This month’s round-up has a little bit of everything from Americana to Dungeons & Dragons. I promise to add these to the market page just as soon as the world stops spinning quiet so fast. September has become synonymous with “swamped” here at B&B headquarters and I’m perpetually behind!
As always, a gentle reminder: I’m sharing these markets, not endorsing them. Please read the complete guidelines and always do your homework before submitting to any market.
Tanglewood Press is a rarity among book publishers — one that accepts unsolicited manuscripts. They are a market for juvenile (picture book, middle grade, young adult) books and they publish more fiction than nonfiction.
Grand Science Fiction is a paying (5 cents/word) speculative fiction market. They primarily look for tales of 1,000 words.
“America’s Leading Magazine on the Art and Politics of the Cinema” Cineaste publishes on a quarterly schedule. Writers most familiar with this niche publication will have the best chance of getting published. Editors recommend reading the archives to get a feel for policies, style and publishing history before submitting.
Stealing Time, a literary magazine for parents, looks to fill its pages with fiction, memoirs, essays and poetry. Check the website for upcoming themes.
Designed with teenage girls in mind, Rookie Magazine covers a wealth of topics from books and comics, to sex and love. They welcome submissions from their teen readers, but it is unclear if adult submissions are welcome. (No mention of pay — inquire.)
Stone Voices publishes articles, essays, fiction, and poetry that explores connections between visual arts and spiritual journey. Pay = small honorarium + three copies.
Crafty writers take note: North Ridge Publishing produces Bead Trends, Scrapbook Trends, Cricut Magazine, Create: Idea Books, Cricut Idea books, Simply Handmade, and Cards Magazine. (For those of you counting, that’s SEVEN markets, one submission link!) They list the current calls for each publication beneath the submission form. Scroll down to see what they are looking for.
Folk Magazine defines itself as “American living by generation Y.” Each issue has a theme and is largely staff-written. They do not recommend sending unsolicited submissions and will not return them. Their editor is willing to work with professional writers who contact him directly. Proceed with caution and query first.
Radish — Healthy living from the ground up promotes better health through natural foods and products through western Illinois and eastern Iowa. Radish accepts a limited amount of freelance work and will consider reprints. Pays on publication.
Classic role playing fantasy game magazines Dragon magazine & Dungeon Magazine will be accepting submissions starting on October 1, 2012. They look for adventure proposals and articles related to Dungeons & Dragons role playing games. Writers are expected to have an intimate knowledge of the games and magazines. The best-equipped writers will be ones who have played and are familiar with the 4th Edition of D&D.
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