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Fall 1999  

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 After Hours Writing
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  by Mary Elizabeth Anderson
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  by Kelly Boyer Sagert
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  by Brian J. Noggle
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  by Cindy Appel
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  by Grady Hanrahan
 How to Build a Successful Literary Business
  by Marilyn June Janson
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  by Grady Hanrahan
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Catholic Digest Publications
The Bible Advocate
The Bible Advocate Online

Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul
Chicken Soup for the Soul of Mothers and Daughters
Stories & Letters Digest Newsletter

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MARKETS POSTED 2/99
American Health for Women
Mayhem: The Mystery & Suspense Magazine

MARKET POSTED 11/98
The Door

 

Catholic Digest Publications
Contact: Articles Editor or Filler Editor
Address: PO. Box 64090, St. Paul, MN 55164-0090
E-mail:
Cdigest@stthomas.edu
Website:
http://www.CatholicDigest.org
Rates/Terms: Articles: $100 for reprints, $200-$400 for originals. For re-use in electronic form, pays half of all traceable revenue derived from use to owner/author. Online-only articles receive $100, plus half of any traceable revenue from electronic use. Two copies of the issue are included with payment if published in Catholic Digest. Finders’ fees are $15 per article published. Fillers: $2 per published line (full-page width) upon publication. For this payment, your filler may be published in any Catholic Digest publication, including but not limited to Catholic Digest, Catholic Digest Reader Large Print, and Heaven, the online website. Two copies of the issue are included with payment if published in Catholic Digest. Finders’ fees are $5 or $10, depending on length.
Guidelines:
http://www.CatholicDigest.org/stops/info/writers.html
Query Preference: Don’t query. Send the article itself. No simultaneous submissions. E-mail submissions should be included within the body of the message rather than as an attachment. Snail mail submissions should include an SASE and if possible, an ASCII text file saved on a 3.5 disk. Include your name, address, and telephone number on each submitted page. When sending reprints, include the name, address, and editor of the original publication source, the copyright line from the original source, and the page number and date of the original publication.
Wants: 1,000-3,500 word articles on a wide range of topics: religion, family, science, health, human relationships, nostalgia, good works, and more. Fillers: 50-300 words for In Our Parish--stories of parish life. 200-500 words for the following fillers: Open Door--statements of true incidents through which people are brought into the Catholic faith, or recover the Catholic faith they had lost. Signs of the Times--Amusing or significant signs. Give exact source. People Are Like That--original accounts of true incidents that illustrate the instinctive goodness of human nature. Perfect Assist--original accounts of gracious or tactful remarks or actions. Hearts Are Trumps--original accounts of true cases of unseeking kindness. Other Fillers: one-liners-500 word jokes, short anecdotes, quizzes, and informational paragraphs.
Comments: “Tips on selling a manuscript to Catholic Digest: Before you submit a manuscript, study a copy of Catholic Digest for article tone and style. We favor the anecdotal approach. Stories submitted must be strongly focused on a definitive topic. This topic is to be illustrated for the reader by way of a well-developed series of true-life, interconnected vignettes.” Most articles are reprints, but they also consider original submissions.

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The Bible Advocate
The Bible Advocate Online
Contact: Calvin Burrell, editor or Sherri Langton, associate editor.
Address: P.O. Box 33677, Denver, CO 80233
E-mail:
cofgsd@denver.net
Website:
http://www.baonline.org/
Rates/Terms: Pays on publication. Buys first and one-time rights. Accepts reprints and simultaneous submissions. $15 honorarium per printed magazine page up to $35, for print and electronic rights. $15-$35 for online articles, depending on published length. $10 for poetry. Pays in copies for opinion pieces.
Guidelines: For further guidelines, visit the web page at
http://www.baonline.org/.
Query Preference: Include SASE or SASC with all hard copy submissions. Computer disk submissions welcomed if compatable with Microsoft Word 5.1 for Macintosh. A 3˝ inch disk in Microsoft Word 3.0 or 4.0 is transferrable to their format, as well as most newer well-known software programs. Please include a hard copy and indicate the name of the word processing program, version number, and file name. Submissions via e-mail accepted. No fax or handwritten submissions.
Wants: The Bible Advocate: 1,000-1,800 word feature articles, 500-650 word opinion pieces, 100-500 word fillers, 5-25 lines of poetry. “The Bible Advocate is geared to help Christians understand and obey God’s Word, with articles on Bible doctrine, current social and religious issues, Christian living, Bible topics, textual or biblical book studies, prophecy, and personal experience. We also print fillers (sidebars), opinion pieces, and poetry (traditional, free, and blank verse).” The Bible Advocate Online: 1,500 word feature articles and personal experience articles. “The Bible Advocate Online addresses more of the ‘felt needs’ of people (grief, depression, sickness, etc.). It also includes articles on current social and religious issues, Bible topics, and personal experience. Material in the online magazine is more inclusive of non-Christians. Personal experience stories show a person’s struggle that either led him to faith in Christ or deepened his walk with God. No opinion pieces or poetry.”
Comments: “The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. The Bible Advocate Online has been on the Internet since late 1996. Both are published by the Bible Advocate Press, the publication agency of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day).”

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Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul
Contact: Editors: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Cynthia Brian, Cindy Buck, Marion Owen, Pat Stone, and Carol Sturgulewski.
Address: PO Box 1694, Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone/Fax: 907-486-5079/907-486-2686
E-mail:
marion@ptialaska.net
Website:
http://www.gardeners-soul.com
Rates/Terms: Pays $300 on publication, plus a 50 word biography. Responds in two months.
Guidelines:
http://www.gardeners-soul.com
Deadlines: Dec. 1, 1999, and March 1, 2000. The sooner you submit the better.
Query Preference: Put your full name, address, and phone number on all pages. Submit by mail to the address above, by fax, or by e-mail. Paste the submission in the body of the e-mail. No attachments. Submissions will not be returned.
Wants: Up to 1,200 word true stories to do with gardening, gardeners, or even nongardeners’ experiences with plants. Reprints accepted. “Stories should have a positive viewpoint, and that famed ‘Chicken Soup moment’ that tugs at the heart or surprises the mind.” Some of the topics are: On Love, Overcoming Obstacles, Making a Difference, Growing Friendships, Across the Generations, Nature’s Garden, Urban Gardening, Children & Gardening, Gardens as Consolation, Garden Humor, Special Moments, and Healing Gardens.
Comments: Publication is planned for February 2001. It’s recommended that you review samples of good Chicken Soup stories and books to get a feel for what is wanted. Read what a Chicken Soup story is and isn’t on the web page
http://www.gardeners-soul.com/ISandISNT.html. “The purpose of Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul is to touch and inspire gardeners by sharing stories of love, growth, and lessons learned from the many ways our lives are touched by gardens, plants, flowers and trees. It is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Chicken Soup stories are personal and are filled with vivid images created using the five senses. In some stories, the reader feels that he or she is actually “there” with the people involved...It isn’t a sermon, an essay or a eulogy, or a reminiscence. A Chicken Soup story is not a term paper, classroom assignment, thesis, letter or journal entry. It isn’t about politics or ultra-controversial issues.”

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Chicken Soup for the Soul of Mothers and Daughters
Contact: Dorothy Firman, editor
Address: 285 Pomeroy Lane Amherst, MA 01002
E-mail:
synthesisc@aol.com
Rates/Terms: $300 for one time use. Projected publication
date is Mother’s Day 2000.
Query Preference: Send stories by e-mail or snail mail.
Wants: 200-2,000 word nonfiction stories and poems of any length. Stories should be your life’s experience or one you’ve heard, a poem, a quote, a saying, some words of wisdom, or a letter. “Consider birthing experiences, lessons learned, love expressed, wisdom passed down, grief and loss transformed, humorous stories, touching moments, spiritual awakenings, deep connections, the continuity of generations, mother within, gifts given and received, holidays celebrated, memories, vignettes, family fables, legacies of the past and anything else that YOU know to be a gift of the mother/daughter relationship.”
Comments: “This newest volume of the best selling Chicken Soup series draws on the lessons, love, inspiration and transformation of mothers and daughters, as well as grandmothers, granddaughters, adoptive mothers and daughters, birth mothers reunited with daughters, step-mothers and daughters and daughters with mother substitutes (nannies, aunts, older friends, etc.!) Aging mothers and adult daughters, to newborn daughters and moms, our stories will cover the gamut! Even stories of remembrance of mothers/daughters long gone will be part of this volume.”

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Stories & Letters Digest Newsletter
Contact: James Rudy Humphreys, Editor & Publisher
Address: PO Box 690, Milton, WA 98354-0690
E-mail:
jhumph6290@aol.com
Website:
http://hometown.aol.com/jhumph6290/prof/index.html Rates/Terms: Pays ˝˘-1˘ per word on acceptance for one-time rights.
Guidelines:
http://hometown.aol.com/jhumph6290/prof/index.html
Query Preference: Mail manuscripts, subscriptions, letters, and all written correspondence to address above. SASE with all submissions. No electronic submissions, though letters to the editor or for the “Letters” page may be e-mailed.
Wants: 500 to 3,000 word fiction. “All categories considered, but emphasis will be placed on serious, mainstream work. Nothing obviously pornographic or obscene.” Occasionally publishes poetry.

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MARKETS POSTED 2/99

American Health for Women 
Contact: Editorial Submissions 
Address: 28 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010. 
E-mail: Gabrielle_Studenmund@READERSDIGEST.com 
Query Preference: Send query, submitting your idea in a few paragraphs, "offering the best possible sample of your writing style and approach to the material as well as describing the value of the story and its basic facts." Completed manuscripts sent on speculation also read. SASE. 
Wants: 1,000 to 2,500 word articles about "alternative medicine, women’s medical and mental health issues, doctors who make a difference, and real-life medical dramas that track women’s experiences with serious medical health conditions." 
Comments: American Health for Women is “looking for stories that are new, authoritative, helpful and inspirational to female readers, ages 35 to 55. We cover both the scientific and lifestyle aspects of women’s health, nutrition and fitness.” 

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Mayhem: The Mystery & Suspense Magazine 
Address: c/o MSI, P O Box 827, Clifton Park NY 12065-0801 
E-mail: mayhem@mediasi.com 
Website: http://www.mediasi.com/chantingmonks/mayhem/index.htm 
Guidelines: http://www.mediasi.com/chantingmonks/mayhem/guides.htm 
Query Preference: Prefers mailed submissions. SASE a must, cover letter required. Responds in 6-8 weeks. Full name and address must appear on the first page of manuscript. Name and manuscript's title should appear on subsequent pages. Poetry and illustrations must include name and address on each page. E-mail submissions accepted (text only), but send within the body of the e-mail. Attachments are not accepted. 
Rates/Terms: Pays ˝˘ per word on manuscripts, $2-$5 per poem, $3-$7 per book review. Artwork payment varies. All contributors will also receive at least five copies of the issue in which his or her work appears. 
Wants: Mayhem publishes fiction, artwork, comics, prose, reviews and other medium dealing with thriller and mystery genres. A limited amount of true crime and related material may be published. Fiction: up to 3,500 word thrillers or mysteries. A slant on true crime and/or horror may be acceptable. No Romance. Artwork: B/W or color artwork is considered. Line art or toned art. Cover artwork encouraged. Do not send originals. Photographs require a model release if necessary. Photocopies of photographs accepted. Poetry: genre-specific only. 
Comments: Mayhem will debut in mid-1999, replacing the magazine Lacunae

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MARKETS POSTED 11/10/98

The Door 
Contact: Robert Darden, Editor 
Address: P.O. Box 1444, Waco, TX 76703-1444 
E-mail: 103361.23@compuserve.com 
Rates/Terms: Payment and copies upon publication. 
Query Preference: Prefers e-mail submissions. Second choice: send via disk on WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS, Double Density (DD)--not High Density (HD) disks. Printed copies accepted, but soon may accept exclusively via e-mail. Prefers completed manuscript over query letters. Put name, address, social security number, and phone number on cover letter and first page of manuscript. SASE. Write in AP style. Good quality photocopies of cartoons accepted. Write "Please Do Not Fold--Artwork Enclosed" on the outside of your oversized envelope. 
Wants: Humorous articles that are "laugh-out-loud-funny." Does not accept poetry, first-person essays, or sermonettes, Articles must appeal and be funny to both churchgoers and non-churchgoers. "Our thrust has always been to use humor and satire to point out the absurdities of people who either use religion to enrich their own savings accounts or use religion to convince/brainwash others into following their peculiar agendas. This means any kind of religion. The Door is a religious jargon-free zone. Exception: If your article is funny enough, forget the above couple of paragraphs. Humor rules." Also accepts single panel gag cartoons. 

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