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October 03, 2019

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Contents


From the Publisher's Desk - From “Professional” Writer to Whiny Internet Troll (or, How to Get an Editor to Shelve Your Work Even After They’ve Paid for It!) - by Brian Whiddon


News From the Floating Home Office - The Guy Who Got Bit by One Snake SIX TIMES!


This Week's Backstory! - How My 10-Year-Old's "Later Bedtime" Request Led to a Published Mystery Series! - by Maria Pease


Feature Article - How I Used a Networking Conference to Land a Four-Figure Writing Gig! - Jonathan Rebby John


Ask the Expert - "I can't remember my tax number and my publisher won't give it to me! What can I do?"


In The News... - Prince Harry Sues British Newspaper; How Amazon Avoids Paying Benefits for Some Employees; Sports Illustrated to Replace Employees with Contractors ... And MORE!


Paying Markets for Writers and Photographers for 10/03/19

Loaded Landscapes
THE RIALTO
Keys for Kids Devotional
The Retailer: The News Magazine for Music Products Retailers
KASMA MAGAZINE
mixtape.lgbt

Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing & Photography Jobs for 10/03/19

Freelance Success Story - Laid Off From A Newspaper After 22 Years!! How a Job Loss Led to More Paid Writing Opportunities - by Jack Smiles

This Week's Trivia Question! Win a free book of your choice at BookLocker.com!

Angela's Desk

From “Professional” Writer to Whiny Internet Troll (or, How to Get an Editor to Shelve Your Work Even After They’ve Paid for It!) - by Brian Whiddon, Managing Editor

This month, we encountered someone who easily qualifies for our "World's Worst Queries" column. Her actions give us great examples of what NOT to do as a freelance writer.
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From “Professional” Writer to Whiny Internet Troll (or, How to Get an Editor to Shelve Your Work Even After They’ve Paid for It!) - by Brian Whiddon
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News From the Floating Home Office

The Guy Who Got Bit by One Snake SIX TIMES!

We took Max (now 18) and Mason (13) to Reptile World Serpentarium in St. Cloud and, man oh man, did we get an education we weren't expecting!
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The Guy Who Got Bit by One Snake SIX TIMES!

This Week's Backstory

How My 10-Year-Old's "Later Bedtime" Request Led to a Published Mystery Series! - by Maria Pease

I spent my childhood pretending. As a kid, my playhouse was an elephant that I rode in the jungle, I had a pet monkey who could talk to me telepathically, and my favorite bunny rabbit was in charge of all the other animals in my room, and they all came alive every night...
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How My 10-Year-Old's "Later Bedtime" Request Led to a Published Mystery Series! - by Maria Pease
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Feature Article

How I Used a Networking Conference to Land a Four-Figure Writing Gig! - Jonathan Rebby John

In this piece, I explain how I used the power of upfront, face-to-face communication (the kind that many of us have forgotten) to land a four-figure gig at a networking conference.
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How I Used a Networking Conference to Land a Four-Figure Writing Gig! - Jonathan Rebby John
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Ask the Expert

"I can't remember my tax number and my publisher won't give it to me! What can I do?"

"It’s my number and, of course, I gave it to them, after receiving it from the IRS. But, they have steadfastly refused to tell me what the number is..."
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"I can't remember my tax number and my publisher won't give it to me! What can I do?"

In The News ...

Prince Harry Sues British Newspaper; How Amazon Avoids Paying Benefits for Some Employees; Sports Illustrated to Replace Employees with Contractors ... And MORE! - In The News... 10/03/2019

MORE: New copyright infringement standards In music?; Austria Nazi lawsuit; Parents put Alexa devices in their kids' rooms?!; University officials held 'personally liable' for discrimination against Christian student group; How Amazon avoids paying benefits for some employees; Amazon evades questions about labor practices?
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Prince Harry Sues British Newspaper; How Amazon Avoids Paying Benefits for Some Employees; Sports Illustrated to Replace Employees with Contractors ... And MORE! - In The News... 10/03/2019
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PAYING MARKETS FOR WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS

Loaded Landscapes

"Loaded Landscapes is a blog that covers topics related to landscape and nature photography. We publish tips and tutorials, as well as articles about specific destinations or points of interest." All content is freely available online. Guidelines online

PAYS: $20-$150
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Loaded Landscapes

THE RIALTO

"The Rialto is a poetry magazine. We welcome excellent new poetry, but do not publish reviews and the small amount of prose in the magazine is commissioned by the editors. Unsolicited prose will be junked." Welcomes new writers. Guidelines online

PAYS: "Flat fee of £20 per poem
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THE RIALTO

Keys for Kids Devotional

“The Keys for Kids Devotional helps kids ages 6-12 dig into God’s Word and apply it to their lives through daily Scripture and engaging stories.” Guidelines online

PAYS: $30/story
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Keys for Kids Devotional

The Retailer: The News Magazine for Music Products Retailers

“We are the most widely read trade publication serving brick-and-mortar musical instrument stores and their owners, managers and buyers.” Welcomes new writers. Guidelines available by email.

PAYS: $200 and up; $300 for secret-shopper column.
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The Retailer: The News Magazine for Music Products Retailers

KASMA MAGAZINE

"A science fiction publication." Welcomes new writers. Guidelines online

PAYS: $25 flat fee
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KASMA MAGAZINE

mixtape.lgbt

"Mixtape.LGBT is a digital arts and music zine. We feature personal stories, brief interviews, media recommendations and critical essays with a focus on LGBTQ+ topics." Online publication. Pays on acceptance. Guideline online

PAYS: $0.10/word
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mixtape.lgbt
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Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing, and Photography Jobs for 10/03/19

NEED WRITERS, BLOGGERS, EDITORS, AUTHORS, OR OTHER CREATIVE FOLKS?? We’ll post your ad on WritersWeekly FOR FREE. Please complete THIS FORM.

28 freelance jobs!


For links to all jobs featured below, CLICK HERE.

Freelance Copywriter
blind ad

Freelance Personal Finance Writer – includes benefits
NerdWallet

Freelance Writer – includes benefits
NerdWallet

Freelance News & Engagement Editor
The Hustle

Freelance Movie & TV Writers
Heavy Inc.

Freelance Outdoor Design Writer
The Spruce

Freelance Small Pets Writer
The Spruce

Freelance Amphibian And Reptile Writer
The Spruce

Freelance Horse Writer
The Spruce

Freelance Plumbing Writer
The Spruce

Freelance Associate Editor – Pays 40K/year, plus benefits
MEDQOR

Freelance Writers
SPY.com

Freelance Personal Finance Blogger – Pays $0.10/word
Learn Financial Strategy

Freelance Hand Tools, Garden, & General Writers
HealthyHandyman

Freelance Content Writer
HealthyKicks

Freelance Children’s Media Writer
WGBH Educational Foundation

Freelance Beauty Writer – Pays $40K-$45K/year
Truly Beauty

Freelance Genre Fiction Editor
Scarsdale Publishing

Freelance Elections Staff Writer – Pays $33K-$40K/year
Ballotpedia

Freelance DIY Writer
Collective Press

Freelance Copywriter
SmugMug

Freelance Marketing/Content Writer – Pays $9-$20/hour
Wake Ventures

Freelance Web Content Writer – Pays $10-$15/hour
Armentum

Freelance Curriculum Writer – Pays $17/hour
Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Freelance Writer
Mayo Clinic

Freelance Writers – Pays $0.12-$0.15/word
Ignite Visibility

Freelance Writers – Pays $35/article
d2cCompare.com

Freelance Content Writer – Pays $20/article
AirHost Academy

For links to all jobs featured below, CLICK HERE.

NEED WRITERS, BLOGGERS, EDITORS, AUTHORS, OR OTHER CREATIVE FOLKS?? We’ll post your ad on WritersWeekly FOR FREE. Please complete THIS FORM.
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Freelance Success Story

Laid Off From A Newspaper After 22 Years!! How a Job Loss Led to More Paid Writing Opportunities - by Jack Smiles

For 22 years, I was a writer for a family-owned weekly community newspaper. I covered high school sports, and wrote about local history, new businesses, artists, writers, actors, musicians, hobbyists and collectors. As our editor used to say, “We can’t make too big a deal about anything.”
And then, suddenly, it was over...
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Laid Off From A Newspaper After 22 Years!! How a Job Loss Led to More Paid Writing Opportunities - by Jack Smiles
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