Happy Sunday to 6,108 motivated writers 👋🏼
How’s everyone doing? First off, I just want to say a big thank you to all the kind messages and birthday wishes last week. It means a lot 💌
Now, for on the opps side it feels like an okay-ish week..
Is it just me or it does feel like things are slowing a little? Esp. on the freelance side.
On an unrelated note, been a looooong week for me. I’m (finally) wrapping up my move into my new place this weekend.
It’s been a slog but we’re nearly there! Luckily I’m sticking in Austin for another year (I don’t think I could handle another big move any time soon 🙃)
BUT… I’ve still gotta get this newsletter out for you though 😊
I hope you all have an awesome week!!!
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So, what do we have this week?
2️⃣ 21 calls to pitch
3️⃣ 15 writing jobs
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1️⃣ Resource of the week
I came across this Twitter thread when looking for opps this week. It’s got a whole bunch of different tips and tricks that writers use to help them manage and organise their work.
There’s some predictable things (like using Notion… but there’s also some real wild stuff in there. Using a personal slack workspace (what!?)
I always love hearing about how others manage their workload as freelance writers.
Check it out here!
2️⃣ Calls to Pitch
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($1,500) Lonely Planet | Did somebody say dream opp?? Check out this beauty! Lonely planet are looking to expand their list of expert writers in the Middle East, especially Iran, Jordan, Oman, and more. Ideal for someone who lives there or has a lot of experience in the region Apply here
($500 CAD, estimate) Best Health Magazine | Ariel is looking for women’s health features, human interest stories, personal essays, and more. All about changes in health and healthcare. I think this is only for Canadians. Estimate here
($300 - $600) Motherboard | Janus is always looking for pitches about all thing tech and internet culture… and pays well! Pay here Guidelines here
($300, estimate) Non Profit Quarterly | NPQ is looking for pitches that will help expand our collective understanding of what’s needed to build a culture of healing Specific call here General guidelines here Estimate here
($250 - $750 CAD) TorontoVerse | Canadian journos? Stories about Toronto - one of my fav cities in the world. They’re looking for stories about the city or ideas of how they can use AI to create interactive article experiences. I have to say, I LOVE their interactive map-style website. It’s so original! Guidelines here
(£150, estimate) The Loadout | Jessica is looking for pitches about the new Counter-Strike 2 game. Guidelines here Deadline ASAP
($150) Sex Tech Guide | Ali is the editor and is looking for pitches about sex, tech, and more. Think reviews of toys, personal stories, and more. Rolling call
(£125) Fringe of Color | They’re looking for Black writers and writers of colour to join their response team, writing about film and performances for the 2023 festival. Guildeines here Deadline March 31
($125) SD Magazine | This is for web / blog submissions - Jackie is looking for pitches all about San Diego! Guidelines here Rolling call
($100 - $400) Ride Texas | Anothewr TX publication! This time it’s about riding motorcycles. Now that I think about it, there are a lot of bikers around Texas. They’re also open to stories in the region Guidelines here
($100 - $150) Autostraddle | Shelli is looking for Black Queer / Lesbian writers to write personal stories about money. See the thread for some examples Guidelines here
($75) Struggle Magazine | This quarterly print literary magazine is open for pitches for fiction, essays, poetry, drama, and criticism. No submission or reading fees. Deadline May 1
($0.50 per word) SD Magazine | This is for print submissions - Jackie is looking for pitches all about San Diego! Guidelines here Rolling call
($0.50 per word) Quartz | Gabriela is taking pitches for QZ at work. Trends in service stories, navigating the modern workplace, and more. Guidelines here
($0.20 per word) The Racket | Jay always looking for pitches about the St Paul, MN area. Guidelines here
($0.20 per word, estimate) The Big Issue | Paul is looking for stories for the Soar Away issue. Interesting shifts in Glasgow or London Estimate here
2️⃣ Writing jobs
($60,000 - $93,500, Remote CA) LA Times | Fidel is looking for reporters to join their Latino Initiative teams. Exploring the contours of Latinidad Apply here
($58,000+, Remote CO) 5280 Magazine | Senior editor to manage digital content and help grow the publication into new media and platforms. Underrepresented voices encouraged to apply Apply here
($50,000 - $60,000, Remote US) The Hill | Copy editor with headline and summary experience, an expert in AP style, and understands how to make the most of digital content
($1,250 per plan, Remote) Centro PR | Curriculum writer develop 10 lesson plans for high school students on LATINX contributions to the development of bilingual education in the US Apply here Deadline June 20
($650 per week, Remote US) The Hechinger Report | Summer reporting intern to cover inequality and innovation in education at this small independent newsroom. Apply here Deadline April 24
($37 - $41 per hour, Remote US) Aquent | Through an agency - Senior copywriter to support writing across a range of projects for their marketing comms
($22 per hour, Remote, US) Mother Jones | Editorial fellowship for there Ben Bagdikian program. It’s a crash course in investigative journalism.. would be an awesome opp for an early career journey! Apply here Deadline April 7
(£20 - $25 per hour, Remote WI) Wisconsin State Journal | Crime reporter to stay on top of breakinn news to be their first responder to stories developing in the area Apply here Deadline April 10
(£12 per hour, Remote) The Canary | Part-time staff writer to join this progressive indie media outlet. Reporting on all things UK and international politics
(Paid, Remote CAN) CDN Press News | Prairies bureau for the evening shit on reporting around the Alberta region in Canada. Open to a four-day week! Apply here Deadline March
(Paid, Remote) Sagacent Technologies | Freelance writer for their technology and cyber security content
(Paid, Remote) Super Summary | Literature study guide writer to contribute to their portfolio go guides on a freelance basis
(Paid, Remote) SEMRush | Freelance senior content writer for their organic search team, blogs and SEO-focused pieces
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