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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.
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.
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.
Aurealis is an Australian science fiction, horror and fantasy magazine. They look for short stories between 2000 and 8000 words that are preferably tied to Australia in some way. They pay between AUD $20-60 per 1000 words.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks' Aurora magazine is published twice per year for the college's alumni. They pay $.50 per word for the original assigned word count.
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