This week’s edition of Monday Markets includes a magazine for service-minded teens, one that focuses on conservation in Montana, and one for Internet professionals. A magazine for children who ride horses rounds out the list.
From the Web Site:
KEYNOTER is published monthly eight times during the academic year. Four are e-zines and four are printed issues that also go up on the Web site.
It is the official publication of Key Club International, the largest high school service organization in the world with more than 245,000 members in 23 nations. Members of Kiwanis clubs, who sponsor these youth groups and have an active interest in them, also read the magazine.
Members of Key Club are service-minded students interested in helping others and in making their communities and schools better places in which to live and learn. Because service and leadership is the basis of Key Club, those topics are important to KEYNOTER’s editorial slant. We are looking for general-interest, academic, self-help, and service- and leadership-related feature articles that help Key Clubbers become better students and better Key Club members.
Pays $150-$400 for 1,000-1,500 words, on acceptance.
From the Web Site:
Montana Outdoors is a bimonthly magazine published by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. It advocates the conservation and sustainable use of Montana’s fish, wildlife, and parks.
Though published by a state agency, Montana Outdoors is not a house organ. For one thing, most of the magazine’s budget comes from subscribers, so we have an obligation to provide them with objective information. For another, many “official” government magazines are generally viewed by readers—the few who bother to read them—as biased and boring. And third, our readers are interested in various points of view—even those that challenge the orthodoxy of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Our editorial bent is one of skepticism and curiosity, and we rely on a wide range of sources in our reporting.
Roughly 40,000 people subscribe to Montana Outdoors, about half of them from out of state. The magazine was first published in 1971.
Pays $0.25-$0.30 per word, on acceptance.
Unlike other publications covering technical subjects which focus heavily on enterprise technology, Linked Magazine content is written for professionals in the Internet industry. Every article and review will cover subjects from the perspective of professionals who provide Internet-based services. Most of the content is written by freelance writers who are independent experts. If you’re such an expert and are interested in making a submission, the following guidelines will explain the entire process for you.
As you review these guidelines, please keep the following important points in mind:
- To avoid conflicts of interest, we very rarely accept vendor-bylined submissions. However, we will review all submissions on a case-by-case basis.
- We do not accept “canned” submissions written on generic subjects for a generic audience. All submissions must be written specifically for Linked Magazine.
- All submissions must be original (never before published in any form) as well as exclusive.
- If you are making a submission on behalf of the author, please note that we will need to work with the author directly during editorial production.
- Linked Magazine routinely purchases all rights to published stories, meaning we reserve the right to reprint, republish, or post articles online. However, we do not deny authors the permission to repurpose their own work unnecessarily, provided we receive a written request.
- Linked Magazine reserves the right to reject an article at any time, even after it’s been initially accepted.
- Publication lead time is approximately 3 months. For example, manuscripts received in January will publish in a March issue.
Pays $0.10 per word.
From the Web Site:
We sometimes buy 800-1,000 word “horsey interest” type stories. Stories or events that will interest kids ALL over the country that the editor is not able to personally. We need 4 to 5 good color pictures with stories like this. The pictures must be color and tack sharp. The pay is about $200 for those types of stories.
We do buy short stories (approximately 800-1,000 words) for about $150. They have to be “realistic” stories and not too sugary sweet. We only use 4 to 5 of these a year. We get a great deal of “children overcoming the odds to win things or struggling to buy or get a horse of their own” so we don’t encourage these types of stories. We would prefer funny stories, with a bit of conflict, which will appeal to the 13-year-old age group. They should be written in the third person, and about kids. The story should have a definite plot, some sort of conflict (humorous, serious or not-so-serious) and a resolution. No “childhood memories” please.