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Liquid Silver Books
What We’re Looking For…
We are currently accepting all erotic romance genres in three different heat levels. We want to see strong stories that stand on their own if the sex was omitted. We are looking for the build up of passion, the explosion of a sexual relationship between characters, and not just a story with one sex scene after another. Sex in the stories must be descriptive, titillating for the reader, further the plot and be original; no purple prose will be accepted.
Romance is the key to our stories. The stories must hold on their own if the sex scenes are omitted. Stories must have well developed characters, with depth and explosive chemistry that entice the reader to like and/or identify with them. Mix in an imaginative and fully realized plot, vivid settings, and clear dialog and you’ve got the ingredients for a story we’d be interested in publishing.
We do not accept literary Erotica submissions. Manuscripts with obvious grammar, formatting and editing issues will not be considered. Make sure your work is critiqued and polished prior to submitting.
Taboo subjects include pedophilia, rape or incest, necrophilia, hate messages to any race, gender, religion, or sexuality, bestiality, main characters under the age of 18, and our definition of pornography. We reserve the right to refuse submissions based on other subjects we deem inappropriate.
Liquid Silver Books is a full service, royalty paying eBook Publisher, which includes editing, proofreading, cover art, ISBN number and either digital or print publishing.
We pay 35% royalties on eBook retail sales from those sales originating from the Liquid Silver Books website. For other retail distributors, we pay 35% royalties on minus the distribution costs. Royalties are paid on a calendar quarter basis by company check. International authors are paid via Paypal.
Thank you for your interest in writing for the African Vibes. We are primarily interested in practical, service-oriented pieces that will help our readers improve their lives including dramatic narratives of interest to our target readership of someone who has experienced a triumph, survived a disaster or achieved something special or significant in their lives. Before you submit anything to the magazine, be sure you are familiar with its approach. Pay particular attention to writing style and content. Articles for African Vibes Magazine should have a journalistic approach, and be written in language simple enough to be comprehensible to a high school student, with enough research and insight to be interesting to a PhD. Assume that you’re talking to knowledgeable readers; don’t be didactic. Avoid excessive identifiers for well-known figures or familiar debates. We encourage writers to grapple with big ideas, but they must be conveyed with wit and style, avoiding clichés, jargon, commie-speak, artspeak, journalese, and academese.
Please be advised that all manuscripts at the acceptance stage, including solicited works, are considered on speculation. You will be duly alerted when your accepted manuscript/photo/ illustration has been scheduled into an upcoming issue.
HOW TO QUERY US
We welcome queries from inexperienced writers, but particular care should be taken with these proposals: much of what is rejected is a result of poor execution and/or inappropriate story ideas.
African Vibes Magazine is not interested in stories that have been widely covered in the mainstream media unless the writer has developed a genuinely original angle—a challenge to the mainstream’s coverage. This Magazine publishes only six issues per year; stories must not be so time-sensitive that they will seem dated six months in the future.
Our pay depends on a number of varying factors such as length, research involved, etc. Payment will be discussed at time of assignment and upon publication. Payment assumes African Vibes holds non-exclusive first North American rights and electronic rights. Unless otherwise agreed upon the story is exclusive to African Vibes. Checks are mailed to writers along with a copy of the issue in which their article appears. Some writers prefer to write as contributors without a cash compensation. Such writers are listed with a mini bio in our contributors section.
Full details can be found here:
Industrial Utility Vehicle & Mobile Equipment Magazine
Dog and DriverDog & Driver is the magazine of The International Sled Dog Racing Association or ISDRA. It is published six times a year and features articles concerning all aspects of sled dog sports. Articles dealing with sled dog races, sled dog care and nutrition, first-hand accounts of races, sled dog training, sled dog equipment, and anything that pertains to the care and training of sled dogs are welcomed provided you follow the guidelines below
- We urge contributors to study Dog & Driver before submitting material. A sample copy is available for $3 US.
- We prefer detailed query letters but will also consider unsolicited manuscripts. Please let us know if you have published clips available. Send all queries and submissions to Dog & Driver, Helen Lundberg, Senior Editor, PO Box 970, Willow, AK 99688. Always include SASE with every query or submission or it goes in the trash — no exceptions. You may also submit queries and manuscripts in TEXT FORMAT ONLY via e-mail to Helen Lundberg. Do not send attachments — keep your submissions in the body of the e-mail.
Read more here: http://www.isdra.org/Magazine/writers_guide.htm
Thank you for your interest in HORSE ILLUSTRATED. We hope you find the following guidelines helpful in preparing any future submissions.
Magazine Focus: HORSE ILLUSTRATED is directed to hands-on horse owners and riders of English and western disciplines. The magazine promotes responsible horse ownership, from providing tips to owners on better horse care and training, to alerting horse lovers about pertinent issues in the equine community. We direct our articles to the adult audience.
Suggested Articles: The best way to decide what type of article to submit is to look over a sample copy of the magazine, available at newsstands, tack stores or book stores nationwide. Look over more than one issue, if possible.
We need informative, in-depth, upbeat articles (limited to 2,000 words) that will help readers better care for and enjoy their horses. They may be about such topics as training (for both horse and rider), management or horse-related activities.
What NOT to Send:
• Personal essays
• Tributes to deceased horses
• Book reviews
• Please do not send breed profiles; this monthly feature is always assigned
• Series, columns and multi-part articles are assigned only to our established writers
Countryside Tales was launched in March 2000. It is an illustrated magazine in A5 format and is published quarterly. We are interested in any material with a countryside/rural theme and we will be pleased to consider work corresponding to the following guidelines…
We are particularly interested in non-fiction articles… which should be up to 1500 words on any issue related to the countryside: biographies, childhood memories, nature/wildlife etc. Short fillers of up to 400 words or less are also welcome.
WE ALSO ALWAYS REQUIRE…
Your story can be on any subject: humour, romance, supernatural, crime, etc. as long as it has a rural/countryside theme or setting. Length: Up to 2000 words.
Poems can be up to 40 lines with a countryside theme.
Better Homes and Gardens
Only about ten percent of our editorial material comes from freelance writers, artists, and photographers; the rest is produced by staff.
We read all freelance articles submitted, but much prefer to see a letter of query than a finished manuscript. The query should be directed to the department where the story line is the strongest. See appropriate editor and department below.
A freelancer’s best chances lie in the areas of travel, health, parenting and education. We do not deal with political subjects or with areas not connected with the home, community, and family. We rarely use poetry, beauty, or fiction. The best way to find out what we do use, and to get some idea of our style, is to study several of our most recent issues.
We buy all rights and pay on acceptance. Rates are based on our estimate of the length, quality, and importance of the published article.
The Bark, which is enjoyed by 250,000 readers, is a bi-monthly magazine about life with dogs; we pay homage to the age-old relationship between our two species. With each issue, we seek to bring our readers a literate and entertaining spectrum of dog-centric articles and stories. While much of our content is assigned in advance, we also wish to provide a forum for writers who have a special appreciation for dogs.
We accept unsolicited submissions and queries, subject to the following broad conditions:
We review submissions in the intervals between magazine production. Therefore, it can take us up to a year to respond. Please do not contact us regarding the status of your submission. If we elect to publish it, we will notify you. If we decline, we notify you and return it only if you included a SASE in the original submission package; otherwise it will be recycled.
We are not responsible for unsolicited materials sent to us. In particular, do not send original photos/artwork/slides, or any other material that you would be disappointed to have lost or damaged in transit.
Manuscripts must be typed with the author’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address on each page; it is very important to include word count on the top of the first page. A short bio would also be appreciated. If accepted, all material is subject to editing. Do note if this is a simultaneous submission.
It is very important for you to become familiar with the “voice” and scope of our magazine before submitting your work. The Bark has been publishing for ten years, and has covered many subjects and themes, we prefer not to repeat ourselves. Also keep in mind that we are a dog magazine, and our readers are very sophisticated in matters pertaining to dogs.
We do accept previously published work, but you must provide the name of the publication and the date it was published.
Mills and Boon
If you fancy writing in the romantic genre, take a look at the Mills and Boon community.
Welcome to the Write Stuff and the Mills & Boon community. It’s very exciting to be here! I’m Jenny Hutton and I’m editor for Modern Romance. Over the next few weeks I will come on and post our Modern Master Class, so if you think you have what it takes to write a Modern Romance novel this is your chance!
The editors are on the lookout for talented new authors… Regular readers of Modern Romance will know that the hallmarks of all our stories are pace, passion and intensity – and that they expect to see them stamped on our novels from the very first page. So, do you harbour a burning ambition to become a writer for Modern Romance? If the answers yes then we want to hear from you!
Send three chapters and a synopsis to: Editorial Department, Eton House, 18-24 Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1SR.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org