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✍The Writer's Job Newsletter #76 | HONEY, I'm home 🏠

The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on July 17, 2022

Happy Sunday to 3,531 motivated writers 👋🏼 

How’s everyone doing? Is it just me or is time just FLYING right now?!

First off, thanks to everybody who's been sharing blogs with me. I’m planning on featuring them over the next couple weeks so stay tuned.

If you want yours featured too, shoot me a reply with a link and 2 sentences about it. I’ll add it to the round-up!

Okay, so what else is going on? Learning. 🤓

Now, while I say I’m always trying to get better, let’s be real. That’s not always the case. I’m trying to change that.

Right now, I’m taking a writing course and it’s pretty amazing. I’ve never been a big course person. IMO there’s a lot of crap out there. 

But, honestly, this one is different. For me it’s lifestyle coaching disguised as a writing course.

In fact, my biggest takeaway has nothing to do with writing.

It’s about turning up to any situation with the right energy. That energy is infectious (ain’t no vaccine for this!). We call it that that ‘HONEY, I’m home’ energy (if you know, you know 😉). 

Basically, it’s about turning up with so much positivity, so much energy, that the people you’re with can’t help but just get carried along.

Crack a joke, give a compliment, JUST BE HAPPY. It's amazing now much this shift in mindset makes you and everybody else feel better.

Okay okay, enough preaching. I'll hop off the soap box....

... And let's dig in!


So, what do we have this week?

1️⃣ Building a network as a freelancer

2️⃣ 23 calls to pitch 📢 (1 deadline tomorrow 🚨)

3️⃣ 18 writing jobs and freelance opps

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1️⃣ Resource of the week

Building a network as a freelancer

Here’s a great guide from friends of TWJN, Harlow.

It's a great reminder on the benefits and best practices of networking as a freelancer.

We all know how strong referrals can be. Your network is key to this. Samantha does a great job in breaking down tactics you can implement today.

My fave are the online spaces she mentions (slack communities, FB groups etc.) 

Check it out here!


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


($50 - $125 CAD) THIS Magazine | Valerie is looking for pitches for their Annual Culture issue. Canadians only! Guidelines here. Deadline July 18


($300 - $600) The Muse | Stav is looking for features, essays, and more on career, work, culture. See the thread for much more. Deadline July 21

($320 - $350) Insider | Lara is looking for interviews topical interviews for the media and advertising desk. Guidelines here.

($320 - $350) Insider | Kiera is taking pitches about working in super luxury and high stakes! Suuuuper interesting. Guidelines here.

($300 - $600) Geist | Notes & Dispatches section is open for personal narratives. Funny and lighthearted bits about life in North America. Deadline July 31

($300 CAD, estimated) Toronto Star | Angelyn is a new editor of social and taking pitches. Rates estimated from prev Sports post. Guidelines here. Rolling call.

($250 - $500) Daily Mail | Decidedly (think Wire Cutter) is looking for stories about anything product related. 

(£100 - £300) Inkcap Journal | Reported features about the environment in Britain. Thorny issues about nature conservation and more. 

(£100 - £200) Volte Face | Jay is looking for stories about drug policies around the world. Punchy opinion pieces advocating policy changes. 

($100 - $130) Minority Africa | Cassandra is looking for op-eds about minority rights in Africa. Guidelines here. Deadline 20 July

(£100) Cysters Group | New funding & looking for pieces about anything related to mental & reproductive health from underrepresented writers. Submit here

($100) National Food Magazine | Amrita is looking for freelance writers for food news, home & garden, lifestyle 

($100) American Domani | Matt is looking for a travel writer about Italy and Italian Airbnb properties. 

(£75 - £250, estimated) The Fence Magazine | All sorts of juice. High fashion, low culture. London burbs. English countryside. And more! Rates estimated from this post

($50 - $75) Fractured Literary | Check their submittable page for Flash Fiction ($50) and Microseries ($75). Submit here

($50+) Your Teen Mag | Melissa is looking for stories about parent’s growing pains (yes they have them too!). Estimated from this tweet

($1+ per word, estimated) Hearst | Arielle is looking for first-person stories with a Christmassy hook. For women 35+. UK based! Rate estimated from Cosmo editor’s tweet

($1+ per word, estimated) Cosmopolitain | Harriet is the new Features Director and looking for timely pitches! Rate estimated from Cosmo editor’s tweet

($0.40 - $0.50 per word) Yes! Magazine | Submissions for the ‘Bodies’ issue later this winter. Check out their detailed pitch call. General guidelines here. Deadline Aug 2 

($0.30 - $0.50 per word) Dirt | Jocelyn is looking for entertainment, esp television & streaming, stories for their daily-ish newsletter. Guidelines here. Rolling call.

(£0.34 per word) The Guardian | Lucy is looking or FUN pieces for the summer! (Very detailed) guidelines here

(£0.20 - £0.30 per word, estimate) The Independent | Harriet is looking for conversations about life, relationships, work, & values. Guidelines here

($0.15 per word) Maisonneuve Magazine | Are taking pitches for their winter issue! Guidelines here. Deadline July 21.


3️⃣ Writing jobs

($80,000 - $130,000, Remote US) Spark Climate Solutions | Science writer to bring systems thinking, roadmaps, scientific analysis to the masses.

($60,000, Remote) Empire Flippers Capital | Content Specialist to work US Timezones but open to anywhere

($50 per hour, Remote, Part-time) | Developmental Editor to edit technical content for their clients. Set the tone of the finished articles 

($35 per hour, Remote, Part-time) | Copy Editor to join their internal team who publishes content for partners 

(£20 per hour, Remote UK) RedCat Digital | Freelance Weekend News Editor to maintain the Front Page of their publication. Flexible work across weekend.

(£420+ per review, Remote UK) Good Schools Guide | Skilled writers with an interest in education and schools. 6 reviews per year, minimum.

($400 per piece, Remote) Cyber Work Podcast | Freelance writers to transcribe and clip pieces about their podcast. 2 - 4 blogs per month

($315 per piece, Remote) | Technical writer to join their roster of talent. Perfect for developers trying to expand their skills!

(Paid, Remote) Tonneson + Co | Financial Services content writer. Reach out to them directly for more!

(Paid, Remote) BIG Media | NON-Writers for contributors on a freelance basis from around the world. Reach out to Rob for more deeds.

(Paid, Remote) Harvard Public Health | Freelance writers with stories about public health. Guidelines here

(Paid, Remote) Asian Wealth Community | Freelance business writers to support their new magazine. Shout Eric for more!

(Paid, Remote) Superpath | Ghostwriter for thought leadership pieces. 2-4 per month. More info here

(Paid, Remote) Footprint Analytics | Freelance writer to dig deep into what’s happening in crypto and blockchain. 2 articles per week Apply here

(Paid, Remote US) Campbell Edward | Long form content writer to support a tourism brand for NY State. 3 month contract

(Paid, Remote US) Black & White Zebra | Content Strategist & Editor for SEO, copywriting, and more. Cool company!

(Paid, Remote) PC Gamer | Freelance call for contributors across a range of games. 👾 Check it out! Guidelines here. Apply here

(Paid, Remote) GamesRader | Sam is hiring Managing Editors in the UK and US 👾 UK role here. US role here.


PS Again, let me know if you want your blog featured (for free!) Just shoot a reply with a link and 2 sentences on what it's about.

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

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