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Angela's Desk

World's Worst Book Proposals

More World’s Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters! by Angela Hoy

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, I’m going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters. Featured below are real quotes from query letters and book proposals submitted to us over the past few weeks. Yes, we can learn from others’ mistakes ...

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From The Home Office

Bachelorette Party Weekend! Whoop! WARNING - PICTURES BELOW MY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME!

Bachelorette Party Weekend! Whoop! WARNING - PICTURES BELOW MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME!

I am leaving early Friday with our daughter, Ali (the bride-to-be), and our future daughter-in-law, Mary. We are meeting several other friends and family members in Savannah, Georgia for a fun-filled bachelorette weekend party! Now, it's not what you think ...

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This Week's Article

How I Got Screwed After Writing 50 Articles for a Website by Rachel Woodruff

How I Got Screwed After Writing 50 Articles for a Website by Rachel Woodruff

When training was complete, the editors bragged about how much money I could make. I would have to be available for weekly meetings with the editors where we would discuss upcoming articles. My writing would have to stay above par ...

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Ask The Expert

Does My Non-fiction Book REALLY Need a Disclaimer?

Does My Non-fiction Book REALLY Need a Disclaimer?

My publisher inserted a disclaimer in my book. I got upset and asked that it be removed. They refused. I don't understand why I have to admit to readers that I'm not a licensed financial advisor ...

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Paying Markets

The Cincinnati Review

"The Cincinnati Review is a literary magazine published biannually out of the University of Cincinnati. Prose and poetry from our pages has appeared in anthologies including Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and others." 100% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1000. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Sample copy available for $9 online. Subscription $15. Pays $30/page for poetry, $25/page for prose.

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Cineaste

"America's leading magazine on the art and politics of the cinema" 30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys First serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 3-4 weeks. Sample available by sending $7 postpaid to the above address. Subscription $22; $40 outside the U.S. Pays from $50 (for most reviews) to $100 or more (for feature articles or interviews).

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German Life

75% freelance. "Covers travel, cultural, historical, genealogical topics (in English) about Germany, Austria, Switzerland and German America." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 40K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance; please allow 4 month minimum lead time. Buys first North American serial rights. No reprints. Responds 60 days. Sample on request by email or by mail with SASE. Subscription $24.95; $34 outside the U.S. Pay for features starts at $350 for 1200–1500 words.

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Dialogue

“Dialogue is an international news magazine written by and for people who are experiencing vision loss or who are blind. It is published by the nonprofit organization Blindskills Inc. based in Oregon. The magazine's purpose is to encourage and facilitate independent living. It provides a wealth of useful information and hints to make life easier. Many topics are covered including finding transportation, starting a career, managing illness, traveling, participating in sports, accessing computers, and adapting the home environment. Dialogue reviews low vision aids and devices, provides tips on coping with vision loss, and interviews professionals in the field.” 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 6 months of acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email request. Subscription $35, $20 for digital version. Pays $15-$50 for 200-1000 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See links to these jobs, and more, by clicking here.

 Freelance Fashion Content Writer
online luxury consignment seller

Freelance Video Capitoner
Rev

Freelance Social Media Ninja
biotech philanthropic venture

Freelance Salesforce Subject Matter Experts - Pays $40-$100/hour depending on position
GrandMasters

Freelance Ghost Writer - Pays $10/hour
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Freelance Erotic Romance Ghostwriter - Pays $0.08-$0.10/word.
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Freelance Communications & Digital Media Coordinator - Pays $18/hour.
NAADAC.org

Freelance Web Site Product Writer
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Freelance Research Assistant
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Freelance Game Critic - Pays honorarium
Hardcore Droid

Freelance Technical Writer - medical/dermatology/science background
Recouleur

Freelance Writer - Pays up to $1K.
IAP Career College / FabJob

Freelance Transcriptionist - for correcting movie transcriptions
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Freelance Editor
The Braiser / TheBraiser.com

Freelance West Coast News Writer - Pays $15/hour.
OpposingViews.com

Freelance Regular Contributor
The Waterways Journal, Inc.

Freelance Writer/Photographer
U.S. News & World Report

Freelance Content Manager - Pays $1000-$1200/month for 10 hours/week.
Mario Armstrong Media

Freelance On Camera Hosts
POPSUGAR

Freelance Contributor
TechRadar

Freelance Contributing Editor / Freelance Writers
SparkNotes

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Success Story

Write What You Love By Jayne Thurber-Smith

Write What You Love By Jayne Thurber-Smith

Fifteen years ago, I picked up The Sports News, a new monthly wrap-up on sports activities in our Niagara Falls community, at the grocery store. Having been raised in a household with five active brothers, I am a sports fanatic. As I sat down with a coffee to read up on the different events, I noticed an ad stating the magazine was in need of a sports writer.

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Letters...

Comments about Should I bid on writing jobs??

Comments about Should I bid on writing jobs??

Don’t forget that the companies placing the help-wanted ads can easily get access to the help-wanted platforms, and drive the bids DOWN. Duh ...

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Reader Comments

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 09/29/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 09/29/2015

• The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead

• Publisher fails Federal Court battle to nullify Selangor Shariah law in book seizure case

• Mozambique journalist, academic acquitted of libel charges stemming from 2013 Facebook post

• Mr. Holmes’ Lawsuit Reaches Settlement, Says Arthur Conan Doyle Estate Attorney

• Libel lawsuit dismissed against local blogger

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