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The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on February 01, 2023

Happy Wednesday to TWJN supporters 👋🏼 

How’s everyone doing? I’ve had a bit of a weird experience over these last few days. 

There’s a winter storm coming into Austin and it feels like the whole place is shutting down. I just got a notification that they might be shutting off water in my building too!

I mean it’s not even below freezing today 🥶 Wild! This would never happen in Canada

Still got a bunch of opps for you all tho 😄

A bunch of publications paying $1 or more!

Let’s jump in! ⬇️ ⬇️


So, what do we have this week?

1️⃣ 21 calls to pitch, $100 - $1,000+ 

2️⃣ 10 writing jobs


1️⃣ 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 

($400+) Next City Org | Aysha just re-shared their rolling pitch call with their updated guidelines. They’re looking for stories about solutions that advance social, racial, environmental justice in cities  See them here Rolling call

($400) Neiman Lab | Sarah is open for pitches and shared their pitch guide, specific pieces about reporting that are often representative of broader trends Guidelines here rOlling call

($300) Non Profit Quarterly | Iris runs the climate justice desk at NP Quarterly and is looking for pieces for their website Guidelines here

($250) Edge Effects Magazine | Richelle has budget to pay contributors for their ‘Violent Environments’ series. More detail and guidelines here

($200) IJNet | For writers, by writers! They’re looking for pieces about tools and resources you use for journalism when writing. Guidelines here

($200) Diem | Emma is looking for essays to feature in their newsletter. Super interesting project featuring essays through a feminist lens - check out their guidelines for more here. Rolling call

($200) Insider | Paige is looking for something *super specific* people who follow the Mediterranean diet and shop at Costco or Trader Joe’s to write about their fav things to buy or make! Guidelines here Deadline Feb 28

(£125) Scottish BPOC Network | Blog pitches for BPOC writer in/from Scotland on the theme of “A Writer’s Life” Guidelines here Deadline Feb 12

($100) Poetry of MT | Melissa is looking for empowering stories that you’re waiting to tell More details here

(£80 - £150, estimate) WhyNow | Entertainment writers! They’re open for pitches about music, art, film etc. All sorts of types, features, interviews, reviews etc. Estimate from here Guidelines here

($70) Cleveland Review of Books | Pitches for reviews, essays, interviews and writing experiments - all sorts of things from literature, arts, history, and more! Guidelines here

($50 - $100) Broad Street Review | Alaina is looking for stories from the Philly/Jersey area, esp from neurodiverse and/or disabled writers Guidelines here

($1 - $1.55 CAD per word) Hakai Magazine | David is open for pitches, see the guidelines for different topics: News, features, personal perspectives. Guidelines here

($1 per word) EatingWell Magazine | Foodie writers! They’re open for pitches about eating and making good food More info here 

($1 per word) NY Times | Mike is looking for some stories about deeply personal finance and money. Read his story for an example of what that means

($1 per word) Bicycling Magazine | Rosael has joined the features team and is looking for pitches about gravel cycling specifically. But she’s also open to all sorts of stories all the time. Guidelines here Deadline Feb 3 

($0.50 per word) Prism | They’re open to pieces by incarcerated writers, infrastructure issues, and more. Increased rates! Guidelines here

($0.30 per word) Lookout PHX | Joseph is looking for stories about queer news in Phoenix, specifically for features! Guidelines here

($0.25 per word) Hudson Valley | Phillip is looking for stories about Black history from the Hudson Valley or Catskills area Guidelines here

($0.25 per word) Hudson Valley | Phillip is also looking for humorous stories about the hoppy shops in the Hudson Valley Guidelines here

($0.10 per word) Habitats Magazine | Short optimistic and uplifting science-fiction stories on any subject. Writers from all backgrounds should apply! More info here


2️⃣ Writing jobs

(£33,000 - £37,000, Hybrid UK) Citizens Advice | Press Officer to deliver high-impact media coverage on their key policy priorities and handling reactive media enquiries

(£22,000 - £24,000, Remote UK) Kindred Spirit | Editorial & Social Media Assistant to monitor and maintain social media accounts and their website

(Paid, Remote) Purpose | Freelance senior copywriter fluent in Spanish and English to work on a short-term digital campaign at Latine audiences 

(Paid, Remote) VSA | Freelance writer to create programmatic content for their key clients. Read the description for more info

(Paid, Remote) Ubiquity | Junior contractor copywriter for a part-time gig to write about financials and retirement savings. Great mission!


PS Shoot me your ideas for what else we could do for supporters in 2023!

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