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Paid Publishing Opportunities

35 Themed Submissions Calls for Magazines

  There are 35 themed calls for submissions of non-fiction for the 20 markets listed here. Some of the themes are: wonder; ancestors; equine health; decolnizing the food justice movement; Pride; humanity & death; art & entertainment; and consumable culture. A few specify pitch deadlines, but most do not, so it may be a good…

80 Websites & Magazines that Pay $1 Per Word

Dear Writers, Here’s a selection of publications that pay freelance writers up to $1 per word or more. There are 80 publications in this list. I’ve organized them by category. All of these publications come from the database of publishers available exclusively to members of Writing Launch. The database includes over 1800 listings like these,…

30 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of calls for writers directly from editors. We’ve research payment rates, and found contact information for all of these publishers. Please do not contact these editors unless you’re confident that you’re sending a high quality pitch. If you’re not sure how to do that, then you’re encouraged to watch…

15 Full Time Jobs for Writers

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of traditional jobs for writers, including editing jobs, journalism jobs, and content marketing jobs. These are mostly full-time jobs from a variety of established companies, including Spotify, Forbes, Sotheby’s, Paypal and Wirecutter. Please note, that these are not freelance positions, and will require traditional job applications. — Jacob Jans…

Announcing The $27,500 Storyteller Writing Contest From Amazon

Announcing the 2021 Amazon UK  Storyteller contest, with a grand prize of £20,000, or around $27,500, based on the current conversion rates. The winner will also get a marketing campaign from Amazon, which is likely to drive a significant amount of sales. The contest requires writers to publish their entry via Kindle Direct Publishing, as…

15 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors & Publishers (Up to $1 Per Word)

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches, directly from editors and publishers. We’ve researched payment rates and found contact information for all of these publishers. You’ll note that many of these pay up to $1 per word, though payment rates vary significantly, and may need to be negotiated. Please do not a…

10 Fiction Markets Paying $50-$800 for May 2021

These magazines and anthologies pay $50 to $800 for fiction, and a few also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. – S. Kalekar Cossmass Infinities This magazine of science fiction and fantasy is open during the first week of each month, alternating between under-represented and general submissions. During the first week of May they…


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…