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Table of Contents

*Author! Thou Shalt NOT Be A Martyr!!! (Or, When Authors Let Martyrdom Kill Their Entire Book Project)

* READERS RESPOND! "When Was the EXACT Moment You KNEW You Wanted to Be a Writer?"

* My Brief Life Writing Smut

* Q & A - Victim of defunct Tate Publishing doesn't want to pay Tate's (unfair) $50 for her production files. Can she just use the files they sent her for approval before the book was published?

* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers

* Freelance Writing Jobs - 02/22/2017

* Success Story - What Can Happen If You DON'T Win That Writing Contest?

* Whispers & Warnings - Publishers hire "sensitivity" censors!!

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 02/22/2017

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Author! Thou Shalt NOT Be A Martyr!!! (Or, When Authors Let Martyrdom Kill Their Entire Book Project)

Author! Thou Shalt NOT Be A Martyr!!! (Or, When Authors Let Martyrdom Kill Their Entire Book Project)

Sometimes, after being beat up by the industry (or life in general), a writer just...plain...gives up on their dream. They (virtually) toss their book in the trash, and never touch it again.

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From The Home Office

READERS RESPOND! "When Was the EXACT Moment You KNEW You Wanted to Be a Writer?"

READERS RESPOND! "When Was the EXACT Moment You KNEW You Wanted to Be a Writer?"

"I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was twelve years old. My mother wanted my Birthday gift to be a sewing machine, but I asked for a typewriter. She said NO! Pa bought me a Remington portable typewriter anyway."

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This Week's Article

My Brief Life Writing Smut by Bob Kalish

My Brief Life Writing Smut

"I went home and locked myself in the extra bedroom. The raciest photo was one of her reclining in a pair of mesh pantyhose. My job was to write a letter in her voice. even though we had never met."

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Ask The Expert

Victim of defunct Tate Publishing doesn't want to pay Tate's (unfair) $50 for her production files. Can she just use the files they sent her for approval before the book was published?

Victim of defunct Tate Publishing doesn't want to pay Tate's (unfair) $50 for her production files. Can she just use the files they sent her for approval before the book was published?

I don't want to ask Tate Publishing for my files. Can I get my book to you without notifying them of my change? I don't want them to sue me. Should I ask my attorney about this?

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Letters and Comments

Comments for 02/22/2017

Comments for 02/22/2017

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Paying Markets

Brew Your Own

“Brew Your Own is the how-to homebrew beer magazine.” Welcomes new writers. 85% freelance. Circ. 96,800. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 2-8 weeks. Sample articles online. Subscription $29.99. Guidelines online at http://byo.com/about-us/writer-s-guidelines. Pays $25-$200 for 1000-2500 words. Submit query by email.

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Authorship, National Writers Association

“3,000 members and is cover-to-cover about writing. Estab. 1950s. Association magazine targeted to beginning and professional writers. Covers how-to, humor, marketing issues. Disk and e-mail submissions preferred. Quarterly magazine covering writing articles only.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 4K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms three months after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. No reprints. Responds within two months. Sample copy available online. Guidelines available by email. Pays $10, or discount on memberships and copies.

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Birding

“Birding is the award-winning, full-color flagship journal of the American Birding Association. The ABA welcomes as members all persons interested in birdwatching in the Americas and beyond. A ll ABA members receive Birding magazine.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 24 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription $45, $55 outside the U.S. Guidelines by email. Pays $200 for 1500-3000 words.

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Border Crossing

Every year, we feature one author in each genre and pay them an honorarium." Welcomes new writers. Circ. online only. Annual. Pays on publication. Pays 4-10 months after acceptance. Buys First North-American serial and electronic rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Samples at website. Subscription free online. Guidelines online at http://bcrossing.org/submission-guidelines. Pays $100 honorarium to one featured author in each genre per issue.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 02/22/2017

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Freelance Reporter – to work as investigator
Denver private investigations firm

Freelance Associate Editor – near New York City
PCMA

Freelance Writer / Analyst
The Knife of Aristotle / ethicalmedia.org

Freelance Digital Business Writer
Chief Executive Group

Freelance Full-time Search Engine Marketing Specialist – near Philadelphia, PA. Pays $37K-$42K + benefits
blind ad

Freelance Writer – Pays $250
art gallery

Freelance Writer – enterprise technology, IT, Internet of Things, cloud, data, small business infrastructure or management, SaaS, automation, and other high tech subjects.
Ironpaper

Freelance Pet Writers
Red Cat Media

Freelance Evening/Weekend Editor
Newser

Freelance Comic Book Artist – for graphic novel
Griffin Burke

Freelance Digital Journalist
Fractl

Freelance Data Scientist
Fractl

Freelance Grant Writer
The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)

Freelance Content Writers
Konsus

Freelance Researchers
Konsus

Freelance Technical / Documentation Writer
Scalyr, Inc.

Freelance Blogger – with marketing and technical topics
Measured SEM

Freelance Writer – Pays $7.50-$22.00/page
Ultius, Inc.

Freelance Writer/Namer – to develop the name and domain for a soon to be launched web platform
blind ad

Freelance Full-time Managing Editor – includes benefits
marketing company

Freelance FT Mentor and Trainer
“high-end communications firm”

Freelance Writers – Pays $85
crowdfunding website

Freelance Blogger – Pays $50/post
real estate related blog

Freelance Writer
IKOP Automation, Inc.

Freelance Writers – Pays $50 for book summaries
Instaread Summaries

Freelance Writer (3) – near author
community news publication

 

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Success Story

What Can Happen If You DON'T Win That Writing Contest? By Joan Leotta

What Can Happen If You DON'T Win That Writing Contest?

Sometimes I feel that the story is a winner. But if the judges do not agree with me, that is never the end of the tale. I begin to reshape, sharpen and generally revise. I correct any plot holes and look for a logical flow. I sharpen the beginning and the ending lines. Without a word limit, I can add detail on the people, place, weather, and other elements of a story's supporting cast. I still go back and excise fluff. Usually all of these tweaks only add a couple of hundred words to the story.

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 02/22/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 02/22/2017

*Climate change tyranny - so much for getting all sides of the story.

*Publishers hire "sensitivity" censors!!

*Appeals Court Says Filming The Police Is Protected By The First Amendment

*Why did Milo lose his book contract? You be the judge?

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