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2014 Summer Markets Round-up

Sell your work thumbnail logoIt’s once again time for another round-up of writing markets.

Disclaimer: Please 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.

Crossed Genres pays 6 cents per word for science fiction and fantasy stories that fit their theme. Stories should run between 1,000 and 6,000 words. Crossed Genres is an official SFWA market.

Genre writers may find a home for their work at Cracked Eye. They are a paying market, but the rate is not currently listed on their guidelines. They seek crime, mystery, thriller, horror, comedy, and erotica of 3,000-6,000 words.

The writers and illustrators guidelines for Boyd’s Mills Press lists their needs as picture books, poetry, middle grade fiction, and nonfiction. They welcome unsolicited submissions.

Ideals Books is part of the Guideposts Company. They have multiple imprints. Their children’s book imprint features fiction and nonfiction picture books for ages 4 to 8. CandyCane Press handles board and novelty books for ages 2-5.

Ideals Magazine is also open to freelance submissions. The magazine’s guidelines are included on the book page.

If you’ve ever consulted a book of baby names, you may be familiar with Meadowbrook Press. In addition to titles on pregnancy and child care, Meadowbrook accepts proposals for children’s fiction and poetry, children’s activity books, party planning, and adult humor.

A quick scan of the titles available from Cider Mill Press shows that they publish titles of seasonal interest, children’s books, cook books, gift books, humor, history and more. From their guidelines: Cider Mill Press specializes in high-quality, entertaining gift books that are coupled with bold graphic design. They will review unsolicited proposals submitted via their website as a PDF.

Quarry Books is an imprint of Quarto Publishing that primarily produces how-to books about cooking, crafts, and pets. They prefer a specific type of query from prospective writers so be sure to read all the details in their guidelines prior to submitting.

No literary agent is required when submitting to Top That Publishing. One thing to note before submitting: This publisher only buys world rights in all languages. (for more about rights, visit this post on Writing-World.com) They look for activity and novelty books for children, and some nonfiction for adults. Browse their pdf catalog to see if your book is appropriate for this market.

The submission window hasn’t quite opened for Southern Indiana Review. They review subs from September 1st through April 30th. Rather than wait until the Fall Market Round-Up, I thought it might be more timely to mention them early. The magazine, produced by University of Southern Indiana, pays $75 and copies to contributors of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. Click here for their nonfiction guidelines.

Retold fairy tales and myths related to their theme are all that Timeless Tales Magazine publishes. If you’re not sure what makes a good retelling, check out the editor’s blog post Spinning Old into New: The Steps of Rewriting a Fairytale. The current theme from now until 9/22/14 is The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Timeless Tales prefers short works of 1,500-2,000 words (shorter is better) and pays a flat rate of $15. No erotica.

Silver Dolphin Books (scroll down for guidelines) is an imprint of Baker & Taylor Publishing Group. They accept proposals for activity books, novelty books, and educational nonfiction for children from preschool to age 12. You can view their current pdf catalog here.

Editors at The Sun Magazine encourage would-be contributors to read a free sample issue online before submitting. They look for essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry of a personal nature, but they also like to be surprised. They pay generous rates and purchase one-time rights. They also accept reprints.

Relevant Magazine and Relevantmagazine.com strive to provide their readership with articles about faith, culture and intentional living. Readers are 20 and 30-something Christians. Queries are accepted for both the magazine and the website, although the website does not pay (it does claim a monthly online readership of 2,000,000+).

Writers specializing in Web development and design are invited to share their knowledge with the readers of Smashing Magazine. Payment depends on the length and quality of the writing. Queries must be submitted through their online contact form.


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