Good morning, everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. Here are some market listings to help get your writing going for the week:
1) Mastheads.org is looking for part-time media news writers/researchers "to help us write our daily and weekly news feeds." Pays: "Contract/Weekly/Negotiable."
2) Common Ties currently seeks "personal stories about someone coping with cancer to run as a special theme on January 12, 2007. The following theme will be stories revolving around war, to run on January 19." Pays: $100-$200 ("in exceptional cases, can reach $1,000").
3) FRONT magazine, a Vancouver-based "journal of contemporary art and culture," seeks submissions for its March issue, which will focus on the theme of "Finishes." Submission deadline: February 1. Pays: "For text submissions and poetry, FRONT usually pays $25 per page" (presumably in Canadian funds).
4) Stone Magazine seeks "a writer in Charlotte [North Carolina] to do a 500 to 750 word article on an up & coming actor and former model in the Charlotte area for our May issue." Deadline: January 15. Pays: $.50/word.
5) "True real estate stories" sought. "If you think about it, almost ALL stories can be real estate related. Did your story happen in a home (even if it was rented?), a condominium or townhouse? Did it happen outside in someone's yard? How about on commercial real estate like a store or a place of employment? As long as an author can throw a decent real estate twist to it, we will look at any story." Deadline: February 28, 2007. Pays: $50-$200.
6) The Institute for Humane Studies invites applications for its 2007 Journalism Internship Program, which will take place in multiple locations June 9-August 11 (application deadline: January 31). Pays: $1500 stipend plus housing allowance and travel. Details here.
7) Finally, here's a real bonus for you. Peruse another 15 markets by downloading the free previews (with sample listings) accompanying three just-updated e-books: our guide to no-cost literary contests and competitions; our directory of paying markets for book reviewers; and Writers' Markets: Where to Sell What You Write When You Write about Writing. Find them all here (click on the selected title to reach the preview).