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Paid Publishing Opportunities

$10000 Writing Contest on “Epiphany”

Jericho, an organization that bridges the spiritual and intellectual, is currently hosting an essay contest with a large prize – £8000, or $10,000 USD. The contest is open to writers around the world, 18 years or older. According their website: “At its centre, Jericho brings together: Learning. Intellect. Mind. Body. Spirit. Community. Home. Creativity. The…

10 Blogs that Pay Writers $50+ for Guest Posts

Next Show All Here’s a lost of ten websites, blogs, and even a podcast that accept pitches directly from freelance writers. If you want to learn how to take full advantage of these opportunities, I recommend enrolling in The No B.S. Course on Freelance Writing. Writing Launch is currently accepting applications for new students. You…

10 Short Story Publishers that Pay $100 to $300+

Next Show All These markets pay $100 for fiction, and some pay significantly more. A few of them also accept other genres, like poetry, non-fiction, reviews, and drama. Some also accept translations. These do not charge a fee to submit, or have fee-free options, like mailed submissions. Some deadlines /reading periods are coming up. –…

$200 for Personal Essays Published by Narratively

Narratively is a blog that aims to publish “Human Stories, Boldly Told.” They’re not focused on clickbait or attention grabbing writing. They aim to publish ordinary people with extraordinary stories.  To date, they’ve published over 2,000 writers, and are continually adding more stories to their website. According to Lilly Dancyger, one of their editors, they…

Case Study: How I Landed a $2,500 Fiction Writing Gig

Case Study:Turning What You Don’t Know into What You Do KnowBy Anne E. Johnson Sometimes landing a great writing client has a lot to do with taking advantage of your unique background outside of writing. And the more creatively you apply that background, the more interesting gigs you can get.  I’m one of those artsy…

$1,000 Short Story Contest – “Black Gold”

Bethune and Sun, a boutique store in Texas that “caters to the distinct lifestyle and recreations of the South Texan gentleman” is currently hosting a short story contest. The theme is “Black Gold.” The grand prize is $1,000. According to their contest rules: “Every entry must follow the theme of “Black Gold” and discuss or…

$400 for Essays about Mercy and Forgiveness

Parabola is the magazine published by The Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition, a non-profit organization. Each issue of Parabola focused on “one of the timeless themes of human existence.” The tag line for the magazine is “the Search for Meaning.” They are currently seeking essays on the topic of “Mercy and Forgiveness.”…

 

Case Studies

This One Trick Helped Me Write and Sell 30 Short Stories

TN Wesley To date, I have sold over 60 short stories to glossy magazines. Advice columns inspired me to write close to half of those stories.  Whenever I am facing writer’s block, I scroll through advice column letters, hunting for inspiration.  For me, there is no better way to jumpstart a short story than to…

How I Went from Less than a Penny Per Word to $500 for 1,000 Words.

By Caleb Kentai Growing, up, writing was always a fun affair. I could whip words into paragraphs at a pretty young age. I could crank up a blistering op-ed in high school, good enough to win me several writing competitions, and the admiration of my friends. In college, I was the go-to writer because I …

How I Went from Earning $40 an An Article to $400

By Shireen Hakim Writing should be fun. If you’re not having fun with a publication or editor, move on. It will pay off. I’m proof of that. I’d been regularly writing for an UK-based online news publication for three years. I had a great rapport with the senior editor. Although he was just paying me…

How I Used Twitter to Earn $1/Word

By Shireen Hakim As a freelance writer, I often learn about gigs by following and pitching editors and publications on Twitter.  However, an arbitrary reply to an Audobon magazine associate editor’s tweet led me to my best-paying gig yet. At first, I started out on Twitter for the same reason the rest of us writers…

How I Transitioned to Freelance Writing With LinkedIn

About two years ago, I got the feeling that I needed a change. I needed to do something that scared me. After nearly 13 years in a corporate job doing employee communications for a large hospital system, I decided to take the leap. I became a freelance writer. I started ramping up my online presence,…

Finding Paid Freelance Writing Work Using LinkedIn ProFinder

Case Study by Rebecca Benison. Background: A digital media professional with 7 of years of full-time writing and social media experience wanted to expand her freelance writing portfolio and earn additional income. She had been working full-time for a marketing agency and occasionally took on freelance assignments as offered through her alma mater – she’d…

How I Became a Regular Columnist for My Local Newspaper

Before I found my gig as a regular freelance contributor for a small local paper, I was working as a high school English teacher who enjoyed some sporadic freelance work on the side. I also maintained a blog all about writing, and I had held one regular, paid (albeit small) role as a contributor on…