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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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Freelance Markets and Job opportunities

FREELANCE MARKETS: ADOPTIVE FAMILIES – http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=259 — Adoptive Families is the leading information resource for families before, during, and after adoption. The award-winning national bimonthly magazine provides independent, authoritative adoption information in an accessible and reader-friendly format.   PARENTLIFE – http://blog.lifeway.com/parentlife/about-parent-life/#.U1AZ1-ZdVFQ — 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.   HOW –  http://www.howdesign.com/get-into-how-magazine/ — HOW is the business magazine for graphic designers and a leading source of ideas and creative solutions for the industry. Published bimonthly, it’s about 75 percent freelance written. Articles include: detailed information on industry trends; outstanding examples of design / illustration / photography (whether in the form of printed material, identity design, videos, CDROM, Web sites, signage programs, etc.); profiles of noteworthy industry figures, usually in conjunction with a specific project they’ve completed; business tips; new technology; new disciplines for graphic designers; and pressing industry issues. Columns typically run around 1,200 words. Features run 1,500 to 2,000 words. Payment ranges $250-$800. 20 percent kill fee.   COLUMBIA KIDS –  http://columbia.washingtonhistory.org/kids/spring2010/guidelines.aspx — COLUMBIAKids is a free online magazine that features exciting, interesting, and informative articles and stories based in Pacific Northwest history. Our target readers are children up to age 14 who live in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, but we also welcome subscribers from all over the world. All articles considered on spec. Features- Length: 800-1,200 words each; $200. Departments 200-800 words each; $50-$500.   FLW OUTDOORS –  http://www.flwoutdoors.com/contact-us/flw-outdoors-magazine/ — Provides information to avid anglers to include techniques, tips, destinations, and tournaments. Has a children’s pull-out section as well. Welcome family-oriented topics as well as competitive fishing information. Articles are up to 200 words. Fiction accepted up to 500 words. Several other columns open to freelancers. Pays $200 to $500. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *JOBS: KPOPSTARZ – FREELANCE WRITERS Location Virtual – http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1580213 — KMEDIA Group is hiring energetic and internet-savvy K-Pop news reporters/writers (I.C.) who have experience writing for online media, are willing to be passionate in this entertainment field, are willing to research, write and meet daily deadlines and goals. Reporters/writers will write about Korean pop and entertainment that are trending in real time. Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field. Minimum of 1 year of journalism...

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DoubleDragon Publishers Open to Science Fiction Novel Submissions

DoubleDragon is an ebook publisher currently seeking science fiction novels including Hard (Science) SF, Space Fiction, Sci Fi, Future Fiction, Lost Civilizations, Utopias, Distopias, Disaster Novels, Alternate Histories, Time Travel, Parallel Worlds, etc., and FANTASY, including Myth, Legend, Fairy Tales, Traditional Fantasy, Magic Realism, Sword and Sorcery, Epic Fantasy, Horror, Gothic, etc.   They pay royalties of 30%.  For more details visit:...

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Writing Markets – Income Opportunities

North American Review, USA  The oldest literary magazine in America, published at the University of Northern Iowa. Interested in high-quality poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on any subject; especially interested in work that addresses contemporary North American concerns and issues, particularly with the environment, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and class. According to their guidelines fiction and nonfiction submissions should have reopened on 1st May. Pays $1 per line for poems or $5 per 350 words of prose (minimum payment for either genre is $20, maximum $100). Leading Edge, USA A semi-professional speculative fiction magazine produced at Brigham Young University. Dedicated to the presentation of new and upcoming talent. Accepts science fiction and fantasy short stories, novelettes, novellas, and poetry, as well as scholarly articles, book reviews, and interviews that deal with current popular authors. Fiction payment is 1 cent per word, $10 minimum, $50 maximum.  Poetry: $10. New England Review, USA Literary journal published quarterly. Welcomes submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, translation, and cover art. Pays $10 per page ($20 minimum) or $100 for cover art. Law Officer Magazine, USA Monthly publication for law enforcement personnel across the United States. Emphasizes tactics, technology and training in every issue. Pays $200 to $350 for features, $150-200 for departments. $25 for news items. New Humanist, UK A bi-monthly magazine that supports and promotes humanism and rational inquiry, and opposes religious dogma, irrationalism and bunkum wherever it is found. Carries articles with a humanist perspective. No fiction. Length: Up to 2,000 words. Nominal payment for features. E Magazine, USA The voice for the environmental movement and as a vital information source on national and international coverage of environmental issues. “Green Living” section features regular departments: Your Health, Eating Right, House and Home, Going Green, Money Matters, Consumer News and Tools for Green Living. Features are 3,200 to 4,200 words. Pays $0.30 per word. Parents, USA National publication interested in stories that will appeal to a wide variety of parents. All articles include expert advice and real-parent examples as well as study data. Query first. High-paying...

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: VENTURA COUNTY WRITERS’ WEEKEND IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

(Ventura, CA – September 19, 2012) The Ventura County Writers’ Weekend needs volunteers to help in a variety of positions for this year’s event, to be held Saturday and Sunday, November 3 & 4 at the Pleasant Valley Senior Center in Camarillo. The event is open to the public and will host two days of educational seminars. The Pacific Institute for Professional Writing, producer of the event, is asking for the public’s support by volunteering. As a nonprofit organization, the community’s involvement welcomed and appreciated. The Ventura County Writers Club (VCWC), Ojai Writers Conference, Mystery Writers of America SoCal chapter, Independent Writers of Southern California and the Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN) are co-sponsors.   Volunteer positions include: ticket takers, registration desk, poster and flier distribution, and more. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should sign up on the volunteer page of the website: www.vcwritersweekend.com/volunteers.html   To learn more about the Writers’ Weekend, visit: www.VCWritersWeekend.com/ or contact Kate Sexton, Event Coordinator, at Kate@KateSexton.com, or by calling 805-633-1506. The Pacific Institute for Professional Writing is a California 501 (c) (3) corporation. The mission and goals of Institute are: To bridge the unpublished with the professional community of editors, agents and publishers To publish exceptional works of fiction and nonfiction that benefit the community To produce quality events for the writing community and book lovers. To inspire a curiosity for written and performance related vision To deliver professional level education on all types of writing To encourage all new forms of written communication To demonstrate effective written communication To mentor the next generation of writers To learn more about the Institute, visit:...

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