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Table of Contents

* THIS SATURDAY - Why Freeze Outside When You Can Write by the Fireplace? - The Winter 2017 24 Hour Contest is THIS WEEKEND!!!


* It's Bleepin' COLD Here in Florida!


* Looking for a Novel New Year's Resolution? How about READ MORE BOOKS?!

* Q & A - When a Vanity Publisher...Pretends To Be Traditional

* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers


* Freelance Writing Jobs - 01/11/17

* Success Story - Freelance Writing Opportunities for the Doting Mom

* Popular womens' clothing store slapped with copyright infringement lawsuit

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 01/11/2017

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THIS SATURDAY!! - Why Freeze Outside When You Can Write by the Fireplace?! The Winter, 2017 24-Hour Short Story Contest IS THIS WEEKEND!!!

THIS SATURDAY!! - Why Freeze Outside When You Can Write by the Fireplace?! The Winter, 2017 24-Hour Short Story Contest IS THIS WEEKEND!!!

The Winter, 2017 Short Story Contest will start at 12:00 p.m. (noon) central time THIS SATURDAY, January 14, 2017. Rather than freezing your buns off outdoors, spend the day by the fire (or near your heater vent, or cuddled up under a quilt) with your laptop nearby, and come play with us! There is a limit of 500 participants. Most …

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From The Home Office

It's Bleepin' COLD Here in Florida!

It's Bleepin' COLD Here in Florida!

MASON - "I wouldn't be in the mood for sex if I wasn't in love anyway."

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This Week's Article

Looking for a Novel New Year's Resolution? How about, READ MORE BOOKS?! By Wendy Hobday Haugh

Looking for a Novel New Year's Resolution? How about READ MORE BOOKS?! 

In December 2005, at age 52, I suddenly realized I was a pathetic book-reader. Here I was, a professional writer, yet I'd abandoned books for a glut of easier, often mindless distractions like email, snail mail, magazines, and online content. I'd become a surfer-a skimmer-and I didn't like it one bit. Vowing to read more books in the New Year, …

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Ask The Expert

When a Vanity Publisher Pretends To Be Traditional

When a Vanity Publisher...Pretends To Be Traditional

I have been offered a contract by a regular publisher but, because I am not a known author, they want me to commit to purchasing copies up front for a total of $4200. I realize that they want to get all of their costs back up front but that seems kind of high to me. What do you think?

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Letters and Comments

Letters and Comments for 01/11/2016

Letters and Comments for 01/11/2016

My company gives retainers for 6-month periods all the time. It simply makes good sense.

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Paying Markets

Verge Magazine

"Verge is the magazine for people who travel with purpose. It explores ways to get out and see the world by volunteering, working and studying overseas. Our readers are typically young (17-40 years), or young at heart, active, independent travelers who want to do something different and make a difference doing it. Some are seasoned travelers who have seen a good part of the world. Many are contemplating overseas travel for the first time and want to do it in a meaningful way." Welcomes new writers. "New digital content appears on our website daily. Our digital magazine, which is sent out to subscribers, is published four times/year." Pays 45 days after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys: "First rights to the material for print, online and electronic publishing; the right to edit the submitted material for publication; the non-exclusive right to reproduce the material in Verge Magazine; and the non-exclusive right to reproduce the material, with the Contributor's byline, as part of the database of the magazine or in any electronic or online product derived from the database." Doesn’t accept reprints. Responds after 8 weeks. Sample at website. Subscriptions $12 annually. Guidelines online at http://www.vergemagazine.com/images/verge-materials/VergeContributorGuidelines.pdf

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Zoning Practice

"This is a very practical monthly newsletter devoted entirely to land-use regulations, planning, and zoning. If you don't know the topic, you're probably wasting your time. If you do, we welcome your inquiries. Most authors are actually involved in the planning profession or something closely related and bring that expertise to their submissions." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1700. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within three months of acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $95, $120 foreign. $300 for article, $500 includes online forum ("Ask the Author") in month after publication.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 01/11/2017

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Fashion and Luxury Editor – Pays $30/post
Proday.co

Freelance Full-time Market Research Analyst – Pays $50K-$70K
MarketLab, Inc.

Freelance Writers – first person travel stories
Go World Travel Magazine

Freelance Cartoon Artist
CultureCrash

Freelance Social Media Specialist
Simple Finance

Freelance Cycling Writers
Cycling Hacks

Freelance Digital Copy Editor – Pays $15/hour.
Interactive Content Services

Freelance Freelance Copy-Editors
Kensington Publishing Corp

Freelance Disaster Reporter/Writer/Editor
Tradepub

Freelance Travel Blogger
Travel Ticker

Freelance Bloggers – marijuana
Strategic Web Investors, LLC

Freelance Writer – business and tech experience. Pays $100-$150/article.
B2B consulting firm

Freelance Writer
NewMarket Group

Full-time Freelancers
marketing company

Freelance Writers – for short screenplays
“adult studio”

Freelance Writer – with accounting experience. Pays $0.10/word.
Ignite Visibility / IgniteVisibility.com

Freelance Spanish Transcriptionist
The Audio Transcription Center

Freelance Writers, Copywriters and Editors – Pays $14/page
Coalition Technologies

Freelance Copy Strategist / Editor / Manager
Coalition Technologies

Freelance Copy Editor
Salesfolk

Freelance Writers
ReviewLab.com

Freelance Writers – Pays $50
creative/art Public Relations firm

Freelance Fitness Writer – Pays $0.10/word
Ignite Visibility / ignitevisibility.com

Freelance Content Specialist
BizzyWeb

Freelance SAT/ACT Experts
PrepScholar / prepscholar.com

Freelance Journalistic Authors, Writers & Bloggers
digital marketing agency

Freelance English – Bengali Telephone Interpreter
GLOBO

Freelance English – Arabic Video Remote Interpreter
GLOBO

Freelance Full-time Software Business Analyst
MapLarge

See the links to these jobs here

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Success Story

Freelance Writing Opportunities for the Doting Mom by Ellen Levitt

Freelance Writing Opportunities for the Doting Mom

There are plenty of writing opportunities, freelance and on a regular basis, for those interested in writing about raising children and parenting issues in general. You don't need to be a parent in order to find material or outlets (attention, educators and other youth professionals) but parents and guardians of children of various ages can find many places to pitch their work. And the "doting parent" angle can help.

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings - 01/11/2016

Whispers and Warnings - 01/11/2016

 

- Popular womens' clothing store slapped with copyright infringement lawsuit
- Hulk Hogan lawyer to sue on behalf of "Inventor of Email."
- Surprise support for controversial author!!
- Journalist Clare Hollingworth dies at age 105

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Trivia Question

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