Everyone has a viewpoint that we hold dear and passionately. It is usually one of the things we’re taught early on not to argue about, and one of the topics that is argued about more in today’s society than anything else. If you write about your political views or about world affairs, these are the markets looking for your queries and work. Profiles will list everything you need to know to submit to these markets.
1) The Nation, 33 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003
The Nation was established in 1865. It buys first rights and accepts queries by mail, email, and fax. The Nation is 75% freelancer written. They prefer nonfiction manuscripts and buy 100 manuscripts a year. They pay between $350-$500. They do have an editorial column that pays $150 for pieces between 500-700 words in length.
2) The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, 30 South Broadway, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533
The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty was established in 1946 and pays on publication. It is 85% freelancer written. They buy all rights, including reprint rights. They prefer nonfiction manuscripts on the free market. They buy 100 manuscripts a year, around 3,500 words, and pay 10 cents a word.
3) Progressive Populist, Journal from America’s Heartland, P.O. Box 150517, Austin, TX 78715-0517
Progressive Populist was established in 1995 with a circulation of 10,000. They accept queries from writers by mail, email, fax, and by phone. They are 90% freelancer written. The Progressive Populist prefer nonfiction in politics or economics. They buy an astonishing 400 pieces a year, from 600 to 1000 words in length, and will pay $15 to $50.
4) Reason, Free Minds and Free Markets, Reason Foundation, 3415 South Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 400, Los Angeles CA 90034
Reason was established in 1968 and has a circulation of 55,000. They pay on acceptance and accept queries by mail, and email. They are 30% freelancer written. Reason prefers nonfiction in the fields of book excerpts, essay, general interest, humor, opinion, and interview profile. They buy 50-60 pieces a year, from 850-5000 words, and pay $300-$2000.
5) The Progressive, 409 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
The Progressive was established in 1909 and pays on publication. They are 75% freelancer written. They pay on publication and accept queries by mail. They prefer nonfiction in the fields of expose, social movement, election coverage, book reviews, or interviews. They prefer the length to be 500-4000 words long and will pay $500-$1,300.