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Paid Publishing Opportunities

Publishers Paying $50 to $360 for Short Stories

These magazines and anthologies pay $50 to about $360 for fiction. A few also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. Some calls are themed. – S. Kalekar Extra Teeth This is a Scottish magazine and they also take fiction submissions from around the world. “We look for short stories that stick with you, lingering…

13 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches, directly from editors. Please do not contact any of these editors without carefully studying their publication to make sure that you’re sending a pitch that closely fits their needs. If too many people send bad pitches, editors are likely to no longer openly solicit pitches….

Full Time Jobs for Writers, Journalists, and Editors

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of traditional jobs for writers. Companies in this list include The New York Times, Panasonic, SELF, MrBeast, and NYLON. We’ve noted salary ranges  when available, as well as whether the job is a remote only position. — Jacob Jans Thanks to Fatima Saif for Compiling This List MrBeast is…

33 Calls for Submissions to Magazines & Websites

These are calls for themed non-fiction; a few of the themes are: fascinating jobs, family dynamics, women’s reproductive health, visionaries in craft, digital nomad guides, consumer tech, queer holiday content, food and food systems, miracles, and hearth & home. Some have pitch deadlines listed, and some do not. – S. Kalekar Business Insider: Fascinating jobs…

32 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors (Up to $2 Per Word)

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors. Please carefully study each publication before sending a pitch. If you’re new to pitching, here are a few resources to help you get started: How to Write a Pitch that Gets You Paid (Based on Real-World Examples) How to Pitch a Listicle…

27 Contests, Residencies, and Fellowships for Writers for December 2022 (Up to $72,000)

These are prizes, residencies, and fellowships for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, as well as writers in other genres; the prizes range to $72,000. One of the prizes has an end-November deadline. They are, very roughly, divided by geography. – S. Kalekar Minotaur Books: Two contests They are open for two international contests; the deadline…

Fiction Markets paying $50 to $1,200 for November 2022

These magazines and anthologies pay $50 to $1,200 for fiction. A few magazines accept other genres too, like non-fiction and poetry. – S. Kalekar Flash Fiction Online They want “stories with crisp prose, well-developed characters, compelling plots, and satisfying resolutions. We want stories that engage our minds and emotions. We publish across many genres, including…

Editor Interviews

An Interview with Shanna Baker, Managing Editor at Hakai Magazine

Shanna Baker is a managing editor at Hakai Magazine, an online publication based in Victoria, British Columbia that explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. Her primary focus at the magazine is on editing long-form features and photo-driven stories. Here  Shanna converses with Viney Kirpal, a health and personal essay writer. Viney: …

An Interview with Ishani Nandi, Senior Editor with Reader’s Digest

Ishani Nandi is a senior associate editor with Reader’s Digest, India with more than a decade’s experience in writing and editing for journalistic, corporate and publishing platforms. She’s our first editor for an interview from India. Here you find Ishani in conversation with Viney Kirpal, a health and personal essay writer. Viney: Ishani, the readers…

An Interview with Kari Williams, Editor for Ameriforce Media

Kari Williams is an associate editor for AmeriForce Media, focusing largely on Reserve & National Guard Magazine. She has more than a decade of experience in the journalism industry across print, digital and social media platforms. Besides her full-time role, Kari also freelances on the side. Kari was in conversation with Viney Kirpal, a personal…

Interview with Cori Vanchieri, Features Editor at Science News

Cori Vanchieri is features editor at Science News with more than 25 years of experience as senior editor with the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and Annals of Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Magazine, and at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s magazine, the HHMI Bulletin. Science News is a biweekly magazine and a daily news website. They accept freelance pitches…

Interview with Noah Michelson, Head of HuffPost Personal

An Interview with Noah Michelson, Head of HuffPost Personal at HuffPost, one of the most popular news and culture websites in the world. They are open to writers from diverse backgrounds. Noah Michelson was in conversation with freelance personal essay and health writer, Viney Kirpal. During this frank one-on-one, he talked at length about what…

Interview with Rosie Mestel, Executive Editor of Knowable Magazine

Rosie Mestel is executive editor of Knowable Magazine.  She was previously the West Coast correspondent for New Scientist, a writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times and Chief Magazine Editor at Nature. She is in an interview with Viney Kirpal, a Health and Personal essay writer. VK: Hi. What does the title “Knowable” mean and what makes its mission distinctive? RM: The magazine…

Interview with Sarah Lewin Frasier: Scientific American’s Assistant News Editor

Sarah Lewin Frasier is assistant news editor of the renowned Scientific American.  Sarah plans, assigns and edits the Advances print magazine section, as well as edits its online news. She holds a university degree in science, health and environment reporting. Here, she is in a conversation with Viney Kirpal, personal essay and health writer. VK:…

 

Case Studies

Case Study: How I Landed My Own Arts Column

By Lowri Llewelyn Here in Wales, just about every woman under the age of 35 has a print by Niki Pilkington on her wall. Having worked with clients ranging from MTV to Sir Paul McCartney, I was inspired by this small town girl who became Kind of a Big Deal. Despite Niki’s popularity, I noticed…

How I Landed My First Paid Publication (Without a Portfolio)

By Kyle Geoffrey Uy “Freelance writing is something anyone can do”, said freelance writer Ian Chandler in his webinar. As someone just starting out, those words gave me hope. I didn’t know anything about where to begin, so I watched this free webinar to learn more. The knowledge Ian gave us viewers paved the way…

How to Talk to Potential Freelance Writing Clients (So You Can Win New Contracts)

The Sales Call Strategy That’s Helped Me Close Clients Without Feeling Sales-y I get it, nobody enjoys sales meetings. But if you want to grow your freelance writing business, you need to get better at them. That means learning how to have conversations with potential clients, face to face. Here are some tips that have…

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…