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16 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors and publishers. Please be sure to carefully study the publications to make sure your idea closely fits their needs. When sending a pitch, please keep it short, concise, and clear. If you send an irrelevant pitch, it is likely to get ignored,…

Magazines Paying $50 to $480 for Short Stories

These magazines and anthologies pay $50 to $480 for fiction. A few also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. – S. Kalekar Dark Recess Press Magazine This is a magazine of horror and dark fiction. They also commission non-fiction – articles, essays, and briefs – on related themes (query for non-fiction). Submissions are ongoing,…

17 Full Time & Remote Jobs for Writers

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of traditional jobs for writers, including editing jobs, copywriting jobs, marketing jobs, social media jobs, and more. Companies in this list include The Atlantic, Insider, Vice, The New York Times, Adobe, and Target. We’ve included pay ranges, when available, and noted when it is a remote opportunity. For more…

22 Publications that Pay for First-Person Essays and Narratives

Dear Writers, Here are twenty two publications that pay for first-person essays and/or narratives from freelance writers. We’ve researched payment rates and found the submission guidelines or contact information for all of these publications. That being said, please do not contact them without carefully studying their publication, to make sure that your idea is a…

35 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 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….

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…

27 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….

Editor Interviews

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:…

Interview with Tamara Jeffries, Senior Editor at Yoga Journal

Tamara Jeffries, Senior Editor at Yoga Journal, writes, assigns and edits feature packages and articles for the print magazine, and digital stories for the publication. Tamara spoke with Viney Kirpal, health and personal essay freelance writer recently.. VK: Thanks, Tamara for this interview. What’s the inspiration behind this international journal on yoga? How do you…

Interview with Siri Carpenter, Editor of The Open Notebook

Siri Carpenter is a longtime science journalist, editor, and co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Open Notebook (TON), a U.S.-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to help science journalists improve their skills. Here she is in a conversation with Viney Kirpal, health and personal essay writer. Viney Kirpal (VK): Lovely to have you here, Siri! How…

Interview with Margaret Guroff — Executive Editor at a Large-Circulation Lifestyle Magazine

Margaret Guroff, an executive editor at a large-circulation lifestyle magazine in the U.S. speaks her mind on what editors expect from freelance writers. Guroff is affiliated with John Hopkins University as Faculty of their Advanced Academic Programs, where she works one-on-one with science writers completing their masters theses. Guroff was in a conversation with freelance…

 

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…