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April 03, 2020

Contents


From the Publisher's Desk - LAST CHANCE! THIS SATURDAY!! What will the Spring, 2020 24-Hour Short Story Contest Topic Be?!?!


News From the Floating Home Office - How to Drive Your Adult Kids NUTS! Hee hee hee...


This Week's Backstories! How did these authors get the ideas for their books?

For This Novelist, It All Began With a Lie His Father Forced Him to Tell - by Donald Malkoff

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I Realized That The Only Way to Get the Book I (and Others) Needed Was to Write It Myself! - by Kay Flowers


Feature Article - Having a Hard Time Writing Right Now? How to Overcome Creative Paralysis - by Jennifer Brown Banks


Ask the Expert - "Where are these 'book marketing' companies finding my phone number?!"

In The News... Leaked Amazon memo!; Website is scanning and posting "free" books and we hope they get sued into oblivion! - ...In the News for April 3, 2020


Paying Markets for Writers and Photographers for 04/03/20

St. Anthony Messenger
Sesi
The Puritan

Freelance Writing, Blogging, & Editing Jobs for 04/03/20


This Week's Trivia Question! Win a FREE BOOK of your choice from BookLocker.com!

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Angela's Desk

LAST CHANCE! THIS SATURDAY!! What will the Spring, 2020 24-Hour Short Story Contest Topic Be?!?!

Are you ready for a happy-go-lucky Springtime topic? Or, will it be a something intriguing and suspenseful? Or, will it be something else entirely? You''ll soon find out!

Grab a fresh cup of coffee, put on your comfy shorts, open the window, turn on your laptop, crack your knuckles, and get those creative juices flowing!
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LAST CHANCE! THIS SATURDAY!! What will the Spring, 2020 24-Hour Short Story Contest Topic Be?!?!
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News From the Floating Home Office

How to Drive Your Adult Kids NUTS! Hee hee hee...

I admit I was feeling a little bit evil on the day that I....
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How to Drive Your Adult Kids NUTS! Hee hee hee...
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This Week's Backstories

For This Novelist, It All Began With a Lie His Father Forced Him to Tell - by Donald Malkoff

Finally, he exploded in frustration, screaming in anger at his son’s inability to perform. He left the room, and returned in less than an hour, holding in his hand ‘my’ completed paper! “You will take this to school, tomorrow, and hand it in as your own. I don’t’ want to hear another word. Now, go to bed!”
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For This Novelist, It All Began With a Lie His Father Forced Him to Tell - by Donald Malkoff

A Birthday Hiking Wish, and Interesting People on the Appalachian Trail, Result in a Fantastic Novel! - by Mark A. Moore

If you had told me 30 years ago that I would have a published book by now, I would have guessed, or hoped, it would be something philosophically deep with societal impact. My book is neither...
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A Birthday Hiking Wish, and Interesting People on the Appalachian Trail, Result in a Fantastic Novel! - by Mark A. Moore
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Feature Article

Having a Hard Time Writing Right Now? How to Overcome Creative Paralysis - by Jennifer Brown Banks

Anything that causes grief or extreme stress can affect our ability to remain creative, and to keep working. This, in turn, can result in severe loss of income. Here are some helpful tips on how to keep working through tragic life events.
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Having a Hard Time Writing Right Now? How to Overcome Creative Paralysis - by Jennifer Brown Banks
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Ask the Expert

"Where are these 'book marketing' companies finding my phone number?!"

"Did my publisher sell my information to these companies? Did someone else?"
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"Where are these 'book marketing' companies finding my phone number?!"
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In The News ...

Leaked Amazon memo!; Website is scanning and posting "free" books and we hope they get sued into oblivion! - ...In the News for April 3, 2020

Book sales increase because they're inexpensive entertainment; A dozen journalists releases from executive's libel lawsuit; How U.S. presidents in history have tried to stop people from insulting them; How to read Kindle ebooks without a Kindle; Victoria Strauss delivers AGAIN!
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Leaked Amazon memo; Website is scanning and posting "free" books and we hope they get sued into oblivion! - ...In the News for April 3, 2020
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Paying Markets for Writers

St. Anthony Messenger

"St. Anthony Messenger is a Catholic family magazine that aims to help its readers lead more fully human and Christian lives. Our mission is to spread the Gospel in the spirit of St. Francis. We publish articles that report on a changing church and world, opinion pieces written from the perspective of Christian faith and values, personality profiles, and fiction which entertains and informs." Monthly. Pays "upon signed contract." Publishes ms within a year of acceptance. Buys first worldwide serial rights. No reprints. Responds in one month.

Pays $0.20/word for articles up to 2,000 words. Pays $2/line for poetry.

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St. Anthony Messenger

Sesi

100% freelance. “Representation matters, and Sesi represents Black girls to the fullest as the only teen magazine on the newsstand geared toward this demographic. With each issue, our teen readers (target ages 13-19) can see themselves reflected on the covers, in the editorial, and in the advertisements. Our mission is to fill that void in the mainstream magazine marketplace, in which Black girls are virtually invisible, through an entertaining mix of features highlighting beauty, fashion, culture, social issues, and more.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays 30 days after invoice is received. Invoices are sent after editing and final approval. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds in 24-48 hours.

Pays flat rate of $100/article.

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Sesi

The Puritan

“The Puritan began in 2007 as an independently funded print journal dedicated to publishing fiction, essays, and interviews in Ottawa, Ontario, and was sold in bookstores across the city. In its early years, The Puritan was Ottawa’s only quarterly prose journal. After a brief hiatus, the magazine returned to publishing, now in the form of an online magazine run from Toronto. Since expanding its mandate to include poetry and reviews, The Puritan now seeks to publish the best in all forms of writing.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys First rights. No reprints. Responds in 1-4 months.

Pays $150 for fiction, $25 per poem, $200 for essays, $100 for interviews and $100 for reviews.

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Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing, and Photography Jobs for 04/03/2020

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

29 freelance jobs!


For links to all jobs featured below, CLICK HERE.

Freelance Blogger – in New York City area
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Freelance SAT/ACT Math & Science Experts (Teachers) – to write test/lessons
prepscholar.com

Freelance Writers – who used to be waiters/waitresses
Remedy Review

Freelance Research Writers
Wonder

Freelance Sales and Marketing Writer
digital marketing firm

Freelance Investigative Journalists – Pays $100
hiago.com

Freelance Content Strategist / Writer
Clerky

Freelance Copy Editor – Spanish fluency
Axios

Freelance Ghostwriter/Blogger – for cosmetic brand
blind ad

Freelance News Writer
CinemaBlend

Freelance Software Reviewers
Cloudwards.net

Freelance Remote Writer for Email Newsletters
Inside.com

Freelance Content Writers
This Is Why I’m Broke

Freelance Content Marketing Writer – privacy-focused
abine

Freelance Copywriter & Editor
WebFX

Freelance Hardware Technical Writer
industrial equipment supplier

Freelance Online Writing Tutor – Pays $12-$14/hour.
NetTutor

Freelance Website Content Writer – Pays $30-$35/hour
SphereAccess

Freelance Website Content Writer – Pays $15-$20/hour
Wed Your Ways

Freelance Content Writer – near Las Vegas preferred
Players Publishing Limited

Freelance Spanish Content Writer With Legal Background
ANUSEO

Freelancer, Legal Research/Writer – Pays $25/hour
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education

Freelance Addiction & Mental Health Content Writer
Addiction & Mental Health

Freelance Writers – Pays $31,500-$45,000/year.
Loop Magazine

Freelance Technical Writer – Pays $25-$32/hour.
Open Systems, Inc.

Freelance Technical Writer
STAR Italy

Freelance Copywriter – B2B Technology
MarketReach, Inc.

Freelance Writer
Ez Texting

Freelance Content Writer
Lonia Shoes

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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