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Paid Publishing Opportunities

$20,000 Flash Fiction Writing Contest from The César Egido Serrano Foundation

The César Egido Serrano Foundation is currently hosting a flash-fiction writing contest with a huge prize: $20,000 to the winner, plus three runners’ up prizes of $2,000. The stories must be 100 words or fewer. The contest is being held in four languages: Spanish, English, Arabic, and Hebrew. Contestants can enter a story in any…

15 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors and publishers. You’ll note that we’ve researched payment rates, and found contact information for all of these listings. Please do not contact these publishers unless you’re confident that you can send a high quality pitch. If you’re not sure how to do…

19 Full Time & Remote Jobs for Writers

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of traditional jobs for writers. Included is a variety of editing jobs, staff writing jobs, and marketing/copywriting jobs. Companies in this list include CNN, Uber, McKinsey, and The New York Post. — Jacob Jans Thanks to Fatima Saif for compiling this list. The Seattle Times is a news organization…

25 Themed Calls for Submissions to Magazines & Websites

There are 25 themed calls for non-fiction submissions in the 17 markets listed here. Some themes are: wild; parenting and food; space (and food); climate change; hard science stories; retirement myth-busting; Africa; Halloween; fall fun; back to school; Tolkien (Not the Fellowship. Dragons welcome); and enjoying life. A few specify deadlines, but most do not,…

14 Travel Publishers that Pay Freelance Writers

Dear Writers, Despite the devastation of COVID, the travel industry is still around, and there are still opportunities for travel writers to publish — and get paid. Keep in mind that there may be fewer opportunities, right now, but I do know of some travel writers who are still fully booked, so it is still…

24 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors and Publishers

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest calls for pitches directly from editors and publishers. We’ve included payment rates for all of these publications and found editorial contact information, to make it easier for you to connect with the right publisher. Keep in mind, you’ll still need to write a good pitch before getting published by these…

Chicken Soup for the Soul Needs Submissions for 9 Upcoming Books

Chicken Soup for the Soul is currently seeking submissions for nine upcoming books. They’ve recently updated the deadlines for submissions, with the soonest deadline being June 15th, 2021. If you’re working on an essay for one of their upcoming books, please be sure to double-check the deadlines, as they sometimes change. According to their website:…


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…