We will happily consider
manuscripts from either unpublished or published writers we prefer to
be queried (all queries and manuscript submissions are handled by e-mail).
We are interested in all facets of writing, from first- person experience
articles to genre-specific how-tos to informational articles about your
area of specialization whether it be history or science or nursing or
long-distance running and how and where your specialty can be used
correctly by writers. Write something that will help other writers write
better, and well be interested in taking a look.
We are a non-paying market
with a 100% volunteer staff. In return for your work, you get as many
copies of the e-zine as you care to download, and our sincere thanks.
Your work will make a nice tear-sheet to present when selling other
work, but it doesnt count as a professional market because we cant
afford to pay.
On the other hand, the e-zine
is also free.
We use only non-exclusive
serial rights; what this means is that you can sell your piece elsewhere
before, during, or after you have placed it with us. We dont mind if it
runs simultaneously. However and this is very important for you to
keep in mind if you place a piece with us that has not been published
elsewhere, we will be using your First Serial Rights, which means they
will not be available for sale elsewhere. Reprint rights are harder to
sell. And back issues will be available from the site (though not from
e-zine newsstands) for as long as I can keep them there, as a reference to
new people coming into the site.
If you sell a piece elsewhere
after we have accepted it but before we have printed it, and you need to
have us pull it in order to be able to make your sale, please let us know
immediately. We can pull a piece up to a few days before we go to press,
but the longer you wait, the more difficult time well have getting
another piece copyedited and ready to fill the slot your piece occupied.
We strive to maintain
professional standards manuscripts must be professionally formatted,
as free from spelling and grammatical errors as you can make them, and in
what you perceive to be final draft form. We will not welcome massive
rewrites of a piece after we have accepted it when we accept it, we
consider it pretty close to finished and will only request such edits as
will finish it to our standards. If we feel that it need massive rewrites,
we wont accept it.
For feature articles, query
Lazette Gifford. For genre- or area-specific articles, query the relevant
editor. All e-mail addresses are in the masthead.
We look forward to hearing
Holly Lisle and Lazette