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2014 Spring Markets Round-up

Submit and sell logoThe Money Side of Life is geared toward young adults who are just starting out on their own and are looking for financial advice. The site actively seeks “money-related personal stories, advice, and how-tos discussing the major life changes we all face when we hit the real world on our own for the first time.” 

The Money Side of Life is a child of BrassMagazine.com — another place that accepts money-related freelance submissions. Writers must be between 16-29 years old.

Do you love tech and write a great how-to? If so, you might be a good fit for TUTS+. They publish all types of creative tutorials for everything from web design to music. Be sure to read their author guide before pitching.

These next three markets are all parts of Infobase Publishing and the writer’s guidelines for each are grouped together under Infobase’s Author Submission page.

Facts on File (Infobase) publishes print and online reference materials on history, science, literature and more, all aimed at the school and library market. Facts On File is an award-winning publisher of print and online reference materials for schools and libraries. Our authoritative references are geared toward the high school, academic, and public library markets. We specialize in a multitude of curriculum subject areas, such as history, science, literature, geography, health, and more.

Chelsea House (Infobase) is a middle and high school imprint for nonfiction books. These titles are high-interest, curriculum-based books.

Chelsea Clubhouse (Infobase) publishes the same types of books as Chelsea House, but for a younger audience. Books from this imprint are geared toward readers in grades two through five.

Sterling Publishing accepts unagented book proposals submitted through the mail. They publish nonfiction books for adults and children in a range of categories (a complete list is available in their guidelines). They do NOT publish fiction novels or chapter books.

Editors of Boston Globe Magazine suggest that the best way for writers to break into the magazine is through essays for the Perspective or Connections columns.  Their complete list of upcoming themes for the remainder of 2014 is listed on the page with their writer’s guidelines.

According to their guidelines, Parents magazine only accepts one-page queries via postal mail. They prefer to work with published writers who have studied their market and can write about parenting for a national audience.

On a more regional note, Dayton Parenting wants ideas about submissions for their local audience. They pay on publication, and payment is determined on an assignment by assignment basis.

Children’s Writer is a monthly digital newsletter covering the markets for children’s books and articles. They provide their readers with features, interviews, how-to’s and other insights. To read their writer’s guidelines, click the link (above) and select “Writer’s Guidelines” from the left-hand menu.

If you write middle grade fantasy, you should check out the guidelines for Spellbound. This quarterly e-zine welcomes poetry, artwork, and stories with appeal for readers in the middle grades (NOT YA). They have specific reading periods and themes, so be sure to read the guidelines before submitting.


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