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September 1, 2004 Volume 3 Issue 8

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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
>>> Regional Reviews
by Hilary Evans
>>> Sponsor Message
>>> Success Spotlight
>>> From the Copy Editor's Desk
by Sherry Stoll
>>> Sponsor Message
>>> Jump-Start Your Fiction Writing
by Shirley Jump
>>> Writing Contest
>>> Jobs
>>> Paying Markets
>>> Classifieds


"Once you've plotted out your book, developed the characters and
written the last word of text, the real work begins. As busy
editors are bombarded with hundreds or even thousands of
submissions a year, it's more important than ever that authors
apply their own editing skills to their manuscripts before putting
them in the mail."
--Laura Backes
From "Editing Secrets" located at



Dear Writers,

Last month I told you I was recovering from a bad case of
pneumonia. Well, a recent follow-up chest x-ray and CT scan
revealed that not only do I still have pneumonia, but part of my
left lung has collapsed! I guess that's why I continued to spike
temps and feel short of breath and constantly fatigued. This week
my pulmonologist is doing an exploratory procedure to see if he can
locate the root of the problem. Once that's known, he'll be able to
determine what course of treatment to take.

I hope by telling you this you'll learn from my mistake. I
probably could have avoided the severity of my pneumonia--and all
the trouble and complications it has caused--if I had went to the
doctor when I first became ill. Should you get sick, please don't
be stubborn like me and avoid going to the doctor. Early treatment
can make a huge difference!

Since I'm giving you cautionary advice I'd like to add one more
tidbit. You'll notice in Hilary Evan's Regional Reviews column, one
of the featured markets requests you include your social security
number on your manuscript.

As a working writer, I've seen this request many times--and like
the professional that I am, I've ignored it. When I send my
submission I tell the editor that I don't feel comfortable placing
my social security number on a manuscript. I then offer to send
them a completed W-9 via postal mail. (You can find this form at

There are several reasons why I don't feel comfortable zinging my
social security number off via e-mail:

A) The e-mail is not secured;
B) I have no idea who has access to the manuscript once it leaves
my inbox;
C) I don't know where the manuscript will end up once it's typeset
or how it will be destroyed.

All those unknowns make it too risky for me, especially since
manuscripts usually contain my name and address. Add a social
security number to that information and YIKES! That's an ideal
combination for someone on the hunt for possible identity theft

When you're put in this situation, use your best judgment, but
don't feel you MUST reveal your social security number via e-mail
or on manuscripts. Explain to your editor that you're not trying to
be difficult, you're simply watching out for yourself. More than
likely your editor will understand.

Have a wonderful, success filled month.

Warm regards,

Kim Wilson



What is a Sidebar?
by Kathryn Lay

Question: I've heard the term "Sidebar" sometimes when people talk
about writing articles. What is it and do I have to have one for
all my articles?

Answer: A sidebar is a short companion "story" that is a part of a
longer feature story. It is sometimes boxed or set in a different
typeface to set it apart. It may appear to the side of the original
article, within it, or at the end.

Today's fast-paced readers enjoy these little pieces of information
that can be read quickly and separately from a longer piece. It
usually provides additional information that can be easily used or
digested. Helpful information that a reader can use as a "take-home
bit" of help.

A sidebar can break up an otherwise lengthy article into one decent
sized piece and a couple of smaller sidebars. Not every article
must have it, but editors love them and it may make the difference
between a sale or not, that little extra oomph that pushes your
piece into the acceptance pile.

When researching for an article, you may find that you have too
much information for the piece, but some of that information is
fun, informative, or interesting and you know the readers will
enjoy it. While querying a magazine, suggest a sidebar or two with
this extra information. You may end up selling a longer piece with
a larger check coming your way.

Question: What can I put into sidebars?


Perhaps your personal experience article on raising dogs used for
helping the hearing impaired would have a sidebar that includes the
many ways such dogs help their new masters or statistics of how
many people with disabilities use animals as helpers and

An article on the importance of learning to handle stress properly
might include a sidebar quiz on "How Do You Handle Stress."

My article on the different ways children learn included a sidebar
with a how-to for parent's to encourage and challenge their child
in each of the learning abilities.

My Experience:
A fact-filled article on nutrition for adult diabetics could
include a sidebar on your own first experiences with shopping
nutritionally. An article in a magazine that discussed projects
that families could make to provide entertainment and affection for
their pets included a sidebar that told how the author's daughter
devised a sign to remind the family when the cats had been fed or
needed to be fed.

My article on the importance of laughter in our lives included a
sidebar that listed ten ways to give yourself a laugh. Another
sidebar listed the health benefits of laughter to various parts of
our body.

Such sidebars would give readers places to find more information on
the subject you are writing about. This could include organizations
and their addresses, Web site URL's, books, festivals or events
that relate to this topic, etc. A resource sidebar on an article
about the most professional way to find a literary agent might
include a list of agents for that genre, or a list of books that
give information on agents, Web sites that promote legitimate
agents and warn against those who are less than desirable, and so
on. An article for writers on selling to regional markets included
a sidebar of Internet sources for finding such markets.

Expert advice:
Experts lend a great deal of legitimacy to articles. Sometimes a
personal experience article, how-to, or essay type piece might not
include such experts, but a sidebar with quotes from an expert on
that topic or idea enhances the piece and may help the reader to
agree more with what you as an author have said. When writing on
safety issues, parenting issues, marriage, health--and more--some
publications insist on having experts included. Several small
sidebars that go along with the various topics in your piece help
to break down sections and show the importance of what your article
is stressing.


* Consider numbering or bulleting sidebar information to make them
stand out.
* Type a sidebar on a separate page from the article.
* Make sure your contact information as well as the word count is
included at the top.
* Double space.
* Make sure that your facts, statistics, quotes and graphs are
always correct
* When appropriate, find ways to include a humorous sidebar
* Include your sidebar ideas in your query letter

With a little extra work, sidebars can make your articles deeper,
more involved, more interesting, and more helpful to your readers.
What editor wouldn't love that combination?


Kathryn Lay has had over 1000 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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by Tama Westman
This month read "Dealing with Rejection Letters" at

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

This month read "Reminders" at

==>> "Feng Shui for Writers"
by Lisa Logan

==>> "Editing Secrets"
by Laura Backes

==>> "Forgiving and Forgetting"
by Julian Block

===>> Featured book:

"Writing to Heal"
by James W. Pennebaker, PH.D.

Read Table of Contents at


by Hilary Evans

Sometimes I contact a magazine and get a lot of information­-pages
and pages of guidelines, editorial calendars, even maps of the
town! Sometimes I get a very brief message. Both are okay by me.
Editors tell you what is important to them. As long as you follow
the guidelines they give you, you can work your way in.

Northern Virginia Parent
11734 Bowman Green Drive
Reston, VA 20190

This market is a little different in the respect that there isn't
one editor contact. They ask people to address everything to
"Editor" at the magazine. This may be a sign that things change
fast. It could also mean they're weeding out writers without an
inside connection. I'd try Attn: Editor first, and if that doesn't
work, wait a few weeks and resubmit to Attn: Susan.

Northern Virginia Parent has several columns of interest to local
and (inter)national writers. They always appreciate an area tie-in
though, so this might be a hard sell for someone in a different
region. Book Nook­-review of children's books; In the Spotlight­-
reviews art, music, video games, Web sites; Growing Pains­-
parenting essays; Your Family Health­-self-explanatory; Calendar--
local events; Cool at School-­elementary and middle school
happenings; Escapes-­family travel with specific destinations;
Sports Stuff-­highlights area athletes; News You Can Use--area
news; Latino Life-­written in Spanish covering events in Latin
community. NVP uses the AP Style.

Feature articles encompass all aspects of LOCAL parenting. Medical
articles should use local examples and experts, for instance. Word
count is from 1000­2000 words, with payment starting at $50. They
buy electronic and one-time print rights. (Remember, if the
electronic rights are important to you, mention it in your query.
You may be able to negotiate something better.)

All queries and submissions should be sent by e-mail AND snail
mail. Text files attached to e-mails are preferable, with name,
address, phone number, fax number and social security number
included. Clips should accompany any queries or submissions sent
through the mail.

Metroparent Magazine
11111 Plank Ct.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Edie Boatman runs metroparent in Wauwatosa, WI, and had only one
request. E-mail queries and submissions are fine, but she would
like all writers to physically mail in their clips. For more
information on their needs, please request a sample copy by calling
the number listed, or e-mailing the address above.

Whether I get a book, or one sentence, I'm always thankful for the
guidelines editors of regional parenting publications have to
offer. So many never reply, or ask not to be listed. Either they've
been inundated with inappropriate submissions or already have all
the freelancers they need. Follow the directions editors provide
you to become the regular contributors in their magazines.


Have a comment, question or suggestion? Know of a great
regional writer who deserves some recognition? Let me know at


Hilary Evans makes her home in North Central Iowa with husband,
Dennis, and their three children. She is the proud new owner of The
Writing Family, http://www.thewritingfamily.com -- your online
resource for writing together.


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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


* After nearly three years since receiving a contract, my
Inspirational Fiction novel, Streams of Mercy, has finally reached
the book store shelves. July and August have been a whirlwind of
activities with marketing, readings/booksignings, and generally
jumping up and down with joy. "Streams" is the first in the series
of Jenna's Creek Novels. "Beyond Redemption", book 2, is due for
release next year. I am so excited about the book and am grateful
to the Lord for this opportunity to reach people with His message
of mercy.

Thank you,
Teresa Slack
Streams of Mercy/June 2004
"A finely crafted mystery with a strong story line and
unforgettable characters...The reader is mystified in this
"whodunnit" until the last few pages."


* Just thought I would share some good news: My new book, "Dancing
with My Daughter," just released in March by Loyola Press, has gone
into a second printing! The book, my third, is a collection of
poetry for mothers. I'm also very pleased that Long Story Short is
featuring two of my poems, "Uteropian Myth" and "Screen Test," in
their August issue.

Thanks for letting me share my excitement!
Jayne Jaudon Ferrer


* Vivienne Mackie has published 2 articles in the Travel e-zine,
http://www.tripsandjourneys.com "An Island Mountain Hike," and
"Thurston's Lobster Pound" are in the July/August 2004 issue.
Keep up the great job on Writefromhome.com

Vivienne Mackie


* My professional writing career began in 2002 when a visual
impairment, RP, forced me to retire from social work at 40. Since
then I've had close to 80 magazine articles, short stories, and
online children's books published.

Now I'm happy to announce the publication of my first hardcover
book, Peace.

Peace is a collection of historical and contemporary quotes on
peace, from famous and significant people like Gandhi, Franklin D.
Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus Christ, Dwight D.
Eisenhower, Mother Teresa, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George W.
Bush, and more. It comes at a time when we are all wondering,
regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation, if we will
ever have peace in our world.

Peace is published by Clear Light Books and is available for pre-
order in the Gift Book section at http://www.clearlightbooks.com or
by calling 1-888-253-2747. It is scheduled to be in bookstores
September 2004. The ISBN is 1574160834. I'm also the editor and
this will be the first edition.

I would also like to announce that the San Min Book Company has
accepted my first hardcover children's book, Ruff The Rescue Dog,
for publication. It will be the first in a series of 4 Ruff books.
These books will be used in Taiwan classrooms to help students
learn the English language.

For more information about me or my writing, please visit my Web


Julian Block, attorney and syndicated columnist, teaches an adult
ed course called "Tax Tips For Freelance Writers, Photographers And
Artists." The one-session course will be offered at The New School
in New York City on Sept. 27 and SUNY/Westchester Community College
in Valhalla, NY on October 4. For more information, contact Julian
at mailto:julianblock@yahoo.com.



Copy Editing Fiction
by Sherry L. Stoll

As a writer who dabbles in fiction, I thought it might be
interesting to explore the copy editor’s role in working through
your novel or short story. It's just a little different than
nonfiction from creation to publication.

The copy editor will always do the regular nuts and bolts work of
checking for the usual grammar and style errors. However, she will
also be looking for inconsistencies within your work of fiction.
Were there a crowd of 50 onlookers at the crime scene on page 22
that suddenly changed to 40 on page 30? Those little details make
your story plot run smoothly and are just as important to get right
as the grammar.

She will edit for sense, continuity, and logical consistency.
Anything questionable she will query back to you and/or your
publisher. She becomes the classic middle person. The copy editor
must follow the guidelines of your publisher, if you have one,
without compromising your work or imposing her own style.

As a writer, there are a few things you can do to help the copy
editor get a clear feel for your intentions of your fiction
manuscript. This will help things not to get edited out that you
intended to stay in. This is especially important if you write
speculative fiction like science fiction where you are creating a
whole new universe.

Provide the copy editor with a list of characters, places,
preferred spellings, slang, jargon and acronyms that are important
to your fictional story. Let her know things like what dictionary
you used as a reference. If you broke any rules of grammar or
punctuation purposely, let her know that, too.

This will help to create a good working relationship and less work
for the both of you in the long run.

It could take the copy editor some time to work through your
manuscript depending on its length. She becomes a very vital
middle person between your manuscript and publication.


Sherry L. Stoll is a freelance writer, poet, greeting card
writer, and book reviewer. You can go to
http://sherry_l_stoll.tripod.com where you'll find links to
her published works. She appreciates your comments at


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Writing About Love
by Shirley Jump

The biggest mistake most writers make when they write about love is
they make their love story one big cliché. Heaving chests,
throbbing hearts and streaming tears. Passionate declarations,
deathbed promises and drawn-out goodbyes.

If you read reviews of love stories like that, you'll hear the
critics complain over and over again that the plot is tired, the
lines done before, the characters walking stereotypes. However, ask
anyone who has been there--writing about love, or any common
emotional experience, without being clichéd, ain't as easy as it

But it can be done.

* Use Yourself
One of the first tips in making your writing realistic is to base
your characters on yourself. Not just the characters who are the
same sex and age as you--all your characters should have some
element of you. You don't have to live their experiences or work
the same jobs or even live in the times you write about to feel the
characters' emotions. Just put your shoes on their feet.

Is your character experiencing the loss of a loved one? Think back
to the way you felt, acted, reacted when someone you loved died. We
all react differently in times of grief. Some of us cry, some of us
laugh. Others get busy cleaning; still others can't act or move at
all. Use those emotions and feelings in your characters.

The same goes for when your characters feel love. How did you act
when you first fell in love? Were you shy? Or did you overly
compensate? Did you shower your loved one with gifts? Or send
simple notes that expressed your feelings? Did you share your
feelings with others? Or with a few special people? How did you
feel inside? Nervous? Happy? Afraid?

How did those feelings manifest themselves physically? Sweaty
palms? Fast-beating heart? Scattered thoughts? Add those details,
too. Take the elements that made your feelings real and use them to
add reality to your characters.

* Add Other Layers

Your characters are not mirror images of you, however. While it's
great to use your experiences as a basis for writing about love and
other emotions, be sure to go beyond that. If you've done a
character sketch, then you should know the background of the
character and what their past has been like. This dramatically
affects their actions, reactions and thoughts.

A child who has been denied love all of his/her life may be more
reserved and cautious when offered love for the first time. On the
other hand, someone who is used to a loving family environment may
be more giving when he meets someone whom he can love.

Also take into account what else is going on in your story. If your
characters are in the middle of a crisis, this wouldn't be the best
time to have a long, lengthy declaration of love. The characters'
goals, particularly if they're big, save-the-world type goals, are
going to impact the timing and type of emotions they will have.
They may even sacrifice love for the time being, for the greater
good (more on this as a plot device later). Think of "Armageddon"
or "Independence Day" for examples of this.

* Speaking of Plot

All stories follow a plot arc. Character wants A and goes through a
journey to get A. Think "Lord of the Rings" as a really dramatic
example of a character with a goal--to get the ring. In an
emotionally based story (and in essays, too), the main character
goes through an emotional arc from beginning of the story to the
end. They don't just wake up one day and say, "Hey I'm going to
fall in love today" and do so by page 20.

People need to CHANGE in order to be ready for love. They have to
grow and adapt. In short, they have to grow up. That's where the
external plot merges with the internal plot. Think of "Pretty
Woman"--both those characters needed to learn to trust each other
and to open up before they could be ready for love. They certainly
weren't ready for any kind of real emotion at the beginning of that
movie. As the plot evolved, so too did the characters, moving
forward on their own emotional arc.

Every story has a GRADUAL progression of emotion. There is a push-
pull, just as there is in real life, as the characters learn and
grow. It's not an easy process--think of your own growth over the
last 20 years of your own life.

* Real People Act
Realistic emotion comes from people acting on the part of their own
lives. We've all been to movies where we scream at the screen
because the characters are just sitting their like ventriloquists'
dummies while a million things happen to them. People like to read
about characters who ACT. They take their life into their own
hands, bringing about their own changes.

Chances are, those changes will take them down paths they didn't
expect, but that's what makes the story more interesting and adds
the twists and turns readers enjoy.

Action is also the best way to make the plot move along, to get the
character to pursue his goal. When a character is in love with
another character, you shouldn't write pages and pages of the hero
pining away for his lost love. He should DO something about it. Go
after her. Buy her flowers. Hop on a massive steed, cut through the
bramble and rescue her from the dragon.

Think about it--Why do simple movies like "Shrek" and "Beauty and
the Beast" make us cheer at the end and stand the test of time?
Because when those characters finally realized love in their lives,
it made them act, even if it meant sacrificing all they held dear.

* Sacrifice
That brings me to the point I mentioned earlier. Sacrifice is one
of those things that can really beef up a story about love. Since
"A Tale of Two Cities," sacrifice for love has been a classic theme
in love stories.

Don't do this to death (no pun intended) but if it works for your
plot and for your characters, consider a sacrifice of something
that means a lot to your character as a means of increasing the
emotional impact of the story.

* Don't Forget To Have People React
When something emotional happens in the story, don't forget to have
the characters react, in action, thoughts and words. They don't
need to have GOOD reactions all the time either. One character can
be more ready for love than another, one character may not be in
love at all with the other. The way you show the other character's
reactions can be a great way to detail their emotions--i.e., a
character slamming a door while saying everything's fine is showing
that he feels the exact opposite.

Also, make sure the characters' reactions are true to their
characters. The class comedian wouldn't suddenly break down and sob
when his girlfriend breaks up with him. He may shed a tear, but
would likely recover quickly and get off a quip or two to save his
reputation and keep his friends from thinking he's too badly
affected. Reactions need to be consistent with characters;
otherwise, readers won't believe what you're writing

* Key In On The Triggers We All Have:
In the end, when you want to write powerful emotions, key in on
what matters most to all of us--to feel secure, loved, safe and
respected. When those things are threatened, we feel threatened and
often risk a great deal to get back what we love most. Think of the
mother who will throw herself in front of a car to rescue her
child, the man who goes into battle to protect his family. If the
stakes are high, the reader will care, too, because the reader can
relate to those feelings.

* A Few Other Quick Tips:

1. Use well-chosen words--good words can make a big difference in
emotional impact.

2. Try metaphors or similes--these, when used judiciously, can
often draw a comparison that really beefs up the emotion for your

3. Avoid adverbs and telling words (forms of the "to be" verbs).

4. Let in all five senses--be sure to also capture what's happening
around the characters' environments.

5. Add details--don't bore the reader with too much narrative. A
few well-chosen details can make a scene come alive, adding to the
emotional impact.


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."


"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on."
---Samuel Goldwyn"


Writing Contest

New Essay Writing Contest is now online at The Dabbling Mum.
No Entry Fee
First place receives $10 cash and $50 non-cash prize.
3 Winners picked. Non-cash prizes total $100.
Contest Begins: August 5, 2004
Contest Ends: September 19, 2004
Enter by online form only:

In 500 words: Write an essay using this sentence as the beginning

"I was lonely. I was afraid. I moved to a place with no family, no
friends, no job, and no church to call home. But this is where I
was called to be..."



[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 Editor
Publication / Company: American Diabetes Association
Location: Alexandria, VA
More info:

~ Position: Copy Editor
Publication / Company: Hispanic Business, Inc.
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
More info:

~ Position: Retail Methods & Procedures Writer
Publication / Company: Nextel
Location: Reston, VA
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More Jobs.....

~ Position: Freelance Writer
Publication/Company: FW Magazine
Location: Telecommute
Deadline: 9-27-04
More info:

~ Position: Interviewers
Publication/Company: Hundreds of Heads Books, Inc.
Location: US/Telecommute
Deadline: 9-23-04
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~ Position: Editor / Staff Writer / Freelance Writer
Publication/Company: Wisconsin Technology Network
Location: Wisconsin
Deadline: 9-19-04
More info:

~ Position: Reporter
Publication/Company: Energy Intelligence Group
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: 9-23-04
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~ Position: Freelance Copy Editor
Publication/Company: Thomson Media
Location: New York
Deadline: 9-14-04
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~ Position: General Assignment Reporters
Publication/Company: The Sentinel & Enterprise
Location: Massachusetts
Deadline: 9-29-04
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~ Position: Managing Editor
Publication/Company: Journal Newspapers
Location: Virginia
Deadline: 9-29-04
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~ Position: Assistant Editor
Publication/Company: Nursery Retailer Magazine
Location: Florida
Deadline: 9-28-04
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~ Position: Editor
Publication/Company: DTN
Location: Nebraska
Deadline: 9-28-04
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~ Position: Reporter
Publication/Company: Hillsdale Daily News
Location: Michigan
Deadline: 9-28-04
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~ Position: News Editor
Publication/Company: High Country News
Location: Colorado
Deadline: 9-28-04
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~ Position: Business Writer
Publication/Company: The News Herald
Location: Florida
Deadline: 9-28-04
More info:

Want to find writing jobs in your area? Go to Regional Help
Wanted at http://regionalhelpwanted.com. After entering the
vicinity where you would like to work, the site will give you
a list of job boards specific to your desired location.



market send your guidelines, freelance needs and job openings to
mailto:busyfreelancer@writefromhome.com and they'll published in
the next issue of Busy Freelancer.


Reminder About Paying Markets:

Make sure and read the complete writer's 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.


Lilith Magazine
250 W. 57th Street, #2432
New York, NY 10107

Quarterly publication featuring Jewish women writers, educators,
and artists.

Nonfiction: Autobiographies, interviews, investigative reporting,
opinion, and social analysis.

Length: 1,000-2,000 words. Pays on publication, amount not
specified. Accepts e-queries. Buys FNAR.


Carolina Gardener
P.O. Box 4504
Greensboro, NC 27404

Bimonthly magazine focused on Southeast Gardening.

Seeks profiles of gardens in the Southeast region and new

Pays on publication $175 for pieces between 750-1,000 words. Query


Autograph Collector
510A Corona Mall
Corona, CA 92879
Editor: Ev Phillips

Monthly magazine covering all aspects of autograph collecting.

Seeks articles of 1,000-2,000 words about preservation, framing,
storage, specialty collections, and document and letters.

Pay varies. Prefers queries. Free sample copy and complete
guidelines available by writing to the above address.


1200 South Ave, Suite 202
Staten Island, NY 10314

Quarterly publication appealing to those interested in lifelong
learning, recommitment to education, and career transition.

Seeks pieces pertaining to financial advice, career-related
profiles, book and software reviews, news, and continuing

Pays $75-100 for pieces between 400-600 words. Buys first and
reprint rights. Prefers queries. Accepts e-queries.


One Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510

Monthly magazine published by the Catholic family organization
Knights of Columbus.

Nonfiction: current events, religion, education, parenting and
family life, and finances.

Pays on acceptance $600 for articles between 500-1,500 words. Query
first! Accepts e-queries.


Sign Business
P.O. Box 1416
Broomfield, CO 80038

Monthly magazine focused on the sign business.

Seeks nonfiction, step-by-step, how-to pieces.

Pays on publication $150-300.


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