Monday, January 01, 2007

Future Creations Winner & Op Ten

The winner of the Future Creations giveaway is GracieLou, who should e-mail me at with your full name and ship-to address, so I can get these books out to you. My thanks to everyone for sharing your plans for this new year.

One of my weblog goals for 2007 is to work on making PBW a better resource for writers of all genres. To hopefully get things off to a good start, here are

Ten Things about Market Ops

1. A Room of Her Own Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2006-2007 Gift of Freedom Award for Fiction (in short, a $50,000.00 grant to bankroll you while you work on a two-year project.) I usually don't list ops that require fees -- this one will cost you $35.00 -- but the idea behind it seems genuine and worthwhile. For female writers only; deadline to apply is February 1, 2007.

2. Anime Insider publishes nonfiction pieces on today's most popular anime and manga for kids and grownups. Varied pay and length; writers' guidelines available via snail mail; send SASE to Summer Mullins, Editor, Anime Insider, 151 Wells Ave., Congers, NY 10920-2036. Electronic submissions okay (; prefers query first. Wizard Entertainment Group, the magazine's publisher, also advertises jobs for writers, editors, interns and so forth online here.***

3. Blue Mountain Arts greeting cards are renown for their artistic designs and free verse poetry; varied pay and length, request current writer guidelines here.

4. Boys' Life magazine accepts YA nonfiction, fiction and other submissions, target reader is a boy aged 6 to 18; pays very well, submission guidelines are in .pdf format here; queries only (do not send unsolicited subs), no electronic submissions.

5. ByLine magazine for writers is also a decent market for fiction, how-to articles and more. Check out their submission guidelines here, no electronic submissions.

6. Carus Publishing has a slew of children's magazines it publishes; see specific guidelines for each at the links page here; no electronic submissions.

7. Looking for a market for your poetry or short fiction? Search by specifics with Duotrope's Digest.**

8. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine has been publishing short mystery fiction since 1941, offer guidelines for writers here; .05 to .08/word, sometimes higher for established authors; no electronic submissions.

9. Funny Times magazine is always looking for humor fiction of 500-700 words, pays $60 upon publication; see details on what they want here.

10. Blind Eye Books is looking for short to longish (1K to 40K) character-driven science fiction, fantasy or paranormal romance featuring gay or lesbian protagonists for their anthology Tangle; check out the payment and sub guidelines here.*

*Original market listings found over at
**Link swiped from Matt Cheney's place.
***Via the Market Report section of the January/February 2007 issue of Writer's Journal.


  1. Thank you for the great tips, I am a little hesitant to look into the ones that charge but it's better than never trying at all.

  2. I appreciate your tips. They have really been a kick in the butt for getting me to write more. I needed it. THANKS

  3. Anonymous4:30 PM

    Hey, Happy New Year!

    Thanks for the tips, I need to make this page so that I can look back on it later.

  4. Thanks for the links, PBW. I've missed writing greeting cards so I sent off a request for current guidelines from Blue Mountain. If they buy anything from me, it'll be your fault.

  5. *headdesk* Happy new year! Can't believe I forgot to say that.

  6. Anonymous1:54 AM

    Oh, yeah, and congratulations GracieLou!


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