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Table of Contents

* Angela's Desk - Complaints about Balboa Press

* Home Office - How Do You Decorate a Boat for Halloween??

* Feature - 4 Simple Ways Freelance Writers Can Find New Gigs

* Q & A - "Did I make a mistake only publishing my book in electronic format? ZERO COPIES SOLD!"

* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers - 10/12/17

* Freelance Writing Jobs - 10/12/2017

* Success Story - How I Get Paid to Write About Local History!

* Whispers & Warnings for 10/12/2017

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 10/12/2017

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Angela's Desk

Complaints about Balboa Press

Complaints about Balboa Press

From accusations of (alleged) unpaid royalties to anger about unanswered correspondence, there's no shortage of complaints post online about Balboa Press.

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Home Office

How Do You Decorate a Boat for Halloween??

How Do You Decorate a Boat for Halloween??

Since we moved onto a boat, holiday decorating has become a challenge. And, what will we be for Halloween this year???

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Article

4 Simple Ways Freelance Writers Can Find New Gigs - Fast! by Monique Danao

4 Simple Ways Freelance Writers Can Find New Gigs - Fast! by Monique Danao

In this article, I’ll talk about some of the best places where you can find freelance gigs, and how you can land clients that you actually want to work with.

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Ask The Expert

"Did I make a mistake only publishing my book in electronic format? ZERO COPIES SOLD!"

"Did I make a mistake only publishing my book in electronic format? ZERO COPIES SOLD!"

I put up my book on Amazon's Kindle last year for almost a year but not a single copy was sold. Did I do something wrong?

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Paying Markets

Diabetes Self-Management

"Diabetes Self-Management is a consumer health publication that aims to help people with diabetes control their condition. We cover nutrition, exercise, pharmacology, medical and technological advances, and mental health issues. We do not publish personal experiences, celebrity profiles, or research breakthroughs." 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 410K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-12 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 6 weeks. Sample copy available by request. Subscription $18US, $36 outside the U.S. Guidelines by email. Pays up to $700 for 2000-2500 words.

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Hubbub

“We are a cottage-industry. All print-based (including submissions). We feature poetry -- and occasional review of poetry books -- by both new and well-known writers. We do not usually publish light verse, but otherwise are open to almost anything; indeed, we look for a range of styles and do consider longer poems. The magazine appears once a year. We try to respond to submissions that are sent with SASEs within three or four months at the most.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 400. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to two years after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. No reprints. Responds 1-4 months. Sample copy available by mail for $3.50. Subscription $7, $10 foreign. Guidelines available by mail with SASE.

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High Country News

"High Country News is the nation's leading source of reporting on the American West. We publish an award-winning magazine, a popular website and a weekly op-ed column service, along with special reports and books. Through in-depth reporting, High Country News covers the American West’s public lands, water, natural resources, grazing, wilderness, wildlife, logging, politics, communities, growth and other issues now changing the face of the West. From Alaska and the Northern Rockies to the desert Southwest, from the Great Plains to the West Coast, High Country News covers 12 Western states and is the leading source for regional environmental news, analysis and commentary — an essential resource for those who care about this region." Circ. 35K. Publishes 22 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys first North American rights. No reprints. Responds 2 weeks. Subscription information: https://www.hcn.org/subscribe?src=header. Guidelines online at https://www.hcn.org/about/submissions.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 10/05/2017

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

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Central Asia Correspondent
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Freelance Business Reporter
Blueshift Research

Freelance Managing Editor - malnutrition and stunting
News Deeply / NewsDeeply.com

Freelance Copywriter
ProtonMail

Freelance Healthcare Reporter
Industry Dive

Freelance Writer
SparkNotes

Freelance Editorial Content Manager / Project Manager
Happify

Freelance Producer
Creative Humans

Freelance Full-time Associate Editor - to help executives refine their thought leadership content
CommunityCo

Freelance Author - men's dating advice
TSB Magazine LLC

Freelance Full-time Writer - PPC ad copy and landing pages
Aurea

Freelance Writing Manager
DigitalOcean

Freelance Blogger/Writer
Deluxe Corporation

Freelance Technical Writer - DevOps or Development
DigitalOcean

Freelance Writer/Copywriter
CreditBPO

Freelance Curriculum Writer
Amco International Education Services, LLC.

Freelance Astronomy Author
Macmillan

Freelance Physics Author
Macmillan

Freelance Economics Author
Macmillan

Freelance Technical Editor
Smart Wires Inc.

Freelance Editor, National News
Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Freelance Neighborhood News Writer - near Sand Diego/Bay Area, CA
Neighborhood News Writer

Freelance Anime Content Writers - Pays $50/post
Ranker.com

Freelance Creative Outdoor Sports Content Writer / Blogger - Pays $15-$25/hour.
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Freelance Medical Manuscript Editor - Pays $60/hour
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Freelance Video Editor
50 States of Blue

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

How I Get Paid to Write About Local History! by Charles Culbertson

How I Get Paid to Write About Local History! by Charles Culbertson

Do you have to be a historian to cash in on writing about the history of your community? Nope!

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 10/12/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 10/12/2017

Copyright and scientific sharing; Tom Petty's costly copyright mistake; Re-Tweet lawsuits?!; Libel claims from political dossier; Pervert Harvey Weinstein's publishing co. goes kaput, authors' works absorbed by another firm.

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