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Paid Publishing Opportunities

New Deadlines: Two Calls for Personal Essays from Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul recently announced deadline extensions two themed calls for submissions. This likely means they have had difficulty finding the right stories for these books. That can only be a good sign for authors who are skilled at writing inspirational (and true) stories. The two books in need of stories are: Laughter…

20 Publishers Seeking Pitches from Freelance Writers ($50 to $400 Per Article)

Next Show All The following is a list of twenty blogs, magazines, newsletters, etc that are seeking pitches from freelance writers.We’ve researched payment rates, and found submissions guidelines pages and/or editor contact information for all of these publishers, to make connecting with publishers easier for you. New Freelance Writers: Do Not Send a Pitch Without…

Deadline: $5,850 International Blogging Contest

The Nuha Foundation is currently hosting an international essay competition for 3 age groups: adults, young writers, and youth. The deadline is approaching quickly: The last day to enter the contest is October 12th, 2019. The prizes offered include a grand prize for each category, as well as runners’ up prizes. Writers from anywhere in…

My Writing Earned $8,910 in Six Hours. Here’s How.

By Jacob Jans Over the years, I’ve managed to turn my ability to write in to a comfortable career. However, the key to my ability to earn money with my words has many layers, beyond just the ability to write. This leads to an important truth: The vast majority of writers make their living through…

I’ve Earned $26,822.86 Writing on Medium in the Last Seven Months. Here’s How.

By Shaunta Grimes I’ve been writing on Medium.com since May 2017. When I started, writers didn’t get paid. The biggest draw was that there were readers there. Instead of posting into the void, people actually read and responded to my work. Big fun! And since the bulk of my income has always come from my…

$3,000 Essay Competition

Hektoen International, the online journal of medical humanities, just launched their latest essay competition. This competition is on the theme of “blood,” in honor of the achievements of the red cross, nationally, locally, and globally. According to their contest page: “We will consider essays on pioneers in hematology (such as Herrick, Minot, Murphy, Whipple, or…

10 Fiction Markets Paying $100 to $500

These markets pay $100-500 for fiction. A few also accept other genres, like poetry and non-fiction. They are open now, or will open in a few days for submissions. Deadlines for some of these outlets are approaching quickly. – S. Kalekar Shenandoah ­­­­­This literary magazine publishes stories, essays, creative non-fiction, excerpts of novels in progress,…


Case Studies

How I Got My First Paid Publication as a Freelance Writer

By Susan Lewis The first time I was published, I was so excited and happy that someone was actually willing to pay me for my work. I had been trying to get paid for my writing without any luck. I knew it could happen but I didn’t know how to correctly go about it. It…

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…

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,…