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Table of Contents

* Want to Get Sued by a Model? Put Their Stock Photo on the Cover of Your Controversial Book!


*Only 3 Weeks Until the Winter 24-Hour Short Story Contest!


* How I Turned LinkedIn Into a Freelance Lead Generating Machine...in Just 15 Minutes!


* Q&A -  "Should I offer credit to bookstores, libraries and others who want to purchase my book?" PROBABLY NOT!!


* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers


* Freelance Writing Jobs

* How I Launched My Writing Career and Made BIG $$$$ 

* Whispers and Warnings - Cuban artist jailed after Castro's death!

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 12/21/2016 - Win a FREE PUBLISHING PACKAGE!!

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Angela's Desk

Want to Get Sued by a Model? Put Their Stock Photo on the Cover of Your Controversial Book!

Want to Get Sued by a Model? Put Their Stock Photo on the Cover of Your Controversial Book!

At BookLocker.com, we recently rejected the cover design of a book that featured photos of two children on the front. The photos were legally purchased from a stock photo agency. However, the topic of the book was, shall we say, of an embarrassing nature...

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From The Home Office

Only 3 Weeks Until the Winter 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

Only 3 Weeks Until the Winter 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

SATURDAY, January 14, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time, we'll be posting the topic for the WritersWeekly.com Winter, 2017 24-Hour Short Story Contest! What will it be??? See the link below for past topics and winning stories. Only 500 participants are allowed per contest so don’t delay if you wanna play! 1st Place: $300 2nd Place: $250 3rd Place: …

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This Week's Article

How I Turned LinkedIn Into a Freelance Lead Generating Machine...in Just 15 Minutes! by Lindsey Danis

How I Turned LinkedIn Into a Freelance Lead Generating Machine...in Just 15 Minutes!

With just 15 minutes of work, I created a lead generating machine that's brought me 1-2 leads per week and helped me land one big client. Here's what I did and how I'd advise other writers to use the site to attract clients.

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Ask The Expert

"Should I offer credit to bookstores, libraries and others who want to purchase my book?" PROBABLY NOT!

"Should I offer credit to bookstores, libraries and others who want to purchase my book?" PROBABLY NOT!

I am just starting out and my book is generating some local interest. A bookstore wants to give me a purchase order, and pay me next month. I have to purchase my books up front from my publisher and I really don't want to wait to get reimbursed. But, I also don't want to lose the sale. And, what about …

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Letters and Comments

 

Letters and Comments for 12/21/2016

Letters and Comments for 12/21/2016

COMMENTS FOR: “How To Be A Paid Freelance Writer WHILE Attending School!” Tenacity always pays off, and you have that in spades! I would like to say, “Go for it,” but clearly you’re doing just that! Best wishes to you. You have a glowing future ahead. Pamela Allegretto Bridge of Sighs and Dreams Nazi-occupied Rome sets the stage for Bridge …

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Paying Markets

DUTCH

"Dutch, the magazine publishes articles about The Netherlands and its people, at home and abroad. We focus on quality background articles about The Netherlands (culture, travel, society, art, history, biography, language etc.) and in particular also the Dutch in North-America and worldwide (New Netherland Colony, 'Dutch' settlements in North America, famous Dutch-Americans/Dutch-Canadians, Dutch influence on North American culture, Dutch immigration to North America etc.). Occasional articles about (former) Dutch colonies or areas where there is or was a Dutch presence (Suriname,
Indonesia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Aruba etc. also welcome, as long as the Dutch connection is a focal feature of the article). Writing should be solid, high quality, but not stodgy or academic. A bit of humor or light-heartedness is encouraged." 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 6000. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within four months of acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month. Sample copy available on iTunes. Subscription $39.50, $89.50 foreign. We currently pay a flat rate of $100 for an 800-1500 word original article preferably but not necessarily with illustrations/photos, PLUS a quarter page ad for any service or product the author may wish to sell (value $150, no cash substitutions).

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Farming Magazine

"Growing magazine provides farms with detailed, educational, experience-based content and professional insight to help them improve the efficiency and profitability of their operations." Welcomes new writers. 75%-90% freelance. Circ. 26K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription free for qualified readers. Guidelines not available. Pays $175-$200 for columns, and $400-$500 for features for 800-1800 words.

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Kashrus Magazine

"Information for the kosher consumer." 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two weeks to two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within 24 hours. Sample copy available for $3 by mail. Subscription $24; $40 outside the U.S. Guidelines not available. Pays $125-$200 for 700-1200 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

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Success Story

How I Launched My Writing Career and Made BIG $$$$ - by Megan Martin

How I Launched My Writing Career and Made BIG $$$$

"Think outside the box when it comes to what it means to write freelance; if you confine your idea of writing freelance to journalistic
articles only, it will be difficult to write for a living. "

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 12/21/16

Whispers and Warnings for 12/21/16

Amazon (Allegedly) Bullying Sellers; Is the Subject of Several Lawsuits One businessman says Amazon kept his merchandise—and his money "The e-tailer tried to change the terms of the deal and force Berg to accept 'improper price concessions' when cheaper hoverboards began showing up on its marketplace." Obama Scolds the Media Sorry about the First Amendment, President Obama Obama took direct …

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Trivia Question

Question for 12/21/2016:

According to last week's issue of WritersWeekly.com - With respect to “correspondence you received from another individual,”- who owns the rights to the content of the correspondence, the sender or recipient?

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