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Reuniting with the Magical Bestselling Author Michele Barrow-Belisle

Hello everyone, today we are Reuniting with the Magical Bestselling author Michele Barrow-Belisle! Michele, thank you for this wonderful opportunity and welcome back to The Write Styles! 🙂The Write Styles

Reuniting with the Magical Bestselling Author Michele Barrow-Belisle

TWS: Since your previous interview,  I have been following your success stories. One headline really needs to be addressed, your book Fire and Ice is becoming a movie! We at The Write Styles congratulate you on this remarkable achievement, congratulations! Please, can you update our readers on what they can now expect from Fire and Ice? And of course, how you feel about this dream come true?

Michele: Hi Julia, thank you so much for your good wishes, and for the opportunity to share more of my story! It’s been a fascinating journey so far…the movie deal is the cherry on a really yummy sundae. I don’t have many details that I’m permitted to share about the movie at this point. I can say it’s a lengthy process, and things are moving forward, which is exciting. It’s been fun to hear details about the budget they’ve set for the film, and brainstorming directors, screenwriters, and cast, as well as discussing potential filming locations.

I’ve been granted a rare behind the scenes access to the much of the process, for which I’m extremely grateful and excited. It’s like getting a personal tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, lol. I’m loving every minute. I can share that the film production company has optioned the first book, and has intentions of producing films for every book in the series. And speaking to that, as you may know, the Faerie Song series was originally intended to be a trilogy. But it very quickly became apparent to me that three books weren’t going to be enough to tell the story I wanted to tell. Or the story the characters wanted told. (they can be rather demanding, lol) So now it’s called the Faerie Song Saga, and it will include a minimum of six books in the series. And potentially, four films.

TWS: What inspired fire and ice?

Michele: I guess it’s deeply rooted in my love of all things fantasy. That combined with an interest in magic and faerie lore. When I first started writing Fire and Ice, it was with the intention of writing for a younger age group. I wrote the first draft and then set it aside, not sure what was missing, but certain it lacked something fundamental.

Subsequently, I finished the first draft around the time the Twilight books had come out. It pretty opened the door wide open for the “YA (young adult) and teen/adult genre crossover. Suddenly I knew what needed to change. I went back and revise the entire story, aging up the characters to fit the YA genre and adding in a stronger romance element.

From there it took on a life of its own. It makes me laugh when I look back. At the time I only planned to write this one book and nothing else. Now, I can’t seem to stop writing, lol. I’m addicted!

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TWS: How long did it take you to write your books and where did you find the time to write?

Michele: Fire and Ice took the longest. Technically it was a six-year process when you combine the time I started it, the years I set it aside and the time I rewrote the final draft. The rest of my books, fortunately, haven’t taken anywhere near as long. I can write a first draft in about 4 or 5 months.

Drafting goes fairly quickly. It’s the editing and rewrites that take the most time. And since most of my books are on the longer side, I typically release a book a year. My readers and fans especially wish I could write faster, and so do I, but I struggle with maintaining quality while writing quickly. I’m getting a little quicker though.

For me, finding the time to write is like finding the time to eat. When its something you have to do (because it feeds your soul) you automatically make the time. There are some days when I don’t write at all, and others, I’ll write for ten hours at a time or more. It varies, and I try not to get too caught up in structuring time for my writing If it doesn’t happen one day for some reason or another—because of you know…life—I know that if I just wait it out I’ll get back into it again.

I think a big part of that is giving yourself permission to devote the time and letting whatever amount of time you can commit to, be okay. If I write for five minutes, that counts. If I write for an hour that counts. And if I write for twelve hours, that counts too.

Every word on the page adds to your total word count, so they matter. Of course, I’m partial to the days when I can write uninterrupted for hours on end, but that’s certainly not an everyday occurrence.

Reuniting with the Magical Bestselling Author Michele Barrow-Belisle

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TWS: Michele, it is very easy to lose one’s passion once success is achieved. What has kept your passion of writing alive? 

Michele: That’s an interesting question. I think for most creative people, they don’t lose their passion, they just channel it in a different direction. My writing is kept alive, because it really has a life of its own. I adore stories and have been making them up in my head for as long as I can remember.

When I’m standing in line at the grocery store, or people-watching at the mall, I’m drafting mini scenes in my head. Making up explanations for why that guy said what he did to the girl next to him, what might have come before and what could possibly come after.

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So, part of the passion that fuels me, is that there’s literally no end to the possibilities. It became a little more challenging after I was first published. Before that, my writing was just for me. I always intended to share it with the world, but there’s nothing at stake really when you’re writing just for you.

It took some course-correcting to get used to the idea that I was writing for the world. And what I had to and still have to hold on to, is knowing that even though my work is being seen and judged, I’m still just writing for myself. I write what I love to read, what entertains me, and I write the stories the characters want told.

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The Faerie Song Saga
TWS: Did you ever have those days of writer’s block? What did you do to overcome those days?

Michele: I’m not sure that I have actually. Somedays I don’t know what to write, and it’s during those times that I’ll jump to another story or start something new entirely. But I’ve never experienced a block. There are just so many ways to overcome not know what to write.

Another great cure for writer’s block is reading. Without fail, diving into a fabulous novel inevitably leaves me itching to start writing again. Or playing the just imagine. Imagine if your character had only three days to live. What would they do? How would they react. It doesn’t matter if that’s part of the plot or not, it just helps to get the creative juices flowing again. And sometimes taking a break entirely for a few days is what’s needed.

I do that from time to time, and I never label it as being “blocked.” It’s just a change. I’ll binge watch some Netflix or go to the theater to see a movie…two things I love but don’t have much time for. Again, it’s more about giving yourself permission, and not getting caught in the cycle of frustration of not being able to come up with anything to write.

Letting go and relaxing is often the best cure. Just not for too long. Take a break, then dive back in. It’s not always easy, and yes, writing can be hard. Publishing…even harder sometimes. But it’s so rewarding to push through the tough parts and come out victoriously on the other side. Passion and tenacity definitely help.

Reuniting With the Magical Bestselling Author Michele Barrow-Belisle
TWS: Can we expect another book?

Michele: Definitely! I’m addicted, remember, lol. I actually have a new release that came out at the end of February. Melt is the fourth book in the Faerie Song Saga. The reading order is Fire And Ice, Bittersweet, Freeze, Melt, Burn, and Darkest Light. The last two are on the coming soon list. And, you’re the first one to hear this, but there will be a Faerie Song nomenclature/compendium, with illustrations, and additional stories and lore from the Nevermore. No idea when it will be finished, but it’s in the works.

Additionally, I’m working on an entirely new series with witches, called Written In Red. Also a standalone novel, a reverse fairytale retelling of Cinderella set in a post-apocalyptic world, called Cinder And Ash. And lastly, I’m working on the second book in my children’s picture book series, Pirate Wishes 1-2-3. The first one, Fairy Wishes 1-2-3 (if I Could Be you and You Could Be Me) was released last year.

That pretty much sums up what’s on my plate at the moment, but you never know when that might change, lol. Honestly, I’m just following my muse and seeing what unfolds.

Thank you so much, Julia, for inviting me to share my writing journey, it’s been a pleasure!

Michele Barrow-Belisle

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Thank you for your time Michele!

If you missed last weeks article, don’t forget to go check out 16 Amazing New Work From Home Writing Jobs!

Blessed Be,

Julia xx

Six companies offering remote writing jobs

Six companies offering remote writing jobs

Before we start with the big six companies offering remote writing jobs, I must bring this added competition to you. TCK Publishing is currently running its READER’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 competition.

TCK Publishing is recognizing indie, self-published, and traditionally published authors and they’re inviting all of you to join this year’s Readers Choice Book Awards contest.

Get connected with your fans and ask them for their support by voting for you to boost your chances of winning! Self-published and indie authors may submit one book in any of the given categories for FREE. Read More.

Six companies offering remote writing jobs

Six companies offering remote writing jobs

1. Kurani

Freelance Writer

Kurani is a socially conscious architecture firm that designs spaces to improve human life. Our current work asks: Can we help more people access quality education by making more places conducive to learning? We partner with schools, institutions, and leading companies to design learning spaces that increase opportunities for children and adults around the globe.

We are looking for freelance (remote) Architects, Interior Designers, Researchers, Media Relations Associate, and Journalists. All positions are for freelance and available immediately.

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2. The Marketing Blender

Copywriter/Creative Director

If you seek to do brilliant, fun, meaningful work with an amazing team, inside a company that is changing the traditional agency model with unparalleled work-life balance, we need to talk. We are looking for a proven, conceptual copywriter with Creative Director abilities. You will concept, write, review, and hone the words that transform the growth of B2B companies.

We want someone who is passionate about their craft, endlessly curious, and dedicated to developing their mastery.

Provide strategic and creative direction for all creative work.
Collaborate with team to concept and execute creative deliverables.
Oversee implementation of Blender philosophy in creative work.
Concept and craft the messaging strategy for clients.
Act as brand steward for our clients.
Write headlines, taglines, creative rationale, emails, articles, web copy, collateral copy and a wide range of copy needs for clients and Blender.
Participate in client discovery, strategy, and planning sessions to map out recommendations and identify assets needed to spur growth.

Finally, our creative team works remotely. So get ready to kiss the commute and the physical office goodbye. We offer an unmatched level of work-life balance, respect, and opportunity, but we are a young company in our fourth year of growth, so you must come ready to wear many hats, be flexible, dedicated on a level that you know how to be completely accountable, and willing to deliver your best without excuses.


If so, please submit your resume and include a cover letter letting us know why we are going to love you and why you want this job, along with a few samples of your best work.

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3. One Call

Proposal Writer

The proposal writer produces professionally written proposal content that clearly articulates One Call’s value proposition and works collaboratively as part of enterprise proposal team and with a range of corporate employees, consultants, and partner companies. The successful candidate must be willing to learn and implement best practices with respect to proposal content development processes for a variety of markets including commercial customers, the federal government, municipalities, and schools. The proposal writer reports to the director of enterprise proposal services.


Lead storyboard sessions with bid/proposal team members and key stakeholders.
Proactively develop and manage a network of subject matter experts.
Assist the director in developing a proposal structure.
Identify and re-work existing pre-written content where relevant.
Deliver completed written proposal responses to the director against agreed RFP deadlines, escalating issues as required.
Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, product teams, finance, compliance and legal.
Ability to coach sales teams and subject matter experts in writing best practice.
Present all new proposal content to the knowledge base manager for potential re-use.
Communicate and influence at a senior level.

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4. Partnerships In Leadership

Remote Writer Wanted

We are seeking an experienced Content Writer with demonstrated expertise in three or more of the following types of writing: instructional content for live and web-based training; video scripts; magazine articles; book-writing; marketing copy; and, technical writing. The ideal candidate should excel at making content engaging, be comfortable handling multiple complex assignments in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, be a creative and analytical problem solver, and have a passion for excellence. We want someone who is willing to roll up his/her sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done while maintaining the highest standards.

Collaborate with multiple individuals and departments (internal authors, subject matter experts, instructional designers, and multi-media developers) to produce and maintain high-quality content which meets the needs of our clients.
Contribute strategies and approaches to enhance engagement with and retention of content.
Systematically analyze and evaluate content in a number of media to ensure materials work together seamlessly to create consistent, engaging, and effective experiences.
Develop a solid understanding of the company’s proprietary materials (workshops, books, web-based systems, and other products and materials) and creatively present the ideas for new situations, channels, audiences, and applications.
Perform all tasks in a manner consistent with internal policies, procedures, and other guidance.
Conduct editorial reviews of print, digital, and web-based content.
Utilize project management skills to define and meet project milestones, communicate issues and risks in a timely manner, and manage customer expectations.

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5. Resolute Technologies

Freelance Writer

Resolute Technologies is seeking dynamic Freelance Content Writer to create website content, blog content, marketing copy, articles, newsletters and press releases to increase branding. Become one of our writers at large or a ghostwriter to research and write job, hiring, staffing related articles.

Job Purpose:

Prepares written content by researching, organizing, and composing information; developing creative ideas; verifying facts; following style, grammar, and legal guidelines.
Develop content for blogs and website. – JUST WRITE – no programming.
Create 1 to 2-page articles; white papers; other assignments available.
Submit subject for an article and due date, receive approval, research – write, submit article = get paid.

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6.  Zufall Health

Grant Writer


Reporting to the CEO, Zufall Health’s contractual Grant Writer supports a dynamic grant writing and development team, working collaboratively with Zufall’s CEO, staff grant writer, and key staff to produce grant proposals, specific proposal sections as assigned, grant report narratives, and letters of inquiry. This position is primarily work-from-home. Proposals are made to private and corporate foundations and county, state, and federal government agencies. Superior writing, time management, and organizational skills are required to create quality work products that meet all deadlines for the completion of successful grant applications.

Bachelor’s degree required.
Prior experience in complex grant writing strongly preferred.
Ability to produce writing that concisely conveys a variety of data.
Superior writing, time management, organizational, and analytical skills.
Excellent computer skills, including internet-based research.
Ability to collaborate within a high-volume organization, and handle sensitive and confidential information.
Knowledge of healthcare system and local community-based agencies preferred.
Must be able to report to Dover, NJ as needed for in-person meetings.

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Okay, so I promised six companies offering remote writing jobs but here is another.  Writing Jobs Online parade themselves as your “#1 Resource for High-Paying Writing Jobs”. Take a look:

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  • When you join you will:
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    Work flexible working hours
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That concludes this week’s writing jobs. I trust that this will assist you to have a most profitable week. Please do feel free to contact me if you wish to Guest Blog For Us!

Blessed Be.


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Write and be paid with these calls to submissions!

Hi all! As you may have noticed that I haven’t been able to post in a while. Am I bad? But there has been much excitement of late, which I trust will allow me to bring you great new exciting writing jobs on a more regular basis! More about that later. Take a look at these calls to submissions. I’ve added the site links as well as the submission links for your convenience.

Write and be paid with these calls to submissions!

Poems, proses, essays, part times and full-time freelance jobs are all here and they’re all current. So if you’re wanting to further your writing career, do get started.Call to submissions

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The Adventure Junkies

We hire writers on an ongoing basis to help us grow the hiking, scuba diving, mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing and snow sports sections. These are freelance writing gigs and you should be a full-time professional freelancer with time to dedicate to pieces.

The ideal writer is someone who has the ability to use their personal experience & research to clearly explain how to choose gear and get started (actionable tips & advice) in his or her given sport to a complete beginner.

Writers are assigned topics according to our content strategy and must be able to closely follow our guidelines. Writers work as independent contractors on a freelance basis and paid a fixed rate.

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Geometry welcomes submissions of original, unpublished, literary work.

We are now open to submissions for Issue Two via our online submission manager.

Stories and creative non-fiction should not exceed 8,000 words in length. Poems should be no longer than 50 lines. We do not accept novel extracts, children’s fiction and genre fiction, e.g. romance, fantasy and crime stories.

We pay our writers anywhere between $10-$50 for poetry and 1-3 cents per word for fiction and nonfiction. Contributors will also receive one free copy of the printed journal.

Submissions close on August 1, 2017.

We look forward to reading your work!

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Food is the subject and product of colonizing histories, and class struggle. We want your perspectives, reflections, and thoughts on all things food!

We are currently accepting poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual art, comic and photography submissions by pan-Asian.Canadian writers, creators, and artists, for Volume 4 of LooseLeaf Magazine! (We use a period instead of a hyphen to include non-status folk)
Our Publication Rates (We pay, you get paid, caps apply per contributor)
15CAD per poem (capped at 45CAD)
30CAD per poem surpassing 2 pages (capped at 60CAD)
40CAD per short story
40CAD per non-fiction piece
40-70CAD per visual art piece (capped at 80)
20-40CAD per comic

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Masters Review

Submissions for our New Voices category are open year round. New Voices is open to any new and emerging author who has not published a work of fiction or narrative nonfiction of novel length. You must not have a novel forthcoming at the time of submission. Published short-story collections do not count as a novel-length work and those authors are free to submit. New Voices are published online only and will feature a number of stories from new authors each month.

We are pleased to announce we now offer payment to New Voices authors. $0.10/word up to $200.

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Matter Press

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts is looking for, as you might guess, “compressed creative arts.” We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks if they are compressed in some way. Work is published weekly, without labels, and the labels here only exist to help us determine its best readers.

Our response time is generally 1-3 days. Also, our acceptance rate is currently about 3% of submissions. We pay writers $50 per accepted piece and a signed contract.

Submissions will close again on September 16, 2017. and open again January 15 – April 15, 2018.

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On Second Thought

The Sense of Place issue of On Second Thought magazine is an annual collection of essays, poems, and stories showcasing some of the best writing from or about North Dakota. You do not have to be a current resident or a North Dakota native to submit. You simply have to demonstrate a connection to North Dakota personally or in your writing. Submissions do not have to be about North Dakota.


Poetry submissions must not exceed 60 lines. All pieces must be original.


Fiction submissions must be 1,000–3,000 words. All pieces must be original.


Creative nonfiction, essay, and memoir submissions must be 1,000–4,000 words. All pieces must be original.

Submission deadline is September 1, 2017. The NDHC will pay $250 for selected pieces.

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While we’re always open to regular submissions of all forms of poetry and artwork, every issue of Rattle includes a special tribute dedicated to some social, vocational, or stylistic group.

Poetry: This issue will feature Immigrant Poets. Please explain how this applies to you and affects your poetry, if at all, in your contributor note. We no longer publish prose essays, but instead use these contributor notes as micro-essays at the back of each issue. The poems themselves don’t have to be about immigration—we want to celebrate and explore the range of work that immigrant poets are producing. If using Submittable, please be sure to select the Immigrant Poets category.

Artwork: We still need cover art for this issue. To submit, use the artwork category on Submittable. Rarely we publish internal black and white art that relates to the theme—though usually, we’d rather use the space for as much poetry as possible.

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Payment for print publication (from us to you in exchange for your work) is $100 and a complimentary one-year subscription to the magazine, including the issue in which your work appears. Contributors also may pre-order additional copies of their issue at our cost to produce. Payment for online-only work is $50.

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Write and be paid with these calls to submissions!

calls to submissions

Rhonda Parrish

Tyche Books and Rhonda Parrish are proud to announce a brand new elemental anthology series, and to kick things off they are opening to submissions for the first anthology in the series—Fire: Demons, Dragons and Djinns.

Associated with passion, power, transformation and purification, fire is a ferocious element with an unquenchable appetite. We explore the many facets of this beautifully furious element and the creatures associated with it so Fire: Demons, Dragons and Djinns will be filled with stories about every kind of fiery creature you can imagine, not only those listed in the subtitle. We’re looking for phoenixes, ifrits, salamanders, lava monsters and fiery beasts no one has ever heard of before. And of course, this anthology will not be complete without at least one demon, dragon, and djinn!

Rights and compensation: Payment: Flat fee of $50.00 CAD and a paperback copy of the anthology. In exchange, we are seeking first world rights in English and exclusive right to publish in print and electronic format for six months after publication date, after which publisher retains nonexclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology.

Open Submission period: June 1, 2017 – August 15, 2017

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This is a perfect opportunity for freelance writers and just about anybody who can write that just don’t have time for a commute to a dead-end, part-time job. Or, for anyone for wants to sit in their pajamas and work at home!

When you join you will:
Earn as much $30-$120 per hour
Up to $50 per article
$500-$1,000 for short Ebooks
Get cash from 1,000’s of our daily high-paying writing jobs
All kinds of writing jobs from you to choose from
Flexible working hours, work when you want to
Write content anywhere in the world
No experience needed to join.
Now you can live the laptop lifestyle and make a full-time income or make extra cash by providing written content to thousands of our partners that need them for their websites, blogs, books, magazines, marketing materials and many more! Get Started Here

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10 Popular Places to Publish your Writing

Here are 10 Popular Places to Publish your Writing and they are currently seeking submissions. Now is the time to buckle down and finish those short-stories. Most of these publishers pay via PayPal, so if you’re looking, here are 4 Alternatives to PayPal. If you are in need of links to your work,  feel free to contact me and guest blog right here. 🙂 Here are my 10 leads for you today, so good luck!

10 Popular Places to Publish your writing

10 Popular Places to Publish your Writing

1. Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin know how difficult it can be for writers to get their work in front of publishers, which is why we’ve created our innovative and pioneering submissions system – The Friday Pitch.

The Friday Pitch allows for writers of all genres to have their work considered by one of our in-house Submission Editors.

Please select the genre of your work, and follow the links to the appropriate submissions page for more details.

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2. Fox and Raven (South Africa)

We’re looking for short stories that fall into the speculative fiction genre – this means fantasy, sci-fi, horror, steampunk and related genres. For these short stories, we’re dying to sink our teeth into tales under 13,000 words (and not less that 9,500).

To sum it up: please submit speculative fiction stories of no more than 13,000 words, and no less than 9,500. Bam!

Fox & Raven pays a once-off fee of ZAR1,500 (that’s $150 for any non-South African writers) for each short story we accept.

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3. Hachette Australia

(Australian or New Zealand residents only)

Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s largest publishers and is always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories.
As part of this search, we are pleased to welcome email submissions from fiction and non-fiction writers.

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Deadline: March 31, 2017 12

Are you working on a feature or a short film script? Or are you interested in adapting an African story for the big screen?

If you answered yes to at least one question, then this could be your opportunity. Applications are invited for a bilingual (English and French) scriptwriting residency to be held in Senegal in May 2017.

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5. lipmag (Competition)

Entries for the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction are now OPEN and close 5pm Friday 21st April, 2017.

The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is a themed fiction competition open to all women, female-identifying and non-binary writers.

The theme of our 2017 competition is ‘Rebirth’, with a focus on women’s stories. We’re looking for creative, insightful fiction up to 2000 words that addresses the theme in any way.

Rachel Funari, the namesake of the competition, was Lip’s founding editor. Tragically, Rachel went missing in 2011 while on holiday in Tasmania. We hold this prize in her honour because she was determined to better the lives and opportunities for young women.


$1500 cash prize
A 12 month online subscription to Books + Publishing
A “mixed bag” book pack courtesy of our sponsors Affirm Press, Scribe Publications, Wakefield Press and UNSWeetened Lit Journal
Publication on our website and in the next print edition of the magazine

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6. Pan Macmillan Australia

  1. Prepare the first 100 pages (50 pages for a children’s book) of your manuscript, double spaced, and a synopsis (maximum 300 words) as separate Word or PDF documents, ensuring they are clearly labelled with the title of your manuscript.
  2. You are welcome to submit the first 100 pages and synopsis of multiple manuscripts, but not from the same series. If you have a trilogy, for example, please submit only the first instalment.
  3. Fill out the form below, indicating which genre your manuscript falls into.
  4. Attach your Word documents (synopsis and required pages).
  5. Send on the first Monday of the month between 10am and 4pm AEST. Any manuscript received outside of this period will not be considered.

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7. Penguin

Penguin Random House Australia comprises two adult publishing divisions and a children’s publishing division.

If your manuscript will engage and excite young readers, we’d love to see it. We are open for submissions from February to November.

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8. Writing Jobs Online

How would you like to write conveniently at home, work at flexible hours, set your own schedule, spend more time with your family and friends, and get a nice big fat paycheck at the end of the month? and its partners bring you fresh and creative opportunities to get writing jobs online and get paid to boot!
This is a perfect opportunity for freelance writers and just about anybody who can write that just don’t have time for a commute to a dead-end, part-time job. Or, for anyone for wants to sit in their pajamas and work at home!

  • Earn as much $30-$120 per hour
  • up to $50 per article
  •  $500-$1,000 for short Ebooks
  • Get cash from 1,000’s of our daily high-paying writing jobs

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9. (South Africa)

The main criterion is that the story is an entertaining, compelling read, and not too high brow or morbid. Stories with an interesting twist always make for fun reading.
Finally: There must be a definite story line; sketches will not do.

Target market: YOU is a family magazine and ideally we’d like our short stories to appeal to both male and female readers (young adults and adults).

Presentation: Only typed manuscripts will be accepted for consideration.

To facilitate our production process please:
• Use double quotation marks by pressing SHIFT and key with double quotation marks.
• Use only one space after full stops, commas, semicolons, question marks, etc.
• Press the ENTER key only once to make a paragraph; do not use indents.

Fee: ZAR 1,25 per word.

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10. Zodiac Review

The Zodiac Review welcomes unpublished stories from a whole panoply of genres, including slice-of-life, psychological, light or dark humor, biting satire, fictionalized memoir, light sci-fi and light fantasy, provided that they include decidedly strong elements of literary fiction.

We are especially eager to publish pieces that include some of the following elements of literary fiction:

Character-driven as much as or more than plot-driven writing
Distinctive or idiosyncratic prose style; creative word usage
Literary devices including metaphor, analogy, allegory, imagery, irony
Subtle, subliminal or multiple meanings and sub-themes
An indeterminate or unresolved ending

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10 Popular Places to Publish your WritingThat’s some list! I do trust that your submissions will be greatly rewarding. Do keep me posted as I would love to share your success stories on our Guest Blog page.


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7 Most Simple Steps to Begin Earning A Living As A Writer

7 Most Simple Steps to Begin Earning A Living As A Writer

Earning a living as a writer depends on your you, your tenacity and your determination. It is up to you to decide on your characters and plot developments in such a way that it harnesses the attention of the reader. However, once that is all done, how do you begin earning a living as a writer of these short stories? Here are 7 Most Simple Steps to Begin Earning A Living As A Writer that will most certainly help you to live your passion.

7 Most Simple Steps to Begin Earning A Living As A Writer

7 Most Simple Steps to Begin Earning A Living As A Writer

1. Where To Publish

The key factor of earning from your short stories is to realize that this is now your business. You need to see your writing as a sell-able item. Publishers wish to sell their products, which may include anthologies, books, magazines and various other products. Take a look at these really great high-paying publishers.


2. Get Recognized

Another great way of having your work published is to write for websites. You can have an opportunity to showcase your work as a guest blogger and thereby obtain links which you can use as future reference to your published work. You may also consider creating your own write-from-home-business.

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3. Remember The Three R’s

Although there is a lot of doom going around that websites don’t pay. Some do.  Many have much to say about the acceptance levels of articles. Sure, but ensure that your story is relevant, well researched, and grammatically readable. The three very important R’s of writing 🙂 Submit your articles for links, get your work out there and then head off for the well-paying sites.

4. Begin earning a living as a writer!

Now that you have established your links, submit your fresh work to some of these excellent  high paying websites.

Nothing showcases your writing skills better than winning a writing contest! The prize money may really surprise you too!

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5. Find Constant workflow.

Writing for a living is not the easiest, but it offers you the opportunity to put pen to paper, to share your thoughts and dreams. If you are needing constant workflow, subscribe and receive freelance writing jobs emailed to you.


6. Be Bold

As many will agree, the freelance writing business has become rather cut-throat. Therefore, use your social media platforms as a means to advocate your abilities and skills. Use every link you have to get your work out there on all the various relative platforms.  You can showcase your skills by answering questions on forums .

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7. Have fun!

First of all, and this step may sound rather wishy-washy, inspired writing is far more meaningful and in addition it gives people a reason to return to your work. Keep writing for the passion of writing.

There are many sites out there that you can visit, Write For A Profit is a very straight-forward site that offers free ebooks, tutorials and videos on how to improve your writing… and much more.

 I trust this article helps you. Please feel free to contact me with any queries or suggestions you may have. I would love to hear from you and will gladly research any subject that may be of value to readers. So do pop me an email or leave your comments below.

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7 best paying freelance writing jobs

Do you want to work from the comfort of your own home? Here are 7 best paying freelance writing jobs that can earn you up to $2,750 with an added bonus, or even an annual income of up to $18,000 per annum! As a hidden bonus… I have added a  contest where you stand a chance to win $2000! Best get out your writing pads and get started 🙂

7 best paying freelance writing jobs

7 best paying freelance writing jobs

As writers we can often be faced with spending more time on searching for freelance writing jobs than what we do writing. I do trust that these 7 best paying freelance writing jobs will be useful to you and grant you a successful form of workflow.  Good Luck!

7 best paying freelance writing jobs

1 Content Researcher. ($2,750 plus bonus)

This is not your average “writing gig”, but not only does it pay $2,750, but also pays an added bonus if your work is exceptional! Well, I thought I’d include it in today’s list and you can decide 🙂

Research college essay questions and fact-check college admissions data. Comb through websites and contact schools for very specific information for about 300 colleges.

Position starts July 18 and usually ends in late October with majority hours in August (20-30 hours/week) and fewer hours in September (10-15 hours/week), and barely any in October (5 hours/week). Approximately 25% of your time spent at night or on weekends – please be flexible with hours on call as needed and definitely have extra availability from Aug 1-15.

Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] (pasted into the email, not attached) with “Researcher Position” in the subject line.


We are looking for a content assistant to review and enhance our digital and printable resources for kids.

We are wanting:

  • Strong editorial attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong writing abilities
  • Thorough research skills
  • Knowledge of SEO is a plus
  • An interest and willingness to learn SEO tactics
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Experience teaching or tutoring kids a plus
  • Familiarity with AP Style a plus
  • Knowledge of LaTeX a plus

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and providing feedback on interactive digital content
  • Collaborating with curriculum and marketing team members to complete projects
  • Copywriting and copyediting
  • Helping to manage SEO projects
  • Link building outreach Read More.

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3 JobHero is a career-focused website that provides valuable information to help job seekers land their next job. We have an established audience of 500K+ monthly visitors and are looking to expand the site by publishing hundreds of new, well-researched articles in the coming months. To reach these goals, we are looking to build a team of talented freelance writers to help us write in-depth articles on a variety of career-related topics.

Key project details:

Career articles are typically about 1,000 words.
Rates are competitive and vary based on the level of research required for each article.
We provide article topics, detailed instructions and editorial support.
Successful candidates will receive consistent weekly assignments of several articles.
This is a remote, freelance position. Ultimately, we are looking for writers who interested in a long-term relationship and the opportunity for consistent, flexible work throughout the year.

Job Requirements:

We are looking for writers to join JobHero who meet the following essential criteria:

  • Significant prior freelance writing experience
  • Ability to write informative articles aligned with our brand and professional tone
  • Excellent research and communications skills
  • High degree of organization, extreme attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • While specific experience with writing career or education-related articles is a plus, but not required

To apply, please submit your application here.

4 PeopleAdmin

Are you a professional educator or educational scholar who has experience with item development? Do you believe that  effective principals should lead schools and contribute to greater student learning? Would you like to contribute to research designed to learn more about what makes great principals great?

PeopleAdmin is seeking to hire brilliant educators.  Educators will craft test items that will enable schools to improve their hiring practices and enhance their professional development.  Subject matter expertise is more important than previous experience with and/or proficiency in technical writing or psychometrics, with this in mind exceptional writing skills are highly desired,. Training in item construction provided. Apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to [email protected], but Read More first!

PeopleAdmin Contest!

Share your story for a chance to win $2,000.

Inspired2Educate is a national recognition program that encourages current K-20 educators to honor the teachers or administrators who inspired them to embrace education as their life’s work.

Tell us your story in a video or in writing! Each month, PeopleAdmin will award one person with $1,000 for professional development and $1,000 for their educational institution. Submit your story here.

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5 Simplemost

Simplemost is a lifestyle site that aims at saving readers a dollar or a minute and moreover brings a smile to their faces at the same time. Our goal is to provide inspiring and uplifting stories along with tips and tricks to make life a little easier.

We are actively looking to expand our stable of freelance writers. We are looking for writers who are able to write quick-turn news and trend blog posts. Furthermore longer form lifestyle articles or first-person essays are also needed. Our ideal contributor has experience producing content in a CMS like WordPress and is familiar with online media best practices. Read More

6 The Found Glen (+$18,000 per annum)

Strategize and create original, expertly written, and customer-oriented work for blogs, newsletters, webpages, or social media for a content marketing firm based in Miami, Florida.

We are wanting:

  • Works well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Willing and able to respond quickly to requests.
  • Errs on the side of over-communicating.
  • Cares about putting forth high quality work.
  • Handles changes and requests with grace. Adjusts work to suit suggestions from The Found Gen and the client.
  • Likes to take ownership of tasks and responsibilities and is proactive about finding better, more efficient ways of doing things.
  • Wants a long-term partnership.
  • Able to work in a virtual office. Highly organized and self motivated. Read More.

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7 Vinyl Interactive

Lead generation company looking to hire a freelance writer for two blogs: will become a source for all that is scholarships. will become a source for all that is solar panels.
We will need six 500-1,000 word blog articles per week and will pay $20-$30 per blog. Interested applicants please email [email protected] with your résumé and a sample 500 word article for each site above.
All experience levels welcome.
Knowledge of SEO is a plus, but is however not an essential requirement when applying.
Voice and style of writing is open for interpretation.
WARN!NG: Requires submission of unpaid 500-word samples on very specific topics.

Looking for: Writer
Location: Multiple
Compensation: $20-$30 per article Read More

Wishing you all the best with these 7 best paying freelance writing jobs and trust you will subscribe to receive regular updates. If you have difficulty with payments, read 4 Alternatives to PayPal. Do drop me an email with any queries or suggestions as I would love to hear from you! Remember if you wish to showcase your work, I will gladly publish on The Write Styles and give you links too – simply visit Guest Blog For Us.

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