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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Call for Submissions

- June 24th, 2005 -
Krista Barrett, Owner
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* Creative writers needed!
PAY: $90 per CEU
Unique opportunity to design and write creative training courses for mental health professionals. Mental health experience required, and a degree in a related field is preferred. Courses are professionally formatted with graphics added, and are marketed nationwide. CEU=continuing education unit, approximately 1,500 words. Our courses range from 3- 10 CEU's. PLUS, a percentage of each course sold is paid to the writer. For more information Click on - WRITE FOR CI:

* Online Game Guides
PAY: $1000 - $2500
We are currently looking for MMORPG players with an excellent know-how of their game and good writing skills. The guides are usually around 50+ pages in size and require a time investment between 40 and 60 hours. The overall payment an author receives depends on the quality and extend of their work and consists of an initial payment and a monthly paid revenue share. The overall payout ranges from $1000 upwards, with the average being around $2500. If you are interested, please send us a short e-mail describing your personal and gaming background as well as your previous writing experience. Contact:

* Spicy, Deep Journalistic Articles Needed
PAY: $7.50 - $150
Coaching Insider seeks in-depth news stories that explore opposing and divergent viewpoints and therefore increase dialogue within the personal and business coaching industry. Stories should have a strong journalistic voice with the dynamic tension of contrasting viewpoints and edgy or controversial thought from qualified spokespeople. Multiple sources. 750 to 2,500 words. We are a twice-monthly news publication about the business of personal coaching. Short news items welcome, as well as longer pieces.
See Past Issues at; See Writers and Query Guidelines at Payment upon publication, via Paypal. Payment varies, $7.50 to $150. Bylined articles are archived online perpetually. What we are NOT looking for: Top Ten Lists, profiles, personal essays, Q&As, single-source how-to--unless it is a report on a workshop or intensive presented by a ground-breaking expert and written from a reporter's stance. (Even then, it would benefit from multiple-source analysis or contrasting viewpoints, but I'll consider single-source news coverage of events/presentations if the proposal/angle/source is strong.) Query editor via e-mail: mailto:

* Freelance Editor needed for Legal Magazine for 2 weeks in August
PAY: $20 - $25/hour
Respected legal, wealth management magazine based in New York(Chelsea) is looking for a freelance editor/proofreader for 2 weeks in August, preferably from 10th to 25th but slightly flexible. Job: The editor will proofread and edit articles for the September issue and must be proficient with AP Style and Legal writing. Requirements: The main requirement is that the editor have atleast 2 to 3 years experience and understand legalese and be able to edit articles on legal matters easily. You don't have to be a taxation law expert but just be familiar with legal language and lawyers' writing style (or the pathetic lack of it). Work Atmosphere: Centrally located office(Chelsea) very friendly boss and colleagues. Informal, warm, friendly work atmosphere. Remuneration: The pay is $20 to $25 per hour and the hours will be 9.30a.m. to 6p.m. (no weekends). Please email your resume to me as a word file to:

* Music for the Love of It
PAY: $50
Music For The Love Of It is written for adult amateur and professional musicians. It aims to communicate solid information and stimulating ideas in an accessible style, and to promote amateur participation in the arts, especially music-making. If you want to discuss your ideas for an article, please call Ted Rust, editor, at 510/654-9134, preferably 9am-5pm PDT. Our typical readers are mature, well educated, and musically literate. Some are highly accomplished musicians, all are great enthusiasts. Many of them have taken up or returned to music as adults, and are eager to make up for lost time. They include choral, orchestral, operatic, chamber, jazz, rock and folk musicians as well as composers and conductors. Please write to interest musicians in general, even if your topic is specialized.

* Midwest Foodservice News
PAY: $75 - $200
Kentucky freelance writer must live in Kentucky. Midwest Foodservice News is a bi-montly publication based in Columbus, Ohio with 40,000 subscribers. Our audience is the independent restaurant owner. We cover six states: Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Kentucky writer will be responsible for generating restaurant story ideas, getting them approved by the publisher, and writing three articles per issue. Photos with stories are required. Also, once a year, there is a Taste of Kentucky article that reports the state of the restaurant industry in Kentucky. Pay for three stories is $200. Pay for Taste of article is $75. Please submit resume and writing samples to: A background in the foodservice industry is a plus.

* Masonry Magazine
PAY: $.30/word
I am looking for freelance authors with a good grasp of writing for the construction market, particularly for the masonry trade. I have several feature articles available that we need completed for our August-December 2005 issues, with various topics such as tuckpointing; trailers, hauling and storage; masonry saw blades; flashing and drainage devices; waterproofing; reconditioning, parts and repair of heavy equipment; and fabricated stone. Once the 2006 editorial calendar is completed, I will have a better idea of what topics will be available next year. I prefer articles to have lots of quotes from experts and mason contractors in the industry (I can provide contacts for articles), lots of info and good research completed on the topic. Since the readers are mason
contractors, you should have a good understanding of how a masonry business operates. Feature articles are typically 800-1,500 words in length. I would prefer the author take care of finding the photographs/graphics to accompany the article, but if that's a problem, I will handle it. Deadlines are 1-4 months away, depending on the issue. I can only offer 30 cents per word in the beginning, but if I find an author that fits in well with our magazine, I will have no problems fighting for a better situation with the publisher. Please contact Jennie Farnsworth at mailto: for more information (Put "Freelance Writer" in the subject line of your e-mail so it isn't deleted).

* Mountain Living
PAY: varies (high)
Department articles usually run 800 to 1,500 words. Feature articles run 1,200 to 2,000 words. Trailblazers run approximately 300 words. Departments: These include: Art, Architecture, Sporting Life, Travel (US, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean), Off the Beaten Path (out-of-the-way mountain areas in the US), Cuisine, Health, History, Environment, Destinations (an art-driven department featuring a beautiful mountain destination in the US- must be accompanied by quality photograph), Trail’s End (mountain-related essays).

* Creative Writer Wanted for Children's Books
PAY: $150
We’re looking for a creative writer to work with us on an exciting new concept for the children’s market (ages 2–7). Writers will be paid $150 for each selected story. Create a Monster Fighter hero/heroine character and storyline designed to protect children and fight their bedtime-specific fears. These characters may be individuals or a group of Monster Fighters. Typical childhood fears include monsters, thunder, lightning, ghosts, darkness, loneliness, etc. Please do not limit your themes to these items. Limit: 5 pages, not including any illustrations. Deadline: August 31. E-mail submissions and inquiries to the attention of Mark Marks at mailto: Please include your name, e-mail, phone, and whether you’re interested in working with us on a continuing basis.

* Wine Writer & Movie Writer for Online Lifestyle Mag
PAY: $.25/word is a successful young online publication, consisting of five monthly mini-magazines segmented by lifestyle rather than demographics. We're growing like crazy, and looking for talented freelance writers who are witty - sarcastic even - and concise. Extremely important: meeting of deadlines is not negotiable. We need writers to write monthly columns in these areas: MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS: You are connected & able to review big (as well as small and/or independent) releases before they come out. WINE: A knowledgeable wine lover who can entertain without being too fluffy, & educate without being too pedantic.
Reply to: mailto:

* Not For Tourists
PAY: $100
Not For Tourists is looking for neighborhood editors for its first edition of its "Guide to Queens." The first edition will be approximately 100 pp and cover the following 10 neighborhoods in detail:
1. Astoria
2. Long Island City
3. Sunnyside
4. Jackson Heights
5. Elmhurst
6. College Point
7. Whitestone
8. Flushing
9. Forest Hills
10. Jamaica
We are looking for folks who either live, work, and/or play in at least one of the above neighborhoods. Being a neighborhood editor will entail: writing a 50-word general description of the neighborhood; writing a 50-word entertainment description of the neighborhood; submitting at least 25 entertainment listings for the neighborhood (comprised of restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and landmarks); writing 3-10 word blurbs for each of those 25+ listings. Compensation is $100 per neighborhood. You can apply by sending the following things to Managing Editor Rob Tallia at mailto:
1. A Cover Letter, stating which neighborhood(s) you're interested in.
2. A Resume.
3. One 50-word neighborhood description AND 5 neighborhood entertainment listings with 3-10 word descriptive blurbs for each. Make SURE you are familiar with the NFT style and tone before submitting this work; we will of course NOT use your submissions unless you are actually HIRED to work for us. You can look at the full PDF of our New York book at our website,, if you do not currently possess any of our guides (note that you will have to sign up to become a member (it's free)) to do this.


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