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✍️ The Writer's Job Newsletter #74 | Is stealing bad? 🤔

The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on July 03, 2022

Happy Sunday to 3,421 motivated writers 👋🏼 

How’s everyone doing? I’ll keep it short up top today. I’ve had a lot of ‘life’ stuff going on right now. It’s been a busy (and stressful!) couple of weeks. I'll share more on this in the next couple months.

But I still try to get these opps out to you. Pulling this research together every Sunday morning is my ‘me time’.

So from me to you, enjoy 😊

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So, what do we have this week?

1️⃣ A free library of over 250 successful pitches

2️⃣ 23 calls to pitch 📢

3️⃣ 17 writing jobs, with one from in the community!

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1️⃣ Resource of the week

Library of over 250 successful pitches 

This is a goldmine. (Except, unlike gold, this beauty is completely free)

Pitching can be the worst. You want it to be relevant and personable, but you don’t want to spent a whole hours over a couple sentences… just to hear crickets back (guilty).

Here’s a big ol database of successful pitches. It’s completely free to use (and you can submit your own too!)

What’s that saying? 

“Good artists copy, great artists steal” -  Steve Jobs

“Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal” - Pablo Picasso

“Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal” - TS Elliot

… damn these guys just kept straight up stealing each others quotes lol 

Get stealing! Check it out

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2️⃣ Calls to Pitch

I try to ensure these are well-paid. If not, they’re usually helpful in some other way. We range from new writers to those more established, so keep a like to share range of opportunities too

($250+) New Republic | Adrienne is looking for stories about abortion in a post-Roe America. Guidelines here

($200+, estimate) NBCOUT | Jo is looking for pitches for NBCOUT, their LGBTQ section of NBC. 🦄Rates from previous post

($200+) Catapult Magazine | Leah is looking for LGBTQ stories year round.🦄 Guidelines here

($200+) Pop Sugar | Kelsey is some budget and is looking for stories beauty stories from LGBTQ writers! 💅🏽 🦄 Guidelines here

($200+) Byrdie Beauty | Olivia is looking for beauty pitches.💅🏽 Shoot her an email! Guidelines here

($200+) Well + Good | Samantha is looking health related stories (not features or personal essays). Shoot her an email! Guidelines here

($200) The Verge | Young people and early career - pitch interesting tech 🎮 stories for one of my fav publications 🥳 Guidelines here. Deadline July 11 

($200) IJNet | Help out other journalists! International Journalist Network is commissioning articles, about tips and tricks, to help jouros! Guidelines here

(£200) GNET | Stories about the nexus of extremism and technology. Rolling call

($185+) Insider | Another one from Insider! Travel stories. Specifically, writers from Paris, Cancun, Bahamas, Charleston. Contact here

($150) Geoawesomeness | Young writers for stories about geospatial technology. Looking for creative stories… Something about google maps maybe?? Guidelines here.  Deadline Aug 31

(£110+, estimated) PCGamesN | Phil is looking for freelancers to cover gaming hardware and tech 👾 Guidelines here

($100 - $150) Bomb Magazine | Kristen is looking for pitches from artists and art writers for film, dance, theatre interviews and reviews. Guidelines here

($100) Downcity Ink | Non-fiction essays and stories about Rhode Island. Guidelines here

($75 - $350) Womanly | Attia is looking for pitches for digital publication. About here

($50 - $300, estimate) The Rumpus | Pitch Davon your creative nonfiction essays for their next issue. Pay varies. They split their freelancer pot between writers. Guidelines here. Deadline August 1 

($50 - $150) Guernica | Fiction team here is looking for new pitches. Guidelines here

($25) Dog Time | Where’s the dog lovers!? Darby is looking for short 300 word pieces about doggies 🐶

($10 - $200) Nimrod Journal | Poems, short stories, creative nonfiction all about the body for their Spring/Summer 23 issue. Guidelines here. Deadline Oct 1. 

($1 per word, estimate) Insider | Conz is a new senior editor and is always looking for Health and Parenting stories. Rate from previous post. Guidelines here. Rolling call

($1 per word) Service95 | Dua Lipa fans?! Who knew she had a publication. Brennan is looking for ideas for upcoming issues.

($0.50 - $1 per word, estimate) The Guardian US | Jessica is looking for stories about abortion in the coming months Pay estimate from pay reports. Guidelines here

($0.50 per word) New publication | Ryan is starting up a new publication backpacking-centric and outdoors. Very pro-writer, by the sounds of things. V interesting!

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3️⃣ Writing jobs

($70,000 - $95,000, Remote US) Fivetran | Senior Technical Writer to push white papers, books, blogs etc.

($2,000 per month, Remote) Draft.dev | Data Writer to contribute 4 articles each month. $500 a piece. Great content marketing agency for technical writers

($350 per piece, Remote) Ignite My Site | Freelance SaaS Content Writer for a content agency.

($150 per piece, Remote) Verywell | Freelance health and wellness news writers. Email Sari for more 

($150 - $500 per piece, Remote) Teal | Freelance contributing writer to help with content for their personal career growth management platform

($45 per hour, Remote) Shoutvox | Freelance content writer to put out blog posts, articles, landing pages etc. Familiarity with SEO needed. 

($21 - $23 per hour, Remote) Static Media | Writers and editors to support a few sites. Reach out to Anna for more

($20 per hour, Hybrid NYC, Part time) InStyle | Freelance social assistant to help out Danielle. Deadline 6 July

(Paid, Remote US) Verywell | Contracted freelance health editor to cover maternity leave. Starting August for 3 - 5 months

(Paid, Remote) Turntide Technologies | SEO Writer with experience (preferred) to help write about climate change

(Paid, Remote) Deallus | Freelance science writer to put out new content and improve existing. Life Sciences background preferred.

(Paid, Remote) Stormboard | Matt is looking for freelance content writers. Future of work, technology, and more

(Paid, Remote) Jason Vaught | Freelance writers needed across a range of niches (Baby products, homechooling, books, and more)

(Paid, Remote) Gym + Coffee | SEO Content Writer, full time or freelance. Athleisure eCommerce brand. Reach out to Adele for more

(Paid, Remote) Aftership | Freelance B2B copywriters, preference for experience with eCommerce, again!

(Paid, Remote) MyHealthTeam | Freelance medical writers to make complex things look easy

(Paid, Remote, Part-time) The Space | Freelance content researcher and writer. 2 days a week for about 2- 4 months. Starting late July 

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PS Let me know if this email keeps hitting your promo tabs! I need to really figure out why that’s happening!

PPS If you want to show me some love, shoot a DM on twitter @job_writers

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