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Paid Publishing Opportunities

Get Paid to Write About Love (Up to $1 Per Word)

Times are rather tense right now, between the pandemic, the election, and the general morass of the world of social media. So, why not lighten things up by writing about love – and getting paid for it? Here are ten magazines/blogs/websites that cover love in a variety of ways. We’ve researched payment rates and editorial…

27 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors and Publishers

The following is a list of calls for pitches directly from editors and publishers. We’ve included payment rates when available, as well as contact information. You’ll notice that payment rates vary widely, though many of these publisher pay $1 per word. If you want full access to a database of almost 2,000 publishers, plus hundreds…

$10,000 Mystery Novel Writing Contest

St. Martins Press and The Mystery Writers of America are hosting a novel writing contest with a $10,000 prize, to be awarded as an advance against royalties. St. Martins is an imprint of McMillan, one of the major publishing houses, which means this contest offers a chance to land a publishing contract that has a…

10 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors & Publishers ($1 Per Word)

Here’s a list of ten recent calls for pitches and/or submissions directly from editors and publishers. You’ll note that many of these publications pay relatively well. Some pay $500 per article, others pay $1 per word. We’ve listed the payment rates, when available, as well as the linked to the editor’s contact information. This list…

$599 for Short Stories – 10 Calls for Submissions

These magazines pay $50 to $599 for fiction; some accept other genres too, like non-fiction and poetry. – S. Kalekar ArsenikaThis is a magazine of speculative flash fiction. Submissions can be in English, Spanish, or Chinese. They also accept interactive fiction, translations, poetry, and reprint art.Deadline: 31 October 2020Length: Up to 1,000 words; up to…

24 Themed Calls for Submissions (Non-Fiction, Essays, etc)

There are 24 calls for themed pitches/submissions of articles/non-fiction pieces from the 15 markets listed here. Some of the themes are: tales from the pandemic; disinformation, authoritarian tech, war on science; prisons, punishment, policing; back to school and COVID-19; levity; holiday season; plant biology/ecology; underappreciated or overlooked writers; leadership; UX writing; and chatbots & AI….

21 Full Time and Remote Jobs for Writers

Here are 21 full time and/or remote jobs that have been recently posted. These jobs come from a variety of media and software companies. Want to work for the NBA, CNN, or Microsoft? Those are just three of the options listed here. If you’re looking to build your resume, then freelance writing can be a…

 

Case Studies

The Anatomy of an Instructional Pitch (How I Got Paid $500 for One Article)

By Matthew Gaiser One of the more profitable areas of freelance writing is the advisory and instructional space. People are willing to pay to learn how to do things better and frequently read blogs that help them do better work. That means the blogs are willing to pay a relative premium for such posts. I…

Help for the Newbie Travel Writer

Cruising the Caribbean, thrill seeking on an African safari or mad shopping in New York city, any and every trip you take can be turned in to the kind of adventure travel editors love to buy. By Robyn McGee Congrats to me! My article “Safari Diary” was chosen by the editors of the “WorldNomads” website…

How to Land Writing Clients With LinkedIn

I started my business eight years ago. Being a startup, I had no income and limited funds to spend on Sales and Marketing. I turned to LinkedIn as my primary avenue to build my fledgeling business and drive sales. Without spending a cent on LinkedIn, over the last eight years, I have generated 80% of…

How I Became Established as a Travel Writer

While I’ve been successful in my first career, I’ve always enjoyed writing, traveling, and telling stories about the trips. I’d been thinking about a variety of ways to monetize my writing. Copywriting. Screenwriting. Publishing books. But it wasn’t until travel writing seemed possible that I began to have big dreams and that bright, far off…

I’ve charged from $50 a page to $500 a page—Here’s what I’ve learned.

Jenna Inouye According to Indeed, the average salary for a Freelance Writer is $22.22 per hour. But as freelance writers, we don’t get paid by the hour. We get paid by the piece, by the page, or by the word. That can make figuring out our own rates complicated. Over the course of my career,…

How to Find Freelance Writing Clients that Actually Pay

When you think of finding freelancing clients, what happens to you? If you’re anything like I was at the beginning, your chest clenches, it’s difficult to breathe, and the cold sweats take over, while you attempt to Google freelancing gigs. The cool thing is, freelancing gigs are easier to get than you think, and it…

How I Traded $5 Per Article for $1000 Per Article

My writing story goes back to my childhood years. I was the kind of kid who would pick a Danielle Steele novel over going to the race track with my family and friends. I remember being a very keen listener to my parents’ conversations or even the news anchor on TV. I did not do…