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Table of Contents


Hey, Everybody! We Need Your Help!

False Advertising in Florida Commercials?!

Did My Article Put FOUR Magazines Out of Business?!

Should I Charge an Hourly Rate, or a Flat Fee for This Project?

Paying Markets

Freelance Writing Jobs

How I Made Money Writing Poker Player Profiles...for a Decade!

COMMENTS REGARDING: COOKING THE BOOKS? How Your Publisher Can EASILY Rip You Off!

LETTERS and COMMENTS For 02/11/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 02/11/2016

Trivia Question

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From The Home Office

False Advertising in Florida Commercials?!

False Advertising in Florida Commercials?!

Is it warm? Well, occasionally, but that seems to be a fluke in February...

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This Week's Article

Did My Article Put FOUR Magazines Out of Business?! By Wendy Hobday Haugh

Did My Article Put FOUR Magazines Out of Business?!

Sometimes a story is jinxed. I learned this disheartening truth after a 340-word humorous piece I submitted, describing my eldest son Henry's take on his mother's writing life, was accepted not once, not twice, but thrice by three separate magazines which, ultimately, folded before the story could ever appear in print.

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Ask The Expert

Should I Charge an Hourly Rate, or a Flat Fee for This Project?

Should I Charge an Hourly Rate, or a Flat Fee for This Project?

Angela, I am in the process of preparing a contract with a potential client who has handwritten about 10 pages he wants to publish in a book. This is my first venture into such a project and need to give him a reasonable fee for helping him put this book together. I have been an ad copy writer for over …

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Paying Markets

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine

"Enchanted Conversation, an online publication, celebrates the spirit of classic fairy tales through retelling old stories and creating new ones. The audience is age 15 and up." Kate Wolford, Editor and Publisher. 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms four to six weeks after acceptance. Buys first electronic rights. No reprints. Sample copy available online. Subscription $0. Pays flat fee of $30 for 700-3000 word stories, and $10/poem.

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Elks Magazine

"Consumer publication that contains feature articles on a wide variety of topics as well as news of interest to members of the BPO Elks, a fraternal, charitable organization." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 860K. Publishes 10 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms in 3-4 months. Buys all rights. Responds within months. Sample copy available by phone. Subscription $12. Guidelines available by mail. Submit query by mail. Pays $0.25/word for 1500-2500 words.

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Curve

"CURVE, the nation's best-selling lesbian magazine, reaches nearly a quarter-million readers each issue. Savvy, hip and intelligent, CURVE magazine presents the latest in film, pop culture, politics, fashion, travel, automotive, home entertainment, technology and health. Our celebrity interviews, news, style, social issues and reviews have helped CURVE achieve a level of prominence that has kept us in the spotlight for over 20 years." 40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 250K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds within two weeks. Pays $0.15-$0.20/word for 200-2500 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Digital Reporter/Writer
Interactive Content Services

Freelance Reporter
TechnoLawyer (LitigationWorld)

Freelance Technology/Business Reporter
TechnoLawyer (SmallLaw)

Freelance Reporters
Pacific Square Research

Freelance Reporter – Pays $1,000/feature
Habitat

Freelance Social Media Manager / Writer
BGR Media, LLC

Freelance Book Researcher
The Real Deal

Freelance Writers
Moviepilot GmbH

Freelance Digital PR Specialist/Writer
Recruiterbox

Freelance Copywriter
Expertise.com

Freelance Copywriter – with real estate experience. Pays $35-$40/hour.
recruiter

Freelance Grant Writer
NAMI NC

Freelance Home Improvement Bloggers
HomeGlu

Freelance Graphic Designer
Prose Media

Freelance Marketing Consultant
City & State Reports

Freelance Writers – based in New York
Digital Current

Freelance Health Content Writers
digital advertising and marketing company

Freelance Financial Editor – Pays “around $65K/year”
recruiter

Freelance Copywriter – near Bucks County, PA. “Partial remote is okay.”
recruiter

Freelance Writers – Pays $0.10/word
MatrimonyInternational.com

Freelance Editor
Killam Publishing

Freelance Proofreaders
S&P Capital IQ, a McGraw-Hill Financial business

Freelance Automotive Writer
blind ad

Freelance Book Reviewer – Pays $300/month
novelblogs.com

Freelance Writer – research chemicals
etizolam vendor

Freelance K-2 Science Specialist, Writer
blind ad

Freelance e-Learning Writers – with specialty in medical
blind ad

Freelance Interviewer – near Los Angeles, CA. Pays $35-$50/hour. Psychology or MFT intern.
blind ad

Freelance Tarot / Psychic Blogger
recruiter

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

How I Made Money Writing Poker Player Profiles...for a Decade! By Jennifer Newell

How I Made Money Writing Poker Player Profiles...for a Decade!

Since I was a young girl, I knew writing was my strength and one thing at which I truly excelled. However, a lack of knowledge of the realm of possibilities for a writer in today's world as well as some tumultuous teenage years and beyond threw me off of any solid path in that direction.

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Letters...

COMMENTS REGARDING: COOKING THE BOOKS? How Your Publisher Can EASILY Rip You Off! By Anonymous

COMMENTS REGARDING: COOKING THE BOOKS? How Your Publisher Can EASILY Rip You Off!

There's a fix for this problem for online book and ebook sales that's not that complex and that would also let authors and publishers develop useful marketing data...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 02/11/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 02/11/2016


• Profit Engine: The Author Solutions Markup

• Cassandra Clare sued for copyright infringement over Shadowhunter series

• Emails appear to show how key aide manipulated media coverage

• Freelance Mills, Cyberbullying, And Plagiarism, Oh My!


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