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Paid Publishing Opportunities

$200 for True Stories About Kindness

Chicken Soup for the Soul is currently seeking true stories on the topic of kindness, for an upcoming anthology. They pay $200 per story or poem. According to their call for stories: Small gestures can make a big difference in someone’s day, even in someone’s life. In our fast-paced world many people tend to only…

24 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors (Up to $1000 Per Article)

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…

Fiction Markets Paying $50 to $500 for October and November 2021

These magazines pay $50 to $500 for fiction, and a few also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. They’re open for submissions now, or will open soon. Deadlines for some markets are approaching quickly. – S. Kalekar Unnerving Magazine They publish short stories and poetry – they want horror and suspense, generally leaning toward…

24 Free Writing Contests & Grants With Cash Prizes ($50 to $45,000)

Here are 24 fee-free contests, awards, and grants/fellowships for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, and graphic stories. Prizes range from $50 to $45,000. The list is very broadly arranged according to geographic divisions. – S. Kalekar CONTESTS OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS Bennington College Young Writers Award This is an international contest for young writers, and the…

$50 to $600 for Short Stories – 10 Calls for Submissions

These markets pay $50 to approximately $600 for fiction. A few also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. Deadlines are approaching quickly. — S. Kalekar Diabolical Plots: Diabolical Pots Diabolical Plots magazine wants food-themed speculative fiction for this anthology – science fiction, fantasy, and horror. All stories should have a speculative element, even horror….

$2,250 Poetry Contest: The Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize

The Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize is now open for submissions. The contest is given to “honor exceptional poems that help make real for readers the gravity of the vulnerable state of our environment at present.” They are offering $2,250 in prizes. According to the contest website: Established in 2019 with generous support from Treehouse Investments,…

25 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…

 

Case Studies

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…

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,…