What magazines pay for woodworking tips?

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Blog entry by eastside posted 01-10-2010 06:10 PM 1538 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone can you tell me what woodworking magazines will pay you for submitting tips about woodworking? I don’t subscribe to any but recently I bought the American woodworker to read an article written by Darrel Pert. I noticed that they will pay $100.00 for a shop tip. I think that’s pretty good. So I sent some in and they bought one but rejected a lot more. Thought i try some other mags with the already written tips and see what happens. When I’m through getting rejected I’ll post them here for all to see. If I post them here first they won’t buy them if their in print online.

-- Mike, Westport MA.

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David Craig

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 06:49 PM

Not sure about direct payment, but Wood and Woodsmith magazine will offer some pretty nice tools if your tip earns a nod in publication.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 01-10-2010 07:14 PM

I’ve been paid for several ideas over the years from Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking. They don’t pay if they use just photos of your work but it is cool to see one’s build in a national publication.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#3 posted 01-10-2010 07:25 PM

Popular woodworking give the winner $250 gift certificate to lee valley.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#4 posted 01-10-2010 07:40 PM

Hi Mike,

I am in nearby East Providence, RI. Nice to see another New England Lumberjock. I looked at a Woodworker’s Journal issue and found that they will pay from $100 to $200 for a “trick” they post in a section called “Tricks of the Trade”. They also pick a winner from the posted tricks and give him/her a nice tool as well. Wood magazine has a “Shop Tips” section. If they print your tip they give you $75 and if selected as “Top Shop Tip they also offer a tool or tools valued at up to $250.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#5 posted 01-10-2010 08:39 PM

Woodcraft Magazine pays $100. for a published “Tip & Trick”. They were paying more for a published article for a project.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 01-11-2010 02:03 AM

I thank everyone for their input. I’ll pick up some of those magazines and see what happens. Thanks

-- Mike, Westport MA.

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#7 posted 01-11-2010 02:05 AM

ShopNotes also if I remember correctly.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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David Murray

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#8 posted 01-11-2010 06:03 AM

Woodsmith pays up to $200. Wood magazine pays $100

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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