For this week’s market spotlight, we look at the Ad Astra, the quarterly magazine of the National Space Society.
Ad Astra: Market Spotlight
Ad Astra is the official publication of the National Space Society. This quarterly magazine goes out to all its members, libraries, schools, and businesses.
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The editors say, “Ad Astra is open to unsolicited submissions, but prefers queries from writers, photographers, and artists interested in assignments for future issues of the magazine.”
Payment is 25¢/word.
What They’re Looking For
Ad Astra publishes articles focused on space exploration. Specifically, they’re looking for:
Features. Length: 1,200-4,000 words with two to eight full-size color images.
Book reviews and profiles. Length: 600-750 words.
Sidebars. Length: 100-600 words.
The editors say, “Ad Astra (‘to the stars’) is the award-winning magazine of the National Space Society, featuring the latest news in space exploration and stunning full-color photography.”
How to Submit
The editors prefer writers query first via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. That said, they will accept unsolicted manuscripts too.
The editors say, “Queries should include areas of expertise and interest, recent publication credits, and samples of work.”
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