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Paid Publishing Opportunities

$1,000 Short Story Contest

ServiceScape, a website that connects freelancers with clients, is currently hosting a short story contest with a $1,000 prize. The contest is open to writers from around the world. The deadline for entry is approaching very quickly — November 30th, 2018. The goal of the contest seems to be to generate publicity for their company….

11 Publishers that Pay Writers ($50 to $500 Per Article)

Here’s a list of publishers that pay writers for the articles they publish. Topics include travel, parenting, homesteading, technology, costuming, hunting, and more. We’ve researched payment rates for all of these publishers, though keep in mind that payment rates are not set in stone and may need to be negotiated. Thanks to Fatima Saif for…

$12,500 Prize for Non-Fiction Authors In Honor of Matthew Power

The Matthew Power Literary Reporting award supports a promising early-career non-fiction writer on a story that uncovers the truth about the human condition. The award is to honor Matthew Power, who died while reporting in Uganda. They are looking for “strong, character-driven narratives with detailed scene writing and lyrical description”, which had also characterized the…

50 Magazines & Blogs that Pay Writers

Dear Writers, Here is a list of fifty magazines and blogs that pay for the writing they published. For your convenience, I’ve organized the list by category. Included are publishers covering many, many topics, including travel, business, health, video games, and more. If you want to take full advantage of all of these opportunities, you…

Freelance Writing Jobs from LinkedIn

Finding Paid Freelance 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…

$200 for Stories About Running (And Walking Too)

Chicken Soup for the Soul just updated their call for submissions for their upcoming book Running for Good. They’re now also seeking stories and poems about walking as well as running. According to their call for submissions: We are excited to once again be teaming up with Dean Karnazes, the Ultramarathoner, on another special and…

42 Magazines, Blogs, and Websites that Pay Writers

Next Show All Writers, a lot of work went into this list. Our team of researchers scoured the far reaches of the internet, and found 42 blogs, magazines, and websites that pay for the writing they publish. Not only that, we found links directly to their submission guidelines pages, and payment information, so you know…

 

Case Studies

Freelance Writing Jobs from LinkedIn

Finding Paid Freelance 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…

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…

How One Email Earned Me $825 as a Writer

When I decided to quit my full-time job in an office in New York City and freelance full-time instead, I had worked for two big digital publishing companies and interned for three. I had the promise of a bare minimum of $1,000 per month thanks to a contract with the entertainment division of the first…

How Everytown, USA Became My Travel Writing Goldmine

By Theresa St. John I decided that I wanted to be a journalist/travel writer in 2013. Of course, like many others starting out, I had big dreams and bright, shining stars in my eyes. I thought I’d be traveling to exotic countries, hosted at five-star hotels, spoiled rotten, all on someone else’s dime. And, those…

How I Earn $100 an Hour as a Freelance Writer (Despite Being Plagiarized)

The year was 2012. I was barely three months into my foray into the freelance world, and I was doing okay (or so I thought.) I hadn’t done much research before signing up to take on clients through a job board to bring in a little extra cash. As a stay-at-home mom of two girls,…

How I Earn $60 an Hour as a Freelance Writer

By Megan Headley Three letters leapt out at me when I read the job ad posted on the weekly newsletter of writing opportunities, and it was an acronym I hoped would mean little to other writers perusing the listings: BIM. To me, BIM meant building information modeling, a new type of technology taking over the…

How I Earn $4,000 a Month as a Freelance Writer

The Mongol Derby That Transformed My Freelance Writing Career For more than 20 years, I worked as a newspaper reporter at weekly and then daily newspapers. In 2015, as papers started trimming down their newsrooms, I decided to become a freelance writer and work from home my home in Anderson located in Anderson County, part…