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Table of Contents

Writing Santa Letters For Money, Earning Extra Cash During The Holidays, And So Much More!

Trying To Decide On This Year's Christmas Cookies...
WILL WRITE FOR FOOD! Secrets of a Professional Mystery Shopper
After Writing for Free, Nobody Wants to Pay Me! Am I Blacklisted?!
Paying Markets
Freelance Writing Jobs
Freelancing The Baby Boomer Market
COMMENTS ON: The Ebook Trend is Definitely WANING! NOW WHAT?!
Whispers and Warnings For 12/04/2015
Trivia Question

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Angela's Desk

Writing Santa Letters For Money, Earning Extra Cash During The Holidays, And So Much More! By Angela Hoy

Writing Santa Letters For Money, Earning Extra Cash During The Holidays, And So Much More!

This week, I'm sharing some holiday cheer, history, and other artistic goodies from WritersWeekly. Enjoy!

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From The Home Office

Trying To Decide On This Year's Christmas Cookies...

Trying To Decide On This Year's Christmas Cookies...

Each year, Ali and I make goodies to take to the neighbors. The rum balls I make, which are a recipe I received from a fellow BookLocker author, are always a huge hit. I'm burned out on peppermint bark and tiny pretzels swimming in caramel and chocolate.

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This Week's Article

WILL WRITE FOR FOOD! Secrets of a Professional Mystery Shopper By Cathy Stucker

WILL WRITE FOR FOOD! Secrets of a Professional Mystery Shopper

The next-best thing to getting cash for your writing is receiving something you otherwise would have paid for. In addition to cash, I have been paid with food, massages, auto maintenance and much more. I am a mystery shopper.

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Ask The Expert

After Writing for Free, Nobody Wants to Pay Me! Am I Blacklisted?!

After Writing for Free, Nobody Wants to Pay Me! Am I Blacklisted?!

I am a contributing editor for a small Catholic newspaper but it's an unpaid position. I am hoping that one day to be paid for my writing. It's like I'm black-listed or something, know what I mean? I have tried women's magazines, religious magazines, etc., but no luck. Do you have any tips?

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Paying Markets

Acres USA

"An eco-agriculture magazine devoted to sustainable, organic farming and gardening, holistic human and animal health." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 18K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email at info@acresusa.com. Subscription $29, $49 Canada, $60 foreign. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.10/word for 1000-3500 words

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Airbrush Action Magazine

"Airbrush Action is edited for all airbrush applications, including automotive art, illustration, T-shirt airbrushing, body art, model/hobby applications, pin-up art, pinstriping, and more." 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 40K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue after acceptance. Responds in two days. Sample articles available online. Subscription $24.95. Guidelines available by email. Approximately $0.20-$0.25/word.

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BedTimes Magazine

"BedTimes is the monthly business journal of the sleep products industry. Our readers are mattress manufacturers and their suppliers." Welcomes new writers. 40% freelance. Circ. 4K. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 2-3 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.50-$1.00/word for 750-3000 words. Submit query by email only.

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The Upper Room

"The Upper Room is the spiritual companion of more than 3 million people worldwide. Each of the reader-written meditations encourages believers to open their hearts to God. Today The Upper Room is offered in 77 editions, translated into 40 languages, and reaches over 80 countries." 95-100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3M. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 12-18 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 4-6 weeks. Sample copy available for email request. Subscription $12. Guidelines available by mail. Pays $30 for 250-300 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Copywriter
marketing agency

Freelance Experienced Interviewer
research firm

Freelance Storytellers
NewsCastic

Freelance Restaurant Critic
Westword

Freelance Writers
New England Business Media

Freelance Book Reviewers – English and Spanish-language titles
Kurkus Media

Freelance Writer
pr firm

Freelance Writer
Everyday Health, Inc.

Freelance Author – for middle-grade graphic novel set in the Minecraft universe
book packager

Community Outreach Associate –  to build relationships with like-minded sites, social media influencers and other partners
The Economist Group

Freelance Health and Lifestyle Editors
Pet360, Inc.

Freelance Food Database Editor
Noom

Freelance Social Media Content Coordinator
The International Sail and Power Association (ISPA)

Freelance Copywriter
recruiter

Freelance Personal Finance Writer
MyBankTracker.com

Freelance Music Bloggers/Reviewers – Pays $10-$40/post.
music promotion/PR company

Freelance Senior Content Manager – Pays $70K-$80K
blind ad

Freelance Technical Editor – Pays $700/week
blind ad

Freelancer for Article Writing / PR / Blogging – American history
publishers of historical artwork / photography

Freelance Fashion Blogger – Pays $25-$50/post
tryaffinity.com

Freelance Blogger – for Americans reaching retirement age
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Freelance Copywriter – near Atlanta, GA
recruiter for marketing agency specializing in fundraising

Freelance Food, Wine & Travel Writer – Pays $2K-$3K
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Freelance Writers – cannabis
Sensi Magazine

Freelance Corporate Law Ghostblogger – Pays $20-$30/hour
law blog

Freelance Legal Blogger / Content Writer – Claims pay is $20 for around 40-70 minutes of work.
legal content writing firm

Freelance Independent Product Review Writers – Pays $60.
Reactual.Com

Freelance Writer – near Los Angeles, CA for photographer’s blog. Pays $20/hour.
West L.A. based photographer

Freelance Proofreaders – Pays $20/hour.
S&P Capital IQ

Freelance Text Editor / Transcript Corrector – near Greenwood Village, CO
blind ad

Freelance Danish Translator
Wish

Freelance Content Writers
Agile Consulting

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

Freelancing The Baby Boomer Market By Steven King

Freelancing The Baby Boomer Market

It may seem ironic but one of the reasons I left my self-imposed retirement from freelance writing is due to the number of people who are entering into retirement age.

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Letters...

COMMENTS ON: The Ebook Trend is Definitely WANING! NOW WHAT?!

COMMENTS ON: The Ebook Trend is Definitely WANING! NOW WHAT?!

Great article. I'd add an analogy that helps me understand print versus digital...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 12/09/2015


• Norway newspaper: Father Christmas 'dead'

• Appeals Court Sides With Google In Battle Over 'Fraudulent' Search Listings

• Pirate research-paper sites play hide-and-seek with publishers

• Facebook link, ‘Like’ not defamation


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