8 Websites that pay for your writing skills

Have you ever thought about being paid to travel? Well, this week offers writers one such opportunity! Here are 8 Websites that pay for your writing skills, but there are about 18 different paths to choose from! Enjoy and good luck!

8 Websites that pay

1 Big Grey Horse

They are a travel and destination website that accepts articles and reviews of Texas’ hotels, restaurants, and tourism in general. Posts up to 1,000 words and payment is up to $200 per post and include your photos. They prefer pitches as opposed to assignments. Read More. 

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2 Black Hair Media

They are wanting articles regarding hair and beauty articles, specifically regarding women of color. What is great here is they welcome you to submit as many articles as possible, and will give you links back to your site. Payment per post is between $25 and $45 via PayPal. [expired]

3 Great Escape Publishing

This incredible site focuses on content that teaches people how to get paid to travel through means of among other ideas, photography or writing . Payment is up to $200 per post with specific advice about earning while traveling. Read More.

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4 Lab Mice

Lab Mice is a free research site for IT professionals, and they have some great benefits in store for their writers. They are looking for  best practices, field notes, guidelines, how-to’s, lessons learned, technical explanations, white papers, written material, etc. about almost any It topic. They want “real world” documents, and not things that are easily found in any textbooks. Minimum word count is 1,000 for which they pay $0.25 per word. Read More.

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5 Transitions Abroad

Transitions Abroad has long been known as a trailblazing publication. They aim to create inspirational yet practical planning guides for cultural immersion travel, work, study, living, volunteering abroad and much more. Read More

Current Submission Needs
  • Working abroad: Teaching English abroad, internships, volunteering, short-term jobs, and international career.
  • Living abroad and long-term travel.
  • Studying and student travel abroad: Includes teen, college and post-graduate, language learning vacations, and adulteducational travel overseas.
  • Cultural travel: As described in the Travel Writer’s Guidelines below. We seek travel submissions that cover slow immersion travel, independent travel, budget travel, adventure travel, long-term travel, responsible/conscious, and other forms of educational travel as well as other types of travel that are in separate sections only for the sake of emphasis. See our featured articles to see our editorial bent in action.
  • Culinary Travel: Illustrated articles on cooking, markets, and culinary travel abroad. We are big advocates of the Slow Food movement and other local food/farm to table cooking, but are also interested in articles on the best local foods at all prices overseas.
  • Articles on internships, work, study, travel, and living in China and Southeast Asia.

Please see the writer’s guidelines for each section below for more information.

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6 Viator Travel Blog

Join their Writers database and fill in your geographic area of ability, they will then send you assignments that suit your qualifications. Payment is up to  $150. Read More.

7 Young and Global

Young and Global targets American youth, although they accept submissions from authors of any age and background.

Their main content pertains to:

  • Studying Abroad
  • Hosting an International Student
  • Traveling to Another Country
  • Foreign Language Immersion Camp
  • Studying / Speaking a Foreign Language
  • Living Overseas as an Expatriate
  • Studying in an International School / For an IB Diploma
  • Volunteering for a Global Service Project [expired]

8 Web Loggerz

They are wanting your pitches for WordPress related articles. Articles are over 1,200 words for which you receive up to $100. Read More. 

9 The Write Styles

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Wishing you a great week ahead with these 8 Websites that pay for your writing skills! Do feel free to contact me with your ideas, or to give feedback on any of the jobs that may have worked out well for you!

Blessed Be,

Sancheo

 

7 Paying Ideas to Showcase your Writing Skills

Earn up to $400 per article in this weeks 7 Paying Ideas to Showcase your Writing Skills! Be sure to check out the Penguin House Roll of Thunder contest!

7 Paying Ideas to Showcase your Writing Skills

#1 Backcountry Magazine

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Backcountry Magazine welcomes queries and speculative submissions for all editorial departments but will take no responsibility for them.

Send us researched, original ideas with a strong backcountry hook, from current events to prolific characters to unique destinations. We are always looking for Feature ideas, as well as Destination stories for our Route Finding Department.

  • Payment: $0.35 per word.
  • Photographs paid according to placement up to $400. Read More.

#2 Bead&Button

As the complete beading resource, Bead&Button magazine publishes innovative and imaginative projects that challenge and inspire readers to learn, grow and excel. As helpful partners in beading, Bead&Button’s editors fully test projects for clarity and dependability so that readers can master  the skills needed to create beautiful, wearable projects. Read More.


#3 Outdoor Canada

As Canada’s authoritative outdoor magazine, we expect our outdoor writers experts in their fields. All features must provide the latest, most reliable information; they must also be well-researched and original. Most articles run from 1,500 to 2,500 words, while shorter pieces can run from 100 to 700 words.

Payment:  from $100 for short articles to $400 and up for features. Read More.

#4 Parabola

We look for lively, penetrating material unencumbered by jargon or academic argument. We prefer well-researched, objective, and grounded unsentimental pieces in one or more religious or cultural tradition; articles that focus on dreams, visions, or other very personal experiences are unlikely accepted. Direct all articles related toward the theme of an issue.

Poetry, short fiction, and tangents are all accepted.

  • Article payment generally ranges from $150 to $400.
  • The payment for epicycles and book reviews is $75. Read More.

#5 Range Report

National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) publishes The Range Report. Its intent is to offer information that will help shooting range owners, operators and officers manage ranges in a professional, environmentally sound and economical way while providing their shooters with the best experience.

  • Payment: up to $500.
  • Payment for photographs: $50 to $100, depending on size. Read More.
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#6 Roll Of Thunder Publishing Contest

Penguin Young Readers celebrates this momentous publication by launching a début children’s fiction contest to find talented, ethnically diverse authors writing for readers ages 8-14. Submit your manuscript for a book about diversity for ages 8-14 and you could receive a publishing contract from Penguin Random House LLC!

Payment: up to $400 for full-length features. [Expired]

#7 Traditional Bowhunter

Our hunting stories generally emphasize do-it-yourself, unguided hunts except in circumstances in which a guide is legally required.

  • Payment for unsolicited short features ranges from $150 to $250. Payment for assigned columns is $300. Payment for features is $300 to $400. Cover images pay $400.
  • Book reviews pay $75 for 600 to 800 words in length.
  • Short features up to 1500 words are also accepted for online publication on our website. payment is $50 for text and photographs. Read More.

Trusting these 7 Paying Ideas to Showcase your Writing Skills will inspire you to keep on writing. Do contact me if there is anything further I could assist you with. Remember to check out Guest Blog For Us if you have a story you would wish to showcase here at The Write Styles.

Blessed Be,

Sancheo.

 

13 Popular websites for freelance writing jobs.

As a freelance writer, the ideal is to have people find you to do work, but what about those quiet periods? Or perhaps you are facing writers’ block and need some ideas to get you going. These 13 popular websites for freelance writing jobs may just be what you’re looking for.

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#1 AGNI

AGNI regularly features emerging writers and is known for publishing many great writers early in their careers. The print magazine appears twice annually, however their website grows bi-weekly postings of online-only essays, fiction, interviews, poetry and reviews. Their payments range up to $300 as they believe in paying writers well!

#2 Boulevard

Boulevard’s interest lies in publishing the finest of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction written by unpublished or less experienced writers showing exceptional promise. If you believe you show these traits then submit works of up to 8,000 words.

#3 Elance

Elance has made it really simple to join their platform. One simply needs a computer, internet, and skills, then your freelance profile does the rest to showcase you as a professional. You can also take their tests and display your results as proof of your abilities. Furthermore they have a freelancer manual for you to download as a guide to success.

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#4 Freelancer

Freelancer offers writers the opportunity to translate  or write articles, or write content writing. However, their site is not limited to writing, one can also do Data Entry, Design, Mobile,  Websites and IT, or even find local jobs. Their site is most diverse.  They do have over 19 Million registered users and almost 9 Million jobs now posted. Read More

#5 Guru

Guru allows you to search for over 5,600 jobs in any category. They especially cater for the IT, Web, Design, Writing and Sales. Although they do also offer Engineering, Management and Legal side too. They do offer you a means to showcase previous work to back up any proposals.

#6 Helium Network

Helium offers varied freelance work for professional writers, ranging from articles, blog content, to custom content, to managing solutions and overseeing entire editorial processes.

#7 Home Jobs Directory [expired]

Home Jobs Directory is a simple method on how to work from home, for a real and immediate cash return, every single day. With them you can choose from Pre-Screened Online Jobs ranging from article writing, Admin Work, Clerical Work and Proof Reading to Transcribing, Graphic Design, Web Design and more.

13 Most popular websites for freelance writing jobs - The Write Styles#8 Onlineflexjob

Onlineflexjob.com creates online flex jobs for people looking for a solid flexible career. Complete a short application to match you with companies looking for processors that fit your profile. This is an equal opportunity offer with no discrimination in regards to age, race, sex, education, employment history and references are not necessary. Everybody has an equal opportunity of processing offers for their company.

#9 Real Writing Jobs [expired]

Real Writing Jobs offers users assistance finding paying writing jobs so they can work from home, set their own hours, work directly online, and earn an excellent income. They will pay you to write articles and stories, help you to improve books and movie scripts, and they give you can create content for thousands of blogs while receiving your cash the same day!

#10 The New Yorker

The New Yorker accepts short fiction, even welcomes humorous short fiction  for their ‘Shouts & Murmurs’ Section. They accept poetry submissions as well as cartoons too. Popular belief is that The New Yorker is not the easiest to have your article published, but it is well possible, and it will most definitely give your portfolio a cutting-edge of note! So good luck with this one 😉

#11 Threepenny Review

Threepenny Review is a quarterly magazine interested in  your article, poem, or story of up to 4,000 words. They also have a more humorous ‘Table Talk’ piece regarding Art, Literature, Memoir or Theatre to submit articles under 1,000 words. Payment averages between $200 – $400 per submission.

#12 Treehouse

Treehouse has a diverse range of topics, but give preference to design, freelancing and productivity. Democratization of technical education is their main impact. Their students learn at their own pace and become job ready within months.

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#13 WorkListing [expired]

WorkListing.org offers users easy, independent work, the scheduling is flexible and requires no experience. Albeit this is a popular site for work, personally I would feel this is more of an extra-income filler job than an income. 

May these 13 popular websites for freelance writing jobs really come in useful and grant you some financial freedom too. Wishing you all the best with your writing career.

Blessed Be and Keep on Writing!

Sancheo

Perks of being your own boss.

Perks of being your own boss… by Chrissi Maria.

South African, Chrissi Maria, spends most of her days as a ghostwriter, copy-writer, researching and writing magazine articles, compiling scripts, or marketing. Chrissi is a most passionate teller of people’s stories, but today she shares her own story of her success and inspiration with you. I trust that Chrissi’s perks of being your own boss will inspire and motivate you!

Perks of being your own boss… by Chrissi Maria.

Yes, there are perks to being your own boss, but if you are expecting to read an upbeat, being my own boss is ever-so-awesome piece of prose, you will need to look elsewhere for an over-zealous self-help source on earning a quick and easy buck as a free agent.

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7 Sites in Need of Writers

8 Opportunities from 7 Sites in Need of Writers.

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This week brings 8 great new opportunities from 7 sites in need of writers. As per the norm, the jobs are extremely diverse ranging from Cracked, the site which guarantees to pay you to write about anything, to among others, transcribing documents for the Police!

#1 Belt Magazine

The Belt Magazine accepts Rust Belt related pitches for articles, commentaries, features, and first-person essays. They pay all writers. Pitches and email submissions to Editor-in-Chief Martha Bayne at [email protected] They do also publish essay anthologies; see Belt Publishing for current calls for contributors. Read More.

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#2 Cracked

‘We Want to Pay You to Write for Us’ They will pay you to write articles for them even if you have never written anything for anybody before. All you have to do is reply to their threads as there are no requirements or fees or anything else, ever. Read More.

Payments Via PayPal:

  • Full-length feature articles are $100 – $200
  • Quick fixes pay $50 Read More.

Microsoft Store 7 Sites in Need of Writerse-Commerce Insiders

e-Commerce Insiders writers are e-commerce subject matter experts. As providers to the online retail industry or retailers themselves, their direct experience shapes their perspective. Their writers contribute articles adhering to the following guidelines:

1. Retail-Focused

Angle content toward online retailers and fit into one categories/subcategories in their site navigation menu. If you feel there’s a category they are missing, they welcome you to contact them to suggest another.

2. Commentary or Educational

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Content should either be educational with “how to” tips and tactics, or commentary on industry news or trends. They tolerate no explicit sales and marketing persuasion for your business in the article itself. E-commerce Insiders reserve the right to edit content and remove any promotional links before publication.

Every writer is given an “author box” which displays at the article conclusion. Permitted links in this section typically includes content such as your bio, company background, and a single offer.

Payment:

$75 for every article from 400-600 words
$125 for every article >600 words
$150 for every article 600+ words. Read More.

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      Freelancer needed to transcribe audio content of police and law related matters such as criminal investigations. Requires earlier experience with verbatim and multi-speaker transcription. This is a part-time or full-time opportunity to work from home. Read More

  • A telecommuting position needs a Digital Marketing Specialist. Will plan and execute SEO research, create and implement email marketing campaigns, manage marketing website updates, optimize website content, and other tasks. Read More

Redblock/Webez (South Africa)

South African Based Only - 7 Sites in Need of WritersWebez is requiring a Freelance Web Designer to service their customers in the Pretoria Monlopark area twice a week. Read More.

Interested parties are to [email protected] or contact him at 083 9407090. Read More.

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The Salonniere

The Salonniere is an award-winning site to entertain celebrities, chefs, fashion and interior designers, style icons and of course, members of media among other influencers. They are looking for writers to deliver sophisticated articles between 250 and 500 words relating to your entertaining product or service. Email [email protected] with “Freelance Writer” in subject line. [expired]Microsoft - 7 Sites in Need of Writers

UX Booth

UX Booth articles are between 1200-1800 words long and from a 3rd person point of view as much as possible.  Narratives you tell about your own experience are in the 1st person, however they avoid the use of second person. Submit original drafts to UX Booth  – they may not have been previously published elsewhere.
Payment: $100 Read More.

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Trusting that 7 Sites in Need of Writers will keep you busy until our next post! As always, wishing you the very best with your writing career. If you do enjoy what you find here, please do consider buying a cuppa tea, it would be most appreciated 🙂

Blessed Be and Keep on Writing!

Sancheo

 

14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers.

This Week’s 14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers

Having published Piotr Mierzejewski and Michele Barrow-Belisle’s articles this month, readers have been inundating The Write Styles   asking where they too can have their short stories published. I did some digging around and came up with 14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers to add to my previous publishing post.

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#1 Apex Magazine

Apex Magazine publishes Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction.  Visit their website to get a gist of the types of stories that they accept for publication.

Payment: $0.06  a word up to 7,500, plus an extra one cent per word per podcast. Read More.

#2 Asimov’s

Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine is looking for “character oriented” stories, where the characters, rather than the science, provide the main focus for the reader’s interest.  Sci-Fi dominates the fiction published in Asimov’s, but they do also publish borderline fantasy, slipstream, and surreal fiction.

Payment:

  • 8-10 cents per word for short stories up to 7,500 words,
  • 8 cents for each word over 7,500.
  • Asimov’s seldom purchases stories shorter than 1,000 words or longer than 20,000 words, and don’t serialize novels.
  • They pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines. Read More.
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#3 Cicada Magazine

CICADA is a YA lit/comics magazine fascinated with the lyric and strange and committed to work that speaks to teens’ truths. We publish poetry, realistic and genre fiction, essay, and comics by adults and teens. (We are also inordinately fond of Viking jokes.) Their readers are smart and curious; they do invite submissions but they are not required to engage young adult themes. CICADA does not distribute theme lists for upcoming issues.
Especially welcome are works by people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQAI+ folks, gender-queer folks, and other marginalized people. Not welcome: cultural appropriation. Read More

*Cicada is now running a contest.

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What gear gets you through the day? Unpack your backpack, your purse, your fanny pack: in art, photography, or poetic ode, count the items you’ve got on you at this very moment. Deadline: May 31, 2016. Read More

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#4 Clarkesworld Magazine

Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles and audio fiction. Monthly publications available on their website for purchase in e-book format and via electronic subscription.

Clarkesworld Magazine is currently open for art, non-fiction and short story submissions consisting of 1,000 – 16,000 words.

Payment: $0.10 per word for the first 5,000 words, $0.08 per word afterwards. Read More.

#5 Fantasy & Science Fiction

Sony Creative Software Inc. 14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers at The Write Styles.Fantasy & Science Fiction has no set formulas, they look for  stories that appeal fantasy and science fiction readers.  They do expect the sci-fi element present, however subtle as they have a lot of fantasy, but never enough humor or sci-fi.

Furthermore, only send full manuscripts up to 25,000 words as they do not accept queries, and make a point of reading their magazine before submitting.

Payment is 7 – 12 cents per word on acceptance. Read More.

#6 Harper’s Magazine.

Writers wishing to submit nonfiction to Harper’s Magazine may send queries via snail-mail, accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The magazine will neither consider nor return unsolicited nonfiction manuscripts.

Artists, illustrators, and photographers may send material in any format. Read More.

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#7 HeroesandHeartbreakers.com

HeroesandHeartbreakers.com welcome original romance stories in all sub-genres (erotica, contemporary, paranormal/urban fantasy, women’s fiction/chick lit, historical, romantic suspense, etc).
They require short stories (15k – 30k words) as well as novellas (30k – 50k words) and category-length works (up to 60k). They will consider Novellas and category-length romances for publication as serials.

Payment: $1,000 to $2,000 advance (length dependent) against 25% Royalty. Read More

#8 Inter Galactic Medicine Show

Intergalactic Medicine Show are looking for fantasy and science fiction stories modeled around a PG-13 that are up to 17,500 words. They are wanting well-developed milieu and believable, engaging characters. They are also requiring clear, unaffected writing. Asimov, Niven, Tolkien, Yolen, and Hobb are better literary exemplars than James Joyce.

Payment: 6 US cents per word. Read More

#9 Inter Galactic Medicine Show are also in need of Artists

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All illustrations and artwork in Inter Galactic Medicine Show are by assignment.  For consideration of art assignments, send samples of your work. (higher rates for professionals) Read More

#10 Lightspeed Magazine.

They are now closed for unsolicited submission, but will open during 2016. Normally they would accept stories between 1,500 and 10,000 words of original science fiction and fantasy novels.

Payment is 8 US cents per word. They do also accept reprints at 2 US cents per word. Read More.

#11 One Story

Submission period September 1st – May 31st.

One Story is seeking literary fiction. They do only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words of any style and on any subject as long as they are good. They are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and that are strong enough to stand alone.

Payment: $500 and 25 contributors copies. Read More.

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#12 Strange Horizons

They want fiction with a speculative element up to 10,000 words, with preference of under 5,000 words. They are not a horror market.

Payment: 8 US cents per word. (minimum payment of $60) via PayPal or check. Read More.

#13 The Sun

The Sun publishes essays,fiction, interviews, and poetry. They favor personal writing, but are also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. Actually, The Sun seems open to just about anything. In fact they actually invite you to surprise them, as not even they know what they like until they have read it.
Payment:

  • from $300 to $2,000 for essays and interviews,
  • $300 to $1,500 for fiction,
  • $100 to $200 for poetry.

Please do not send simultaneous submissions. Read More

#14 Uncanny

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This is an online Fantasy and Sci-Fi magazine publishing fiction and poetry, as well as nonfiction, 750 – 6,000 words, from writers of every conceivable background. They are seeking intricate, experimental stories and poems with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs. Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel.

Payment: $0.08 per word. Read More.

Well, that concludes your 14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers, I trust this list will assist you. Do feel free to contact me if you wish to add to the list, or leave your additions in the comment section.

Blessed Be and Keep on Writing!

Sancheo