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 Post subject: Grit - Pay change?
PostPosted: June 17th, 2006, 9:34 am 

Joined: August 1st, 2003, 9:52 am
Posts: 1874
Email received from Grit on 6/17/06:

Hi, Angela,

Well, not only are we changing e-mail submissions, we're entirely
changing our format. I've attached a Word document with new information. It's not
in the same style as our previous listing, so if you have any questions,
just holler.

We're changing format with our September/October issue. Also, our editor
in chief is K.C. Compton (I don't remember if I gave you her name before).

Thanks a bunch!

Jean Teller
Senior Associate Editor
Grit Magazine
1503 S.W. 42nd St.
Topeka, KS 66609


1503 SW 42nd Street
Topeka, KS 66609-1265
1 (800) 678-5779

Editor-in-Chief: K.C. Compton
Description and Readership: Grit magazine celebrates the intergenerational bonds among those who live on the land with spirit and style -- a legacy of self-sufficiency, audacious ingenuity and pragmatic problem-solving that gave this country its backbone and continues to shape its unique character.

* Audience: rural lifestyle farmers/those living a rural lifestyle, hobby farmers
* Frequency: 6 times each year
* Distribution: Subscription and newsstand
* Total distribution: 150,000
* Website: www.grit.com

Freelance Potential:
60% written by non-staff writers.
NO unsolicited manuscripts accepted; query first. Prefer e-mail queries; must include “Query” in subject line.
Do not try to write for this magazine if you know nothing about rural life. We intend to be an authoritative voice for rural lifestyle farmers and require our writers to be informed about their subject matter.

Articles: 800-1,500 words. Query first; NO unsolicited material accepted.

NO Fiction/poetry

Depts/columns: 500-1,500 words. Include Farm Economics; Comfort Food; Recipe box; Country Tech; Sow Hoe; Country Vet; Looking Back; In The Shop; Voice of Experience

Sample Issue:
96 pages, 50% advertising:
Sample copy, $4. Guidelines and editorial calendar available.
* “Country Roads & Driveways” Low-tech solutions often are best for assuring your country road or driveway’s long, healthy life.
*Sample department/column: “Recipe Box” Readers exchange long-lost, old-fashioned recipes.

Rights and Payment:
Shared rights. Rates vary depending on experience and expertise. Pays on publication. Provides 1 contributor's copy.

NOTE: According to info. submitted to WritersWeekly in March, 2006, Grit's previous payment rates were $0.15/word.

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PostPosted: June 19th, 2006, 5:31 pm 

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When I emailed asking about their new rates, I rec'd this:

Hi, Angela,

There would never be a time when we would not provide compensation for
an article, and, in most cases, the rates would be negotiable. That being
said, our editor in chief does have certain rates in mind when she negotiates.

For feature articles, about 35 cents per word. Photos to accompany the
article (other than courtesy photos), would be $35 to $175 per published

For Grit Gazette items (news and quirky briefs of interest to lifestyle
farmers of 350 to 700 words), $50 to $75 per item.

We¹re also looking for great stand-alone photos of life on the farm, $75
to $150 per published photo.

Also, our new writer¹s guidelines will be posted on our Web site around
September 1.

Hope this helps, Angela. Thanks!

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