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October 1, 2004 Volume 3 Issue 9

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In This Issue...

>>> Letter From the Editor, Kim Wilson
>>> Ask the Freelance Pro
by Kathryn Lay
>>> Write From Home Site Updates
>>> Market Reviews
by Hilary Evans
>>> Sponsor Message
>>> News & Noteworthy
>>> Success Spotlight
>>> From the Copy Editor's Desk
by Jessie Raymond
>>> Sponsor Message
>>> Jump-Start Your Fiction Writing
by Shirley Jump
>>> Jobs
>>> Paying Markets
>>> Classifieds



Dear Writers,

I want to begin by thanking you for the e-mails regarding my

I'm happy to report the surgical procedure--as horrible as it was--
went well. I have another CT at the end of this month and the
results will give my doctor--and myself--a better idea about the
progress of my recovery. I'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, I am
trying to conduct business as usual and keep moving forward with my
career, Write From Home and Busy Freelancer.

I'm excited to tell you about a change to Busy Freelancer.
Beginning with this issue, Regional Reviews written by Hilary Evans
is now called Market Reviews. Instead of focusing on only regional
markets, Hilary will now review various markets including national
and regional print publications, online venues, book publishers and
agents. Basically, if it's a paying opportunity it's fair game for
review. I welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing your
thoughts about this change.

Speaking about change and voicing your opinions, I want to hear
your opinions about a possible change to the format of Busy
Freelancer. Do you like receiving it as a text e-mail publication
or would you prefer that I upload the material to the Write From
Home site and send you a monthly summary of the content followed by
the appropriate links?

Although I'm the editor and publisher of Busy Freelancer, I don't
view it as "my publication." It's "your publication." Therefore, I
want to make sure you're happy with the format. Please send your
comments and opinions to mailto:busyfreelancer@writefromhome.com.

Thank you for your valuable time. Have a successful, productive

Warm regards,

Kim Wilson



Personal Experience: If You Lived It, You Can Write It
By Kathryn Lay

My very first writing credit wasn't a paying one, but I was
thrilled. Thrilled that an editor wanted to publish it. Thrilled
that it was the denominational publication that came to our church
every week. And thrilled that it was from an experience close to
my heart.

After spending two years helping a group of refugees that met at
our church, especially our time with the children, I wrote a
personal experience article about how what we did with the kids,
how much they meant to me, and ways others could experience such
joys with children of other cultures. The essay was published
along with photos I had taken.

Within three months, I had written and sold another personal story,
about dealing with infertility and the desire for a child of my
own. This time I was paid and saw my byline in a much larger,
slick religious publication.

One of the most exciting things about writing personal experience
pieces is that there is so much material for each of us to write
about. Here are a few examples of my own events that have turned
into published articles, essays, and short stories:

1. "The Spider That Broke The Camel's Back"--I related the horrible
incident of when a brown recluse spider bit me, the surgery and
recovery during an extremely stressful time in my life, and how my
faith was tested and reborn.

2. "Insanity In A Box"--A humor essay about moving our 7th move in
ten years.

3. "The Christening Gown"--An essay about the christening gown my
grandmother gave me, how I never got to use it on a baby since my
daughter was adopted at 9 months, and how later my daughter put it
on the porcelain doll my mother had made to look like my daughter.
This has been published a half-dozen times in magazines and

4. "Spelling Nothing"--A humorous short anecdote about my daughter
learning to spell. It has been published twice in the little "Kid's
Say" type humor sections of magazines.

5. I've had over 25 essays published in a variety of anthologies,
many that dealt with experiences from childhood, events surrounding
my daughter's adoption, and many other personal topics.

6. "Sharing Christmas" is a personal experience piece about how
we've invited lonely people to our Christmas table, college
students, single friends, friends whose families live far away,
etc. It has been published and republished almost every year since

7. "On A Mission, Around The World In Your Backyard," and various
other pieces dealing with my family's involvement with helping and
teaching English and befriending refugee and immigrant families
from around the world who live in our area.

8. "Falling In Love Again" is about a time of marriage renewal and
how my husband repurposed on our 16th wedding anniversary.

9. "Dancing With Dolphins" depicts my experience swimming with
dolphins on vacation two years ago.

10. I wrote about an experience when my husband and I were newly
married and picked up a hitchhiking family along a highway who were
trying to get miles and miles away to a new job possibility. I
turned this into a personal experience essay that resold many
times, and also into a short story that sold twice. In fact, I've
used several personal events and rewritten them as fiction ideas
for children and adults.

There are many possibilities in your life every day for writing
personal experiences. My family and friends jokingly tell me that
they panic when we're doing something and I pull a pen out and grab
a napkin.

Most recently, I wrote a piece about seeing the words "I Hate You"
written on a bathroom wall at a restaurant and how those words
written by a stranger to strangers affected me. The piece sold the
first time out within a few weeks. Two other publications saw it
and asked for reprint rights.

Anything we experience can be written down and be made thought-
provoking, heart-felt, or share an experience that others will read
and walk away with a message.

Try writing down things that "happen" to you each day for a week.
Something clever, silly, happy, poignant, frustrating, helpful, and
so on. What have YOU learned, experienced, seen in your life that
can make others laugh, learn, hope, empathize or sympathize with?
Is there a point to the story or a comparison to another part of
life that is universal to readers? Love, hope, survival, honesty,

You'll be surprised at how many stories can come from everyday
events. Before long, you'll be grabbing napkins and scribbling
furiously at the idea that comes suddenly from just living your


Kathryn Lay has had over 1,000 articles, stories, and essays
published in magazines and anthologies such as Woman's Day, Family
Circle, Guideposts, Kiwanis, Cricket, Spider, Chicken Soup for the
Soul Bible, Chocolate for a Woman's Courage, and many more. Her
first children's novel, CROWN ME! is due out this fall. Check out
her Web site at http://www.kathrynlay.com.



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==>> "Life of a Writer Mom" Column
by Carla Charter
This month read "Close Quarters" at

==>> "Hire the Kids"
by C. Hope Clark

==>> "Working with Cause and Effect"
by Laura Backes

===>> Featured book:

"Word Work: Surviving and Thriving as a Writer"
by Bruce Holland Rogers

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Purchase at


by Hilary Evans

I've worked for several local publications, and started my
relationship with them all the same way. After reading the magazine
or newspaper, I wrote up samples that would fit in with their other
stories. Then I called the editors, asked if they used freelancers
and offered to drop the samples off. These weren't published clips,
and I didn't have an English or journalism degree. I just wanted to
write, see print, and be paid.

Unfortunately, especially when you write for several local markets,
you can forget about the national and international scene. No
writer should box herself in. Whether it comes from an online
unknown or the biggest name in print, the worst a response can say
is "no." Here are two larger markets to help get your feet wet.

History Magazine
Editor: Jeff Chapman

History Magazine takes a curious niche in this market: social
history. They aren't really interested in what one man said or did,
battle plans or theses on the world at large. Think phenomenon.
Think trends. Think gossip! The Evolution of the Telephone, The
History of Arsenic as Poison--not, The Life of Alexander the

"We're interested in answering the question, How did we get here?"
says Jeff Chapman, "here being Canada and the US at the beginning
of the 21st century. Our articles normally focus on the period
between the fall of the Roman Empire and the start of WWI; our
articles frequently mention earlier or later events by way of
prologue or epilogue, but events outside of that timeframe are
never our focus."

If you're querying this market, feel free to use e-mail. It's
preferred. Submissions should be sent as plain text or RTF. All
photos should have their sources attributed, and be accompanied by
a caption. Correspondence should include your name, phone, postal
address and e-mail. Need one more reason to submit electronically?
Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned.

For $55US ($75CAN) per printed page, History Magazine purchases
world serial and electronic rights, and pays within 30 days of

My experience, thus far, with History Magazine has been quick and
to the point. I crafted my best query and sent it off, noting all
of the necessaries listed in the guidelines. Within the week I
received a succinct rejection, with just a hint of sting. "Thanks
for the proposal, but this doesn't sound very interesting to me."

Ah, so there you have it. In the end a mere difference of opinion
can stand between you and a sale. To help figure out what the
readers will be interested in, the magazine has a list of possible
topics at: http://www.history-magazine.com/anotes.html. Be sure
to study it before you submit.

Eclectic Homeschool Online
Senior Editor: Beverly Krueger

This online subscription-based magazine looks for upbeat,
encouraging articles covering the practice of homeschooling. They
search for unique, creative ways of handling everyday problems. A
selection of free articles on the Web site demonstrate the types of
features the magazine will purchase. At 1,000-3,000 words, EHO pays
$100 per feature.

Department articles revolve around Math, Critical Thinking,
Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, the Arts, Crafts, Home &
Family, College & Career, Bible and Computer. These shorter
(400700 word) articles should delve into teaching methods, tips,
and how-to's. Payment for department articles is $35.

EHO purchases the rights to exclusively publish your article for
two months. After that time you may submit it to any print or
online publication that you wish, however, it will remain archived
at EHO and has the possibility of being included in an anthology
for the site.

My experience working with Beverly Krueger was good. Because of the
number of submissions, it takes awhile to hear back on your work.
Upon acceptance, however, I was paid quickly and the contract
arrived with a self-addressed, pre-paid Priority mailer. I was
impressed by their efficiency, and being a fan of the topic, will
definitely approach their market again.

You don't have to start with published clips to get your foot in
the door. You don't have to write for free. You don't have to
start, or stay, in your own backyard. Just keep trying, right
through the rejections, and ultimately you will be a writer who
works not only for passion, but also for pay.


Hilary Evans writes about entertainment, history and education. You
can reach her at mailto:hilie_e@yahoo.com.


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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 mailto:busyfreelancer@writefromhome.com with
'success spotlight' in the subject line. Your news item will appear
in the next issue. (Hint: This is a great area to do a little
shameless self promotion.)


* Hi Kim,

I wanted to share with you and everyone at The Busy Freelancer my
success: I sold an article to the online Back2College site. The
article is about Help for Adult Students with Reading Disabilities
on college campuses. You can read the article at:


I am so excited that this information has been published so people
can be encouraged.

Thanks for letting me share my good news!


Suesan Marie Harper, M.A.
Personal Resource Coach and Writer
"Rooms of Resources for You"
copyright 2004



by Jessie Raymond

This month, for lack of one compelling grammar issue to discuss, I
bring you the Grammar Grab Bag. Your word processor is a great
tool, but the grammar check feature can't fix every problem. So
here, in no particular order, are five grammar areas that tend to
give us problems.

1. Capitalization after a colon. Does the first word after a colon
get capitalized or not? This one's easy: If it's the start of a
full sentence, it gets capitalized, as in this very sentence. If
what follows the colon is not a full sentence, it does not get
capitalized. For example, "I picked a great color for the bathroom
walls: mildew green."

2. Hyphenating adjectives that precede the word they modify. If the
adjectives together form a unified concept, you hyphenate them.
There's a good reason for this: clarity. If you write about a
"large animal lover," your readers might envision an overweight
person who favors cats and dogs. If you mean a person who likes
horses, stick with "large-animal lover."

Be careful, however, not to hyphenate an adverb ending in ly if it
is part of a preceding adjectival phrase. In other words, use
"happily married couple" rather than "happily-married couple."

The word "well" as an adverb confuses things a bit. If it is part
of a preceding modifier, it takes a hyphen: "That's a well-worn
sofa." But if it follows the noun, it does not "That sofa is well

And, to make things even trickier, adding "very" before "well"
breaks the deal with the hyphen: "That's a very well worn sofa."

3. Capitalizing a person's title. Capitalize a title only when it
appears with a proper name: "I bow before Queen Jessie Raymond,"
but "Jessie Raymond expects to be treated like a queen." You get
the idea. This rule goes for other proper nouns as well: "Atlantic
Ocean," but "the open ocean"; and "Easy Street," but "the sunny
side of the street."

4. The serial comma. This is a matter of style. Depending on who
you are writing for, you may or may not need a comma before a
conjunction in a series. When I copyedited for Houghton-Mifflin,
who followed the Chicago Manual of Style, the serial comma was
required: "Get chocolate, vanilla, and peppermint stick." But AP
style, used by most newspapers, omits the serial comma unless it is
necessary for clarity. Therefore, under AP style rules, you would
write, "Get chocolate, vanilla and peppermint stick," without the
serial comma. But you would add it in "Get chocolate, peaches and
cream, and vanilla" to clarify that peaches and cream is one
flavor, vanilla another.

5. Noun-pronoun agreement. Sorry, folks, but this time-honored
absolute is faltering in the face of gender-neutral references. If
you're like me, you cringe at a sentence like this: "Each passenger
must fasten their seat belt." I was taught that when the subject is
singular; the related pronoun should be singular as well.

But it's the 21st century now. "His" as a general possessive
pronoun (to refer to males or females) has been scorned by our
enlightened and liberated masses as sexist. So what is a writer to
do? Some stubbornly continue to write "his." Some use "his" in one
sentence and "hers" in the next. Some use "his or her," but others
regard this as cumbersome and contrived.

My own chicken-hearted approach is to avoid any sentence
construction that requires me to take a stand. I would probably
just say, "All passengers must fasten their seat belts," and be
done with it.

Although it may offend the grammar purists among us, the use of
"their" to ensure gender-neutral pronoun references is growing in
popularity and acceptance. While many of us cringe to hear the
disagreement between noun and pronoun, many others rejoice that the
sexist "he" is in decline. Whether or not we like it, the language
is constantly evolving.

5. Barbecue. I know this concerns spelling, not grammar, but I
couldn't resist. The word is "barbecue," not "barbeque." I imagine
the confusion grew from the common shortened forms "BBQ" and "bar-
b-q." But there is no q in "barbecue." So humor me and work to save
the traditional spelling. The day that "barbeque" appears in the
dictionary, you'll hear me sobbing all the way from Vermont. If
it's already in there, don't tell me.

That's enough for today. I've enjoyed the grab bag theme, and, with
your input, I'd like to do it again. So, if you would like me to
address any of your grammar questions or pet peeves, please e-mail
me at mailto:jessie@jessieraymond.com and I'll tackle them in the
December issue.


Jessie Raymond lives in Vermont with her husband and three
children. In addition to running her home-based resume-writing
service, she writes a humor column, "Around the Bend," for the
Addison Independent of Middlebury, Vermont. Her work has also
appeared in Vermont Magazine and Pregnancy Magazine, as well as in
online publications, including iNet Vacation and American Woman
Road & Travel. You can read more
of her writing at http://www.jessieraymond.com.


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---> "Grammatically Correct: The Writer's Essential Guide to
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Is it REALLY About Time?

by Shirley Jump

Tonight, I have to go and talk to a local writer's group about time
management for writers. It occurred to me as I printed out my
handouts that many writers that I have met--and spoken to on this
very topic--return again and again for the same lecture.

It's not because they weren't paying attention the first
time. It's because, I think, they are hoping that somewhere
amongst my tips about getting up earlier, taking the work
with you and having a notebook in every room of the house,
they'll find the secret to why they aren't writing.

You know what I think? I think it's not about how much time
you have or don't have. We all have twenty-four hours a
day. I spend my twenty-four differently than you do; you
spend yours differently from your neighbor. Whether you
choose to set aside one minute, one hour or no time at all
for your writing is all your choice.

And that, my friends, is, in my opinion, the real problem
for many writers. It isn't about tips and tricks on fitting
more into your writing day. It's about deciding that
finishing that book or short story is a PRIORITY to you and
then making the time, wherever you can find it.

To do that, you first have to look inside you. Are you
afraid to write? Hands down, that's probably the number-one
reason most people come to me, month after month, looking
for a magic cure to their "block." Guess what?

There is no magic cure. There isn't, in my opinion, such a
thing as writer's block. There's only you and a piece of
paper. Either you choose to fill it or you don't.

There's the key--you CHOOSE to fill it. You CHOOSE to ignore
your doubts and your fears. Heck, yes, you might get
rejected. I just had a book proposal rejected last week
(just because you're published doesn't mean the gates of
publishing heaven open and everything you write is brushed
with gold). Or heck, yes, they might love it and oh-my-God,
ask you to do it again, only better with the second book.
Heck, yes, you might write something that is horrible and
oh-my-God, need major revision.

Revision is a GOOD thing. It's the best thing you can do to
teach yourself how to write better. All writers, whether
they have been published once or one million times, revise
and polish. If I had a way to send a PDF of one of my works
in progress, you'd see that the first draft ends up with a
lot more red than black on it. I whittle down all the junk,
keep just the good words, then revise it again. And again.
Until I'm sure it's as good as it can be.

I bet you're thinking, "Oh, she's published, she has no
worries about time management or fear or any of that."
Bull-oney, I say, since this is a family publication. I
battle the temptation to play Freecell every day, sometimes
every hour, every minute. The parts of me that doubt I can
do it again urge me to put the book off, set it aside,
ignore it, do something far better with my time (like shop
and spend money I haven't earned yet).

Hmmm...sound familiar? Ask yourself, is it REALLY about
finding the time to write or is it about finding the
courage to face that page?

You're reading this because you want some tips, some magic
cures. I'll give you a couple--but remember, the real cure
is right inside you already.

1. Do it for one minute. Baby steps, said Richard Dreyfuss in
"What About Bob?" Start with a baby step. Sit down and write for
one minute. Put on a timer, grab a pen or a keyboard and just

2. Realize the words don't matter at first. You probably read
the first tip and said, "But I don't know what to write about! I
have no plot, no characters, no what-if situation...nothing." Fine
with me. I start that way a lot. I don't care if you write the
words to the "Star-Spangled Banner," the point is to get something
on the paper. Sean Connery tells young Jamal in "Finding
Forrester," to start with someone else's words until your own start
coming. Do that. Write your opinion on a news story. Write a letter
to your grandma. Write a list for the grocery store, then when your
fingers get comfortable, start with anything you think of.

3. Stop pressuring yourself. Lots of us expect this great
story to start leaping off the page right away. Hah! When you find
the secret to that, let me know because it would save me a lot of
effort. Give yourself permission to write junk, to write pages and
pages of basically regurgitated words. Why? Because once you get
those ones out of the way, you'll get to the true story. It's
there, just waiting for you to get past the other stuff.

4. Don't be your own worst enemy. You know how this works. You
sit down to write and suddenly remember the Rose of Sharon bush
needs pruning or that denim jacket you hate to wear needs to be
mended. Your "what if I have to finish this, what if some editor
hates it, what if I can't write, what if, what if, what if..." mind
can find five hundred different excuses that stop you from writing.
Tell it to SHUT UP and let you just do what you came here to do.

5. Remember this is fun. Writing is not supposed to be torture
(okay, there are days when revising is not fun and I just want to
be done with the book, but overall, nine days out of ten, I am
having fun). If you are dreading every second, then you are either
writing the wrong thing or thinking the wrong thoughts. Give
yourself permission to have fun with the words, laugh at your own
jokes and cry at your own drama.

6. Stop looking for a secret. Use the tips you find for what
they are: tips. The true secret, however, to finding the time to
write is MAKING IT A PRIORITY. Deciding this is important to you
and carving out time every day, whether it's ten minutes or ten
hours to devote to it. Deciding that this priority is more
important than your fear of failure, your fear of the unknown and
your fear that you really don't know what the heck you are doing.

Remember when you were a little kid and learning to ride a
bike without training wheels? It was a scary time, wasn't
it? You could fall, break your head open (as your mother
often told you, though I've never seen a head broken open),
or worse, you could be the only kid on your block still
using training wheels in the eleventh grade.

But you persevered and kept trying and falling, trying and
falling. Putting a little time in every day after school
because your goal was bigger than the what-ifs. Eventually,
the training wheels came off, you were on a "real" bike and
Lance Armstrong had some competition in the neighborhood.
Take the training wheels off your writing. The time is
there; you just have to reach out and grab the handlebars.


Shirley Jump's newest book, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE, a romantic
comedy with recipes, is on stands now. Go to
http://www.shirleyjump.com to read reviews and excerpts of the book
Writers Unlimited is calling "a brilliantly funny read."


"No one ever writes a novel. Every novelist has to settle for
writing sentences. I can do that."
---Bruce Holland Rogers from his book "Word Work: Surviving and
Thriving as a Writer"



[Editors note: The following jobs and links are published with
permission. Please note, after the application deadline the link is
nonfunctional. For a larger selection of jobs featured on this site
go to http://www.journalism.berkeley.edu/jobs/

~ Position: Assistant Features Editor
Publication/Company: The Press-Enterprise
Location: Riverside, CA
More info:

~ Position: News/Copy Editor
Publication/Company: Santa Barbara News-Press
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
More info:

~ Position: Magazine Editors
Publication/Company: Red Herring
Location: Mountain View, CA
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More Jobs.....

~ Position: West Coast Stringers
Publication/Company: Reuters
Location: West Coast, USA
Deadline: 10-18-04
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~ Position: Freelance Web Content Editor
Publication/Company: Consumer Travel Newsletter
Location: Telecommute
Deadline: 10-19-04
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~ Position: Freelance Feature Writer
Publication/Company: Rowing News
Location: Telecommute
Deadline: 10-22-04
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~ Position: Freelance Journalist
Publication/Company: ACFnewsource
Location: California
Deadline: 10-22-04
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~ Position: Copy Editor
Publication/Company: Daily Astorian
Location: Oregon
Deadline: 10-27-04
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~ Position: Reporter
Publication/Company: The Journal Standard
Location: Illinois
Deadline: 10-27-04
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~ Position: General Assignment/Crime Reporter
Publication/Company: Brattleboro Reformer
Location: Vermont
Deadline: 10-27-04
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~ Position: Staff Writer
Publication/Company: Harbor Country News
Location: Michigan
Deadline: 10-29-04
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~ Position: Online Editor/Writer
Publication/Company: Sioux City Journal
Location: Iowa
Deadline: 10-29-04
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~ Position: Crime Reporter
Publication/Company: Waco Tribune-Herald
Location: Texas
Deadline: 11-01-04
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~ Position: Web Editor
Publication/Company: Pittsburgh Business Times
Location: Pennsylvania
Deadline: 11-01-04
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~ Position: Reporter/Copy Editor
Publication/Company: Star-Herald
Location: Nebraska
Deadline: 11-02-04
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Want to find writing jobs in your area? Go to Regional Help
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vicinity where you would like to work, the site will give you
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market send your guidelines, freelance needs and job openings to
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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.

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 verify the name of the current editor.


The Dabbling Mum is currently seeking several specific types of
articles for our growing BUSY parent publication! We focus on
balancing life and feature centers in home business, parenting,
writing, parties, Christianity, and recipes.

For complete writers' guidelines and needs please

Payment: $20 to $30 per ORIGINAL article.

Buys exclusive electronic rights for 3 months only with indefinite
online archival rights. May sell print reprints (offline)
immediately after publication.


Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
475 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016

Seeking "hard-boiled stories as well as 'cozies,' but we are not
interested in explicit sex or violence." Only publishes fiction.
Not interested in true crime. Welcomes new and unpublished writers.

Word count: prefers 2,500-8,000 words but will consider stories up
to 12,000 words. Also considers short mysteries of 250 words.

Payment: 5-8/word
Does not accept reprints. No e-queries. Mail hard copy to above
address. Include SASE.


Automobile Club of Southern California
P.O. Box 25222
Santa Ana, CA 92799-5222

Bimonthly magazine seeking travel articles about southern
California, the West, greater US, and various foreign places.

Pays on acceptance $1/word for articles between 1,000-2,500 words.


Southern Exposure
P.O. Box 531
Durham, NC 27702-0531

Quarterly publication serving as a forum about southern politics
and culture.

Seeks essays, investigative reports, oral histories, and personal

Pays on publication 10/word for pieces between 500-5,000 words.
Queries preferred. Buys all rights.


P.O. Box 8928
New Castle, PA 16107

Quarterly publication focused on various aspects of needlework.

Interested in articles about historic places with needlework,
museums, and stitching.

Pay varies for articles between 500-1,500 words. Pays on
publication. Buys FNSR.


Alternative Medicine
1650 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920

Published 10 times a year, Alternative Medicine caters to
individuals new to alternative medicine as well as long-time users.

Query First! Pays $1/word within 45 days of an acceptance and
purchases FNSR. Accepts e-queries in the body of the e-mail. No
attachments! Length: 1,800-3,000 words


Tea & Coffee Trade Journal
26 Broadway Fl. 9M
New York, NY 10004

Monthly publication covering issues important to the tea and coffee

Pays on publication 20/word for articles between 3-5 pages.
Queries preferred.


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