Response publishes about 20 freelance-written stories per year. All are assigned by the editor. However, queries for specific stories may be accepted. See our editorial calendar for articles that will be published this year. Many of those listed will be freelanced out.
If you would like to be considered for assignments, please submit three to five published articles (photocopies and PDFs accepted) along with a resume to:
6 Hutton Centre Drive, 6th floor
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Queries may be also e-mailed to Thomas Haire.
If you have particular expertise in a segment of the industry, please note this in your cover letter. We are also looking for freelancers who have established contacts with retailers and marketers utilizing direct response as part of their marketing programs.
Pay: Response Magazine pays $0.60 per word.
Length: Features are typically 2,000 words.
Rights: Response Magazine acquires first North American rights and retains all reuse rights, including reprints and electronic distribution. The author retains the copyright. Freelancers are required to sign and return a contract to this effect.
Kill Fee: We will pay a 50 percent kill fee if we decide to cancel a project prior to its completion. We will pay the full amount if we cancel a project after the agreed due date. We reserve the right to reject stories based on quality issues. If time allows, we will attempt to return the story to the freelancer for revisions before rejecting the story.
Style: Associated Press
Format: Stories must be submitted in Microsoft Word (any version, Mac or PC). Stories should be attached to an e-mail. The story SHOULD NOT be pasted into the e-mail body itself.
Due Dates: All feature materials are due 40 days prior to the publication month. For example, a feature running in our December issue would be due Oct. 20.
Special Requirements: We require our freelancers to request artwork from their interviewees and send them directly to the editor.
Thank you for your interest in Response Magazine.