Here's the newest batch of opportunities. Enjoy!
body & brain magazine, a national quarterly focusing on holistic health/yoga, is looking for freelance writers. "Our magazine is currently expanding and therefore we are hiring writers for the following depts.: food and nutrition, holistic health, alternative medicine, film and book reviews, science and brain research, sustainable and green living plus many other departments." (I went to the magazine's own site and downloaded the guidelines; payment seems to range from $50-$125 for short pieces [75-600 words] to $150-$400 for full stories.)
New science fiction contest (no entry fee) offers the overall winner paid publication in Jim Baen's Universe, free entry into the 2007 International Space Development Conference, an autographed copy of The Best of Jim Baen's Universe, a totebag, and a coffee mug. Deadline: April 7, 2007. More information about the James Patrick Baen Memorial Writing Contest available here. (And many thanks to the practicing writer who forwarded this information to me!)
StoryCorps is looking for a part-time temporary Associate Producer for its Griot Initiative. "The StoryCorps Griot Initiative is a one-year grassroots national tour that brings StoryCorps directly into African-American lives and communities across the nation. The Associate Producer will be responsible for cutting 24 segments for National Public Radio from StoryCorps Griot material." Pays: "$25K annualized; 25 hours per week position. This is a one-year position to begin on April 1, 2007." Applications are due by March 1, 2007. For more information/application instructions, click here. (My guess is that this job is based at the StoryCorps HQ in Brooklyn.)
Interested in pitching Boston Magazine? Find out more about its content/needs in this interview with Editor James Burnett.
Southern Adventure, a new magazine, covers "outdoor recreational activities as well as conservation and land use issues. Departments include Destinations and Reviews of gear, books, and indie/small label music." Pays: $60-$100/feature. More information here.
Montréal Magazine, an "online publication about the people, places and things that make the city unique," is looking for freelance writers. Compensation: "To be discussed." More information here.
Real Weddings Magazine (Canada) "is looking for submissions of op-ed articles relevant to engaged couples. At 1,000-1,200 words in length, these would be first-person narratives about some aspect of your wedding that stands out in memory and is story-worthy. We're looking for stories that are touching, thought-provoking, funny and that give readers pause for reflection of the meaning and significance of their wedding -- something that would make our readers laugh, cry or identify." Check the announcement here. Pays: $.35/word on publication (presumably in Canadian funds).
"Grandparents.com is creating a stable of regular writers to contribute in the areas of travel, intergenerational relationships, health, fun activities, events, wonderful toys, games, gear, and all things related to modern grandparenting. Right now we send two email newsletters per week, our full site will launch this spring." Pays: "competitive" rates. More information here.