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Well-Reported Features Net Big Bucks at California Lawyer

California Lawyer may cover more nationally-oriented stories, like Supreme Court cases, but the mag always ties it all back to its home state.  To land a byline here, it indeed helps to be based in California, but writers don’t necessarily have to live in the Golden State to pitch.

Aimed at — you guessed it — California lawyers, the pub covers one of the most talked-about legal markets with analysis, in-depth features, technology updates and practical advice. “We cover groundbreaking cases, compelling controversies and fascinating personalities, and, as a monthly magazine, we seek to go beyond the headlines of the day with lively writing and in-depth reporting,” said managing editor Chuleenan Svetvilas.

Even better, they’re looking for more freelance feature writers and pay up to $3,000 for quality pieces. For pitching etiquette and editors’ contact info, read How To Pitch: California Lawyer.

Sherry Yuan

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Send Your Multimedia Story Ideas to Audubon

Journos covering all things green can land a byline at the website of Audubon, one of the nation’s oldest continuously published magazines. The advocacy magazine promotes the mission of saving birds, wildlife and habitat and serves as the flagship publication of the National Audubon Society, one of the oldest environmental groups in the country.

The mag’s website covers the same nature-friendly topics as the print mag, and editors are open to hearing from freelancers who want to write Web content and establish a relationship with the pub. In particular, they would love to receive more multimedia pitches, like videos, slideshows and audio pieces. 

For more info, read How To Pitch: Audubon.

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Cover Startups for Inc.com

Just like its print counterpart, the Web incarnation of Inc hopes to provide the startup world with useful advice. “It’s a resource for business owners, fast-growing companies, entrepreneurs and people with an entrepreneurial spirit,” said Nicole Richardson, the site’s executive editor of special projects. Despite their similar missions, however, Inc.com ‘s content is decidedly more Web-friendly with short, service pieces. Plus, those with startup expertise can land a gig as a regular columnist.
 
For more details, read How To Pitch: Inc.com.

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Yankee Editor: ‘There is nothing that gives me more pleasure than finding new writers’

Put out by one of the few independent publishing companies left in the country, Yankee aims to provide fresh and heartfelt accounts of life in the six New England states.  ”Our mission has always been New England. Is it about place? Is it about people interacting with place? That’s the first thing we ask and it’s the filter for everything — does it say something about New England?” said editor Mel Allen

Allen says the bi-monthly publication is more than open to pitches from freelancers. ”There is nothing that gives me more pleasure than finding new writers,” Allen said. “It’s the most fun part of the editor’s job.” He also stressed that his staff appreciates material that strays from the conventional. “Come in with a topic that will surprise us.”

Get all the details and editors’ contact info in How To Pitch: Yankee.

Nicholas Braun

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Archaeology Wants Writers with ‘Excellent Reporting,’ ‘Terrific Storytelling’

After 65 years of circulation, Archaeology continues to provide the world with coverage of the latest developments in the field. Editor-in-chief Claudia Valentino told Mediabistro that the bimonthly publication takes pride in featuring content that combines thorough research with a writing style that stirs the imagination. ”We really, really try to focus both on excellent reporting, but terrific storytelling. Those two have to be present in every piece,” she explained.

“[Freelancers] won’t just be judged on the idea; they’ll be judged on the quality of the pitch,” said Valentino. “It’s possible that we might say, ‘Well, you know, that piece isn’t such a great idea for us, for various reasons that this person can’t know, but look at the quality of the pitch. Maybe we should think of them for something else.’”

With a kill rate of only 25 percent and pay rate of $1/word, Archaeology could reap lots of healthy bylines for writers. Get all the details in How To Pitch: Archaeology.

Nicholas Braun

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