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Table of Contents

World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For December 2015!
ALERT!!! ONLY 4 WEEKS UNTIL THE WINTER, 2016 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST!
7 Paying Markets For Theme-Specific Essays!
Paying Markets
Freelance Writing Jobs
How I Get Paid to Watch, and Write About, Television Shows
Trivia Question

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World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For December 2015!

World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For December 2015!

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.

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From The Home Office

ALERT!!! ONLY 4 WEEKS UNTIL THE WINTER, 2016 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST!

ALERT!!! ONLY 4 WEEKS UNTIL THE WINTER, 2016 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST!

The Winter, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest is only four weeks away! Space is limited to 500 entrants so sign up early!

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This Week's Article

7 Paying Markets For Theme-Specific Essays! by Barbara Weddle

7 Paying Markets For Theme-Specific Essays!

Writing essays for publications that publish strictly according to specific themes or theme lists can be fun and easier (well, a little easier) than writing for publications that do not. Writing on specific themes takes the guesswork out of what to write ABOUT. For example, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL (CSS) and LOOKOUT MAGAZINE always carry lists of several themes …

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Paying Markets

The Gay & Lesbian Review / Worldwide

"A bimonthly journal of GLBT history, culture, and politics." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Response time varies. Sample available by request via email or regular mail. Subscription $23; $33 Canada; $43 other. Pays $100 for original feature articles to 4,000 words; $50 for book (and other) reviews.

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The First Line

"The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination-to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place." 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. . Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approx. 1 month after acceptance. Buys all rights for 2 years only. No reprints. Responds to queries in 1 week. Sample online at
http://www.thefirstline.com/subscribe.htm. Subscription ; $15 Canada/Mexico; $25 other, E-sub $5.

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Freelance Transcriptionists / Editors
Night Owls

Freelance Content Writer – Pays up to $25/hour.
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Freelance Writer – gaming
The Cheat Sheet

Freelance Producer
business podcast

Freelance Editor
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Freelance Content Writer
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Freelance Writers – who enjoy reading and discussing popular nonfiction
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Freelance Writer / Multimedia Storyteller
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Freelance Writer – for Berlin travel guide
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Freelance Reviewers
Realm of Gaming

Freelance Content Writer
The Ride

Freelance Writer – social good. Pays $30-$300.
CauseVox

Freelance Writer – gadgets
The Cheat Sheet

Freelance Korean Translation Editor
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Success Story

How I Get Paid to Watch, and Write About, Television Shows By Kimberly Stempel

How I Get Paid to Watch, and Write About, Television Shows

Let's face facts. Freelance writing is not an easy business. You pursue this vocation because writing is your passion, but you also need to tend to more mundane matters, like eating and paying the bills.

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