Freelance Markets

Freelance Markets

YOUTHWORKER http://www.youthworker.com/help/writing-for-us/ YouthWorker Journal is inviting freelance writers to submit nonfiction articles. Pays $20 to $200 for 200 to 1,800-word articles. We serve thousands of committed men and women who work in a variety of church, parachurch and other ministry settings around the world and are devoted to helping young people know, love and serve Jesus Christ. Everything we publish is designed to help youth workers be more effective in fulfilling this important calling. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THRIVING FAMILY http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions Theme: Teens and Depression. The article should focus on parenting a teenager who struggles with depression. This should be a come-alongside tone, not teaching or preaching. Submit 750 to 800 words. Pays $250 on acceptance. Deadline July 11, 2014 for this theme. For general submissions: departments run 50 to 200 words and pay $50/piece; Feature articles run 1200-1500 words and pay 25 cents/word; Devotions (150-200 words) pay $50 each. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEXAS HOME SCHOOL COALITION REVIEW http://thsc.org/about-thsc/opportunities-at-thsc/writing-opportunities/ Pays $100 for 800 words. Deadline August 1, 2014. Needs stories on the theme “Developing a Love of Learning”–submissions can cover practical advice on forging an enthusiasm of and commitment to teaching students. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DEATH ANTHOLOGY http://everywherenowpress.com/books/anthology-about-our-experience-of-death/ Death Where the Nights are Long is an anthology of writing about the idea and experience of death. We are asking approximately thirty writers from Canada, the U.S. and Iceland to deliver an account of death in its many varied forms. We are seeking essays, memoirs, poetry and creative non-fiction, with a suggested length of between 2,500 and 5,000 words. If your piece is accepted, you will be paid $250 on completed delivery and acceptance.  You will receive another $250 on publication. If the book does very well – as we hope it will – we will also consider a success fee to each contributor in an amount to be determined. Deadline November 1, 2014. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CHICKEN SOUP – HEARTFELT STORIES BY MOMS http://www.chickensoup.com Pays $200 for 1,200 words. Deadline September 30, 2014. Stories can deal with the pains and highlights of motherhood, the wonders of parenting grandchildren, special moments of raising a newborn, being a role model to a teenager, or anything that touches the heart of a...

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FreelanceWriting.com is now reviewing nonfiction (how-to) articles on the business and craft of freelance writing

FreelanceWriting.com is now reviewing nonfiction (how-to) articles on the business and craft of freelance writing. This also includes topics on how-to write fiction and poetry. Word length is between 700 and 1,200 words. Payment, on acceptance, is an honorarium of $25. The editors work with both emerging and seasoned writers. Writers are invited to submit a query letter with up to three article ideas at https://freelancewritingcom.submittable.com/submit/25231 ——————————————————— FYI: We’ve been publishing new articles at http://www.freelancewriting.com/articles/articles-new.php over the last year. Our full writer’s guidelines are at:...

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Freelance Writing Market Opportunites

BBC WRITERS ROOM http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunities/script-room-2013 The Script Room is a place where you can send your script to be assessed by our team of experienced readers. We read all scripts as a calling card of a writer’s talent. This is not a free script-reading service, but a means by which the BBC seeks out the best new writing talent, offering writers without a track record, representation, or contacts the opportunity to have their work considered by the BBC. Shortlisted writers will go forward to access a range of development opportunities with BBC writersroom. Deadline July 7, 2014. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE MAGAZINE http://the-magazine.com/pitches More prosaically, most features we publish hover in the 1500-2000-word range. We pay a flat rate for accepted work, paid within 30 days of publication. The rate varies from $250 to $800 for essays and reported work, with longer-form reporting paid at the higher end of the scale. For reported pieces, we pay additionally for photos, audio, and video, to be negotiated as part of the assignment. We can pay some modest expenses for reporting as well. The Magazine aims to publish articles “for curious people with a technical bent.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ADVENTURES IN POTTY TRAINING AND OTHER BATHROOM MISHAPS http://www.monkeystarpress.com/p/call-for-submissions.html Essay and nonfiction preferred 700 to 2,000 words. Also accepts poetry, lists, and flash. Swearing is acceptable and can be humorous, serious or sentimental. Deadline June 30, 2014. Average payment after publication is $125 per single 1,000-word essay. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE LIFTED BROW MEDICINE ISSUE http://theliftedbrow.com/post/85606897622/call-out-for-submissions-for-our-medicine-issue Our fourth print issue of the year is themed ‘Medicine’. We want all your words and visuals that have to do with health, caring, illness, etc. We’re especially after two kinds of contributors for the Medicine Issue: excellent writers and artists tackling an issue related to medicine; and people who work in the medical industry. Deadline July 1, 2014. Payment (for the print magazine): $250/fiction or nonfiction feature story; $150/column or profile; $100 for poetry; and $50/flash...

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The New Guard IV contests in fiction and poetry are open

THE NEW GUARD VOLUME IV contest submission period runs from February 10 to July 14, 2014. The entry fee is $15. Guidelines are below. Click the link below to submit via Submittable’s online submission manager. We are looking forward to reading your work! MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations. Judged by Letters to Wendy’s author Joe Wenderoth. KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem. Judged by National Book Award Finalist and author of Fast Animal, Tim Seibles. We accept .doc or similar files–no PDFs, please. We do pay strict attention to word and line count. We accept previously unpublished work only. Any size print run or online publication (including blogs and/or social networking) disqualify an entry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, provided we’re notified upon publication elsewhere. If we accept your story or poem for publication, we trust you will remove that story or poem from all other contests upon our acceptance of your work. Deadline: July 14, 2014 Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is blind. TNG retains standard first publication rights; all rights immediately revert to the writer upon publication. We are presently accepting contest submissions only. Please note that we no longer accept submissions via postal mail. Visit the website: http://www.newguardreview.com/ Please direct all submission questions:...

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Freelance Writing Markets

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: CHRISTMAS IN CANADA http://www.chickensoup.com — 101 Stories About the Joy and Wonder of the Holidays, Canadian Style! We’re making another book for Canada. Christmas in Canada is a special time. The nights are long but our hearts are warm and the lights are bright. We want your true, dramatic stories that took place at Christmas time in Canada, whether you are Canadian, a resident of Canada, or a visitor to Canada. And keep that Canadian spelling in your computer, eh? We are defining Christmas as the entire December holiday season and the New Year festivities too. Limit 1,200 words. Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Deadline May 30, 2014.     CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: 101 Empowering Stories of Resilience, Positive Thinking, and Overcoming Challenges http://www.chickensoup.com — It is amazing how people persevere, find hope, and use positive thinking in situations they never dreamed would happen to them. What challenges have you faced in your life, and what did you do to overcome them? Limit 1,200 words. Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Deadline March 31, 2014.     LANICO ENTERPRISE – ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS http://www.lanicoenterprise.com/submissions.html — We are currently putting two anthologies together. We are accepting stories for these. Our Christian fiction romance anthology, currently untitled, requires 3,500-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200. Our Mystery anthology, currently untitled, requires 4,000-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200.   JUPITER PRESS – SPECIAL CALL http://jupitergardenspress.com/submission-guidelines/editor-wish-list-manuscripts-wanted/ — From time to time our editors will have specific needs for manuscripts. Seeking one or two 20,000 to 35,000 word erotic romance contemporary M/M novella(s) set in Las Vegas in or around casinos or the casino industry.     PROFIT GUIDE http://www.profitguide.com/contact-us — PROFIT is Canada’s most-read and best-targeted publication for entrepreneurs and small business executives. Canadian stories only. Needs how-to, management tips and profiles. Pays up to...

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Freelance Inc. Op: Write for Parentlife Magazine

PARENTLIFE A Christian parenting magazine designed to take parents from pregnancy through the preteen years. ParentLife brings a Christian worldview to today’s top parenting and cultural issues, covering topics related to health, development, education, discipline, and spiritual growth. Each issue of ParentLife gives practical ideas and insights to help parents meet the responsibilities and celebrate the joys of parenting. ParentLife is set apart from other secular parenting magazines in that it alone addresses the whole child: physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally … and spiritually. Pays up to $350 for articles of 350 to 1,200 words....

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