, and our sincere 

gratitude.  At your request, we’ll also include a link to your website on our Resources page.  Editor and Publisher:  Maggie Frisch

Deartracks Books

14415 Hawthorne West

Lake Forest, IL 60045

e-mail: workingwriters@aol.com

URL: www.workingwriter1.com

Working Writer is a twelve-page bimonthly publication available by mail and e-mail.


OKIE Magazine welcomes submissions

Magazine Focuses on Arts and Events in Southwest Oklahoma: 

OKIE Magazine has a strong focus on the arts and entertainment, including a featured band/ artist and a calendar of events each issue. This news and entertainment monthly serves Southwest Oklahoma. Please submit your events and/or calls for submissions by the 10th of each month. 

You can e-mail them to editor@okiemagazine.com. OKIE Magazine welcomes submissions from artists, bands, authors and other talents with Oklahoma roots. (NOTE: I am not sure if this is a paying or non-paying market.) 

OKIE Magazine, 1421 NW Great Plains Blvd. Suite C, Lawton, Oklahoma 73505.  Hit us up on Facebook at facebook.com/okiemagazine and www.okiemagazine.com  580-536-9500.

Indie Michaels, Publisher OKIE Magazine, okiemagazine.com


Wanna Blog for Writer Beware?

Would you like to be a guest blogger for Writer Beware?

To vary our subject matter and present differing points of view, we publish occasional guest blog posts on subjects relating to publishing, self-publishing, books, writing, the writing life, and, of course, literary schemes and scams. If you're interested in writing about a current issue or problem in the industry, if you have a point of view about writing or publishing that you'd like to share, if you've had a writing or publishing experience that you think would help, inform, and/or warn other writers--we'd like to hear from you.

Posts must be at least 500 words, and can be as long as 1,200 words. We're not a paying market, but we'll give you a byline, a bio, and links to your website, blog, or whatever; we currently have over 21,000 subscribers, as well as more than 13,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter combined, so your post will definitely get some eyeballs. We'll also expect you to be available to respond to comments on your post.   

For more info, contact Victoria Strauss at <beware@sfwa.org>


News Media

News releases from non-profit and government agencies, schools, organizations and even Resident news can be sent by email to edmond@newsok.com, mid-del@NewsOK.com, Norman@NewsOK.com, okc@NewsOK.com and Yukon@NewsOK.com. Instructions on how to send information can be found in the “News Submitted by YOU” section in the upper right on each page. You also can submit items to Metro reports: 

Vallery Brown <VBrown@opubco.com

Matt Patterson <mPatterson@opubco.com>

Norman reporter: Jane Glenn Cannon <JCannon@opubco.com>

Edmond: Diana Baldwin <dbaldwin@opubco.com>


Genealogy Today Magazine

GO here http://www.familychronicle.com/author_notes.htm 

If you are thinking of writing an article, e-mail Edward Zapletal with the idea - you stand a good chance of getting a response regarding their interest. FREE COPY OF MAGAZINE GUIDELINES on request.  $0.08 (8 cents) per word, plus we will pay $7 for each photo, image, visual etc. submitted, and used by us in the final layout.



No More Cups of Comfort

Although Adams Media Corporation is no longer accepting story submissions for the Cup of Comfort series, they are looking for great book proposals, now as Simon and Schuster. They accept submissions from authors - including first timers - and also from literary agents.


Your book proposal should include the following:

[note: these are good reminders for any book proposals]

    •    A description of the intended market for the book

    •    An explanation of why someone would want to buy the book

    •    A summary of the author’s background

    •    A table of contents, as detailed as possible

    •    A sample chapter

Adams Media will not accept phone calls or email or other inquiries, nor will they provide comments or feedback on unsolicited manuscripts.