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Paid Publishing Opportunities

31 Free Writing Contests, Grants & Fellowships (Up to $65,000)

Here are 31 fee-free prizes, grants, and fellowships for writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. They range from $50 to $65,000. They are, very loosely, divided by geography.    – S. Kalekar CONTESTS OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS The Perito Prize They want fiction of 1,000-2,000 words, centred around the theme of accessibility, inclusion, diversity &…

16 Full Time and Remote Jobs for Writers

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of full time writing and editing jobs. Included in this list are media companies such as CNN, CNet and Gamespot, as well as retailers such as Ralph Lauren and Bed Bath & Beyond. A few months ago, it was an open question whether companies would start returning to in-person…

$10,000 Mystery Novel Writing Contest for New Authors

St. Martin’s Press and The Mystery Writers of America are hosting a novel writing contest with a $10,000 prize, to be awarded as an advance against royalties. St. Martins is an imprint of McMillan, one of the major publishing houses, which means this contest offers a chance to land a publishing contract that has a…

21 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors (Up to $1 Per Word)

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors. A friendly reminder: Please do not contact these publishers without carefully studying the publications first. Make sure you understand their publication, and the types of articles they publish, before you send them a pitch. If you’re not sure how to write a…

28 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Dear Writers, Here’s out latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors. A friendly reminder: Please do not contact these publishers without carefully studying the publications first. Make sure you understand their publication, and the types of articles they publish, before you send them a pitch. If you’re not sure how to write a…

$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…

How I Got Paid to Write for HuffPost, Cure Today, and You&Me Magazine

By Viney Kirpal When I returned from hospital in January 2019, I was nearing 70. I stopped working 9 to 5 to focus on my health. After a 48-year-old career, this was a major decision because I’m not one of those who can laze around for long. I had to find myself a meaningful vocation…

 

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…