Happy Sunday to 6,648 motivated writers 👋🏼
How’s everyone doing? I’m super excited.
For the uninitiated, they look like what pops out if lobsters and cockroaches had a baby. Tastes a lot better than that sounds! We cook em in a spicy broth with sweetcorn and potatoes. Trust me, they're so good.. 🤤
You have to try it if you get down this way!
Anyway, that’s enough about my Sunday… I’m also super excited about these opps!
IDK what happened this week but you're in for a treat. We’ve got a bunch of high paying opps. Nearly all calls to pitch are $250+
Don't you just love to see it 🤑
Alright, let’s jump in!! ⬇️⬇️
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So, what do we have this week?
2️⃣ 27 calls to pitch, 13 early access for TWJN Pro ⚡️
3️⃣ 16 writing jobs
Let’s get to it! ⬇️ ⬇️
1️⃣ Resource of the week
This one is cool.
Copywriter Exchange group of content marketing pros who want to use their diverse talents and backgrounds to help bring copywriters together and share the resources they need to step up their game.
I love online communities. The support and accountability are soooo useful, especially when we’re all remote now!
Plus, they’ve got a bunch of free resources for TWJN subs:
1/ The Exchange. A slack community of copywriters around the globe 🌎 to help you connect, learn, and grow as a copywriter.
2/ Copywriting Resources and Templates. Each week, Copywriter Exchange shares blogs, resources, and templates to help make your job easier. This was one of my fav blogs What Mad Men Got Right (or Wrong) about Copywriting (big Mad Men fan!)
3/ Webinars and Courses. Copywriting Exchange also hosts webinars each quarter with freelancing and copywriting pros and gives you access to discounts on copywriting courses to help you up your game.
4/ Jobs and Gigs. You also get a free profile in their ‘talent collective’… they give you access to open jobs and opps.
If you want to level up your copywriting, check it out here.. it’s free!
2️⃣ Calls to Pitch
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⚡️(£800) Vittles | I’ve always got a soft spot for supporting a good newsletter! 😉 Season 7 for their newsletter will focus on Food and Food Policy. How does policy affect the way we each and what does it mean for us, our health, and communities. Guidelines here
⚡️($500 - $2,500) Jersey Vindicator | Krystal is looking for investigative pieces about NJ and the NJ area for this new publication. She’s working on a statewide nonprofit news organisation that focuses on solutions journalism
⚡️($400) The Body | This healthcare publication focused on HIV and the HIV workforce has just increased their freelancer rates from $300 - $400 - check em out! Example stories here
⚡️($300 - $500) Gender IT | They’re commissioning articles from the MENA region for their upcoming edition on the theme of ‘Algorithmic Futures and Feminist Anxieties’ Guidelines here Deadline May 14
⚡️($200) Metropole | UHA is highlighting their digital humanities initiatives. They’re looking for Q&A posts about their digital projects. More info here
⚡️($150 - $500+) Inverse | Big blockbuster movie pitches for their summer! Stories like ‘Is Mission Impossible the last big movie franchise?’… Get your film pitches in! Guidelines here Rates here
⚡️($150 - $300) Apartment Advisor | Lilly is looking for Boston-based and Boston-related stories for their blog. Features, Q&As, personal essays, and more Guidelines here
⚡️($75 - $300) Pulitzer Center | One for all the young budding poets! A competition for K-12 students around the world. Multiple award for different places Submit here
⚡️($1.50 per word) Hechinger Report | They’re looking at expanding their freelancer pool of journalists who can investigate big stories in the education space. They also will cover expenses! Guidelines here
⚡️($0.50 per word) Trails Magazine | Ryan is looking for a few features for Issue 3 and getting a head start on issue 4. This is an awesome outdoors-y focused publication. Guidelines here Deadline ASAP
⚡️($0.33 per word) Seattle Times | Pride month stories! 🌈 Ideally from the greater Seattle or WA area but not a deal breaker. Typically $200 - $500 per piece. Guidelines here
⚡️($0.10 - $0.25, estimate) Maisonneuve Magazine | They’re open for their Fall 2023 issue - and are open to anything! Guidelines here, rates estimate here
($2,000) The Dead Podcast | Horror writers! 👻 Check this out.. a scary fiction podcast script, 90 - 180 pages. Guidelines here Deadline May 19.
($1,200 - $2,000) National Geographic | Japan-o-philes! Starlight is looking for travel writers with experience in the region for a special, hyper focused project Very old guidelines here
($1,000) Narratively | Farah is editing and has outlined *exactly* how to pitch her. This publication tells original and ‘untold’ human stories. Guidelines with examples here
($500, estimate) Esquire | Sirena is looking for pitches to help cover AAPI Heritage Month, especially from AAPI identifying writers. Culture, film/tv reviews, representation, politics… and everything else! Estimate from prev call here
($375) In These Times | Pitches are open for their August issue, all about Socialism. Essays, short stories, poetry, and more. Guidelines here Deadline May 21
($325) Maple Onion | Davide is looking for a freelancer to write a response to an article from the National Post about drug policy and legislation in the US Guidelines here Pretty timely so pitch ASAP!
($300 - $500) Non Profit Quarterly | Iris is looking fort science-grounded stories or short stories all focused on their Climate Justice issue print magazine. Guidelines here. Deadline June 30
($300 - $500) Feeld | This is a dating app ‘for the curious’. 😉 They want stories from people who use their app or about dating, more generally. Guidelines here Read more about them here
($300 - $400) The Betches | Katie’s looking for some book worms - I know there’s a bunch here - for a breakdown of their summer recco’s Read about them here
($300 - $400) Daily Dot | Tiffany is looking for regular freelancers for their Culture column. All things internet culture, memes, and entertainment. Another great example of super specific guidelines here Rolling call
($50) Fiidh Publishing | Zoe is putting together a new anthology and is looking for pitches. Essays, short stories, poetry, and more. Deadline August 31. More info here
(£0.30 per word, estimate) British GQ | Daphne is looking for pitches about home, interior design, kitchen etc… I used to LOVE reading British GQ when I was a kid sat at the barber’s 😊 Estimate here
2️⃣ Writing jobs
⚡️($60,000 - $70,000, Remote WI) Wisconsin Watch | Investigative state government reporter. Position will aim to uncover the impacts of local legislation and policies on the lives in the state. I hear there’s great cheese there. Can anyone confirm?! Apply here
⚡️($1,923 per week, Remote US) The New Republic | Temporary, full-time editor to oversee their Apocalypse Soon vertical dedicated to climate change, environment, and public health. Apply here
⚡️(Paid, Remote) Football Nerd | Script writer to join their Football YouTube channel. More info and apply here
⚡️(Paid, Remote) Uncommon Marketing Works | Olivia is looking for a freelance copywriter with experience in tech and software to put out long-form and shorter organic media
⚡️(Paid, Remote) Christians Against Poverty | Claire is looking for a few experienced freelance copywriters who can support individual projects and can speak to a Christian audience
($110,000 - $130,000, Remote US) Guardian US | Full time editor to head their lifestyle coverage, bursting with ideas and freelance contacts. Apply here
($76,500 - $105,000, Remote US) New York Times, Wire Cutter | Full-time senior staff writer focused on software. Testing things like VPNs, password managers, 2FA apps, and more Apply here
($50,000, Remote US) Modern Farmer | Full-time staff writer to raise awareness about the intersection of food and agriculture in the US. Noble mission! Apply here Deadline May 15
(£3,000, Remote UK) Love Camden | They’re hiring a freelance copywriter to help diversify the public realm and make Camden a more diverse borough in London. I used to love spending an afternoon in Camden when I lived in London. Deadline May 24
(£300 - £350 per day, Remote) Alevio | This consulting firm is looking for a technical writer to support their client, a commercial bank, to document their product and solutions
($30 - $40 per hour, Remote US) Frame | They’re looking for a part-time managing editor to commission, edit, and publish pieces for their two core verticals, Undercovered and Flashpoint
(Paid, Remote) Mnemonic | Freelance content writer to support this crypto and web3 app. Will be a part-time opp
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