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Story idea letters for specific features and departments should be one page in length and accompanied by recent writing samples. The letter should explain the idea for the piece, tell how you would approach it as a writer, give some sense of your writing style, and mention the section of the magazine for which the piece is intended. Your samples should not include the actual story that you are proposing.

Américas is the official publication of the Organization of American States (OAS). Accepts News Briefs, Articles, and Features. Compensation for written contributions ranges from $75 to $300, depending on the length of the published text.

Accept Story Content and Factual Content. Pay is six to eight cents per word.

Back Home Magazine
We are looking for interesting, lively, preferably first-person articles based upon actual experience in the fields of gardening, home construction and repair, workshop projects, cooking, crafts, outdoor recreation, family activities and vacations, livestock, home business, home-based and other education, and community/neighborhood action. At present our base rate of pay is $35 a printed page, payable upon publication.

Various options for submission. See website for more details.

Ballinger Publishing
See website for information.

Bead & Button
We accept proposals for beaded projects and proposals for articles about artists.

Bird Channel / Bird Talk Magazine
Accepts articles on the care of birds, photo articles, how-to articles, and human interest stories. Pay is $100 to $200 for short features and $300 to $400 for longer features.

Boots n All
Feature articles pay $50, Expert Travel Articles pay $30, Travel Essays pay $20-$40.

Boulevard Magazine
Boulevard strives to publish only the finest in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction (essays, interviews, etc.). Therefore we ask that you send only your best work.

Boys Life Magazine
Accepts fiction and nonfiction submissions. Major articles are 500 to 1500 in length, pay is $400 to $1500. See website for more information.

Boyd Mills Press
Young readers book publishing

Busted Halo
Busted Halo is an online magazine for spiritual seekers. Seeking writers who specialize in Spiritual Writing.

Canoe and Kayak
We never run unsolicited articles. Your best bet is to e-mail us a short, original, and very succinct query about your idea, the photos available to illustrate it, and your writing background/availability. C&K pays $.50 per published word, on publication.

Chain Books
We are in the process of enrolling people to join us as "Starter Chapter" authors. We have established a goal to have a minimum of 500 first chapters completed prior to our launch this September. We are looking for writers of all skill levels and interests in different storyline themes, and who would like to become a published author. The Starter Chapter writers will receive $25 for each approved chapter plus additional compensation on books that meet successful sales goals. Getting started is as easy as filling out an agreement and submitting your chapter.

Chicken Soup For The Soul
Submit inspirational stories for consideration.

Cobblestone & Cricket
Publishes material for 9-14 age group. Feature articles, supplemental non-fiction, fiction, activities, puzzles, and games. See website for information about submission and pay.

Cottage Life
Cottage Life is the magazine for and about water-based cottagers. Although most of our readers are based in Ontario, we welcome stories about cottages and cottaging in other parts of Canada and the northern US as well.

Country Magazine
All freelance material is considered on a speculative basis unless a specific assignment is made. We pay, upon publication, $250 for any story that runs a full page or more. The only exceptions are “God’s Country,” an 8- to 10-page text-and-photo feature, for which we pay a flat rate of $2,000, and poetry, which appears only in Country EXTRA; we pay $50 for each published poem.

We need creative writers who know the web design and development space. We are paying $20 per post, you must get approval on topic before submitting. Payment will be made via paypal within 12 hours of submitting the post to us.

Discovery Girls Magazine
There are a variety of departments to send submissions to. See website for more information.

Early American Life Magazine
This magazine is seeking and covers a variety of topics centered on early America and its founding through the mid 1800s. Topic include: architecture, history, antiques, and travel. Rates depend on skill and relationship. See website for details about submissions and rates.

Easy Street
Easy Street covers a mix of business profiles, the arts, the latest happenings, fine dining, wines, outdoor recreation, sports and travel. Before pitching ideas, please look over a few past copies or visit our website at We want writers with a good knowledge of their subject.

Eating Well
They accept a variety of submissions on healthy eating and other topics. Pay is up to $1.00 per word.

We request that writers send queries by e-mail. Please indicate approximate article length and which section of the magazine you are targeting, allowing a three-month lead time. Please attach writing samples. E pays 30 cents per word upon publication and you'll receive a contract that can be signed electronically if your article has been assigned.

Family Fun Magazine
Please familiarize yourself with the magazine before submitting a query. Our heavy emphasis on
activities and ideas distinguishes us from other parenting and family magazines. We do not publish
child development articles, fiction, poetry, and the like. This format means that we are always looking
for professional freelancers who are experts in the art of being a fun-loving, creative parent.

Funny Times
Our print publication pokes fun at politics, news, relationships, food, technology, pets, work, death, environmental issues, business, religion (yes, even religion) and the human condition in general. Not much is off limits, so do your best to make us laugh. Plus we're advertising free, so whatever we like, we use. We pay upon publication, not acceptance, and the rates are $25-$40 per cartoon based on reproduction size and $60 each for story. You'll even get a complimentary subscription to Funny Times and some serious bragging rights.

Free Spirit
This is a publishing company that accepts submissions for teaching, childrens, and teens material.

Get Tuned
We need your help writing articles at Get-tuned. There are so many instruments out there and so many different methods and tips to tune them, that we truly are in over our heads here. So we are giving our users the opportunity to help us with the content on our site. If you know your stuff when it comes to an instrument, it's simple, write for us, help other people out, you get paid, we get content, it's a win-win-win. Pay varies by quality and usage.

Gripped Magazine
Gripped magazine welcomes submissions from writers, photographers, athletes, coaches and enthusiasts from all climbing disciplines.

Highlights Magazine
Accepts fiction, rebus stories, verse, nonfiction, crafts, and more. Visit to find out more information.

Homeschool Today
Seeking content for columns, feature articles, departments, online content, and reviews. Pay is .10 per word.

Honolulu Magazine
Freelance writers, submit a query letter(see web page).

Feature stories: Starting around $600, up to about $1,800. Columns, departments and short features: $100 to around $600. HONOLULU Magazine pays 30 days after the publication of the piece.

Hunting Net
HuntingNet.Com is especially interested in topnotch writers who can make hunting and outdoor related topics entertaining while maintaining accuracy. The amount to be paid will be negotiated prior to printing.

I Love Cats
I Love Cats Magazine is interested in interested in feature stories about cats and their owners, (no talking cats, please), interesting or odd happenings with cats, tips for cat owners, health issues, nonfiction pieces, behavior problems, that sort of thing. Please do not send stories about cats that go or live outdoors. Pay varies by placement and length.

Buys music and product reviews. Acceptance is limited. Pay is $2.00 to $15.00 per review.

Grass Roots
Publishes love stories. Follow submission guidelines.

International Living
International Living’s general themes are retiring overseas, how to get the best deals when traveling, real estate bargains outside of the U.S., how to set up a business outside of the U.S., items that you find overseas that may sell well in the U.S. market (import-export), foreign investment…basically anything that involves saving or making money outside of the U.S..

King Tutz
Get paid $50 to $300 to for writing original tutorials.

KitPlanes Magazine
Payment depends on the length of the article as published, including artwork. Thus the more and better the art, the more we pay. The budget for first-time KITPLANES writers is $70 per page as printed in the magazine, including illustrations/photos, but that may be increased at the editor's discretion. After your first KITPLANES appearance, the rate increases to $105 per page.

Looking For Clues
LookingForClues is a website that publishes articles that provide "Bite size nuggets of insight and entertainment". We buy articles from new and established freelance writers. We pay between $10 and $20 per article. The article must be at least 6 paragraphs and contain 800 words minimum. It should generally be no more than 12 paragraphs and 1600 words in length.

Make Me Heal
Make Me Heal is the world’s largest website for all things plastic surgery, anti-aging, and beauty. We have many story assignments and the subjects are exciting. If your story is published, you will get paid for it ($10-$20 per story) and it will be seen by over a million million members.

Messaging Talk

Metro Parent Publishing Group is always looking for talented, experienced freelance writers to enhance our magazine, ancillary publications and website. Our general goal is to have a good mix of fun and substantive local stories of interest to local parents. View website for pay and guideline information.

Momsense Magazine
View submission guidelines and current/upcoming content needs.

Mother Earth News
From our readers, we welcome articles and quality photographs for two departments: “Country Lore” and “Firsthand Reports.” “Country Lore” presents handy how-to tips of 100 to 300 words; payment is $25 to $100 per published item.

Nature Friend Magazine
Visit the website to review guidelines.

Metro Parent
Metro Parent Publishing Group is always looking for talented, experienced freelance writers to enhance our magazine, ancillary publications and website. Our general goal is to have a good mix of fun and substantive local stories of interest to local parents. If you think you can help us do that, then read on.

National Parks Conservation Association
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.
News articles and smaller departments are 500-1200 words. Features run approximately 1,800-2,000 words. We generally pay 70 cents to $1.00/word--the high end being reserved for our proven contributors.

Piedmont Parent Magazine
We prefer articles and essays with local relevancy. Word counts for articles vary from 500 to 1,200 words. If you wish to query the editor, please include a story outline and previously published writing samples.

Pragmatic Bookshelf
It doesn’t matter whether you’re an established author or a first-timer. The most important thing is that you care passionately about something that you understand deeply, and you want to share that passion with other people.

Pedestal Magazine
The Pedestal Magazine accepts poetry, fiction, interviews, and reviews.

Rural Heritage
Seeking writers, photographers, and cartoonists for topics relevant to farming and logging.

Sierra is a bimonthly national magazine publishing writing, photography, and art about the natural world. Our readers are environmentally concerned, politically diverse, and actively enjoy the outdoors. We are looking for painstaking reporting and smart writing that will provoke, entertain, inform, and enlighten this readership.

Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha's editors assess new contributors based on a sampling of their writing. We generally require a minimum of 3-5 Instablog posts, or that you have at least that many relevant pieces on an existing blog, before we will consider an article submitted for publication.

Small Farm Today Magazine
We need “how-to” articles (how to grow, raise, market, build, etc), as well as articles about small farmers who are experiencing success through diversification, specialty/alternative crops and livestock, and direct marketing. Small Farm Today is especially interested in articles that explain how to do something from start to finish citing specific examples involved in the process or operation being discussed. Pay is 2 to 3.5 cents per word.

Smoky Mountain Living
• Feature story, 1,500-3,500 words, 5-10 photos required – $250-$450
• Non-fiction/personal essay, 1,000-1,500 words, 3-5 photos required – $200
• Departments, 700-850 words, 3-5 photos required – $125
• Mountain Views essay, 700-850 words, writer headshot required – $125

Stone Soup
Stone Soup is made up of stories, poems, book reviews, and art by young people through age 13. Although all the writing we publish is in English, we accept work from all over the world.

Texas Highways
Texas Highways pays 50 cents per word on acceptance. After we accept your manuscript, we will ask
you to send us an invoice. Once the invoice is approved, payment takes two to four weeks.

Texas Home and Living
Writers are paid between $100 to $300 per article, depending on the assignment.

The Baby Corner
There are two options for writing for The Baby Corner. See website for details.

The Sun Magazine
We publish essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry. We tend to favor personal writing, but we're also looking for thoughtful, well-written essays on political, cultural, and philosophical themes. Please, no journalistic features, academic works, or opinion pieces. We pay from $300 to $2,000 for essays and interviews, $300 to $1,500 for fiction, and $100 to $500 for poetry, the amount being determined by length and quality. We may pay less for very short works. We also give contributors a complimentary one-year subscription to The Sun.

Today's Parent Magazine
Various submission options and pay based on each.

Trazzler helps would-be travelers answer the question "Where should I go?" Trazzlers meander through a world of trips—hand-picked, concise, compellingly written slices of life that pull the reader into a real experience.

Transitions Abroad
Accepting articles and photos for their webzine.

Underwired Magazine
Accepts essay submissions, 800-1200 words. Pay is $100.00.

US Kids Magazine
At U.S. Kids, we’re always in need of high-quality stories, articles, and activities with a broad health and fitness focus. We are most interested in wholesome, positive, lighthearted, and well-written pieces that encourage and educate our readers. Although our emphasis is on health, we also use material with more general themes. Pay depends on type of work. See website for details.

Weird Tales
Weird Tales magazine accepts poetry and fiction writing submissions. Pay is five cents per word for fiction and $20 per poem.

Wend Magazine
Wend Magazine accepts first person, narrative nonfiction accounts of adventure travel, with a human-powered outdoor recreation bent. Payment varies by department. See website for more information.

Whole Life Magazine
We are open to stories on natural health, alternative healing, green living, sustainable and local food, social responsibility, conscious business, the environment, spirituality and personal growth; in short, anything that deals with a progressive, healthy lifestyle.

WLTaccepts up to three longer stories (800-1,100 words) per issue, and pay ranges from $150-200 depending on topic, research required and writer experience.


In addition, we have a number of regular departments that pay $75-150 depending on topic, research required and writer experience.


City of Angels is our FOB section featuring short, newsy blurbs on our coverage topics, generally in the context of Los Angeles. These are generally 200-400 words and pay $25-35 depending on length and topic. This is a great section for writers who are new to us.


BackWords is a 750-word personal essay that often highlights a seminal moment or event in the life of the writer and pays $100.

Wine Maker
WineMaker is for anyone who is interested in making wine, from those starting out with kits to more advanced winemakers who use fresh fruit. We seek articles that are straightforward and factual, not full of esoteric theories or complex calculations. Our readers tend to be intelligent, upscale and literate.

Vantage Press
Book publishing company.

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