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Paid Publishing Opportunities

Fiction Markets Paying $50 to $600 for August 2021

These markets pay $50 to $600 for fiction. A couple of them also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. They’re open for submissions now, or will open soon. – S. Kalekar Uncanny This award-winning speculative fiction magazine will soon open for short fiction submissions. Their guidelines say, “We want intricate, experimental stories … with…

21 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors and Publishers

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors. See also our list of 13 Calls for Essays & Op-Eds Directly from Editors. Before contacting any of these publications, please carefully study their website, as well as their call for pitches, and make sure that you are sending a highly relevant…

13 Calls for Essays & Op-Eds Directly from Editors

Dear Writers, Here are 13 editors that recently called for pitches directly from freelance writers. All of them included calls for essays or opinion pieces. Keep in mind that the specifics varied significantly. When one editor was asked for their “submission guidelines”, they responded by saying the best guideline is to carefully study the publication,…

20 Books Freelance Writers Could Benefit From Reading

By Theresa van Baalen Are you considering freelance writing as a career? Or are you perhaps already earning an income from your writing, but you want to up your game, get more writing jobs and increase your income? Freelance writing is not only about writing articles. There is a world of opportunity out there which…

15 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors & Publishers

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of calls for writers directly from editors and publishers. Included in this list is a wide variety of calls for writers covering a wide variety of topics. Please do not send a pitch to these publications unless you carefully study the publication, and the call for pitches. If you…

17 Full Time & Remote Jobs for Writers

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of traditional jobs for writers and editors. Companies in this list include DC Comics, Apple, World Wresting Entertainment, and more. — Jacob Jans Thanks to Fatima Saif for compiling this list. DC Comics is hiring for the following positions: Specialist, Digital Content Editor. The selected applicant will be responsible…

$7,500 Essay Competition from Hektoen International

Hektoen International, the online journal of medical humanities, just launched their latest essay competition. This competition is in honor of Hektoen Institute Board Member Mrs. Hella Mannheimer, who passed away in 2020. Submissions should relate medicine to the humanities, and could include topics such as “art, history, literature, education, etc. as they relate to medicine.”…

 

Case Studies

Case Study: How I Broke into the Smart Mouth Newsletter and Earned $1 per Word

  by Tatiana Claudy “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”                                                                                                                       Steven King   For about five years I was writing for Christian and writers’ magazines and websites. I became a regular contributor to several publications and developed good working relationships with their editors. Then I went back…

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…