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B U S Y F R E E L A N C E R

Monthly Publication For Freelancing Parents

September 1, 2002 Volume 1 Issue 9

ISSN 1538-8107

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Busy Freelancer is a division of Write From Home
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Copyright (c) 2002, Kim Wilson/Kim Wilson Creative Services

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In This Issue...

>>>> Letter From the Editor, Kim Wilson

>>>> Article:
"Hit Them With A Punch"
by Nadia Ali

>>>> Write From Home Site Updates

>>>> New Column: Regional Reviews
by Hilary Evans

>>>> Article:
"Plan For A Writing Day"
by Sharon Wren

>>>> Success Spotlight

>>>> Article:
"Research on the Web: A Writer's Guide to Finding
Markets On the Internet"
by Gwen Morrison

>>>> Excellent Editors

>>>> Article:
"After School Activities Mean Writing Opportunities"
by Lauri Jean Crowe

>>>> Paying Markets

>>>> Classifieds

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°°°°° LETTER FROM THE EDITOR °°°°°

Dear Writers,

I recently finished reading "Among the Heroes" by Jere
Longman. The book is about the passengers of United Flight
93 that crashed in Shanksville, PA.

In the book Deborah Borza, the mother of passenger
Deora Bodley refers to the day she received a hug from a
White House staff member.
Mrs. Borza told the staff member, "You're here because your
job is not done. It was my daughter's privilege to die for
you. Honor her and do your job."

Such a simple request from someone who lost so much. I read
Mrs. Borza's words several times as the meaning kept sinking
deeper and deeper into my mind.

Mrs. Borza's words hold so much truth. One of the best ways
to honor all of the victims of September 11 is to live your
life to the fullest. Take advantage of the numerous
opportunities available to you. If you're unhappy with your
current situation make a plan to change it! Life is too
short to be miserable, day after day. If you have a long
list of things you'd like to start or complete "someday"
make today that "someday." Make a vow to embrace life, not
only today but everyday.

I wish you inner peace and many blessings.

Kim Wilson
Editor in Chief

PS: If you'd like to purchase the book "Among the Heroes"
please use this link:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060099097/writefromhome-20

By buying books through my Amazon affiliate you
help support Busy Freelancer and Write From Home (both
paying markets). Thank you.

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ARTICLE

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"Hit Them With A Punch"
by Nadia Ali

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Back in the days when the Internet was booming and Web
sites were clambering for writers, any writers, good, bad
and inexperienced, here I saw my calling. In a bid to get
a steady, paying, writing gig and experience, I applied to
be an online greeting card writer and to my surprise they
welcomed me aboard sending me my own password to gain
entrance to the writers area. It was a new place, somewhere
I had never been before. It was like being in a card shop,
but through the back entrance where artists and writers
gathered spinning out new ideas. Or at least that's how I
envisioned my new home in cyberspace.

I had never written a greeting card verse before, but after
all, how hard could it be? As long as it rhymed and
mentioned a special occasion any one could write them.

How wrong I was. The writers of the site received a monthly
newsletter that stated the company's present needs. They
did not want rhyming verses; they wanted something
humorous, something with a punch. I quaked in my bunny
slippers, sitting perched on the edge of my computer chair
staring at the writers' area. "A punch?" I said aloud,
"What's a punch?"

The best place to check was on the Web site itself to see
what exactly qualified a greeting sentiment to have a
"punch." The site covered every thing from kids to grandpa
and all the occasions in between. Here I discovered what a
punch was - even though sometimes I didn't think it was
much of a punch.

I found out that the point of a humorous punch is to
deliver an effective, short quip of words that gets
straight to the point with a twist of humor. Soon I found
my online cards were in the top ten of those most
frequently sent on the site. I began rolling off cards for
birthdays, Valentines, Mothers day, Get Well and many
other topics. I spent time in real greeting card stores
researching what made a card humorous and how the punch line
was delivered.

It was amazing to see all the various ways that writers
delivered that punch. There are several ways such as double
meanings, twisted meanings, intentional misinterpretation,
an unlikely turn of events, a play on words or the use of
an old cliché. Many of the cards I read reflected the
golden rule for a majority of greeting card companies which
is: Do not put the readers down or insult them in any way.
Thus the humor you write must reflect something positive
and have a general appeal to a broad audience.

Do:

° Be concise an apt.

° Hit the punch-line in the least amount of words.

° Think about the slant...risqué, funny, general.

° Think about the play on words.

So get out there and hit them with a punch! The greeting
card and slogan markets are actively seeking writers who
know how to write short, sweet and to the point. These
three factors make up the components to a great punch-line,
weave in some humor and you are on your way to producing a
humorous greeting card verse or a slogan for badges,
T-shirts or key chains.

For further information and resources:

Books

"Sell the Fun Stuff: Writers' and Artists' Market
Guidelines For Greeting Cards, Posters, Rubber Stamps,
T-shirts, Aprons, Bumper Stickers, Doormats, and More!" by
Jenna Glatzer at http://www.absolutewrite.com

You can also check out Sandra Miller Louden's "Write Well
and Sell Greeting Cards" at

http://www.greetingcardwriting.com

Web Resources - interviews, tips, advice and markets

http://www.writerswrite.com/greetingcards

http://www.writing-world.com/cards/index.html

http://www.absolutewrite.com/greetingcard.htm

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Nadia Ali is a freelance writer who works from the comfort
of her home. As a mother of two, she tries to balance the
schedules of her children and writing deadlines. She has
found her niche in travel and greeting cards. Credits
include High Cotton, Kalan LP Greetings, an interview with
Writing-World.com, Kinetic Travel & Inland Mania.

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°°°°° WRITE FROM HOME SITE UPDATES °°°°°

http://www.writefromhome.com

==>>"Life of a Writer Mom" Column by Carla Charter

This month read "The After Novel Void" at
http://www.writefromhome.com/LWM/258.htm

==>>Articles Added to Write From Home

Direct links to these articles can be found at
http://www.writefromhome.com

* "Writing and House Cleaning"
by Margaret Helmstetter

* "Best of Luck Placing This Elsewhere"
by Nadia Ali

* "Treat Yourself To A Writer's Weekend"
by Heidi Hoff

* "Ordinary People"
by Heather Long

* "Cutting Out Corners"
by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

* "Five-Minute Market Analysis"
by Mandy Borgmeier

* "Subject Matters"
by Jane Seaman

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NEW COLUMN-----> REGIONAL REVIEWS

by Hilary Evans

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As writing parents, we often fall back on our primary jobs
for inspiration. National markets aren't easy to crack
without experience. Regional parenting magazines, on the
other hand, will offer a dedicated writer the clips needed
for larger magazines, if not the paycheck or notoriety.

I began writing for regionals after purchasing Brette
McWhorters Sember's e-kit, "Successful Selling to
Regional Parenting Publications."
(http://www.mooseinthebirdbath.com/Ebooks.htm) This is an
excellent resource for those interested in maxing the
benefits of local magazines.

From my first submission I received several acceptances,
the following magazines included:

Parenting Plus Magazine
http://www.parentingplus.com/
226 Sulky Way, Suite 1
Wellington, FL 33414
Ed. Fax: 561-479-3654
E-mail: lynda@pick.net

Lynda Altmann is a wonderful editor to work with. The
magazine pays comparable rates, $25 for short articles with
one-time, reprint rights. Her e-mail responses are quick,
and professional. In fact, columnist Brette Sember
McWhorter described Lynda as, "friendly, receptive and
terrific to work with."

However, Brette did warn writers to be aware of Parenting
Plus's unique editorial considerations. "They work on a two
month lead time, so an article that will be published in
the December issue has to be to the editor by October 1.
This is a little unusual, since most regional parenting
publications have a one month lead time."

Parenting Plus represents Palm Beach County, Florida. They
purchase general parenting information articles, and pieces
on activities around the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.
This means they also clash boundaries with South Florida
Parenting.

It's a hard decision to make. South Florida Parenting pays
very good rates, but is often a hard market to crack. And
they don't use writers who regularly work for the
competition. Writers can approach the magazine on an
individual basis regarding the use of a pen name.

Georgia Family Magazine
http://www.georgiafamily.com
523 Sioux Drive
Macon, GA 31210
Phone: 912-471-4139
Fax: 912-475-4139
E-mail: olya@georgiafamily.com

Olya Fessard is quick to the point. Her e-mails are
courteous, and amazingly FAST. I do believe she is the
fastest acceptance I've had to date, at just under 40
minutes.

According to Olya, Georgia Family is one of the smallest
regional parenting publications. This is reflected in their
slightly lower rate of pay. "$10 for up to 500 words, $20
for up to 1000 words, and $30 for more," states Olya.
Submitting in the body of an e-mail works quite well for
this magazine.

The guidelines are simplified as follows: Children's and
women's health and safety, parenting news and reviews of
children's products are regular topics, as are activities
and new businesses in the area. Georgia Family has an
editorial calendar at the Web site. Although labeled "2001"
Ms. Fessard has confirmed it applies to 2002 as well.

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Hilary Evans is the mother of three children, and lives
with her family in Fort Dodge, IA. Her work has appeared in
several regional parenting magazines both online and in
print.

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ATTENTION AUTHORS OF WRITING RELATED BOOKS!

If you'd like your book considered for the "Featured Book of
the Month" at Write From Home please send a review copy or
galley to:

Book Reviews
Write From Home
P.O. Box 4145
Hamilton, NJ 08610

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ARTICLE

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"Plan For A Writing Day"
by Sharon Wren

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Normally when you write, you've got the kids and the
housework competing for your attention. Somehow you manage
to get everything done. Then a small miracle happens -
someone offers to take the children off your hands for the
day so you can work. Great, you'll get so much done. Then
the big day comes and your brain freezes up. You spend your
writing day doing laundry. What happened? When you had time
to think, you couldn't.

Next time, make a plan. As soon as you find out when you'll
have free time, start making a "to do" list. Include any
articles due soon and list anything that must be
researched. Use this time to send out queries. Do you write
fiction? Now's the time to work on that troublesome chapter.
If you need to review any books or videos, this will be
your best time.

Maximize your writing time through preparation. Set up your
workstation the night before your writing day. Place market
books, style guides and research materials near your desk.

Make sure you have plenty of pens, disks and paper. Set up
the coffee maker or teapot or chill extra cans of cola. Pack
a lunch for yourself. Get everything ready for the kids -
make bottles, stock the diaper bag and set out their
clothes. In the morning, cheerfully wave goodbye to your
distractions, uh, I mean kids.

When you're finally alone, forget doing housework. Use
your answering machine to screen calls; don't pick up
unless it's a true emergency. A "true emergency" involves
injury, not how many cookies the kids are allowed to eat.

Don't turn on the TV. If you must have background noise,
put on a CD. The radio won't work because they're bound to
play a commercial for something you're interested in or run
a contest. Keep a supply of healthy, ready to eat snacks
like apples and carrots right by your desk. When the urge
to munch hits (and it will), all you'll need is to reach
out and grab something. That way you won't have to leave
your desk except to occasionally stretch or use the
bathroom.

If you're not quite awake, do simple tasks like read
e-mail and research markets. As you get going, work on your
to-do list. There's a temptation to try to go full speed
all day, but you'll only wear yourself out. Pace yourself;
you've got time. If you find yourself struggling with a
task, switch gears and work on something else. If an
article just won't "go" do an outline so you can come back
to it later and pick up right where you left off.

There is an exception to the "nose to the grindstone" rule.
Take a nice lunch. If the weather's nice, have a solitary
picnic. If you're stuck indoors, read something not related
to writing or veg on TV for a short while. You need the
time to relax and recharge your batteries. Don't watch a
movie or you'll be sidetracked for a couple of hours.

Follow these tips and you'll be amazed by how much you
can accomplish by the end of the day. Don't feel bad if you
don't finish everything on your list. Every little bit
counts. It takes time to switch from writing while
constantly being interrupted to being all alone with your
thoughts. If you can, try to make a Writing Day a regular
occurrence, maybe once a month. The kids will adapt and so
will you.

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Sharon Wren is a freelance writer who has been writing
online for over five years. She is the Contributing Editor
for Wildlife News & Humor Column at Suite 101, is the
Managing Editor for Humor and Satire there and writes humor
columns for Laughter Loaf and Absolute Write. She also
writes about gardening and parenting. She wrote two books
last year, Overworked & Underpaid for Albooktross.com and
Dr. Spock Never Said It'd Be Like This for Self HelpGuides.com.

She lives on an island on the Mississippi River with her
husband, two small sons, 5 dachshunds, 2 cats and assorted
ducks, geese and other critters. Her Web address is
http://i.am/overworkedandunderpaid. She can be reached at
mailto:swren1@msn.com

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SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

Share your success with others. Regardless of how big or
small, I want to know about your accomplishments. If you
sell an article, receive a book contract, or met a writing
goal send the information to
e-mailto:busyfreelancer@writefromhome.com with the subject
'success spotlight' and I'll print your news item in the
next issue. (Hint: this a great area to do a little
shameless self promotion.)

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CONGRATULATIONS TO...

* Kathryn Lay for the following accomplishments: A short
story published in the August issue of "Cricket", an
article in the DJ Plus section of July/August issue of
"Discipleship Journal", sales to "Spider", "Woman's Day",
"Michigan Parenting", "CTB/McGraw Hill school testing",
"WriteSuccess", and the "Society of Children's Book
Writer's and Illustrator's Bulletin."

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"Research on the Web: A Writer's Guide to Finding Markets
On the Internet"

by Gwen Morrison

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A writer who is searching for a place to sell their work
doesn't have to look far to find a treasure chest of
publications right at their fingertips. There has been an
explosion of markets that are available online. Whether you
are looking at print publication guidelines, or writing for
the Web, you will find the Internet a fast and easy way to
get all the information you need to get started.

There are sites that provide current market news through
e-mail newsletters. These newsletters are sent directly to
your mailbox and keep you up to date on the trends, and
the new markets. With dozens of newsletters available
online, you will find some that offer more of what you are
looking for. A few to consider checking out are:

* Writers Weekly - This newsletter is sent out weekly and
includes freelance job listings and new paying markets. This
newsletter also posts warnings of reported bad markets to
beware of. http://www.writersweekly.com

* Writers Digest - This brief e-mail newsletter is sent out
about once a week to its subscribers. Even though it is
short, it is packed full of information for the writer.

Here you get a first hand look at articles before they are
available to non-subscribers. Tips for writers, market
trends, and plenty of inspirational resources are included.
http://www.writersdigest.com

* The Write News - A weekly newsletter from Writer's Write.
Read the weekly wrap up of writing and publishing news, and
check out the up to date job board.
http://www.writenews.com

* Writing World - This bi-weekly newsletter is geared
primarily towards the online markets. There is also a
weekly "Call for Submissions" section that is updated
regularly. New listings are also added to the "Writers
Wanted" section of the newsletter.
http://www.writing-world.com

* Absolute Right - Sign up for this free weekly newsletter
and you will get the latest in paying markets delivered
to your e-mail. All types of publishing opportunities are
highlighted in this newsletter.
http://www.absolutewrite.com

In today's technology, the availability of job information
online is a virtual gold mine waiting to be excavated. Here
is a sampling of a few of the job market sites that are on
the Internet:

* Journalism Jobs.com
A great source of listings for various writing
opportunities. You will find job postings for newspapers,
online magazines, radio and many other publishing
employment ads. Your resume can also be posted here for
potential employers to view. A great resource for writers
looking for work.
http://www.journalismjobs.com

* The Market List
A place for fiction writers to find markets for their work.
Listings include e-zine markets, magazines, and small press
publications. The submission guidelines and contact
information are available online. Current contest and
anthologies are detailed here.
http://www.marketlist.com

* The Write Market
This is one of the Web's oldest and largest listing of
markets for writers. This site offers regular feature
articles, hundreds of listings for magazines online and
in print, contests, and other writing related resources. It
is extremely well organized and fun to surf around in.
http://www.writersmarket.com

* Absolute Write
This is definitely the right place to look when you are
interested in finding out where to send your work. There is
a huge database of markets listed here. Everything from
book publishing to greeting card markets can be found here.
http://www.absolutewrite.com

There are literally hundreds of sites on the Internet that
offer writers access to the markets that are accepting
submissions. Finding the publication that fits your
particular expertise or interest is merely a click away.
The opportunities are endless if you do the research.
Pull up a comfortable chair, grab a cup of coffee and get
surfing!

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Gwen Morrison is a freelance writer and mom of four
children, ages 5 through 17. She has definitely been there,
done that. She claims that her family life alone could keep
her in material for decades. She is never bored.

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EXCELLENT EDITORS

Over the years I've had the opportunity to work with many
wonderful editors; and I know you have too. I want to use
this space to call attention to editors you feel are worthy
of praise. Please send me the editors name and the
publication they are affiliated with. Once received, I'll
post the information in the nest issue of Busy Freelancer.
You may send your submission to
mailto:busyfreelancer@writefromhome.com.

Here's your chance to publicly thank and acknowledge an
editor that you feel deserves recognition.

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Hasmita Chander writes:

I'd like to show my appreciation to the following
editors:

Diana Nadin, of The Writers Bureau, UK, for always
being courteous and gentle in her replies. She's a
pleasure to work with.

Bev Walton-Porter, Editor of Inscriptions, USA, for
her blend of warmth and professionalism, and her quick
responses.

Moira Allen, Editor of Writing World, USA, for her
lightning-quick replies on queries, submissions and
any questions. I admire her professionalism and the
way she has grown Writing World.

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Nadia Ali writes:

I am currently working on a project with
a wonderful editor named Janice Fuscoe of Time Out, London.
She is very prompt in her replies to queries offering
informative assistance. She also sends out regular updates
to all writers on the project's current needs. It is a
great pleasure to work with Janice and she deserves a pat
on the back for a job well done!

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WRITING CONTEST

PEP Writers’ Contest II
Sponsored by Personal Success Systems,
Donna M Chavez, Owner

Write a 500-word (or less) story that begins with this
sentence: She sat on her suitcase waiting for a taxi.

Prizes:

First Prize = $10,000.00 plus 3-months’ free coaching

Second Prize = $5,000.00

Third Prize = $2,500.00

Submissions:

All entries must be prose (no poetry please), written and
printed (either laser or inkjet) in English, double-spaced,
on white paper using Times New Roman or Courier New 12
point typeface. Entries must be postmarked before
November 1, 2002. Contest entry is strictly limited to
the first 1,000 submissions.

Entry Fee: $25.00 (USD)

Mail to:

PEP Contest
c/o Donna M Chavez
605 W Jackson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540-5207

Visit http://www.thewritecoach.com/contest.htm
for additional information.

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"After School Activities Mean Writing Opportunities"
by Lauri Jean Crowe

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If your children are school age, they no doubt may be
involved in after school activities. Band and choir
practice, volleyball, football, cheerleading - it can start
as early as middle school and wreak havoc on the writing
parent's weekday as you try to transport kids, attend games
and events and still write that best-selling novel or
feature article. So how can you maximize your writing time
during after school activities, while still attending to
your children's needs?

Use the time you're waiting for your child as a time to
brainstorm. Are you waiting on volleyball practice to end?
What about a profile of the local superstar? A piece on
sports injuries? How to become a coach? Maybe an article
discussing hard issues like steroid use in high school
sports? A poem about the smells and sounds of a gymnasium?

Five minutes of waiting for your child to get out of
practice can quickly spiral into 25 new ideas for articles
or a scene in a book. Snatch some effective dialogue
between teens, or think about writing "where are they now"
pieces on the former years super stars.

So, once you have these ideas about local student
happenings, where can you market them? Writers often
overlook their own localities as a source for writing
opportunities. You may come from a small town, or maybe a
large city - both have abundant opportunities to profile
local school events, although they may not pay well or at
all.

1. Check with your local newspaper. Small town presses
often won't pay much, but are in need of freelancers to
cover local events because their staff is small. As a
parent, you will most likely be attending anyhow, so why
not write about the joy on your child's face and that of
her classmate as the winning play occurs? This is a quick
way to improve your journalism skills and begin making a
name for yourself.

2. Find out if your city or town has a Web site. It's
become the latest craze for every city government, and
many school districts to have a Web site. It allows
individuals who may be moving into the area to get a
peek at what life in your town is like. Typically these
are small, understaffed endeavors just waiting for someone
to help them along. All the better if you have Web design
experience. Offering to write a weekly or monthly column
about your child's events or even posting a schedule of
games with wins and losses, or when the drama club is
putting on a play will get you clips, get your name out
there and open the door to more writing opportunities.

3. Offer to write a school newsletter for parents. Usually
you can get some minimal funds from a booster group, and
this is a fantastic way to not only get to know the other
parents, but also get your name out to them. Remember, they
may not be writers, but they have careers too. The local
dentist whose son plays basketball with yours may well need
some ad copy written in the future, or the local restaurant
owner whose child sings bass to your daughter's tenor may
need a new menu designed.

Although these may seem like no or low paying jobs not
worth your trouble, expanding your thoughts of what writing
is can open up a host of new writing opportunities. Ten or
fifteen minutes of brainstorming while waiting in the
parking lot or in the audience for your child's play to
start can bring you a wealth of opportunity. Once you've
thought locally, you can expand your horizons globally to
national magazines, Web sites, medical journals and
opportunities for that brainstorm session about sports
injuries to become dollars in your pocket.

Most of all don't forget about expert opinion. The band
instructor got her credentials somewhere, the baseball
coach may have played in the minor leagues - these facts
make the parents around you invaluable resources. Remember
they have to wait for their child as well and in ten or
fifteen minutes you can get a lot of conversation in and
obtain quotes, while forming a strong link with your
community and student life. A dentist is an excellent
source of expert opinion for an article on braces, and it's
likely your child has friends who could give first hand
accounts to add more impact to an article. Expert opinion
is everywhere. By just adjusting your thinking a bit, your
child's after school activities can become a hotbed of
writing opportunities.

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Lauri Jean Crowe is a freelance writer whose work spans
health, holism, sexuality, gardening and parenting, not to
mention writing. She welcomes e-mail interaction at
mailto:ljcrowe@yahoo.com.

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PAYING MARKETS

ATTENTION PUBLISHERS! If you are a paying market send your
guidelines to mailto:busyfreelancer@writefromhome.com and
they'll be printed in this publication.

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Reminder About Paying Markets:

Make sure and read the complete writers' guidelines by
either visiting the Web site or requesting them via e-mail
or postal mail.

You'll notice I don't publish the editor's name with a
listing. Because editorial positions frequently change it's
in your best interest to visit the Web site or contact the
publication prior to querying or submitting and request the
name of the current editor. (I'd hate to supply you with a
name, only for you to submit to the wrong editor.)

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News Photographer

http://www.nppa.org

1446 Conneaut Ave.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
E-mail: magazine@nppa.org

Magazine covering still and TV news photography. Publishes
articles, interviews, profiles, history and news regarding
photojournalism.

Payment: $300 on acceptance for 1,500 word pieces.

Rights: One-time and Internet archival and searchable
database.

Accepts queries by e-mail, postal mail, fax and phone. Also
accepts reprints and simultaneous submissions.

Writers guidelines and sample copy available by sending a
9x12 SAE with 3 first-class stamps to the above address.

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Specialty Travel Index

http://www.specialtytravel.com

305 San Anselmo Ave3., #313
San Anselmo, CA 94960
E-mail: info@specialtytravel.com

Semiannual publication covering adventure and special
interest travel.

Payment: $200 minimum for how-to, personal experience and
travel pieces of 1,250 words. Pays on acceptance.

Accepts queries via e-mail and postal mail. Publishes
reprints.

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Teacher Magazine

http://www.teachermagazine.org

6935 Arlington Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814
E-mail: info@teachermagazine.org

Magazine published eight times a year. Covers many aspects
of the teaching profession.

Payment: 50¢/word for book excerpts, essays,
interview/profiles and personal experience. Does not want
how-to articles. Preferred length is between 1,000-5,000
words. Pays on publication and buys FNSR and electronic
rights.

Accepts queries by e-mail, postal mail and fax.

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American Cheerleader

http://www.americancheerleader.com

250 W. 57th St., Suite 420
New York, NY 10107
E-mail: editors@americancheerleader.com

Bimonthly magazine covering high school and college
cheerleading.

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7533-C Tyler Blvd.
Mentor, OH 44060
E-mail: linde@apk.net

Quarterly magazine covering nostalgia topics for readers
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Accepts queries via e-mail and postal mail. For complete
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http://www.sharpman.com

11718 Barrington Court
No. 702
Los Angeles, CA 90049-2930
E-mail: emf@sharpman.com

Online community geared towards professional men ages
18-35. Publishes material on wardrobe, work, dating,
health, toys and more. Length varies.

Payment: $50 on publication. Buys all rights. Accepts
e-mail queries.

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http://www.one-story.com

P.O. Box 1326
New York, NY 10156
E-mail: submissions@one-story.com

Bimonthly literary magazine containing one story.

Payment: $100 for stories between 3,000-10,000 words. Buys
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Accepts submissions via e-mail and postal mail.

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http://www.weekendwoodcrafts.com

1041 Shary Circle
Concord, CA 94518
E-mail: rjoseph@egw.com

Bimonthly magazine covering woodworking and crafts.

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Buys first rights.

Accepts simultaneous submissions and queries by e-mail and
postal mail.

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http://www.mybusinessmag.com

3322 W. End Ave., Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203
E-mail: lwaddle@hammock.com

Bimonthly magazine about small businesses.

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Accepts queries via mail and fax.

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