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Paid Publishing Opportunities

28 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors & Publishers

Dear Writers, Here are the latest calls for pitches directly from editors and publishers. This is part of our weekly roundup of paid writing opportunities. Note that we’ve included contact information and payment rates when available. Keep in mind that rates are not set in stone, and may still need to be negotiated. — Jacob…

Free Writing Contest for New Writers (Cash Prizes)

Have you never made money from your creative writing? Are you new to publishing? Then this contest is designed just for you. The Preservation Foundation is hosting an essay contest open to all writers around the world who are previously unpublished. They previously had strict rules about what it meant to be an “unpublished writer”…

26 Education & Teaching Magazines and Websites that Pay Freelance Writers

Dear Writers, Here’s a roundup of magazines and websites that publish writing about education. All of these publishers pay freelance writers. We’ve noted payment information, when available. Also, keep in mind that payment rates are not set in stone. Also, if you are a teacher, there are many opportunities out there to use your expertise…

Writing Opportunities for PreK-12 Teachers

        by Ellen Levitt                College professors and graduate school academics are well aware of the saying “Publish or Perish.” Their writing appears in all manners of journals, as well as magazines and websites. This situation may seem intimidating to teacher-writers of early childhood years through 12th grades, but it shouldn’t be. There are many…

29 Contests, Grants, & Fellowships for Writers ($100 to $71,000 in Cash Prizes)

These are 29 prizes/grants/fellowships for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and journalism. Awards range from $100 to $71,000. They are, very roughly, divided by geography. None charge an entry fee. – S. Kalekar PRIZES FOR ALL WRITERS/GLOBAL ENTRY Baltimore Science Fiction Society Poetry ContestFor this contest, poets are required to submit poetry on science fiction/fantasy/horror/science themes….

15 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors & Publishers

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest weekly roundup of opportunities for writers, directly from editors and publishers. This is a list of 17 such opportunities, covering a very wide range of topics, as well as pay. We’ve included payment information, and editorial contact information with all of these listings. You’ll note that many of these editors…

$20,000 Writing Contest from The Alpine Foundation

The Alpine Foundation is currently hosting a free writing contest – open to writers from around the world who are at least 18 years old. This year’s prize is centered on the theme “Untamed: On Wilderness and Civilization.” Entries are allowed in all genres of writing: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc. Writers entering the contest can…


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…