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Table of Contents

Topic, Common Themes, And Winners Of The WritersWeekly.com Summer, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest

Virus (of the Stomach Variety!) Knocks Me Offline For Two Days

How To Book Yourself Out With Freelance Work For Three Months

"I'm too embarrassed to self-publish!" vs. "I'll never sign another traditional publishing contract!"

Letters And Comments For 08/27/2016

Paying Markets For 08/27/2016

Freelance Writing Jobs for 08/27/2016

Take Your Friends To Lunch, Give Them A Stack Of Your Business Cards, And...

Whispers And Warnings For 08/272016

WritersWeekly Trivia Contest Question For 08/27/2016

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Angela's Desk

Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Summer, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

Topic, Common Themes, And Winners Of The WritersWeekly.com Summer, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest

For the past six weeks, we’ve spent every spare moment judging the hundreds of entries submitted for the WritersWeekly Summer, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest. In case you’re not familiar with our quarterly contest, this is how it works. On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on WritersWeekly.com.

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From The Home Office

Virus (of the Stomach Variety!) Knocks Me Offline for Two Days

Virus (of the Stomach Variety!) Knocks Me Offline For Two Days

This issue will be a bit abbreviated. I'm running waaaay behind this week because a stomach virus attacked the "home office." We were falling like flies! We're all MUCH better now but I'll be spending all weekend trying to get caught up on email. :)

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This Week's Article

How To Book Yourself Out With Freelance Work For Three Months by Laura Pennington

How To Book Yourself Out With Freelance Work For Three Months

You can breathe a huge sigh of relief when you book so much work that you're going to be busy for the next couple of months. This allows you to turn off your marketing machine instead to focus solely on client delivery.

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Ask The Expert

"I'm too embarrassed to self-publish!" vs. "I'll never sign another traditional publishing contract!"

"I'm too embarrassed to self-publish!" vs. "I'll never sign another traditional publishing contract!"

Contrary to popular author assumptions, self-publishing no longer hurts your chances of landing a traditional contract. In fact, if you can prove impressive sales of your self-published book, your chances of landing a traditional contract are greatly increased. Fifty Shades of Grey is one example. It was a successful self-published book and look what happened after a traditional publisher discovered it!

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Letters And Comments

Letters And Comments For 08/27/2016

Letters And Comments For 08/27/2016

Letters and Comments on previous WritersWeekly articles

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Paying Markets

Writer’s Digest

“Our charter publication Writer’s Digest literally “wrote the book” on writing and getting published. For more than 90 years, the experts at Writer’s Digest have been publishing books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft. “ Welcomes new writers. 70-80% freelance. Circ. 77K. 8 issues/year. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Response time varies. Subscription $19.96. Guidelines online at http://www.writersdigest.com/submission-guidelines.
Pays $0.50/word. Articles fun 300-4,000 words.”

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St. Anthony Messenger

"St. Anthony Messenger is a national, Catholic family monthly magazine, published by the Franciscans, in continuous publication since 1893. Writers are strongly encouraged to study our writer's guidelines at www.AmericanCatholic.org." Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Circ. 130K. Monthly. Publishes ms within one year of acceptance Buys first serial rights. Responds within 30 days. Sample articles available online. Subscription $39. Pays $0.20/word for 2000-2500 words.

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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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THEMA

"Each issue of THEMA is based on a different unusual theme. The journal is designed to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary artists, to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing, and to provide readers with a unique collection of stories, poetry, photography and artwork." Welcomes new writers. 100% freelance. Circ. 200. Publishes issues March/June/September. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 9-12 months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available for $10 by mail with SASE. Subscription $20, $30CDN. Stories: $25 Flash fiction (under 1000 words): $10 Poetry: $10 Photograph: $10 Artwork: $10 Cover art/photography: $25

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here

Freelance Copywriter – for branding script
blind ad

Freelance News Writer – Pays $15/hour
OpposingViews.com

Freelance Full-time Media Reporter/Gossip Writer – Pay varies, includes benefits.
Mediaite

Freelance Automotive Blogger – Pays $20.
exotic car website

Freelance Clinical Director
Spire Learning

Freelance Document Formatter
eTERA Consulting

Freelance Marketing Assistant and Writer
Internet entrepreneur

Freelance Writers
politics/religion-focused website

Freelance Writers – for book summaries
SuperSummary.com

Freelance Ghostwriter – non-fiction book
ZipWrite

Freelance Crime Reporter – Pays up to $500/month
United Reporting — Crime Beat News

Freelance Medical Writer – Pays $75/hour
blind ad

Freelance Reporters, Writers, Editors
NJ Cops Magazine, NJ Fire Magazine, NJ Teachers Magazine

Freelance East Coast Writers
BuddyTV

Freelance Writer
Valnet Inc.

Freelance Children’s Book Editor
Hollan Publishing, Inc.

Freelance List/News Writer
Valnet Inc.

Freelance Contributors
Global Integrity

Freelance Writers and Editors
WomensForum

Freelance Dictionary Author
SpanishDict and Fluencia

Freelance Writer
Eat This, Not That!

Freelance Writer
UrbanBound

Freelance Writers
Open Road Integrated Media

Freelance Journalist
Blasting News

Freelance Copy Editor
LittleThings

Freelance Copy Editor
LittleThings

Freelance Writers – for WordPress and Web Design Topics
Digital Inkwell

Freelance Writers – with SEO/Digital Marketing Experience
propecta.com

Freelance Online Crowd Worker
iSoftStone

See the links to these jobs here

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Success Story

Take Your Friends To Lunch, Give Them A Stack Of Your Business Cards, And... by Gaye Swan

Take Your Friends To Lunch, Give Them A Stack Of Your Business Cards, And...

Isn’t the Internet wonderful? You can post, like, email, chat, and tweet your way to a myriad of job opportunities! With such an array of employment prospects literally at my fingertips, it is no wonder I sometimes forget the more old school (my children might say “old fashioned”) methods of networking.

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 08/27/2016

Whispers and Warnings for 08/27/2016

I consider anyone "using" a website to be a "user" With No User Growth, Twitter Inc. Starts Plans to Monetize Logged-Out Visitors "Without significant user growth, Twitter is being forced to look elsewhere to grow its ad revenue..." I love a good mystery! Copies of mysterious Voynich Manuscript to be published for the first time in hopes that someone will …

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WritersWeekly Trivia Contest Question
For 08/27/2016!

 

According to last week's issue of WritersWeekly.com, what did a squirrel do to Laura Wing?? 

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