Happy Sunday to 5,517 motivated writers 👋🏼
How’s everyone doing? It’s another beauty of a weekend in Austin. It’s sunny and I’m dying to get out on the bike, so I’ll keep it short up top.
It’s also Sunday. That means we’re watching the Last of Us tonight! Did any of you watch the premier on HBO last week? Can’t recommend it enough if you like zombie thriller shows.
Oh yeah and it’s also another great week for freelancing!
We’ve got over 30 freelance calls to pitch with another 25 full-time and freelance opps.
There’s still a lot of stuff out there!!
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So, what do we have this week?
2️⃣ 32 calls to pitch, 18 early access for ⚡️TWJN Pro Supporters
3️⃣ 25 writing jobs
Let’s get to it! ⬇️ ⬇️
1️⃣ Resource of the week
In the spirit of what Emily shared last week, here’s one of my fav resources to sense check freelance rates.
Journo Resources have a bunch of great content. I use these freelance rates to cross-check what publications pay. They have more of a UK-focus, but it’s still useful for those International opportunities.
They also have a bunch of other blog posts, guides and resources for writers - definitely work checking it out!
Give it a peep here 👀
2️⃣ Calls to Pitch
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⚡️(£1,200) Inclusive Journalism | Ten!! Opportunities to essays published in a book. Looking for those who’ve been marginalised or excluded by the industry, from a Welsh perspective. Details and apply here Deadline Feb 20
⚡️($800) Bolts Magazine | Daniel is looking for pitches about critical voting rights and criminal justice in the US. Reporting on coverage of local and state politics, elections, and more. Especially looking for underrepresented voices Guidelines here
⚡️($300+) JTA | Gabe is looking for reporters in two columns, Global and Arts & Culture. Covering Jewish communities and issues outside of the US. And entertainment pieces! Movies, TV, Books, and more. Focused on reporting and interviews Give it a read here
⚡️($250) NACLA Report | Pitches for their fall 2023 issue are open! Stories about empire in the Caribbean. Guidelines here. Deadline Feb 15
⚡️(200 EUR) Climate Tracker Asia | Pitches are open for their reporting initiative focused on plastic pollution and solutions to combat the problem. Guidelines here. Deadline Feb 28
⚡️($150 - $250) Megkong Review | Kristin is looking for pitches for their May issue. Looking for Asian voices to explore academic/policy analyses. Some good guidelines here
⚡️(£150 - £200) Lost In Cult | Gamers and gaming history nerds! A bunch of different calls to pitch are out. Profiles on some gaming OGs, cover a few games, and personal stories about handheld gaming in the 90’s Deadline Jan 31
⚡️($125) Uppercut | Ty is accepting pitches that provide an insight on angle on games that isn’t talked about anywhere else. They’re open to all sorts of things beyond that, too! Guidelines here. Deadline Feb 3
⚡️($100 - $400) Kill Your Darlings | They’re open for non-fiction essays/commentaries, analysis of cultural, political, or societal issues. Not ideal that you have to be a ‘member’ to submit. Guidelines and apply here Deadline Feb 12
⚡️($100 - $250) Pride Source | Chris is always looking for pitches from queer BIPOC writers. Guidelines here Rolling call
⚡️(£50) Justice for All | Calls to pitch on the theme of Autonomy. What does that mean to you? And a few more specific commissions in the thread. Guidelines here Deadline Jan 31
⚡️($45) The Escapist | Nick is looking to add a bunch of freelancers to their roster. Writers to cover indie games, retro games, TV series, and more Rolling call
⚡️($1.50 - $2 per word) Cosmopolitan | Erin is looking for features for their PRIDE issue. She’s looking for your *most* queer stories. Longford narratives. Deadline Feb 6
⚡️($1 - $2 per word) MIT Tech Review | Rachel has another call out for their upcoming issue on accessibility. Narrative features, investigations, profiles, and more. All about the intersection of technology Guidelines here Deadline Feb 3
⚡️($0.75 CAD per word) The Local TO | My Canadians friends! Nick is always looking for stories about social issues in Toronto. Housing, healthcare, education etc. Long form pieces, features, and more Rolling call
⚡️($0.40 - $0.65 CAD per word) Broadview Magazine | Emma is always looking for pitches for their website. Short news stories, personal essays, opinion pieces, Q&A and more - all with a Canadian focus Guidelines here
⚡️($0.30 - $0.50 CAD per word) Advocate Printing | Trevor is looking for Canadian freelancers to support a few of their publications. All about things on the Atlantic coast, Saltscapes, East Cost Living, Our Children
⬇️ Regular opps ⬇️
($300+) Bustle | Hannah is looking for a few pitches: first-person stories about eating disorders, trans life, observing ramadan Guidelines here
($200 - $600) Eater Atlanta | Beth is always open for pitches about the food scene in Atlanta, foodie guides, feature stories etc. Pitch guidelines here
($100 - $500) LGNTQ Nation | They’re looking for queer-specific pitches. Black history month, international stories, inc. interviews and reported pieces. Deadline Feb 10
($90 - $350+) Guardian US | Brian is a new editor and is looking for stories on environmental justice. See thread for more details. Guideline here
($50 - $150) Hip Latina | Calling stories on Afro-latindad, coping with eating disorders, and being neurodiveregnt, all from a Latin perspective. Guidelines here
($1 per word) Rest of World | Vicki is looking for stories from a South Korean perspective. Looking for Longford pieces Guidelines here
($0.30 - $0.50 per word) Advocate Printing | Trevor is looking to grow his freelancer pool. Perfect for Canadians on the East Coast!
($0.25 - $0.15 per word) MCDM | Hannah is the managing editor and just clarified their rates - might be worth seeing if they’re open to pitches right now!
(£0.25 per word, estimate) The Lead UK | Call for culture pitches is open! Music reviews, theatre, books, and more. Covering a range of different themes for profiles, essays, interviews, and more. Pay estimate here
($0.08 per word) Static Media | Natasha is looking for writers to join their food brands, here’s the opp for their feature writers
2️⃣ Writing jobs
⚡️($50,000 - $54,000, Hybrid US) The Takeout | Lol look at this one! A staff writer to focus on grocery stories in a few key cities. Apply here
⚡️($50,000 - $54,000, Hybrid US) The Takeout | Another one from Takeout but focused on restaurants, where to eat, what to order, and more Apply here
⚡️(£27,000, Remote UK) Huck | Digital Editor to support the launch of their new website in Spring 2023. Responsible for commissioning and editing stories - all about having a positive impact on the world! More details here
⚡️(£26,000, Hybrid UK) Alliance NEws | Reporter to join their business news team to cover companies, economics, and global markets
⚡️($10,000) NY Amsterdam News | Applications for the 2023 Gun Violence Fellowship are open, from the Blacklight team. 3-month stint to focus on long form investigative reporting. Details and apply here Deadline Feb 17
⚡️(£135 per day, Remote UK) The Ferret | Business manager in a news publication. Great for someone who wants to be involved with journalism. Part-time for 3 days per week. Apply here Deadline Feb 19
⚡️($50 per piece) Medusa | Freelance writer to proofread and review articles. SEO experience preferred!
($125,000 - $175,000, Remote US) GIJN | Executive director for this awesome foundation, a global hub for investigative journalists. Apply here
($90,000 - $150,000, Remote US) Daily Dot | Executive editor will be running the editorial operations, managing their entire newsroom. Awesome opportunity for seasoned journos! Apply here
($73,000 - $101,000, Remote US) Atoms Magazine | Digital producer to support east coast hours, overseeing production of all their media assets online, including writing, photos, videos etc. Apply here
($61,000 - $80,000, Remote US) Industry Dive | Reporter for stories about hotel and hospitality. They’re launching a daily publication all about hotel reporting. Apply here
($64,000 - $80,000, Remote US) Blavity | Deputy editor for their home & texture column. Platform giving black millennials original content Apply here
($48,000 - $50,000, Remote US) Theatre Communications Group | Assistant editor to support their Book Program. Format, edit, fact-check manuscripts, and more. Details here
($45,000 - $62,000, Remote US) Atoms Magazine | Editorial assistant to join this non-profit biannual magazine and digital platform. Supporting all stages of production and publication. Supporting east coast hours. Apply here
(£250 - £350 per day, Remote, Part-time) Ocean Bottle | Freelance copywriter to support their marketing team for 2 days per week for 3 months
($34 - $39 per hour, Remote) Cella | Senior freelance copywriter to join their client in the hospitality industry. Will be responsible for managing multiple campaigns across clients
($30 - $35 per hour, Remote, Part-time) No Good | Freelance content writer to join a fast growing marketing agency. Great for someone with SEO experience. 15 hours per week
($21 per hour, Part-time, Remote) Static Media | Foodie writers! Natasha is also looking for news writers for their food brands
(Paid, Remote) Investopedia | Vinamrata is looking for freelance crypto news writers. Shoot her a message!
(Paid, Remote US) Chicago PBS | Meredith is looking for freelance foodie writers to write about the food scene in Chicago and the local history. Apply here
(Paid, Remote, Part-time) Monk’s Hill Ventures | Freelance writer/editor to join this venture capital firm. Responsible for researching and writingg for their strategic council
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