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Table of Contents

CREATESPACE COMPLAINTS - PART IV

Should I Make the Boys Take a Ballroom Dancing Class??

Has Your Writing Been Rejected? At Least Your Hand Didn't Get Chopped Off!

How Much Should I Pay a Book Illustrator?

Letters And Comments For 08/31/2016

Paying Markets For 08/31/2016

Freelance Writing Jobs for 08/31/2016

How A Retired Master Plumber Became A Professional Writer, Newspaper Columnist, And Author!

Whispers And Warnings For 08/31/2016

WritersWeekly Trivia Contest Question For 08/31/2016

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CREATESPACE COMPLAINTS - PART IV

CREATESPACE COMPLAINTS - PART IV

CreateSpace is a mess. The process to get the proof is no problem. Everything was going swell until I ordered 50 copies on the 9th of January and chose expedited shipping. They shipped it standard, then it took 5 days to print the book, then another 5 days to get it to USPS. Then it was sent off, only to be delayed another 2 days. Now it's the 20th and I need it for a book signing on the 23rd and there's no way it's getting from Pennsylvania to Lafayette, Louisiana in 2 days. Hopefully your service will be done correctly.

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From The Home Office

Should I Make the Boys Take a Ballroom Dancing Class?? Heh...

Should I Make the Boys Take a Ballroom Dancing Class??

For the past four years, Max (age 14) and Mason (age 10) have been attending a local homeschooling group at the museum in Bradenton and they've loved every minute of it. It was very educational and they made a few new friends. After moving to St. Pete, we planned to keep taking them there because it's only twice a month, …

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This Week's Article

Has Your Writing Been Rejected? At Least Your Hand Didn't Get Chopped Off! By B J Bassett

Has Your Writing Been Rejected? At Least Your Hand Didn't Get Chopped Off!

Writing isn’t for wimps, or for those who are sensitive or thin skinned. It’s for writers who believe in themselves and their work, and realize that rejection is part of the business. Even with a thick skin, rejection hurts. Writers labor over their creations, and rewrite, trying to find that perfect word. Our manuscripts are like our babies. We send them out into the world, only to be rejected. Anyone who puts pen to paper knows the sting of rejection. It goes with the territory.

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Ask The Expert

How Much Should I Pay a Book Illustrator?

How Much Should I Pay a Book Illustrator?

Different illustrators charge different rates. The prices are all over the board. I definitely recommend having a work-for-hire contract so you'll own all rights to the artwork in your book - forever. You need to be able to use that artwork not only in the book, but also in marketing and, if the book takes off, you'll want to be able to use it when creating related products in the future as well. You don't want to have to pay additional fees each time you want to use artwork that you paid the illustrator to create. Of course, you may need to pay a bit more up front but it will be worth if you can use it freely in the future.

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Letters And Comments

Letters and Comments for 08/31/2016

Letters and Comments for 08/31/2016

Letter regarding: HELP! MY PUBLISHER IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!! How Can I SAVE MY BOOK Without Going Broke Hi Ang- I noted your article addressing the situation should a publisher discontinue or sell the business claiming “ownership of the author’s production files” and possibly other interests that the author believed he or she holds to his or her benefit. …

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Paying Markets

The Technoskeptic

“Technoskeptic is a magazine taking a refreshingly critical, even countercultural look at the impact of technology on society.” Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Publishes weekly updates online. Pays on invoice after final edit, net 30 days. Period between acceptance and publication varies - "Could be immediately or after a few months. The rights are generally work for hire but (we) could work out individual relationships." Accepts reprints depending on circumstance. Responds after a couple of weeks. Sample online at https://www.thetechnoskeptic.com. Subscription $5/mo. Pays flat fee starting at $75/article on a gradually increasing scale over time. Most articles are currently 1100-1400 words. Just send a cover email explaining your interest in the topic, with a link to some samples. Snail mail is okay, too, but will dramatically increase the response time.

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Mystery Weekly Magazine

"Mystery Weekly Magazine presents crime and mystery short stories by some of the world's best established and emerging mystery writers. The original stories we select for each issue run the gamut from cozy to hardboiled fiction. Available on the App store and Google Play via Magzter." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. Buys world periodical, archival and web exclusive rights for 12 months. No reprints. Responds 1-3 weeks. Sample copy available by email to editor@mysteryweekly.com. Subscription $17.99. Pays $0.05/word for 2000-10000 words.

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River Styx

“River Styx, now in its 39th year, is a tri-annual, non-profit, multicultural literary and arts
magazine based in St. Louis. We publish thoughtful yet accessible, unpredictable yet moving literature and art.” Welcomes new writers. 100% freelance. Circ. 2K. Tri-annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months of acceptance. Buys first North American rights. No reprints. Responds within six months. Sample not available. Subscription $20. Pays at least $25/poem and $75/prose piece.

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The Savage Kick Literary Magazine

“Savage Kick primarily deals with viewpoints outside the mainstream: honest emotions told in a raw, simplistic way. It is recommended that you are very familiar with the SK style before submitting. We have only accepted 8 new writers in 4 years of the magazine. Ensure you have a distinctive voice and story to tell.” Welcomes new writers. 20% freelance. Circ. 500. Annual. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-11 months after acceptance. Buys all print/electronic rights for two years. No reprints. Responds within 2-4 weeks. Sample can be purchased online. Pays 20-35GBP for 1000-6000 words

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 08/31/216

See the links to these jobs here

Freelance Full-time Editor - with empathy, compassion and imagination
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Freelance Writer - sports video game news and reviews. Pays $25-$150.
Digital Trends

Freelance Journalists
BabyGaga.com

Freelance Writer
HigherEducation.com

Freelance Copywriters - fashion and product descriptions
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Freelance Bloggers - small business travel tips
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Freelance Children's Book Authors, Poets, Illustrators, Writers
Wilbooks

Freelance List Writer
Valnet

Freelance PC Hardware & Software Journalist
Digital Trends

Freelance California Writer - Pays $1000/month
OnlyInYourState.com

Freelance Grant Writer - Pays $3000 to $9000
Ved-G Kids

Freelance Full-time Proposal Writer / Contracts Administrator
NuHarbor Security

Freelance Copyeditor
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Freelance Technical Writer/Editor I - Pays $26/hour
Ross Professional Services, LLC

Freelance Nursing Website Content Editor/Strategist
Nurse.org and TravelNursing.org

Freelance Technical Editors - Pays $1.50-$2.25
Bookbright Media

Freelance Writer - Pays $13-$15/hour
Virtual Dating Assistants

Freelance Writers
consulting firm

Freelance Technical Copywriter
Sify

Freelance Copywriter/Social Media Manager
InteractiveWest

Freelance Apple News & Rumors Beat Writer / Reporter / Blogger
AppleInsider

Freelance Editor
Mashed

Freelance Expert Content Writer - for Educational Guides. Pays $45K-$55K.
PrepScholar

Freelance Writers
Wirecutter

Freelance Video Captioners
Rev

Freelance Translator (Chinese to English) - Pays $20-$50/hour
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Freelance Personal Assistant & Bookkeeper
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Success Story

How A Retired Master Plumber Became A Professional Writer, Newspaper Columnist, And Author! By Gary Sprague

How A Retired Master Plumber Became A Professional Writer, Newspaper Columnist, And Author!

Way back in the 1980’s, after graduating high school, I went to work for my father’s plumbing company. For over twenty years, I made my living as a plumber until my body began to break down. After two shoulder surgeries and a chronic back problem, I realized it was time to find a new line of work.

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 08/31/2016

Whispers and Warnings for 08/31/2016

"Photographer Carol Highsmith is known for her Americana-themed images, which she has captured in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Since 1988, she has been providing the images, free of charge, to the public through the Library of Congress. Unknown to her until recently, stock photo agency Getty Images had been selling her photos to paying clients while allegedly claiming exclusive copyright over them."

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