This week’s edition of Monday Markets includes a magazine for people interested in discovering what Wisconsin has to offers as a travel destination. An auto magazine and a magazine focusing on the Canadian province of Ontario are also included.
From the Web Site:
About Wisconsin Trails: Wisconsin Trails is a bi-monthly publication intended to showcase the travel destinations, outdoor/indoor activities, nature, history, culture and people that make this state great.
About our contributors: Wisconsin Trails writers are experienced writers that have an in-depth knowledge of Wisconsin and are able to write engaging copy that provides new insight to popular destinations, events and activities.
Contributor’s rights: Wisconsin Trails buys first rights for print and publication on wisconsintrails.com. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. Writers are paid upon publication. Wisconsin Trails editors reserve the right to edit content without approval from the contributor. Contributors receive two copies of the issue upon publication.
Kill fees: If a story is unable to be used, due to lack of editorial space in an issue or an unsatisfactory job on the part of the writer, a kill fee of 20 percent of the assignment fee, up to a maximum fee of $75, will be issued 30 days after the assignment was scheduled for publication.
From the Web Site:
Who may submit magazine articles?
Anyone may submit articles for consideration. We are always interested in seeing material from new writers. Although we do not generally “assign” or commission articles, we do review those sent to us and, if suitable, they are eventually used in Scale Auto magazine.
We don’t expect our writers to be Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists; we are looking for model builders, collectors, and enthusiasts who feel their models and/or modeling techniques and experiences would be of interest and benefit to our readership. When we evaluate articles, we look at the quality of accompanying photos and illustrations, content of the how-to-material, and the writing style. If the photos and content are good, the article can be worked on by our staff, if necessary, to improve its readability.
What kind of material are you looking for?
Above all, our readers like how-to material: how to paint, how to scratchbuild, how to chop a roof, etc. Our readers want to know how to make their models better, so any help or advice you can offer is what modelers will want to read.
Features about your own modeling projects also make worthy topics. A step-by-step writeup with clear, close-up photos can relay techniques and shortcuts to other modelers.
Articles should be brief – usually in the neighborhood of 750 to 3,000 words. Readers want to know how you wired your engine, not how you built up an entire junkyard, complete with 75 cars. However, if you have a topic worthy of more than 3,000 words, ask us about it before you begin writing; we might be able to turn it into a two- or three-part feature. Just remember that readers won’t stay with you for four or five pages of text unless you can find a way to hold their interest. Writing a short article that focuses on a particular model or modeling technique is your best bet.
From the Web Site:
The Country Connection is Ontario’s magazine of choice for history, heritage, nostalgia, nature, environment, travel and the arts. It is published twice a year: winter/spring and summer/autumn and is mass distributed throughout Ontario and at selected outlets across Canada by Magazines Canada. As a general interest magazine, our readership includes residents, cottagers, travellers and eco-tourists to Ontario. We look forward to discussing your ideas and receiving your submissions.
We accept articles and stories on a wide range of rural themes with a special emphasis on history, heritage, green travel, environment, ecology, nature, nostalgia, the arts, studio tours, culture, fiction, leisure, etc. We do not accept stories with references to hunting, fishing, animal husbandry or pets (with the exception of critical essays). We accept only Canadian content by Canadian authors. References to food and recipes must be 100% plant-based (no animal products) and contain only wholesome, natural ingredients. Except for historical references, all measurement units must be in metric. Stories must be original and unpublished.