Monday, December 17, 2012

Calling All Writer$

Besides the remaining commercial print magazines, I now know of a grand total of three on-line or non-commercial genealogy venues that pay writers for their contributions:

Archives.com's expert series

Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly

-- and now, the Utah Genealogical Association's quarterly Crossroads. UGA's newsletter emailed last week reports that it is now soliciting "quality feature articles about case studies, research projects and methodology." More information from the editor at GenaOrtega@gmail.com. Content is not limited to Utah.

Feel free to use the comments to promote other venues of which I am ignorant. I do hope UGA is setting a trend here.

I should probably say what should go without saying: you will have better luck submitting as a writer if you have been reading the publication for a while and have got the idea of what kind of material the editor(s) like to publish.

We all need to write more in order to prove our families, to preserve the results of our research, and to propagate the information. (Am I repeating myself?) And when our articles get edited, that too is a learning experience. (We all need it, and we should ask questions if we don't get it.) Getting paid is frosting on the cake, but it's nutritious frosting.


Harold Henderson, "Calling All Writer$," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 17 December 2012 (http://midwesternmicrohistory.blogspot.com : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]

2 comments:

Debbie Parker Wayne, Certified Genealogist(sm) said...

Dallas GS just started a new publication that will also pay a small amount for articles. For more information see:

http://dallasgenealogy.org/DGS_Docs/Temporary/PegasusPressRelease.pdf

Harold said...

Thank you, Debbie! This is good news; I see the first issue is Spring 2013, so they are looking for articles NOW. Potential writers will want to check the counties of particular interest for some types of articles.