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Table of Contents

* World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For November, 2016!


* Pictures of Truly Disgusting Halloween Treats from The Party! Yum!


* How to Sell More Books at Stalls and Signings 


* Ask The Expert - 11/02/16

* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers

* Freelance Writing Jobs

* Whispers and Warnings for 11/02/2016

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 11/02/2016

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Angela's Desk

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For November, 2016!

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For November, 2016!

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, we’re going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters. Featured below are real quotes from query letters and book proposals submitted to us over the past few weeks. Yes, we can learn from others’ mistakes! In case you’re a new reader, please know that we …

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From The Home Office

Pictures of Truly Disgusting Halloween Treats from The Party! Yum!

Pictures of Truly Disgusting Halloween Treats from The Party! Yum!

Each year, our daughter and her husband throw a huge, crazy, extreme Halloween party. It's truly a family effort, with everyone pitching in to decorate their house, inside and out, with every imaginable orange twinkly light, blood on the windows, ghouls, ghosties, and much more.

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This Week's Article

How to Sell More Books at Stalls and Signings! by J Harker Shaw

How to Sell More Books at Stalls and Signings

So you’ve written your book. My sincere congratulations and kudos. It’s not easy, and takes a lot of work. You’ve got a physical book too! Awesome. Whether you’ve independently published it or you’ve been taken on by a publisher, you’ve done a lot of work in that area too. But this is not, of course, the end of the story. …

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Ask The Expert

DIY Publishing Services - Are Any of Them Really "Free?"

DIY Publishing Services - Are Any of Them Really "Free?"

I see your claim that it is less expensive to publish with BookLocker than with CreateSpace and I don't understand why you think so. All over the Internet, information about CreateSpace makes authors think their services are free. Their homepage even says "free." What gives?

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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. Guidelines online at http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/p/blog-page_22.html?m=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. Sample copy available at http://www.curvemag.com/Curve-Magazine/Contact-Us/Article-Submission-Guidelines/.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 10/19/216

See the links to these jobs here

Freelance Automotive Writers
IB Publishing

Freelance Writers/Photographers – various cities
U.S. News & World Report

Freelance IT/Technology Writer
Digital Current

Freelance Content Writer/Developer
VisitorsCoverage.com

Freelance Writer
The Portalist / Open Road Media

Freelance Writer – space tech
Spacewiz

Freelance Writer – video games
GameSkinny

Freelance Engineering Lesson Writer
Study.com

Freelance Writer
Good Game Hunting

Freelance Content Strategist
Hornet and UnicornBooty.com

Freelance Assistant Editor
Hornet and UnicornBooty.com

Freelance Media Associate
Be Unforgettable Media, Inc.

Freelance Literature Lesson Writer
Study.com

Freelance Lesson Reviewer
Study.com

Freelance Writer
The Portalist / theportalist.com

Freelance Wellness Writer – Pays $10/hour
The Path

Freelance Transcriptionists
Babbletype

Freelance Feature/General Assignment Reporter
The Liberty Hill Independent

Freelance Content/Blog/Article Writer – Pays $30-$50/hour
blind ad

Freelance Comedy Writers – for double-entendre party game
That’s What She Said Game / thatswhatshesaidgame.com

Freelance Writers – Pays $7.50-$22/page
Ultius, Inc.

Freelance Freelance Crime Reporter – near Sacramento, CA
United Reporting — Crime Beat News

Freelance Grant Writer
Camp Krem – Camping Unlimited for Developmentally Disabled

Freelance Writer – outdoor technology, sportswear, fitness
blind ad

Freelance Writer
biginterview

Freelance Copywriter – Pays $25/hour
blind ad

Freelance SEO Writer
Paramo Digital Agency

Freelance Editors
PaperCheck

See the links to these jobs here

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 11/02/2016

Whispers and Warnings for 11/02/2016

The Beuarucrats Lose In This One Niagara Falls Council votes to pay $156,000 to settle free speech lawsuit A jury trial in federal court February 2015 found Anello's rights to free speech had been violated when he was removed from a the Council meeting on Oct. 22, 2007 by the defendants, the late Council Chairman Robert Anderson Jr and former …

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WritersWeekly Trivia Contest Question for 10/26/2016:

 

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