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14 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors/Publishers

Dear Writers, Here’s a list of calls for pitches directly from editors. There are quite a few topics covered here, though most are centered around the Black Lives Matter movement and the current protests against police violence. All of these are paid opportunities, though payment rates may need to be negotiated. Please carefully study each…

Call for Pitches: How I Landed a Freelance Writing Gig

I am currently seeking pitches for “case study” articles about how writers landed freelance writing jobs. I want pitches covering two general categories: How you got published in a magazine, blog, or website. Ideally, you’ll be able to include the original pitch sent, payment amounts, and a link to the published article. How you landed…

10 Companies With Full-Time Jobs for Writers

Dear Writers, During these difficult times, there are still job opportunities out there for writers. This week, we’ve found 10 companies hiring writers. In the meantime, here are this week’s job listings, as researched by Fatima Saif. – Jacob Jans Crain’s Chicago Business covers local business news and information in Chicago. They are looking for…

$5,000 Emergency Relief Grants for Writers & Artists

A coalition of non-profit organizations is currently awarding $5,000 grants to artists in the U.S. Artists may be from a wide variety of fields, including writing, theater, and visual art. Though they do appear to be offering a large number of grants, it is still expected to be highly competitive to receive one. Please note,…

10 Fiction Markets Paying $100-480 for June 2020

These markets pay $10­0 to $480 for fiction, and some also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. Also see this list of contests for writers with upcoming deadlines, and this one for markets paying $50 to 480 (please note, the Shoreline of Infinity call deadline has been extended to 7 June).   – S….

11 Publishers Seeking Pitches from Black Writers

Dear Writers, Here are ten recent calls for pitches and articles directly from editors. All of them are seeking to elevate black voices, particularly on the topic of the recent protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. Please consider sharing this post. Before pitching these editors, please carefully study their publications, and make sure you’re…

30 Free Writing Contests With Cash Prizes ($75 to $75,000)

These are contests, awards, and fellowships ranging from $75 to $75,000, for writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and plays, and for editorial writers/columnists. They are broadly divided geographically, i.e. international prizes (which also includes those that do not specify anything about geographic restrictions), prizes for writers in the US and Canada, and those for writers…

 

Case Studies

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…

How I Went From Getting Paid $30 Per Article To $1999 Per article

My writing career started as a suggestion from a professor while I was getting my master’s degree in psychology. I’d been dreaming of writing for years, but never quite felt comfortable or ready to take the leap. It also didn’t help that the one time I shared my writing dream with someone they asked me,…

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…

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…