Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 9, 2011

Two Money Making/Career Boosting Places to Submit


Smithsonian magazine accepts unsolicited proposals from established freelance writers for features and some departments. Please use the Web submission form to submit a written proposal of 250 to 300 words as a preliminary query.
Smithsonian Magazine is buying first North American serial rights only. Our article length ranges from a 700-word humor column to a 4,000-word full-length feature. We consider focused subjects that fall within the general range of Smithsonian Institution interests, such as: cultural history, physical science, art and natural history. We are always looking for offbeat subjects and profiles. We do not consider  fiction, poetry, political and news events, or previously  published articles.


Magazine of Southwest Airlines. Appeals to the upscale  customer. Covers a wide list of topics to include pop culture, business, technology, sports, health, and food.
Pays $1/word. Query first except for Short Fiction where you must pitch the completed manuscript of 1,500 words or less. Features are up to 5,000 and heavily reported.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Kathy,

    On your link to Spirit Magazine, your readers will need to remove the last forward slash in order for it to work properly.


    • Ken,

      Thanks for letting me know. I just got back from the LA SCBWI Conference and will correct. Again thanks. Kathy


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