Archive for April 28th, 2013

Freelance Inc. Op: Write for Parentlife Magazine

28 April 2013


A Christian parenting magazine designed to take parents from
pregnancy through the preteen years. ParentLife brings a
Christian worldview to today’s top parenting and cultural
issues, covering topics related to health, development,
education, discipline, and spiritual growth. Each issue of
ParentLife gives practical ideas and insights to help parents
meet the responsibilities and celebrate the joys of parenting.
ParentLife is set apart from other secular parenting magazines
in that it alone addresses the whole child: physically,
cognitively, socially, emotionally … and spiritually. Pays
up to $350 for articles of 350 to 1,200 words.

Freelance Op: Write for How Business Mag for Graphic Designers

28 April 2013


HOW is the business magazine for graphic designers and a leading
source of ideas and creative solutions for the industry. Published
bimonthly, it’s about 75 % freelance written. Articles include:
detailed information on industry trends; outstanding examples of
design / illustration / photography (whether in the form of
printed material, identity design, videos, CDROM, Web sites,
signage programs, etc.); profiles of noteworthy industry figures,
usually in conjunction with a specific project they’ve completed;
business tips; new technology; new disciplines for graphic designers;
and pressing industry issues. Columns typically run around 1,200
words. Features run 1,500 to 2,000 words. Payment ranges $250-$800.
20 percent kill fee.

Inc. Op: Freelance Writing for Columbia Kids

28 April 2013


COLUMBIAKids is a free online magazine that features exciting,
interesting, and informative articles and stories based in
Pacific Northwest history. Our target readers are children up
to age 14 who live in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
and Alaska, but we also welcome subscribers from all over the
world. All articles considered on spec. Features- Length:
800-1,200 words each; $200. Departments 200-800 words each;

Inc. Op.: Write Freelance for Humpty Dumpty Magazine

28 April 2013

(ages 5-7)

FICTION: Short stories 450 words or less. Payment: $70 and up.


NONFICTION: We accept short articles of 300 words or less on
science and nature, as well as age-appropriate how-to projects.
Payment: $70 and up.


POETRY: We accept poems 4-12 line poems. Please remember the
age of your audience. Payment: $35 and up.


RECIPES: We accept simple, healthful recipes of 200 words or
less that generally require no cooking and minimal adult help.
If possible, include a photo of the recipe with submission.
Payment: $40 and up.


CRAFTS: We accept fun crafts of 250 words or less that young
children can make with a bit of adult help. Payment: $40 and up.



28 April 2013



Deadline May 12, 2013.

Do you have an opinion on saving for retirement
using a Roth IRA? We’re looking for short pieces showcasing views on
Roth IRAs. The pros, the cons, and everything in between.

First Place: $500
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200

NOTE: NerdWallet Investing will publish all submissions that we
deem relevant to our readers; not all submissions will be selected
for publication or payment. Open to all states except Rhode Island.

Young Voices of America Write Their Stories Contest

28 April 2013

Students in Grades K-12 are invited to participate.

Accepting Submissions March 15, 2013 – May 31 2013
Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation Count

Follow ALL the rules for submitting your work. 

In every contest we have to disqualify a very large number of very good entries because the writer didn’t follow the rules for submitting his or her work. Don’t let that happen to you.

Young Voices of America Contest Rules

Remember to send your very best work. Have it proofread by someone skilled at writing. Errors can cost you a win. Failure to follow ALL Contest Rules will result in disqualification.
  • Entries must be original and previously unpublished. You pick the subject and genre.
  • We are seeking fiction and nonfiction short stories, NOT essays. Short stories have a plot, characters, and dialogue as well as a sense of time and place.
  • Give your story a title. We receive hundreds of entries and having a title on your entry helps us identify it.
  • Proofread your work. Proofread it again. Have a teacher or parent proofread it one more time. Send only your best work.
  • Parents of very young writers may transcribe (type) the story for their child. Technical ability must be consistent with grade level. Obvious re-writing by an adult will result in disqualification. Proof reading is not only OK, it’s encouraged. See above.
  • In the upper LEFT corner of PAGE 1 you must include name of author, age and grade level and category (Category 1 = Grades 7-12, Category 2 = Grades 3-6, Category 3 = PreK-2), name of parent or guardian, complete address including street number and name, city, state and zip code, telephone number, and email. We have to be able to contact winners.
  • No Fancy Fonts – No Fancy Formatting – No Colored Text – No Pictures – No Text Boxes. This is a writing contest. We want to see your story written in a normal readable font. Times New Roman 12 is a good choice.
  • Entries containing profanity, violent and/or sexually explicit material are not considered appropriate for this contest and will not be considered.
  • Entries MUST be written in English.
  • Multiple Submissions are  NOT allowed. One story per person.
  • Please: Send your entry via email to
  • Entries MUST be received by midnight, May 31, 2013
  • Entries WILL NOT be returned. It is important that you maintain a copy for your files.
  • Winners will be announced and prizes awarded 30 – 45 days of close of the contest. Information about the awards will be made public on the Young Voices Foundation Website.
  • Decision of the judges is final.

Please: Send your entry via email to


28 April 2013

Room Magazine’s Annual Contest

Calling all women writers: Sharpen your pencils or fire up your laptop and send us your fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction contest entries.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked or submitted online no later than July 15, 2013.

Entry Fee: $30 per entry. Non-Canadian entries: $42 Canadian dollars.

Each submission includes a complimentary one-year subscription to Room. Writers who submit more than one entry will get a multiple year subscription.

Prizes: 1st prize in each category – $500, 2nd prize – $250. Winners will be published in a 2014 issue of Room. Honourable mentions will be featured on Room’s website.

For more details: visit:


Fiction: Yasuko Thanh
Poetry: Jane Munro
Creative Non-Fiction: Betsy Warland

4 Keys to a Killer Book Cover Design—a free webinar

28 April 2013

INTRODUCING the 4 Keys to a Killer Book Cover Design—a free webinar!

Your book cover is often the most powerful and sometimes the best marketing tool to help grab attention at bookstores and online. So you want to make sure you know the keys to designing a great cover.

In this free webinar, hosted by Archway Publishing, Jason Heuer, Assistant Art Director at Simon & Schuster will reveal the keys to creating eye-catching covers for fiction and non-fiction books. Whether you plan to pay a designer or do your own design, you don’t want to miss this event.


Thursday, May 2, 2013 – 12:00 pm EST

Registration Link: