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The Introspectionist is a "digital magazine for the intelligent woman." Different themes are covered every month through a series of thought-provoking articles. Topics include family issues, dating, health and beauty, and other current topics of interest (such as an upcoming issue on social networking). Pay is $25 for departments (100 to 500 words), $100 for features up to 2000 words, and $200 for features up to 5000 words. Poetry and fiction pay $25.
This magazine is published six times a year and feature fiction that appeals to fans of fantasy and science fiction. The pay is $0.07-0.12/word and the length can be up to 25,000 words.
This quarterly newspaper is published by The Main Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. They accept articles on topics such as farming, gardening and forestry practices and techniques, plant and pest profiles, environmental issues, and more. They pay $20-200 for articles of 250-2500 words.
The Malahat Review accepts poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions from writers at all levels of their careers. Poets should submit 3-5 poems up to 6 pages maximum. They accept flash fiction up to 750 words as well as other short fiction up to 8000 words. Creative nonfiction can run up to 4500 words and cover any subject matter including personal essays, memoirs, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biographies. Payment is $65CAD per published page. Their Publishing Tips column pays a $50 honorarium for submissions up to 750 words.
The Old Schoolhouse is a digital magazine covering topics related to homeschooling. Payment is $50 for up to 800 words.
The Scientist accepts freelance submissions for online news stories covering new life science findings and studies (preferably still under embargo) and print stories for their Notebook section (around 700 words looking behind-the-scenes of life science research). They also accept features (2500-3000 words) and opinions (700-1200 words) from those working in life sciences.
The Sun publishes essays, fiction, and poetry on political and cultural issues. Payment for nonfiction is $300-2000. Payment for fiction is $300-2000. Payment for poetry is $100-250. They purchase one-time rights.
The Threepenny Review accepts critical articles dealing with books, film, theater, and art exhibits(1200-2500 words), Table Talk items (1000 words or less), stories and memoirs (4000 words or less), and poetry (100 lines or less). They pay $400 per story or article, and $200 per poem or Table Talk piece.
The Washingtonian is a general interest magazine for residents of the DC area. They're open to freelance submissions for features, service stories, front-of-book and culture stories, personal essays, and digital news and features.
This magazine focuses on the Old West and accepts submissions of original artwork, fiction and nonfiction articles. Pay for short stories is $5, and they pay $3 for nonfiction articles.
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