I don't know about you, but it seems to me that almost every day I'm reading about yet another magazine going out of business and/or a new set of media job layoffs. I thought it might be time for some good news--and some giveaways.
Here's the news: This week I completed the latest semiannual update of our popular Directory of Paying Essay Markets. Although I did, sadly, have to remove a few listings, I also managed to add quite a few. So this e-directory now profiles more than 150 print, online, and anthology markets that publish their guidelines--AND PAY RATES--online. (You can read a preview with sample listings here.)
Moreover, to cheer us all up and inject a dose of financial optimism into the lives of the practicing essayists reading this blog, I'll be giving away THREE copies of the new edition. Here's how it will happen:
THREE Practicing Writing readers will win complimentary copies of our just-revised and updated Directory of Paying Essay Markets. Here are the giveaway rules:
1) To enter, please comment on THIS post (click on "comments" below). You might (but are not required to) share with us the essay market you would most love to crack, the one you're proudest of appearing in, or the one you simply most enjoy reading.
2) Post your comment by 5 p.m. (Eastern time) Monday, November 17. One entry per person, please. Please note that comments on this blog are moderated and therefore will not appear instantly.
3) Three winners will be chosen with the help of a random number generator (or by asking my favorite human random number generator--my five-year-old niece) and announced on Tuesday morning, November 18.
4) NOTE: If you wish to be contacted by e-mail if you win, please include your e-mail address in your comment (example to help avoid having your address "harvested": writer(at)yahoo(dot)com). Otherwise, you must check back on Tuesday to see if you won. Unclaimed prizes are forfeited after 48 hours.