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Table of Contents

POD SECRETS REVEALED: Book Contests for a Publisher's Authors? Pppfffttt!!!

We're Moving to St. Pete! - Part II

"HELP!" Emergency Grants for Writers, Artists, and Other Creative Folks

How Do I Sell My Stories?!

Paying Markets

Freelance Writing Jobs

The Profitable Pros and Concerning Cons of "Single-Subject Writing"

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Angela's Desk

POD SECRETS REVEALED: Book Contests for a Publisher's Authors? Pppfffttt!!! By Angela Hoy

POD SECRETS REVEALED: Book Contests for a Publisher's Authors? Pppfffttt!!!

Playing on an author's vanity is one of the most common marketing ploys used in the publishing services industry. From promises of wealth and fame to ridiculous "your book can be a movie!" promotions, there is seemingly nothing these clowns won't do to dig deeper into their authors' pockets.

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From The Home Office

We're Moving to St. Pete! - Part II

We're Moving to St. Pete! - Part II

Last week, I shared the news that we're selling our house, and moving to St. Pete, along with some of the reasons why.

I added, "There's another big reason we're moving but I'll wait until next week to tell you that."

Here it is...

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This Week's Article

"HELP!" Emergency Grants for Writers, Artists, and Other Creative Folks By Robyn McGee

"HELP!" Emergency Grants for Writers, Artists, and Other Creative Folks

I have been freelancing for over 20 years and I can best describe my love affair with writing as feast or famine. Freelancing provides me with the opportunities to explore the subjects I am most passionate about: women's and family matters, education issues and the arts. The pay is steady and a nice supplement to my income as a part-time teacher.

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Ask The Expert

How Do I Sell My Stories?!

How Do I Sell My Stories?!

My name is Nicole and I am a writer who is a bit confused about how to get my stories out there so people can buy them. Basically, what I'm saying is how would I make money off of the stories that I write? Some people advise me to go to writing websites to get an audience. It's a bit confusing. Could you help me please? I really hope to hear back!

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Paying Markets

Acres U.S.A.

"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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BUTTON, New England's Tiniest Magazine of Poetry

"Button comes out once a year or so, and Button contributors have also published in venues like the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, The New York Times, Washington Post, and Harpers, as well as publishing plenty of books. Writers include David Barber, Sven Birkerts, Mary Campbell, Romayne Dawnay, Rodney Dennis, Diana Der-Hovanessian, Brendan Galvin (National Book Award finalist!), Andrew Lear, Ralph Lombreglia, Stephen McCauley, Lawrence Millman, John Hanson Mitchell, Jean Monahan, Amanda Powell, Stephen Sandy and Wayne Wilson. Button publishes sheet music (inspired by the example of Godey's Ladies Book around the mid-19th century). Major label, and smaller label musicians whose compositions have appeared include: They Might Be Giants, Combustible Edison, Roger Miller (of Mission of Burma), Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Jen Trynin, Malcolm Travis (who played with Bob Mould of Husker Du)." 20-40% freelance. Circ. 500+. Annual (to the best of our ability, and the quality of work we receive). Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first NA Serial rights. No reprints. Responds 1-5 months. Sample copy $2.50 via SASE. Subscription $5. Guidelines available by email.

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California Real Estate

"A real estate industry trade magazine delivered to 160,000 REALTORS in the state of California, which covers issues related to the housing industry, the economy and real estate." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 160K. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms three months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month. Sample copy available online. Subscription $36. Pays $800 for 1000-1200 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Reporter
Law360, a LexisNexis company

Freelance Writers – for young adult market
Atlantic Publishing Group

Freelance Blogger
The Virginian-Pilot

Freelance Writer
Noble Media

Freelance Copywriter
Allied Health Media

Freelance Content Producer – Pays $4K/month
Zero Belly

Freelance Community Engagement Coordinator
Nickelodeon

Freelance Online Content Editor
IQPC/Penton Learning

Freelance News And Feature Writers
comic book and movie website

Freelance Korean Translation Editor
WGSN

Freelance Transcriptionists
Babbletype

Freelance Copy Editor
ENGINEERING.com

Freelance Minecraft Writer/Gamer – for Book on Command Blocks
Hollan Publishing, Inc.

Freelance Writers – Pays $8-$22/page
Ultius

Freelance Writers
MrSkin/MrMan

Freelance Proofreaders
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Freelance Cooking Writer – seafood. Pays $18/hour.
sustainable seafood distributor

Freelance Travel Writers
new website

Freelance Blogger – hacking, sabotage, blackmail – Pays $18/hour.
digital security company

Freelance Journalist – telepresence technology – Pays $18/hour.
blind ad

Freelance Blogger – Pays $18/hour.
basement waterproofing business

Freelance Editor – Pays $300/chapter
author of book on criminology

Freelance Natural Skincare/Beauty Writer
AcnEase®

Freelance Copyrighter
recruiter

Freelance Content Project Manager
blind ad

Freelance Writers
recruiter for blog publishers

Freelance Document Formatter and Graphic Designer
eTERA Consulting

Freelance Proofreaders – Pays $14+/hour
Bookbright Media

Freelance Associate Editor
online music magazine

Freelance Medical Proofreader – Pays $25/hour.
recruiter

Freelance Food Truck Writer – Pays $25-$100/page.
The Mobile Food Network

Freelance Content Writer
online marketplace

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

The Profitable Pros and Concerning Cons of "Single-Subject Writing" By Wendy Hobday Haugh

The Profitable Pros and Concerning Cons of "Single-Subject Writing"

Getting extra mileage from an interview by writing multiple articles on the same subject, each with a different slant, not only nets bylines and paychecks, but also helps freelancers develop a more intuitive, multi-dimensional approach to interviewing. This may sound like a no-brainer. But, sometimes a writer gets so caught up in pursuing exciting new topics it becomes incredibly easy to overlook the many additional stories that a past interview might provide.

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