Scrap Writer's Guidelines
Though Scrap is predominantly staff-written, the magazine does hire freelance writers. Most assignments are multisource features that focus on topics of interest and importance to scrap recyclers, such as new scrap processing and handling equipment, environmental regulations and legislation, market trends, management and operational techniques, and more. Scrap pays $600-$1,000 depending on the length and difficulty of the assignment. Payment upon acceptance. Byline given.
Writers interested in freelance assignments with Scrap should mail a letter of interest and at least two feature clips to Scrap, Attn: Kent Kiser, 1615 L Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036-5610 .
Scrap uses two to three photographers and two to five artists per issue. Photography assignments usually involve taking 35mm or 2 1/4-inch color images of scrap processing and consuming facilities, including materials, operating equipment, and personnel. Scrap usually pays $600-$1,000, plus expenses, for a one-day shoot. Payment upon receipt of images. While Scrap usually buys first rights, full rights are occasionally sought. Credit line given.
Most artworks are four-color pieces designed to accompany a specific article, with concepts suggested by Scrap and its art director. Scrap usually pays $500-$1,500 per illustration/artwork, depending on the assignment. Payment upon receipt of finished artwork. While Scrap usually buys first rights, full rights are occasionally sought. Credit line given.
Photographers and artists interested in assignments with Scrap should mail a letter of interest and brochures/printed samples of their work to Scrap, Attn: Kent Kiser, 1615 L Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036-5610.