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Table of Contents

OUCH! Some So-Called "Authors" Should NOT Be Writing Books!

My Poor Muse Was Bound And Gagged For Two Months...But, Now She's FREE!

10 Paying Pet Markets For Writers!

Help! All My Clips Are In Print Only!

Letters And Comments for 06/29/2016

Paying Markets

Freelance Writing Jobs

Three Paying Christian Markets For Writers 

Whispers and Warnings For 06/29/2016

Trivia Question

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OUCH! Some So-Called "Authors" Should NOT Be Writing Books! By Angela Hoy

OUCH! Some So-Called "Authors" Should NOT Be Writing Books! 

If I was truly honest, and told them to give up the craft, or to go to back to school (some of these folks literally need to start all over at the Kindergarten level), I would be harassed for eternity. Most people simply can't accept or comprehend the truth and, no matter how reasonable or gentle your message to them is, they will never believe it and they will hate you for delivering it. They may even try to destroy your reputation online through libelous, anonymous posts.

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From The Home Office

My Poor Muse Was Bound and Gagged for Two Months...But, Now She's FREE!

My Poor Muse Was Bound and Gagged for Two Months...But, Now She's FREE!

It's been two weeks since our son's wedding and, finally, after several days and nights of fingers-glued-to-the-keyboard, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

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This Week's Article

10 Paying Pet Markets For Writers! By Wendy Hobday Haugh

10 Paying Pet Markets For Writers! 

When it comes to popular human interest topics, pets will always rank high on the list. Their eccentricities, shenanigans, aggravating and heartwarming ways make for many great stories. So, why not write them up, share them with others, and make some money at the same time?

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Ask The Expert

Help! All My Clips Are In Print Only!

Help! All My Clips Are In Print Only!

When corresponding with writers, most editors only accept electronic communications now.

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Letters And Comments

Letters And Comments For 06/29/2016

Letters And Comments For 06/29/2016

Who in their right mind would ever turn down a “free” professional punctuation edit? “Hurt and annoyed,” should have been “Pleased and grateful.”

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Paying Markets

Pittsburgh Magazine

Associate Editors Sean Collier (Nightlife, Sports, Drinks and Spirits, Entertainment), Lauren Davidson (Home, Fashion, Lifestyle, Arts and Culture, Weddings and Brides), Kristina Martin (Dining, Food, Kitchen, Food Welcomes new writers. Circ. 55K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights for first 90 days. Accepts some reprints. Subscription $15.95. Sample articles online. Our payments vary and are dependent on length, complexity, placement in the book and other factors.

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Transport Topics Publishing Group

“Transport Topics is the weekly newspaper of trucking and freight transportation. Our other publications include Equipment & Maintenance Update, iTECH and Light & Medium Truck.” 10% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 25K. Weekly. Pays on publication. Publishing time of ms varies. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription $109. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.75/word for 800-2000 words.

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School Nutrition

“Child Nutrition; Solutions and Strategies for K-12 School Foodservice.” Welcomes new writers. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $90, $135 outside the U.S. Payment varies.

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TimberWest and Logging and Sawmilling Journal

“We cover the timber industry of the great northwest.” 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9400. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within 2-4 months. Buys first rights. Responds within four weeks. Subscription $4/issue. Guidelines available by email at diane-at-spilledinkstudio.com. Pays $250-$350 for 800-1100 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Copywriter – Pays $25+/hour
interactive marketing and design firm

Freelance Full-Time Developmental Editor – Pays $700/week
national branding firm

Freelance Full Time Writer
SneakerWatch.com

Freelance Tweeter – “This is a flexible work from home / toilet kind of gig.” Pays per tweet.
blind ad

Freelance Writer
JobHero.com

Freelance Writer – shopping and couponing
The Shopping Masters

Freelance Writer – Pays $15-$17/hour
digital media company

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

Freelance Business Plan Writer – Pays $20/hour.
blind ad

Freelance Writer – with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars. Pays $25/hour
Wetpaint

Freelance Certified Mechanic Writers – Pays $20/hour.
YourMechanic.com

Freelance Quality Assurance Editor – Pays $12-$15/hour
BestMark

Freelance Photographers – in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Miami
national publication

Freelance Content Writer
ViralNova

Freelance Sports Photographer
Havre Daily News

Freelance Video Editor
Excelle Sports

Freelance Commodities Editors & Reporters
MT Newswires

Freelance Virtual Content Marketing Writer
The Found Gen

Freelance Reporters
The Malibu Surfside News

Freelance Entertainment Writer
Geek.com

Freelance Writer – 420-related pop culture
PROHBTD Media Inc

Freelance SEO Content Writer
Jungle Scout

Freelance WordPress Professional
swaggs market

Freelance Writer – for two blogs
blind ad

Freelance Enterprise Data Security & Privacy Content Writer
Kovim, Inc.

Freelance Technology Writer – IT business
blind ad

Freelance Traffic Campaign Manager
Search Scientists

Freelance Digital Illustrator
Syndicatebleu

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

Three Paying Christian Markets For Writers By Julie Guirgis

Three Paying Christian Markets For Writers By Julie Guirgis

After writing for secular publications, I was looking for a new market to tap into. I knew that having a wide net of markets to write for would increase my chance of publication, and add to my income. I turned to writing for the Christian market as it incorporates thousands of publications that touch nearly every aspect of life and faith. With its diversity of markets, often boasting large readerships and broad spectrums of content, the Christian niche presented a wonderful opportunity for me.

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 06/29/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 06/29/2016

Dr. Gale Cooper, who closed her Beverly Hills psychiatry practice in the late 1990s, moved to New Mexico to write a novel based on the life of Billy the Kid. She is now fighting a legal battle over the state's public records law.

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