Last Updated: Thursday 1 December 2016
8 Story/Article/Joke & 13 Greeting Card Markets
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- THE LISTINGS -
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The editor's e-mail link is for Info/Queries only if marked (Q),
... and the E-subs address(es) will found in the guidelines.
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- ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE (ASIM) - quarterly print; sf/f/h, keyword: fun (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: 1.25AU¢/word (AU$20 min.), AU$10 for poetry & Flash. Words: <10k (<20k for subscribers & Aus/NZ writers). RT: <7 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). [Top]
- DEFENESTRATION - triannual (nonfic year-round) webzine; humor, any genre (fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics/flash video). Pay: exposure. Words: <4k (nonfic=2k). RT: <1 week. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). [Top]
Fiction/Poem Reading Periods: 20Dec-5Apr; 20Apr-5Aug; 20Aug-5Dec Deadline: 1st Issue Debut:
- FUNNY TIMES - monthly print; all topics (fic/cartoons). Pay: fic=$60, cartoons=$25-$40. Words: 500-700. RT: <several months. E-subs: NONE. (QS). [Top]
- GAMES - 10x per year print, articles/reviews/humor/games (nonfic). Pay: $500-$1000 (buys all rights!). Words: 2k-2.5k. RT: 6-8 weeks. E-subs: YES. (QS) [Top]
- GARBAJ - e-mail/snailmail humor zine. Pay: exposure. Words: <500. RT: <6 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: YES. (QS). [Top]
- MAD MAGAZINE - monthly print; mad humor. Pay: pro. Words: no word limits named. RT: NO REPLY: assume reject after 30 days. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. MAD Submissions Editor (Q). [Top]
- PERRETS' HUMOR FILES - online joke service; all genres (jokes). Pay: $3 per used joke. Words: one-liners only. RT: probably fast. Reprints: query. E-subs: PREFERS E-MAIL. (QS). [Top]
- WILD VIOLET - weekly literary webzine (fic/nonfic/poem/art/photo/cartoons). Pay: exposure. Words: fic/poem=no limits; essays=<3k. RT: <several months. Reprints: seldom. E-subs: YES. (QS). [Top]
—GREETING CARDS —! ! ! Remember: if not given here, always ask for guidelines before submitting ! ! !
Hint: Card companies work about six months in advance. For seasonal cards think that far ahead.
- BLUE MOUNTAIN ARTS PAPER CARD/SPS STUDIOS
Actively seeking freelancers; Pay: card=$300; poem in anthology=$50; GLs send on request via e-mail (see below for address)
Range of cards: Family, friends, occasions, inspiration, encouragement.
Style of cards: Sentimental and conversational; a few lines to two and a half pages. No humor or one-liners, please.
Postal and e-mail submissions welcome. Format for submission: Postal: typewritten, one poem per page, name on each page; e-mail: type work in the body of the e-mail, we won't accept attachments or website links. In either case, please include mailing address and phone number. Submit any number of poems at a time.
Tel: (303) 417-6513
- Editorial Department
- P.O. Box 1007
- Boulder, CO 80306
Fax: (303) 447-0939
Peter D. Diebold
P.O. Box 236, 66 High Bridge Rd.
Lyme, NH 03768 USA
- COMSTOCK CARDS
600 S. Rock, Suite 15
Reno, NV 89502-4115 USA
Pays $50-75 per card idea
- DCI STUDIOS
Kansas City, MO 64111 USA
Send 25-50 ideas per batch
- DESIGN DESIGN INC.
P.O. Box 2266
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-2266 USA
Send 12 ideas per batch
- DESIGNER GREETINGS
Broad range of cards
Writers send submissions with SASE to:
Telephone: 732-662-6700 or (800) 654-6960
- Attn: Editorial Dept.
- 11 Executive Avenue
- Edison, New Jersey 08817
Fax: (866) 981-0151
- FREEDOM GREETING CARD CO.
Actively seeking freelancers; pay unknown; GLs on web site.
Broad range of cards.
Send submissions (with SASE) to:
Web Site Guidelines
- Freedom Greeting Card Co.
- Attn: Art Department
- 774 American Drive
- Bensalem, PA 19020
- HALLMARK - CRWEB
Creative Staffing and Development
2501 McGee, MD 444
Kansas City, MO 64108
Currently using little freelance work
- MARIAN HEATH GREETING CARDS, INC.
Art Department Submissions
9 Kendrick Road
Wareham MA 02571
Occasionally purchases editorial and will consider unsolicited verse submissions appropriate for Everyday and seasonal card occasions. Publishes a diverse line of cards with sentiments that include traditional, inspirational, conversational, whimsical, and humorous.
- MOONLIGHTING CARDS
Contests & e-mail submissions
Web Site Guidelines
- OATMEAL STUDIOS
Postal submissions welcome: mainly wants short, non-rhyming humor prose; send one 3x5 card with verse/sentiment, name, and address (samples in GLs) per idea to:
Actively seeking freelancers — pays $75 per idea — GLs on website
- Oatmeal Studios
- P.O. Box 138WP
- Rochester, VT 05767 USA
- Attn: Editorial Dept.
(questions, info, & e-mail submissions — query first for format!
- VAGABOND CREATIONS, INC.
George F. Stanley, Jr.
2560 Lance Dr.
Dayton, OH 45409 USA
tel: (937) 298-1124
Pays $15-$25 per idea
- WARNER PRESS, PUBLISHERS
Or by postal mail to:
Karen Rhodes, Senior Editor
Warner Press, Inc.
1201 East Fifth Street
Anderson, Indiana 46012, USA
Religious, inspirational - pays $20-$35 per idea.