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Monday, October 15, 2007


It's time for markets again! Let's see what in the pantry today.

The Strand Magazine

Query first. We are interested in mysteries, detective stories, tales of terror and the supernatural as well as short stories.Stories can be set in any time or place, provided they are well written, the plots interesting and well thought. Payment rate for stories is $25-150.

Escape Pod

Pay: $20 - $100
Escape Pod is a science fiction magazine. We’re very broad-minded in our vision of the genre’s scope; we follow Damon Knight’s definition, “Science fiction means what we point to when we say it.” We’re not going to pin ourselves down and say we’re only looking for space opera, or cyberpunk, or stories with rigorous scientific background. We want all of those, of course; but in a more general sense we want that which evokes a sense of wonder, or fun, or simply makes us think about our own world in a new way.

The Growing Edge, USA

Bimonthly magazine and web site providing the latest news & information for indoor & outdoor growers, including hobbyists, educators, researchers, and commercial growers. Actively seeking writers and photographers to cover hydroponics, aquaponics, greenhouse growing, and other related subject areas. Pay: $0.20 per word.

Tin House

The Tin House Spring 2008 issue will be themed "Off the Grid." "We're looking for fiction, poetry, andnonfiction by or about people or institutions thatfunction (or don't function) out of the bounds of'normal' society. For the 'Lost and Found' section weare looking for brief appreciations of texts writtenoutside of conventional publishing--prison, exile,mental institutions, in secret."

Deadline: November 1,2007, "but please send submit before then as the issuewill get crowded early."

This one sounded interesting for work-at-home parents

WAHM Magazine, The complete magazine for work-at-home parents.

WAHM magazine is an online publication that will launch in January 2008. "We're not just a magazine forWAHMs, we're also for and about WAHDs, freelancers,telecommuters, veteran work-at-home parents and futurework-at-home parents."

Pays $65-$350 for departmentcolumns and features ($35 for reprints). Its "Stories from the Trenches" section will feature "well-written creative non-fiction or fiction that relates to being a work-at-home parent," and will pay $50-$150 for workup to 1,000 words (longer pieces may be considered,and "payment is negotiable" for them).

UK Contest

The New Writer Magazine

Short Stories, Novellas/Serials - stories up to 4,000 words, serials/novellas up to 20,000 words on any subject or theme, in any genre (not children's). Previously published work is not eligible. Short Stories: 1st prize £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Novella: 1st prize £300. Entry fees £4 per short story (TNW subscribers two entries at same fee) or £10 per serial/novella.

Single Poems and Collections - single poems up to 40 lines and collections of between 6 - 10 poems. Single poem entries must be previously unpublished; previously published poems can be included as part of a collection. Collection: 1st prize £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Single: 1st prize £100, 2nd £75, 3rd £50. Entry fee £4 per single poem (TNW subscribers two entries at same fee, £10 per collection.

Essays, Articles, Interviews - covering any writing-related or literary theme in its widest sense up to 2,000 words. 1st prize £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50. Single entry £4 (TNW subscribers two entries at same fee).

All work should be clearly typed, double-spaced (except poetry), on one side of white A4 paper and paperclipped. Entrants may make as many submissions as they wish but please include your name, address, title of entry, word count and category on a separate cover sheet with every entry. Preliminary judging will be carried out by The New Writer editorial board with guest judges making the final selection so there should be no identifying marks on the entries. Judges in recent years include Robyn Young, Robert Seatter, Mimi Thebo, Simon Scarrow, Jane Draycott, Ros Barber, Margaret Graham, Phil Whitaker.