Happy Sunday to 4,410 motivated writers 👋🏼
How’s everyone doing? Woah, this was a big week for some new subscribers!! Big shout out to the community over at r/HireAWriter 👏
Welcome, new friends 😊
At TWJN, we’re a friendly bunch… most of the time (promise)
Before we dive in, I just wanted to share this Twitter conversation where a bunch of you shared your books that had an impact on you.
• A Wrinkle in Time from Amara
• The Sound of Gravel from Samantha
• The Boy in Striped Pyjamas from Leanna
What’s a book that’s had a big impact on you?
Ping me a reply or add to that thread. I’m always looking for great recc’s and can share them here too 🤓
Okay, now let’s get to it! ⬇️ ⬇️
So, what do we have this week?
2️⃣ 21 calls to pitch 📢
3️⃣ 18 writing jobs
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1️⃣ Resource of the week
Okay, so we’ve had a lot of new writers join TWJN recently. A bunch of your have asked about what makes a great pitch.
I like to share pitch guidelines when I can… but, honestly, I always find seeing *actual* pitches so much more useful.
So that’s what we’ve got this week! Here’s a resource with a whole bunch if successful pitches.
There’s that famous quote: good artists imitate, great artists steal. 😉 Find some templates that are proven and fit your pitch and adapt!
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
($1,000) Talk Poverty | Mara is looking for pieces about tech and electricity in marginalised communities. Guidelines here
($500 - $750 CAD) Toronto Verse | Tahmeed is looking for writers for stories about the Toronto area. Even if you’re not interested in the opp, check out the website. It’s so cool! Guidelines here
($350) The Nation | Ludwig is looking for LGBTQ writers in/from Cuba for an upcoming piece. Guidelines here
($250+) New Republic | Adrienne is a new editor and is always taking pitches about US politics for a progressive audience. Rolling call.
($200 - $250) Insider | Any (former) polygamists here? Conz is looking for a first-person essay, no deadline!
(€200) The Cognoscenti | James is looking for stories for the Short Reads section of his newsletter. Profound solutions to big problems! Guidelines here
($200+) Byrdie Beauty | Olivia is looking for beauty and wellness pitches 💅🏽 Guidelines here Rolling call
($125) Uppercut | Are open for October pitches! Horror or Autumn-adjacent stories! Guidelines here
($100 - $125) The Xylom | Alex is always taking pitches related to science and society, including personal essays. Guidelines here
($100+) The Hopkins Review | Paid for published fiction/nonfiction & poetry pieces and submissions are open for their next issue.. but there’s a $3 fee. Deadline 31 Oct
($100 - $300) TimeOut LA | Patricia is looking for LA-based writers to cover the restaurant and bar scene. Guidelines here. Deadline ~ 12 Oct
(Paid…) Mongabay | This one is interesting.. budget can include your rate but they’re looking for a journalist to report on wildlife and biodiversity in Brazil.. which includes going out to the Amazon
($0.50 - $1.50 per word) Aubudon | Jessica is looking for all things conservation, environmental journalism, and all things birds. Guidelines here Deadline 11 Oct
($1 CAD per word, estimate) Canadian Geographic | Pieces about people, places, climate, and more from a Canadian perspective. Guidelines here
($0.50 per word) Truvere | Travel writers! ✈️ Erica is taking pitches for their new brand. Detailed guidelines in the thread!
($0.10 - $0.15 per word, estimate) Leafie | Liam is looking at expanding their freelancer pool for stories about cannabis and psychedelics 🍄💨 Guidelines here
3️⃣ Writing jobs
($82,000+, Remote, NY) Inc. | Senior editor to manage reporters and other editorial staff
($60,000 - $65,000, Remote NY) Kudiman | This nonprofit has a development director role and a comms intern opps, with some great benefits!
($43,000, Remote US) Strong Towns | Staff writer to support making America’s cities strong and resilient. Part-time opps available too. Deadline Oct 9
(£40,000 - £50,000) Fortune | News reporter to cover the biggest business and economic news out of London. Ping Holly for more
(£250 per day, Remote UK) News Futures 2035 | Freelance reporter to attend some events in the UK for ~10 days. Guidelines here. Deadline 7 Oct
($150 per piece, Remote) Greenvans | Looking for freelance content writers about passenger vans. Ongoing blog posts
($35 per hour, Remote) The Objective | Part-time reporter to cover how journalism interfaces with Democracy. 10 hours per week. Apply here Deadline 15 Oct
(£17.50 per hour, Remote) LGBT Hero | Digital community support worker to manage a community of south asian and older LGBTQ+ communities.
(Paid, Remote) Massive.io | Freelance content writer to support SEO blog posts and other content optimised for organic reach
(Paid, Remote) The Content Technologist | Freelance B2B content writers! They’re looking to partner with digital practitioners for 2023 Detail here
(Paid, Remote) Trusaic | Freelance content writer to support B2B marketing content, including white papers, guides, and more
(Paid, Remote) Superpath | Freelance security/privacy writer with expertise in zero-trust, password management, and more
(Paid, Remote UK) The Line | Freelance Game Producer or Animation Producer to support a new game
(Paid, Remote US) Stroke Association | Freelance writer for 3 pieces over the next 5 months, see post for details
(Paid, Remote, Part time) LoveToKnow Media | Part time content writer for their Family & Relationships section
(Paid, Remote) Presitely | Freelance English content writer to publish blogs, service pages, ebooks, and more
(Paid, Remote) Book of the Month | Freelance Ad Copywriter to support their paid social and search ads copy
PS Again, hit me up with your book recommendations. I’m all for it! Shoot a DM on twitter @job_writers
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