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Thursday, September 6, 2007


Public Service Announcement

Please check out Writer Beware. Bouncin' Bobby is on the loose again.

Ann Crispin has written a post (dated: August 28) on the latest scam with Writers' Literary Agency & Marketing Company.


For your monetary pleasure…check out these markets.

Common Ties
So many topics to choose from. And they pay well.
Check out their editorial calendar and plan accordingly.
Pay: $100-$200

RedJack Books
Anthology: Anathema
Anathema is an online anthology whose intent is to challenge the writer and reader to view the world from a perspective that is contrary to his or her own, with the hope of leading to a greater understanding of those who actually hold that contrary viewpoint. Therefore, all stories submitted to Anathema should be written sympathetically from this contrary viewpoint. For example, a member of the LDS church might write a story from the view of an atheist; a peacenik might write from the perspective of the Spartans; a human might write from the perspective of an Orc (or a Flemergjmazik– whatever that might be), and so on.

Payment: Contributors will be paid a flat fee of $25.00 per story, plus a choice of book(s) of up to $20.00 in total value, from the RedJack catalog.

Lost Treasure
A monthly publication, accepts lost treasure, folklore, personal adventure stories; legends; and how-to articles for treasure hunters and metal detector users; personal adventure stories when accompanied by a sidebar consisting of a how-to lesson or tips (hunting, research, technique, etc., related to the story); who’s who features (by query only) and miscellaneous how-to tips.

Pay: .04 per word

Low paying but I thought their editorial calendar looked interesting. Check it out.

Following are writers' guidelines for Calliope®, a publication covering world history (East / West). We are looking for lively, original approaches to the subject. Keep in mind that our magazine is aimed at youths from ages 8 to 14.

Fiction: up to 800 words
Includes: authentic historical and biographical fiction, adventure, retold legends, relating to the theme.
Pay: 20 to 25 cents per printed word.

Greeting Cards

Wishing Well
Verse & joke writers
We buy a wide selection of wording for our cards including jokes, complimentary or cheeky humorous verse, sentimental and inspirational verses. Jokes ideally are hilariously funny with great sendability, covering the regular old favourite subjects to more topical matters.

Verses can be rhyme or prose but need to flow well and be easily readable first time. They can be anything from 4-24 lines but the majority we use are 8, 12 or 16 lines. Try not to be too specific, it needs to sound personal but in reality must have a wide appeal.

A UK Market. I didn't see a specific pay rate, but they do seem to pay according to the guidelines.

Specializing in adult humor

Blue Mountain Arts is interested in reviewing writings for publication on greeting cards. We are looking for highly original and creative submissions on friendship, family, special occasions, positive living, and other topics one person might want to share with another person. Submissions may also be considered for inclusion in book anthologies.

We pay $300 per poem for all rights to publish it on a greeting card and $50 if your poem is used only in an anthology. To request a copy of our writer’s guidelines (which include contact/submission information), please send a blank e-mail to with “Send Me Guidelines” in the subject line, or write us at: Blue Mountain Arts, Inc. Editorial Department P.O. Box 1007 Boulder, CO 80306.


Country Woman Fruit Recipe Contest
Send recipes that squeeze every drop of goodness from peaches, plums and nectarines.
Fee: None
Deadline: December 1, 2007
Prizes: The Grand Prize is $500 cash. The second-prize winner will receive $300, and third prize is $200. Each of the five runners-up will receive a $30 free merchandise certificate from Country Store.