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Table of Contents

START-TIME IS THIS SATURDAY! Last Chance to Sign Up for Winter, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest!!

More Homeowner Headaches... Will It Ever End?!

When It's Okay to Write About Personal (Tough) Stuff, and When It's NOT!

Can I Quote Someone Who Died 50 Years Ago?

Paying Markets
Freelance Writing Jobs

A FEW REGRETS! Records I Wish I'd Kept During My Freelancing Career

Letter Regarding: After Writing For Free, Nobody Wants To Pay Me! Am I Blacklisted?!

Whispers and Warnings For 01/21/2016
Trivia Question

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START-TIME IS THIS SATURDAY! Last Chance to Sign Up for Winter, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest!!

START-TIME IS THIS SATURDAY! Last Chance to Sign Up for Winter, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest!!

This Saturday, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time, the topic of the WritersWeekly Winter, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest will be sent out via email to all registered participants, as well as posted to the WritersWeekly.com website. Participants must sign up before start-time. Since only 500 writers may participate, we encourage them to sign up early so they won't miss …

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From The Home Office

More Homeowner Headaches... Will It Ever End?!

More Homeowner Headaches... Will It Ever End?!

First, we got the bad news about the seawall possibly needing to be replaced (with quotes running $19K - $42K now). Now, we have termites!

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This Week's Article

When It's Okay to Write About Personal (Tough) Stuff, and When It's NOT! By Ann Hauprich

When It's Okay to Write About Personal (Tough) Stuff, and When It's NOT!

My fingers trembled as I hammered out a first-person story on a manual typewriter at my kitchen table one sleepless night in 1984. The resulting tear-stained account of my toddler's burn ordeal sat in a drawer for months until it dawned on me that sharing our family's heartache might prevent a similar tragedy from befalling another child. After reading A …

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Ask The Expert

Can I Quote Someone Who Died 50 Years Ago?

Can I Quote Someone Who Died 50 Years Ago?

Would you know if I am violating any intellectual-property laws by quoting a person who died more than 50 years ago? For my next self-published project, I hope to use 100 quotes from a famous person, and then elaborate upon the wisdom contained within. I think I'm within the public domain, but wanted to check with you.

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Paying Markets

Stone Soup, The Magazine By Young Writers And Artists

"Stories, poems, and artwork by children ages 8 to 13. We do not publish any writing or art by adults." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Bimonthly. Pays upon publication. Publishes ms 4 months after acceptance. Samples available at website. Subscription $37; $43 Canada, $49 Other. Pays $40. Send copy of complete ms by mail; no SASE.

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Sparkle

"Sparkle is an exciting magazine designed especially for girls in the first through third grades. Sparkle is published by GEMS Girls' Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The mission of GEMS is to help bring girlseverywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ." 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9K. Monthly (October through March. Pays on publication. Buys first NA rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds 6-8 weeks. Sample copy available for $1 via SASE. Subscription $10.70, $18.70 foreign.

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Provincetown Arts

"Published annually in July since 1985, Provincetown Arts focuses broadly on artists, performers, and writers who inhabit or visit the tip of Cape Cod, and seeks to stimulate creative activity and enhance public recognition of the nation's oldest continuous art colony. Drawing on a century-long tradition rich in art, theater, and writing, Provincetown Arts publishes essays, fiction, interviews, journals, performance pieces, poetry, profiles, reporting, reviews, and visual features, with a view toward demonstrating that a community of artists, functioning outside the urban centers, is a utopian dream with an ongoing vitality." 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Annually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms next issue. Buys first NA serial rights. Responds within two weeks. Sample copy available by email. Pays $80-$750 for 750-7000 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Curious Historical Writer
All Day Media

Freelance Contributing Editors
Industry Dive

Freelance Bloggers
EmbraceRace/Proteus

Freelance Writers, Editors and Proofreaders
Brown Books Publishing Group

Freelance Comic Book Artists – for superhero comics
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Freelance Copywriters
Lean Labs

Freelance Court Researcher
Sunlark Research

Freelance Digital Copywriter
Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science

Freelance Copy Editor
recruiter

Freelance Grant Writer – Pays $15/page (300 words)
Zelenz Consulting Group

Freelance Item Writers – ELA/reading, math, science, and social studies.
Northeast Editing, Inc.

Freelance Grant Writer
NephCure Kidney International

Freelance Copyeditor
OpposingViews.com

Freelance “Major Website Contributors” – Pays “up to $600 per brand mention”
public relations agency

Freelance Executive Editor
biobased industry publication

Freelance Copywriter – Pays $25-$35
Nambu Botanicals

Freelance Writer
Hudson and Kings, a life-style design firm

Freelance Copywriter – near Seattle, WA. Pays around $18/hour. Requires on-site meetings
recruiter

Freelance Ads Quality Rater– Japanese or Portuguese languages. Pays $15/hour.
ZeroChaos, Inc.

Freelance Custom Cabinets/Closets Blogger
firm that designs, builds, and installs custom wall beds, luxury closets, home offices, and other storage solutions

Freelance Gaming Blogger – virtual reality
videogame publisher

Freelance Management Consulting Ghostblogger
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Freelance Outdoor Ghostblogger – to blog about optics tech
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Freelance Managing Editor – who loves theater
Show-Score.com

Freelance Proposal Writer
EK Health Services, Inc.

Freelance Journalist
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Freelance Case Study Writer – Pays $1,000+
large software services provider

Freelance Writers
conservative news site

Freelance Writers – mens fashion
lifestyle magazine

Freelance English/Chinese Translator – Pays $150 for book summaries
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See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

A FEW REGRETS! Records I Wish I'd Kept During My Freelancing Career By Wendy Hobday Haugh

A FEW REGRETS! Records I Wish I'd Kept During My Freelancing Career

I've been freelancing for 36 years. Although I've carefully maintained certain records throughout my career, looking back I wish I'd kept even more.

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Letters...

Letter Regarding: After Writing For Free, Nobody Wants To Pay Me! Am I Blacklisted?!

Letter Regarding: After Writing For Free, Nobody Wants To Pay Me! Am I Blacklisted?!

The letter about writing for free reminded me that terminology can be everything.

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 01/21/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 01/21/2016


• Is My Legal Case Public Record?

• Music companies sue Grand Isle bar, alleging copyright infringement

• Detained Turkish reporters defiant over espionage claim

• Man jailed for slandering ex-wife


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