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Table of Contents

The Winners of the Fall, 2015 24-Hour Short Story Contest are About to Be Announced!

And, Another Trip to Urgent Care

Writers! Attack the Devil on Your Back!

Book Proposals - What Am I Doing Wrong?!

Paying Markets

Freelance Writing Jobs

My Hobby of Profiling Street Musicians Turned Into a Paying Gig!

COMMENT RE: Amazon Posts Rebuttal...but Does Not Mention Cancer/Miscarriage Employee Accusations!?

Whispers and Warnings For 10/29/2015

Trivia Question

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The Winners of the Fall, 2015 24-Hour Short Story Contest are About to Be Announced!
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From The Home Office

And, Another Trip to Urgent Care

And, Another Trip to Urgent Care

closest urgent care center when a minor accident occurs. However, you can't count on them to stop having those accidents when they become adults...

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This Week's Article

Writers! Attack the Devil on Your Back! by Matt Gallus

Writers! Attack the Devil on Your Back!

Writer overboard, writer overboard! Which scalawag turned him into a fish? It wasn't anyone in the crew, you say? Then who the devil thought the poor lad made a better anchor than a sailor? Ah, the compass points to the three biggest obstacles of writing income, also known as the three devils of writing. They are the most terrifying monsters to haunt the seven seas of writing and stop many a talented writer from earning the income he deserves.

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Ask The Expert

Book Proposals - What Am I Doing Wrong?!

Book Proposals - What Am I Doing Wrong?!

I truly believe a literary agent is the best way to market your work, but someone said send queries directly to small publishers. Do such publishers consider works for publication and where do I find them?

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Paying Markets

The Blot

"A new news site focusing on pop culture, sex, news and witty commentary." Circ. 80K hits/day. Daily. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one week of acceptance. Buys first Web-Serial rights. No reprints. Responds "ASAP." Guidelines available by email. Pays $50-$100/post, depending on social reach.

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Earth Island Journal

"A quarterly magazine about environmental threats and the people who are working to address them." Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 12K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Responds 2-4 weeks. Buys NA rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Subscription $10. Pays $0.25/word for print, $100 flat fee for online.

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The Georgia Review

"Published continuously since its 1947 founding at The University of Georgia, The Georgia Review is widely recognized as one of America's premier journals of arts and letters. Each quarterly issue (published in March, June, September, and December) is not only a generous gathering of distinguished parts - essays, stories, poems, art, and book reviews - but also an orchestrated whole, a one-time community of individual pieces arranged to complement and enhance one another. The Review is a frequent finalist for the National Magazine Award and has brought home "Ellies" for Fiction and for Essays. Our contributors and our readers come from every state in the country." Welcomes new writers. 99% freelance. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys First NA Serial rights. No reprints. Responds 2-4 months. Sample back issues available for $10 by calling 800-542-3481. Subscription $40, $55 foreign. Prose is paid at $50 per printed page; poetry is paid at $4/line.

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Lake Superior Magazine

"Lake Superior Magazine covers the watershed and extended neighborhood of Lake Superior - including the shores of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario. All stories must have a regional focus. We are more in the style of the old Look and Life magazines, with solid journalism as well as lifestyle stories and fantastic photography (for which we are noted)." Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Circ. 20K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-12 months after acceptance. Buys first NA rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds 3-6 months. Sample articles online. Subscription $24.95, $34.95CDN, $44.95 foreign.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Mystery Shoppers – Pays $20 + meal reimbursement
PERFECTLY FRANK iNC.

Freelance Content Writer – near San Francisco, CA. Pays $20-$30/hour “Possibility for work from home in the future.”
tech startup

Freelance Full-time Editors – 4-5 month project
NWE

Freelance SEO Writer – Pays $10/hour.
Paramo Digital Agency

Freelance Ethical Lifestyle/Fashion Blogger
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Freelance Grant Writer
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Freelance Editorial Assistant
Kaufman Wills Fusting Editorial Services (KWF-ES)

Freelance Transcriptionist – Pays $10-$20/hour.
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Freelance Legal Blogger/Writer
legal content writing firm

Freelance Proofreader – Pays $2.50/page.
publishing firm

Freelance Full-Time Travel Writers
Miami media company

Freelance Transcriber – Pays $54 per recorded hour transcribed
PAUL M. GARTON, INC.

Freelance transcriber/editor – comfortable with urban and African-American dialects. Pays $63 per audio hour transcribed
PAUL M. GARTON, INC.

Freelance Policy / Science Writer – for 3 projects
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Freelance Blogger / Editor – Pays $40-$50/hour.
Venga Global

Freelance Writers – Pays $25-$100
Rebellious Magazine

Freelance Writers
South Carolina Living

Freelance Editors/Reporters
The Cipher Brief

Freelance Reporter – in Montana
Agweek

Freelance Writer – with long form experience
DeBruce Foundation

Freelance Writers – near Boston, MA
Mommy Poppins

Freelance Experienced Script Writer
adult film company

Freelance Translation, Transcription and Interpreters – several languages
Alliance Business Solutions

Freelance Translator – Chinese to English. Pays $20-$50/hour.
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See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

My Hobby of Profiling Street Musicians Turned Into a Paying Gig! by Marco Gallerani

My Hobby of Profiling Street Musicians Turned Into a Paying Gig!

Surprisingly, I was contacted by an important Spanish magazine. When I understood why they got in touch with me I thought it was a joke. But, it wasn't! They wanted me to start writing profiles of those musicians for their magazine. And, the best part is, they pay me $50 for each of them!

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Letters...

COMMENT RE: Amazon Posts Rebuttal...but Does Not Mention Cancer/Miscarriage Employee Accusations!?

COMMENT RE: Amazon Posts Rebuttal...but Does Not Mention Cancer/Miscarriage Employee Accusations!?

COMMENT RE: Amazon Posts Rebuttal...but Does Not Mention Cancer/Miscarriage Employee Accusations!? Amazon has come to Cape Town, apparently to serve its southern Africa market. Our hard-won constitution contains a great deal of worker protection, though this is being undermined by the burgeoning out-sourcing habit, itself one of the causes of the current student revolt. It will be interesting to see …

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 10/29/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 10/29/2015

• How German Publishers Deal With Amazon

• Complaint posted about Crystal Publishing LLC

• YouTube Authors Storm the Bestseller List

• Lawsuit against Santa Fe author settled

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