Jobs for Writers






OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS 

In order to save you time, I've already done the legwork of searching the internet for writing opportunities. Take a look at the following writing gigs I've identified for you and if any of them tickle your fancy, have a go. If you want to be kept up to date with this website, please subscribe to this blog. About once a month, I update this page with fresh prospects for writers and publishers. 

Do not get discouraged if the majority of these opportunities are for small, one-time writing jobs; every opportunity is a step in the right direction. Each piece accepted is another chance to add 'published’ work to your résumé. 

Although the following writing opportunities are organized by country, anyone, regardless of where they live, can submit their work through email to any of the listed publishers. 


WRITING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK) 

PAID

Reader's Digest 
Approximate earnings £100.00 
Short Stories, Jokes, Anecdotes, Laughter Is The Best Medicine, My Story, Etc. You can contact them at excerpts@readersdigest.co.uk Send submissions to Reader's Digest, 11 West Ferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HE, or visit their physical address there. Send cartoons with captions to captions@readersdigest.co.uk and get paid £200. Or you can send your captions to the address listed above. You can also send letters to Reader's Digest and get paid for it. They used to compensate me for my letters. 

The New Writer http://www.thenewwriter.com/guidelines.htm Offers payment for several forms of writing including articles, features, short stories, and poetry.

This is a monthly publication looking for freelance writers. They are looking for knitters and crocheters who can contribute articles, original designs, or how-to guides. Excellent pay: £250 (or thereabouts) for a picture-filled 1,500-word article.

The Kiki Magazine Submissions Page: http://www.kikimag.com/submit/submitWriting.php As with the other service, this one pays highly for submissions to craft magazines. Talk to them and pitch your ideas.

Heat Magazine When readers submit candid photos of themselves with famous people, Heat magazine will pay them £200. You can send a photo to 0784 350 0911 by text message. You can also send your name, address, and daytime phone number to snapped@heatmag.com with the subject line "heat snapped." 

Full House You can get paid £100 for sharing your vacation experiences. Email features@fullhousemagazine.co.uk with your story and images. 

Smallholder welcomes submissions from anybody interested in farming, agriculture, or smallholding. Photos and technical articles on cattle will earn you a higher rate. Get in touch with them first for submission specifics. https://www.southwestfarmer.co.uk/ 

Your Dog This publication, published monthly, is devoted to canine health and wellness. If you have any articles or tales you'd like to submit, please send inquiries first. Payment is negotiable. https://www.yourdog.co.uk/ 

New Scientist This magazine is published every week and features articles about the most recent discoveries in science and technology. Read their advice for independent contractors here: https://www.newscientist.com/ They pay handsomely, however, there are certain rules to follow. To convince them of the merits of your proposal, I suggest you go through them thoroughly to get them to accept your idea. 

Pilot Do you have any curiosity about airplanes and flying? Do you have any unique insights (or exciting tales of travel) to share with the community in this area? The aviation publication Pilot publishes once a month and is always looking for guest writers. They offer £300.00 for an in-depth travelogue, with additional payment for accompanying photographs. https://pilotweb.aero/


VOLUNTARY/UNPAID WRITING OPPORTUNITIES 

The London Magazine http://www.thelondonmagazine.net/default.aspx A Simplified Outline for submission: No longer than 2,500 words (short stories, features, memoirs, critical essays) Reviews Usually little more than 1,800 words in length Poetry Approximately 40 lines maximum Acceptance Method: Submissions of creative nonfiction, personal essays, fiction, poetry, and poetry reviews are welcome. Email is their preferred method of communication, with the poems/stories included both in the main body of the message and as an attachment. The London Magazine's submission email address is admin@thelondonmagazine.net Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your mail-in entry. Address: Flat 5, 11 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5EL, The London Magazine. 

Pick Me Up Magazine https://www.magazinesdirect.com/categories/fashionandcelebrity/Offers £25.00 for every submitted juicy suggestion, tip, or hint.


LAUNCH YOUR WRITING CAREER IN OTHER PLACES 

Possibilities for financial compensation through writing: 

Wet Ink (Australia) http://www.wetink.com.au/about.htm From both new and established authors, they welcome works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, photography, and book reviews. 

Australia and New Zealand Accepted articles that provide useful information for nomads and migrants. The rate per 1,000 words is £180.00. Get in touch with Leanne Voisey at leanne.voisey@edpltd.co.uk 

Women On Writing (USA) For more information please visit http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contact.php Readers can contact WOW! with questions or submit work. Keep in mind that each issue will feature articles about women writers and will have a monthly theme. Paid Per Word, Column Length, and Other Details: There will be a total of twenty questions. $50 For Example 2 (From 1,500 to 2,000 Words): $75 Motivational (From 1,500 to 2,000 Words): $75 Price for a 3,000-word feature interview: $75 For Feature Articles (up to 3000 Words), the rate is $150. 

Apex (USA) For submissions to Apex (USA), visit http://www.apexbookcompany.com/submissions/ Publishing house looking for works in the dark genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They provide a large upfront payment in addition to generous royalty rates for novels. The best part is that they are open to submissions that were not specifically requested. 

Blue Mountain Arts http://www.sps.com/help/contact.html Do you believe you can make money by writing clever, humorous, and caring greeting cards? If so, this one is worth checking out. 

Poetry Magazine (USA) http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/submissions.html For first serial rights, they offer $10.00 per line (with a minimum payment of $300) and $150 per page of prose upon publication. Upon publication, the author regains all rights to the work. Two complimentary contributor copies of the issue in which the author's work appears will also be sent. 

Riddle Fence (Canada) http://riddlefence.com/submissions/ Get paid for your poetry. 

Thriving Family (Canada & USA) It's a magazine published twice a month with an emphasis on domestic life. Articles on marriage and raising children have been particularly sought after. They have a good work ethic and pay well. http://go.family.org/thrivingfamily/ 

Horizon Air Magazine (Canada & USA) http://www.horizonairmagazine.com/contributor/writers.php Review their submission requirements before submitting anything. Every month, passengers flying between certain cities in the United States and Canada receive this magazine. The going rate is $100 for short news pieces (between 200 and 500 words) and $450 for features of up to 2,500 words. They want to read something you've written previously. 

MAD (USA) http://www.dccomics.com/mad/?action=submissions If you're interested in submitting to MAD, all the information you need can be found on their writers' guidelines page (link above). Since they are a humor publication, they are always on the lookout for fresh talent to contribute. They pay $500.00 per page. 

JQ Greetings (USA) http://www.jqgreetings.com/artists.php You can get paid to submit poetry and artwork to them. The rules are posted on their site. Payment is by negotiation.

Poetry (USA) http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/submissions.html This publication focuses on poetry. You can create an account by signing up, and from there you can monitor the status of your submissions. Not a bad return on investment for a hobby that nets you $10.00 per line ($150.00 per page). Make sure to read their submissions page in its entirety before sending them anything.

Cats and Kittens (USA) http://www.petpublishing.com/catkit/ They welcome submissions of how-to articles, personal accounts, and other educational content related to cat care. They pay 10 cents per published word. Inquire about the specifics by getting in touch. 

Constant Content is the place to monetize your own work. Obtain payment by means of the PayPal system. If you're interested in joining, you should check out the website's terms and conditions. https://www.constant-content.com/ 

Lightspeed This is a virtual publication devoted to the dissemination of speculative fiction. Although they primarily focus on fiction, they do publish a small number of nonfiction pieces each month. At 5 cents per word, the compensation is substantial. Submit your articles up to 7,500 words in length. https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/lightspeed/guidelines 

The First Line (USA) A chance to be published in an American (hard copy) magazine. The First Line accepts short stories and poems. They pay $20.00 for publication and you can submit material by email. See their submissions page for full details: http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm 

Naval History Magazine This is a monthly American print publication dedicated to maritime and naval history that welcomes contributions from all over the world. You can send them content if this is your area of expertise or if you have any stories that relate to it. They also print reviews of books. Their payment is based on a sliding scale, so check out their writers' page for submission guidelines and to learn more. https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-author-guidelines 


Send me a message or leave a comment if you know of any other places where you can get paid to write. This will greatly help other authors.


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