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American Educator is a quarterly publication released by the American Federation of Teachers. They cover trends in education, politics, news, education law, professional ethics, and essays dealing with social issues in American society. International affairs and labor issues of interest to AFT members may also be accepted. Articles run 1000-5000 words. Payment varies, but the minimum is $300 per article.
American Falconry accepts features as well as article series covering topics related to falconry, such as training and equipment. Payment starts at $100.
This magazine features science fiction stories, art and poetry as well as some fact based articles. Pay is 8-10 cents per word for short stories up to 20,000 words, 6 cents per word for serials of 40,000-80,000 words, and 9 cents per word for "fact articles" of around 4000 words. Payment is $1 per line for poetry.
Animal Wellness is a publication focused on natural pet care. They accept articles from 500 - 1500 words long. It's a paying publication, but they pay only for contributions where they can obtain unlimited rights.
AOPA Pilots is an aviation magazine accepting freelance submissions for departments (1000 words), profiles (400 words), and features. Their pay rate isn't disclosed in the guidelines, but they are a paying market and they pay on acceptance. The standard contract includes exclusive rights for 90 days.
Arc publishes contemporary poetry and invites submissions from poets at all levels in their careers. They have two reading periods: June 1 - September 30, and October 1 - January 31. All submissions must be made online. Submissions shouldn't exceed 3 poems or 360 lines. Pay is $50 per page for First Canadian Serial Rights, with all rights reverting to the author on publication.
Archaeology magazine explores "the discipline of archaeology through the lens of the discipline of journalism." They accept articles focused on specific archaeological sites, new discoveries, or reevaluations of existing theories.
Argot accepts submissions of essays, short stories, poetry, and more related to queer culture, marginalized communities, politics, and culture. Pay ranges from $35 for short poems and single panel comics to $250 for long-form investigative pieces. They also have a hardcover print edition where they accept poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces up to 2500 words. They pay a 50% premium for pieces accepted for the print edition.
Asimov's is a magazine for science fiction writers. They pay 8-10 cents per word for stories up to 7500 words and 8 cents per word for stories over 7500 words (though they rarely buy stories over 20,000 words or shorter than 1000 words). Poems under 40 lines are also accepted and pay is $1 per line.
While Astronomy's editors commission most of their content, they do accept freelance pitches as well for both science features and hobby features.
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