This week’s Monday Markets is all about business and industry. There is a magazine devoted to the waste management industry, one that deals with issues that are interesting to green builders, and the third one on today’s list discusses current issues from a business perspective.
From the Web Site:
Waste Age features provide in-depth coverage of every major business area of the industry, including: collection innovations – purchasing, leasing, financing and maintaining equipment – truck and fleet management – leachate and methane collection and control – wood and green waste processing – recycling – composting – stationary and onboard truck scales – computer and software systems – construction and demolition debris removal and recycling – hazardous and medical waste – odor control – safety – landfill management.
Feature articles should be approximately 1,000-2,500 words. Any accompanying sidebars should be approximately 500 words or less.
Business Trends: Business Trends analyze the news and current trends in our ever-changing waste industry. Among the topics are: collection and fleet management – transfer and transportation – insurance – processing and recycling – landfills – legislation – regulations.
Business Trends are 600-1,000 words.
Our Tip Off section offers a quick digest of current events and news, highlighting industry acquisitions, mergers and agreements, contracts, grants and sales. It includes: News Updates – Snapshots – Fast Facts – Quick Quizzes
Tip Off articles are 250-1,000 words.
Green Builder Media LLC, publisher of Green Builder® Magazine, welcomes queries from freelance writers, contractors, or experts on green and sustainable building practices. In the tradition of the Journal of Light Construction, Green Builder Magazine focuses on relating practical information that can make green building more profitable for U.S. builders and contractors. (If you are a contractor who has a good idea or a case study, Green Builder Media may assign an expert writer to work with you to present it.)
The information presented in Green Builder Magazine is typically accompanied by explicit artwork, how-to photos, and “exploded” drawings which teach best practices or relate new skills in a step-by-step presentation. Green Builder Magazine is interested only in those practices and skills that can be applied today by mainstream builders and contractors.
Before submitting a query or story pitch, please note who reads Green Builder Magazine. Click Circulation under Media Kit on the left. Our readers are builders, contractors, and subcontractors who build single-family homes in the United States. We do not focus on commercial or multifamily construction. Additionally, Green Builder Magazine is not interested in essay-style articles that talk about the philosophy of green building or green design, unless they are accompanied by artwork, drawings, and photography which explicitly recommend products and practices that typical builders and contactors can apply on their jobsites.
Payment averages $1 per word.
From the Web Site:
The editors present business perspectives on timely issues, including management practices, foreign policy, social issues, and science and technology. We are neither an academic business journal nor a “popular” manual. That means we aren’t interested in highly technical articles about business strategy. It also means we don’t publish oversimple “how-to” articles. We are an idea magazine, but the ideas should have practical overtones.
Our style fits our content—thoughtful, authoritative, more akin to Harper’s than to People magazine. We like the usual things—bright writing, solid research, illuminating quotes, sharp opinions. Our articles range from 1,000 to 3,500 words. Payment varies. The editors prefer detailed story proposals that show your writing style as well as the bare bones of your article. Double-spaced manuscripts submitted on speculation will be considered.