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Table of Contents

Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2015 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

Finally on Our (Working) Vacation!

Six Firms That Hire Freelancers to Teach Online! Homeschoolers Need YOU!

Editing Your Own Book for Financial Reasons? When Authors Can't Afford an Editor...

Paying Markets

Freelance Writing Jobs

Illness Forced Me Into Freelancing...and Now I'm Swamped with Work!

From the 1st Place Winner of the Fall, 2015 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

Whispers and Warnings For 11/05/2015

Trivia Question - Win a free book of your choosing from BookLocker.com!

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Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2015 24-Hour Short Story Contest! By Angela Hoy

Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2015 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

This was sent out in a special issue of WritersWeekly late last week. For those of you who missed it, we’re running it again here.

Congrats to the winners!

• A Guest for Dinner by Gail A. Laursen (Gail won $300!)

• Field Trip by Karen D. Gurley (Karen won $250!)

• The Savior by Megan West (Megan won $200!)

Plus 85 other winners!

Read the top three winning stories, and the entire list of winners (and see their prizes) HERE.

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From The Home Office

Finally on Our (Working) Vacation!

Finally on Our (Working) Vacation!

This issue will be slightly abbreviated. We finally arrived in Tennessee and, while we're still working, you can't beat the view! We're in the cabin, working over the next few days and, next week, we're heading down for some adventures in Gatlingburg. On Wednesday, we'll be making our way back down south again. THIS WEEK'S MASONISM: "Did you know goat …

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This Week's Article

Six Firms That Hire Freelancers to Teach Online! Homeschoolers Need YOU! By Stephanie Marshall Ward

Six Firms That Hire Freelancers to Teach Online! Homeschoolers Need YOU!

I'm on the recliner in my family room, crouched over my laptop, taking advantage of those precious moments while the rest of the family is still asleep. Scrolling through a 14-year-old student's essay I just read and corrected, I make notes. What kinds of feedback would help her most at this point in her academic development? I am a freelance …

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Ask The Expert

Editing Your Own Book for Financial Reasons? When Authors Can't Afford an Editor...

Editing Your Own Book for Financial Reasons? When Authors Can't Afford an Editor...

Angela, How do I access a WritersWeekly article from October 22, 2014? The title is "How To Edit Your Book Before You Submit To A Publisher" by Rickey E. Pittman. Marion   Hi Marion, The link for our site map is located at the top of the website. I found the article HERE. Also, please see: Can't Afford An Editor? …

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Paying Markets

The Savage Kick Literary Magazine

"Savage Kick primarily deals with viewpoints outside the mainstream: honest emotions told in a raw, simplistic way. It is recommended that you are very familiar with the SK style before submitting. We have only accepted 8 new writers in 4 years of the magazine. Ensure you have a distinctive voice and story to tell." Welcomes new writers. 20% freelance. Circ. 500. Annual. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-11 months after acceptance. Buys all print/electronic rights for two years. No reprints. Responds within 2-4 weeks. Sample can be purchased online. Pays 20-35GBP for 1000-6000 words

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THEMA

"Each issue of THEMA is based on a different unusual theme. The journal is designed to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary artists, to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing, and to provide readers with a unique collection of stories, poetry, photography and artwork." Welcomes new writers. 100% freelance. Circ. 200. Publishes issues March/June/September. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 9-12 months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available for $10 by mail with SASE. Subscription $20, $30CDN. Stories: $25 Flash fiction (under 1000 words): $10 Poetry: $10 Photograph: $10 Artwork: $10 Cover art/photography: $25

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St. Anthony Messenger

"St. Anthony Messenger is a national, Catholic family monthly magazine, published by the Franciscans, in continuous publication since 1893. Writers are strongly encouraged to study our writer's guidelines at www.AmericanCatholic.org." Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Circ. 130K. Monthly. Publishes ms within one year of acceptance Buys first serial rights. Responds within 30 days. Sample articles available online. Subscription $39. Pays $0.20/word for 2000-2500 words.

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Bear Deluxe Magazine

"The Bear Deluxe Magazine is a semiannual publication looking at place-based themes through a magazine format of journalism, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, poetry, fiction and reviews." Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Circ. 44K. Biannually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within three months of acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds within three months. Sample copy available by mail for $5. Subscription $10, $16 Canada, $20 other. Guidelines available by mail. Pay rate is determined according to length and research involved. Generally around $0.15/word. Or $75-$400 for fiction and nonfiction. $40 per poem." Submit query by mail.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance (Paid) Intern – Pays $9/hour
Opposing Views

Freelance Standards Aligner – Math & Science
IXL

Freelance Beauty/Fashion Blogger
Scott’s Marketplace

Freelance Resume Writers
Write in Color

Freelance Copywriter – near San Francisco or Pleasanton, CA. Pays up to $30/hour.
recruiter

Freelance Basketball Editors – Pays $10/hour
SLAMonline.com

Freelance Editor
LawNewz.com

Freelance Writer – for real estate neighborhood descriptions. Pays $35/description.
blind ad

Freelance Writer – Pays $15-$18/hour
digital media company

Freelance Copy Writer – with book knowledge
blind ad

Freelance Technical Writer
cannabis consulting company

Freelance Artificial Intel / Neurotech Writer
technology media publication

Freelance Writers
writing company

Freelance Game Critic – pays honorarium
Hardcore Droid

Freelance Writers – Pays $0.04/word.
blind ad

Freelance Full-Time Staff Writer
Care2.com

Freelance Associate Editor
technology investment service

Freelance Fashion Writer – to learn PR/Advertiging. Near Los Angeles, CA (must attend project planning meetings).
new swimwear line

Freelance Technical Writers – near Redmond, WA
Steyer Associates

Freelance NASCAR writers
A.E. Engine

Freelance Digital Content Writer
tech company

Freelance Book Editor II
Bloomberg BNA

Freelance Marketing Professional
Clio division of Mediabistro Holdings

Freelance Technology Correspondent
Broadcasting & Cable

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

Illness Forced Me Into Freelancing...and Now I'm Swamped with Work! By Jane Fazackarley

Illness Forced Me Into Freelancing...and Now I'm Swamped with Work!

Like many would be writers, I used to lack the confidence I needed to turn my passion into a full-time job. Then, one day the decision was forced upon me.

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Letters...

From the 1st Place Winner of the Fall, 2015 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 11/05/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 11/05/2015

• Amazon Opens Its First Bookstore as Extension of Website

• Blogger killed in Bangladesh, three others wounded, police say

• Jury awards T.J. Simers $7.1 million from LA Times

• Publisher of Denver's OUT FRONT magazine sues billboard giant over adoption of similar name, logo

• Online publishers sue Louisiana over 'age verification' law

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