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January 28, 2015

In This Issue

01/28/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For January 28th
  2. ) News From The Home Office: WHY THIS ISSUE IS LATE: Neighbor in Need
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: From WritersWeekly Short Story Contest Winner to Simon and Schuster Contract!
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: Finding Your Article With Someone Else's Name On It
  5. ) Feature Article: Sticky Source Situations...And How To Fix Them
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Can I Estimate Book Sales Based On A Website's "Wish List?"
  7. ) Success Story: How I Leapt from Academics to Freelance Journalism in a Single Bound!
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For January 28th
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For January 28th
  10. ) Books For Readers, And Writers!

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News From the Home Office

WHY THIS ISSUE IS LATE: Neighbor in Need

Our new neighbor had spine surgery late last week, and hasn't been doing well. Since he only has a girlfriend in the area, and no relatives, we, of course, pitched in to help. Late Tuesday, he was in such agony that we all decided it was time to go to the emergency room. The problem was...we couldn't move him.

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

From WritersWeekly Short Story Contest Winner to Simon and Schuster Contract! By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

Last weekend, I received the email below. It was, by far, the nicest email anybody has ever sent to me. It made me cry...

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Letters To The Editor

Finding Your Article With Someone Else's Name On It

Hi Angela,

I read your articles about dead beat editors and, while that is upsetting, it is more upsetting to find your article with someone else's name as the writer.

Not getting paid for your work is bad enough but, when you see your work with someone else's name on it, you just know that person crawled out from under some garbage. And, I can't do anything about it. when my old computer died, it took a lot of my work, and the information of who I sent it to, and when. I backed up most of my work, but I didn't get it all, I have the hard copy but that's it!

I am a trusting person believing nobody in this business would put their name to another person's work. I mean really, who would do something like that? The sad part is I don't have the information about who I sent it to, or when. New writers. go figure.

Anyway I thought I'd share my tale of woe and call it a learning experience.

Stay well,
Angela D.

RELATED:

A Magazine Editor Rewrote My Article, Inserted Mistakes, And Put My Name On It!

More Than One Way to Expose a Deadbeat!

Writers, Are You TRYING To Get Ripped Off?! Yet Another Reason To Avoid Pubs That Pay Crappy Rates!

Warning Signs of a Potential Deadbeat

ATTENTION DEADBEAT PUBLISHERS: Trying to Threaten Your Victims Into Silence DOES NOT WORK!

This Week's Article

Sticky Source Situations...And How To Fix Them By Reginald Gates

What happens when your source talks in "big words" and you can't comprehend? Or, they repeatedly schedule interviews and then flake at the last minute? Or, if they're just a complete douche? Well, my first answer would be to ditch them because there are plenty of sources in the sea! But, maybe you're on a tight deadline and they're your only hope.

Here are some common source scenarios, and how to take charge...

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Ask The Expert

Can I Estimate Book Sales Based On A Website's "Wish List?"

Lots of people have clicked to add my book to a wish list on a website. I haven't received any sales reports for my book yet. How can I estimate sales using the wish list information from that site?

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Success Stories

How I Leapt from Academics to Freelance Journalism in a Single Bound! By P. Comeau

When you've spent years writing and researching essays while reading some of the world's best literature, for an English major, the post-graduation moment is a double-whammy of relief and weightlessness. No longer pressed for grades and working to other people's deadlines, the freedom to write about your passions is a special kind of liberation; though many folks will blog, journal, or consider self-publishing, for those of us who aren't independently wealthy, garnering a livable income has to be priority...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For January 28th

$40 MILLION FOR 5 MILLION PHOTOS?
Johnson Publishing to sell historic photo archive
"Looking to raise cash, the Chicago-based publisher of Ebony magazine has put its entire photo archive up for sale. The historic collection spans 70 years of African-American history, chronicling everyone from Martin Luther King Jr. to Sammy Davis Jr."

I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS "RELIGION" (AHEM...CULT?) CAN EVER HOPE TO HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION
Church of Scientology sets up online response to 'Going Clear' documentary
"The Church of Scientology has a history of not turning the other cheek. Back in 1991, after Time published a highly critical cover story titled 'The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power,' the Church responded with a million-dollar PR campaign and a massive lawsuit..."

WHO REALLY WROTE THOSE SONGS?? INTERESTING COLLECTION OF CONTROVERSIES!
Song authorship controversies, from George Harrison to Oasis
"The Tom Petty/Sam Smith settlement is just one example of how music industry players have handled controversies regarding hit songs with contested pedigrees...."

EASTER IS COMING! TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT SUIT LEADS TO NO CADBURY EGGS, KIT KATS ON U.S. SHELVES
Candy ban will keep British-made Cadbury and Kit Kat products out of U.S.
"Chocolate buffs are clamoring for the Hershey Co. to 'gimme a break' after the chocolate manufacturer reached a settlement with an importer to stop distributing British-made candy bars."

LET'S ALL PLAY NICE NOW, YA HEAR? IT'S BEST NOT TO ACCUSE YOUR NEIGHBOR OF MURDER, BEING A MEMBER OF THE KKK, CONSPIRACY, POSSESSING TERRORIST WEAPONS, AND MORE!
Hedge Fund Billionaire Louis Bacon Files $50 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against His Bahamas Neighbor
"According to the complaint, Bacon alleges that Nygard spread 'brazen lies...'"

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RELATED:

Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For January 28th

PAYING MARKETS

The Blot
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $50-$100/post

The Cincinnati Review
CURRENT NEEDS: "We're always on the lookout for exciting new pieces of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We also publish reviews of new books of poetry." Pays $30/page for poetry, $25/page for prose.

Earth Island Journal
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $0.25/word for print, $100 flat fee for online.

Ft Myers Magazine
CURRENT NEEDS: "Arts: music, theater, film, video, dance, fine art, graphic arts, media. Living: health & wellness, sports & recreation, travel & leisure, food & drink, home & garden." Pays $0.10/word for 750-2000 words.

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FREELANCE JOBS

DO YOU PAY WRITERS? We'll post your ad for free (provided you pay respectable wages).
Send your ad to Angela here: http://www.writersweekly.com/contact.php

Freelance Agriculture Freelance Writers and Photographers
Agri-View

Freelance International Education Writer/Freelance
U.S. News & World Report

Freelance News Writers
Deutsche Welle

Freelance Writers
Guardian Liberty Voice

Freelance Writer
Mitu Network

Freelance Sportswriters - in Texas, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon and Washington
3d Rising

Freelance Brand Journalist / Blogger
global PR/social media company

Freelance Copywriter
PR agency

Freelance Deputy Games Editor
Cinema Blend

Freelance Photo Editor
Allure.com

Freelance Feature Writer
Broadway.com

Freelance Social Media Associate - in New York City
NRDC

Freelance Bloggers (3)
TimetoCleanse.com

Freelance Writer - acupuncture
Ft.Myers magazine

Freelance Social Media Content Coordinator - with dental experience. Must be near Anthem, AZ.
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Freelance Craft Beer Reviewers / Beer Judges
BeerAnyone

Freelance Directory Researchers - Pays $15/hour
ProgrammableWeb / programmableweb.com

Freelance Freelance Blogger & Copywriter
Initial Design Group / initialdesigngroup.com

Freelance Copywriters - Pays $750-$1000/week
PR and social media marketing firm

Freelance Writer
SickNewz.com

Freelance Social Media/Content Manager
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Freelance Editor - Pays $15/hour
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Freelance Copywriter - near Austin, TX
Liaison

Freelance Proposal Writers - Pays $250
small business

Freelance Writers / Coffee Specialists - The Master Switch / themasterswitch.com

Freelance Writer
"lifestyle brand"

Freelance Copywriter - Pays $12-$15/hour
several large viral entertainment content sites

Freelance Content Curator
Shopular

Freelance Ghostwriter
individual

Freelance Casual Music Bloggers - Pays $10-$50/post
music PR company working with artists

Freelance Business Research Writer
restaurant Consulting and design firm

Freelance Technical / Long Form / Copywriter - near Chicago, IL. Pays up to $45/hour.
recruiter

Freelance Bloggers
research-oriented blog

Freelance Careers Blogger
SFGate.com

Freelance Writer
New York based lifestyle magazine

Freelance Transcriber - Pays $54 per recorded hour transcribed
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