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The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on August 14, 2022

Happy Sunday to 3,888 motivated writers 👋🏼 

How’s everyone doing?

So I mentioned a couple times that I've had some big personal news...

... Finally

... Here’s the big reveal…

*drum roll*

I’ve just moved to the US! 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 I touched down in Austin, TX last night.

You might have noticed I’ve been talking a lot about Toronto. It’s because I knew I was leaving. I’m going to miss that place (in the summer, only the summer 😅).

Now I just need to sort out my life here.

But my priorities are still in check: I had to still get this newsletter out to you all!

Hopefully I’ll be a little more settled in when you hear from me next week 😊

Looks like we’ve got a LOT of pitches this week - and some great paying freelance opps.

Let’s dig in!


So, what do we have this week?

1️⃣ Publications paying $500 and up

2️⃣ 26 calls to pitch 📢

3️⃣ 19 writing jobs

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1️⃣ Resource of the week

Publications paying $500 and up

Here's a free and open Google sheet with a big ol list of publications that pay more than $500 per piece.  They’re out there.. you just need to know where to look!

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


($200) Matador Network | Elisabeth is looking for an NYC based writer for a piece on where to eat at Luna Park 

($0.40 per word) Prism Reports | Laura is looking for Kentucky-based reporters about the recent floods in KY. BIPOC Writers!


($800) Insider | Big bucks!! 🤑 Laura is looking for travel writers with experience in Orlando, Vegas, and London. Deadline ~19 Aug

(£500) Thomson Reuters Stories | Barry is starting a newsletter to track specific policies and legislation

($500 - $600 CAD) Canadian Geographic | Abi is looking for short features and stories for their Discovery Place section, stories about all of Canada Guidelines here

($500+) Moonlight | Pieces for all things business and finance for a fintech client

($300 - $600) Daily Dot | David is always looking for reported features for all things tech and politics. About here

(£300) Flashback | Lifestyle and travel writers this is for you! Laura is looking for travel stories for people in their 30s and 40s. 

($300) Huellas Magazine | Laura is looking for pitches about Queens NYC. Stories from LATINX writers for a special issue. Guidelines here. Deadline Sept 1.

($250 - $650) Delish | Foodie writers! Specialising in Thai, Korean, Hawaiian cuisines. Guidelines here

($250 - $400+) Kindred Parents | Kelly is looking for reported essays and features from black writers about parenting. Guidelines here

($250+) Verywell | Amelia is looking for BIPOC and trans/nonbinary writers for reporting on health & parenting Guidelines here

($250+) Insider | Rosemary is looking for pitches for their health and parenting section, either evergreen or timely. Guidelines here

($250+) Insider | Tufayel is looking for pitches about Colleen Hoover books. Features and interviews! Guidelines here

($200 - $400) SF Gate | Dan is looking for a freelancer with experience about Burning Man! 

($150 - $900) Hustle + Flo | Jamie is putting her first call to pitch out! She’s looking for a feature for Hispanic/Latin Heritage month

($150 - $300) SF Gate | Dan is also looking for stories about dating in the Bay Area. The more creative, the better!

(£150) Liverpool Post | Freelancers with scoops on the news and story driven articles

($100 - $1,000) Belt Magazine | Ed is looking for all sorts of pitches, features, poetry, personal essays about life in the Midwest. Guidelines here

($100) Made in Cookware | Daniel is looking for foodie SEO writers for some content pieces. Guidelines here

($50) Eclectica Magazine | Submissions for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more are open! $2 submission fee. Guidelines here. Deadline Aug 30

($0.50 per word) Outside Magazine | Abigail is looking for listicle writers who care about the outdoors (with a bit of fun!) Guidelines here

($0.30 - $0.50 per word) Dirt | Terry has joined Dirt and is taking pitches for all things tech and culture! Guidelines here

($0.25 per word) Austin Chronicle | Foodie writers in my new home, Austin TX! 

($0.25 per word, estimated) | Christina is taking pitches for essays, think pieces. Fantasy writers get in touch! Best rates for this genre I’ve seen. Guidelines here. Estimated pay from here Deadline Aug 30

(£0.18 per word) Happiful | Kat is looking for stories about mental health and wellbeing. Happiness hacks! Guidelines here


3️⃣ Writing jobs

($40,000 - $44,000, Remote US) Complexly | Staff Writer to put out science content across their portfolio of YouTube channels

($2,400 - $4,000+ per month, Remote US) LOOP | Freelance content writer for a mission driven insurance company

($2,000 - $3,000 per month, Remote) GR0 | Freelance content writer with clear, well-written online content for PR dept 

(£600 - £700 per edition, Remote) Bild | Freelance copyeditor to review content for their publication. Science and health 

($600 per script, Remote) Complexly | Freelance script writer for a crash course on Botany

($400 - $700, Remote) Chatty | Freelance health tech writer to create content for their partners

($300 per piece, Remote) Ventral Advertising | Yun is looking for freelance writers for their growing company!

($250 - $1,000 per month, Remote) Noura | Social media strategist for an up and coming social media influencer brand

($0.50 per word, Remote) Optimal | Ana is looking for freelance writers for their thought leadership team

(Paid, Remote, Part time) Evolve | Editorial/Content SEO specialist making renting vacation homes easier

(Paid, Remote) Breakthrough | Andrea is looking for freelance B2B copywriters in healthcare

(Paid, Remote US, Part time) The Cut | Freelance blogger to support news stories in the mornings, 7AM - 10AM

(Paid, Remote) Scientific American | Freelance editors for on going reviews and editing

(Paid, Remote US) Scientific American | Book review editor for a full time position

(Paid, Remote) TAP Into | Local freelance journalists for full-time and part-time opportunities. Local gov, schools, etc.

(Paid, Remote US) Classy | Content Strategist to help run their freelance writing program

(Paid, Remote US) Best Lawyers | Freelance legal writer to cover all sorts of editorial initiatives

(Paid, Remote) CHRPS | Freelance science writers for blogs, newsletters, and more short-from science content

(Paid, Remote) Thought Pennies | Freelance tech writers in gaming! Daniel is looking for a writers


PS If you have any tips or recc's for Austin TX, I'm all for it! Shoot a DM on twitter @job_writers

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