This edition of Monday Markets has a regional travel magazine that features stories from the Pacific Northwest. The second publication on the list focuses on “small” farms and various aspects of agripreneurship. The third offering on today’s list publishes first-person accounts of adventure travel.
From the web site:
NRM features stories of regional interest, written in a clear, crisp style that is rich in anecdotes and quotes and that illustrate the writer’s interaction or create a theme. Stories should re-create the writer’s experience. Be specific, informative, and vivid. Curtail the over-use of adjectives and clichés.
Thoroughness and accuracy in details, history, and background are essential. Include brief information, if applicable, that allows and motivates readers to follow in your footsteps: how to get to a featured destination, nearby places of interest or accommodations, opening and closing times of attractions, and how to obtain additional information. Alert the editors to any details that could change between submission and publication.
Include with your submission current contact information for your key sources or photocopies of brochures, maps, or other literature to aid in editing and fact checking.
We buy first North American serial rights with an understanding that the story will not be offered to a similar publication for at least six months following its appearance in one of our magazines. Similar publications include Sunset, Cascades East, Beautiful British Columbia. We also consider the Oregonian travel section a similar publication.
Pay varies depending on length and quality of article.
Small Farm Today
From the web site:
Small Farm Today magazine is dedicated to preserving and promoting small farming, rural living, community and agripreneurship. We use a “can-do”, upbeat, positive approach and all articles submitted should reflect this attitude.
We need “how-to” articles (how to grow, raise, market, build, etc), as well as articles about small farmers who are experiencing success through diversification, specialty/alternative crops and livestock, and direct marketing. Small Farm Today is especially interested in articles that explain how to do something from start to finish citing specific examples involved in the process or operation being discussed. It is important to include data on production costs, budgets, potential profits, etc. See the list of topics at the end for ideas. We do not usually use fiction, poetry, humorous, or political pieces.
Pay varies depending on article length and quality; writers are paid 60 days after publication.
From the web site:
Wend is namely interested in first person accounts of literate adventure travel with a social/anthropological/environmental awareness that permeates throughout the story. Our stories are about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, not extraordinary people doing ordinary things. We give a lot of space to our features to give the writer a chance to really express him or herself, and take our readers along for the ride. Beyond that, Wend is the magazine you REALLY want to write for, not the one you’re simply trying to make money from. Of course, we pay, and pay competitively, but our goal is to be the darling in your journalistic quiver. We’re nice folks and will treat you well.
Your story should be dripping with passion, with a perspective of the world informed by a big and tolerant global view. And PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE, don’t even think of querying us if you haven’t read the magazine. Wend is a different sort of journal and familiarity with our tone and style is of utmost importance.
Now: Short, newsy pieces about what’s going on in the outdoor world. This section is usually done in house, but if you have a great idea, we’ll consider it. 1000 words.
Current: New or emerging sports or disciplines in the outdoor world. 2500 words. This section is often done in house, as well.
Footprint: Hard charging environmental reporting on subjects such as environmental degradation, the economy of adventure sport/travel, and the hope of renewable energy. The world is our playground, and we as players are its stewards.
Feast: Traveling the world is all about new experiences. And often, new experiences come in the form of food. Feast celebrates some of the stranger culinary encounters our writers have on the road. Whether it’s drinking Chang (rice wine steeped in rendered yak fat) in NE India, eating fried worms in Africa, or searching for the best kabob in Istanbul, Feast is dedicated to the fuel our bodies need for adventure.
Platform: In this section, we donate space in the magazine to environmental non-profits so that they may address our readers directly about the issues they work on. If you’re an activist interested in this section, contact us, and find out more about our partnership program where we amplify your message, and raise some money for you too.
Snap: Photo essays of our changing world, documented by photographers from around the world. Snap works as a visual metaphor to depict the special places on earth that are threatened or preserved by human engagement. By portraying these places, we see what the affect of human activity on our planet can be, for better or for worse.
Wanderlust: Feature length accounts of mind boggling journeys, urban explorations, histories, etc. written as a first person narrative. Third person is allowed for certain historical and environmental pieces, but we might suggest the writer demonstrate his/her relevance to the story itself. All the components of a ‘good story’ including character development, tension, fear, personal reflection, problem solving, crisis, beauty, should be crafted in your manuscript. 4000+ words.
Solo: The same as Wanderlust guidelines, but you’re by yourself. So just be sure to develop your own character.
Pays $0.25 per word, 30-45 days after publication.