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2013 Fall Markets Round-Up

It’s time for another market round-up! This month’s mix includes pubs for wine aficionados, one-line wonders, and educational materials. As always, the standard disclaimer applies:

Bear in mind that I am sharing these links not endorsing them. While I’ve checked out these sites, always read the complete guidelines before submitting anything AND always do your homework.

Kaeden Books specializes in educational titles that promote early literacy and reading.  Titles are aimed at Prek-2nd grade and are a mix of fiction and nonfiction.

Founded in 1891, American School Board Journal  looks for practical and thought-provoking articles on trends and solutions in education.  They have detailed instructions on style and voice. Consult the guidelines/magazine before submitting.

American Theatre Magazine accepts queries via mail and email. The publication focuses on trends and events in professional, not-for-profit theatre.

Teachers and parents are welcome to query Education.com with ideas for articles and activities aimed at the parents of children in preschool through grade 12.

Feeling funny? Oatmeal studios accepts humorous greeting card ideas submitted via mail or email. (Be sure to contact the editor for email format before submitting.) Visit the website for a sample of the types of work they buy.

Boulevard Magazine accepts fiction, poetry and nonfiction. They do charge a fee for electronic submissions, but you may submit via snail-mail for free. You can get a feel for the types of stories/works they publish by reading excerpts from back issues.

You’ll need to include an Article Submissions Form with any query sent to Toastmaster Magazine. The publication is the official magazine of Toastmasters International and addresses all manner of subjects related to effective communication and leadership. You can access an article index for each of the past ten years (!) on their website.

Be sure to check the guidelines for upcoming themes before submitting to New Moon magazine for girls. (As of this writing, the updated theme list is not available). The magazine is aimed at 8-14 year old girls and strives to provide positive “pro-girl” articles and stories. They ONLY publish work by adults in the following sections/departments: Herstory, Women’s Work, Last Words, and Fiction. All other work is written by girls for girls.

Ephemera publishes humorous novelty buttons, magnets, and stickers. Their slogans are also licensed for T-shirts, mugs, cards, calendars, etc. They pay for laugh-out-loud ideas that are fresh, original, and concise. They have an online submission form.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine accepts queries (no full manuscripts) for the print publication as well as their website. They cover wine, fine food, and travel. They prefer one to two paragraph pitches, accompanied by resumé/CV and or relevant clips.

From the guidelines on the Culinate.com‘s website: “We’re looking for articles that delineate the intersection of real food with real life, and for us, that usually means food cooked at home. Profiles, trends, essays, investigative reports, and seasonal cookery are all welcome.”

Pyramid Magazine is a PDF publication focused on tabletop roleplaying games. Each issue has a theme (which can be found on the wish list). The editors have developed an extensive list of step by step instructions designed to help writer’s break in. they pay 4 cents per published word and a contributor’s copy.

As the title indicates, Games Magazine  is devoted to games–from crossword puzzles, to board game reviews.  The magazine also includes feature articles with a game/puzzle slant. While they accept completed articles, they prefer queries. Payment varies.

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