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|1859 Oregon's Magazine|
1859 is a regional magazine focused on "how Oregon lives, works and plays." Articles cover topics including regional personalities, the landscapes, history, and architecture of Oregon. Payments run from $.30 - $.50 per word, and Web-only contributions are paid at a lower rate.
|A List apart|
A List Apart publishes feature-length articles for "designers, developers, content strategists, [and] information architects." Articles should be around 1500 - 2000 words. Pay is $200 per article.
|AAA Journey Magazine|
This bi-monthly magazine covering Washington state and northern Idaho covers lifestyle, travel, and automotive topics. Pay is up to $1.00 per word, and article range from 500 - 1800 words.
|AARP The Magazine|
AARP The Magazine claims to be the "world's largest circulation magazine." Catering to the over-50 crowd, the magazine accepts freelance submissions in the following categories: finance, health, food, travel, consumerism, general interest, and relationships. Rate of pay is not currently included in their published writers' guidelines.
|Abyss & Apex|
Abyss & Apex is a "magazine of speculative fiction." They accept submissions quarterly -- normal reading periods are in February, May, August, and November (though they are currently overstocked and the next reading period will be Feb. 2015). They accept flash fiction (fewer than 1251 words) and short fiction (over 1250 words). They pay $.06 per word for up to 1250 words and a $75 flat payment for works longer than that. Payment is 60 days after publication.
This is a magazine addressing issues related to ADHD. They accept submissions from journalists, mental health professionals, and those with first person stories to share. Payment is on publication and they offer a kill fee.
Adirondack Life is a regional magazine serving readers in areas surrounding the Adirondack Mountains. The magazine accepts freelance submissions for the following departments: Special Places, Watercraft, Barkeater, Kitchen, Profile, Historic Preservation, North Country, Sporting Scene, Home, Wilderness, Wildlife, Working, and Yesteryears. At the time of inclusion, Adirondack Life pays $.30 per published word (around 30 days after publication).
|Air & Space (Smithsonian)|
The Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine accepts freelance submissions for book reviews and the following departments: Soundings, Above & Beyond, Flights & Fancy, Reviews & Previews, Oldies & Oddities, and feature articles. At the time of inclusion, the magazine pays $1000 - 2500 for feature articles, $150 - 300 for departments in Soundings and Reviews, and $500 - 750 for other departments. The magazine suggests pitching department ideas if you haven't written for the magazine previously.
Alaska Parent magazine accepts freelance submissions covering parenting topics such as education, pregnancy and babies, holidays, nutrition, special needs, family travel, and more. They accept both original content and reprints. Pay is generally $75-200 for original articles and $25-40 for reprints.
Albedo is an Irish magazine that covers horror, fantasy, and science fiction stories. They are looking for fiction between 2,500 and 8,000 words and they pay 6 euro per 1000 words.
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