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Paid Publishing Opportunities

10 Calls for Essays (Up to $1 Per Word)

Dear Writers – Here are ten publishers of essays, memoir, and/or narrative non-fiction. All of these publishers pay for the writing they publish. For more opportunities be sure to see this list of 19 Calls for Pitches. Sincerely, Jacob Jans Thanks to Fatima Saif and S. Kalekar for their research on this article. Babbel is…

Deadline: $38,000 Short Story Award

The Short Story Award, an annual competition with the world’s largest prize for a single short story. After opening for submissions in October, the deadline is now just one week away. They close for submissions on December 4th. Sponsored by Amazon-owned Audible, they are offering a grand prize of a whopping £30,000, which equals almost…

19 Calls for Pitches (Up to $1 Per Word)

Here’s the latest calls for pitches directly from editors and publishers. For more opportunities, check out this list of calls for essays. If you’re not sure how to take advantage of these opportunities – and want to build a real income with your writing, I suggest signing up for Writing Launch, so you can get…

Fiction Markets Paying $50 to $375

These markets pay $50 to about $375 for fiction. A few also accept other genres, like creative non-fiction and poetry. They’re either open now, or will open soon. Deadlines are approaching quickly. – S. Kalekar Night Shift Radio: The Storyteller SeriesThis podcast has The Storyteller Series and they choose two stories to publish each month….

28 Themed Calls for Submissions (Essays, Non-Fiction, Etc)

There are 28 themed calls for non-fiction submissions in the 18 markets listed here. Some of these are: partners in crime; for the love of animals; time travel (as it relates to Star Trek); men’s mental health; keep it simple; rescue careers and volunteering for community; creative process and motherhood; topics at the intersection of…

23 Full Time & Remote Jobs for Writers

Want to work for Apple, Sports Illustrated, or Pinterest? Those are just a few of the job opportunities for writers listed here. At the time of publishing this list, all of these jobs were open to applications. Most are full time jobs; a couple of them allow for remote working during the pandemic. If you’re…

5 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Here’s the latest calls for pitches directly from editors and publishers. For more opportunities, check out this list of 27 Calls for Pitches. – Jacob Jans PS: Thanks for Fatima Saif for her research on this article. Sustainability Action Network is currently seeking stories about “active, positive change” in terms of climate change and the…

 

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…