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.
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!
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.
‘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.
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:
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
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.
$75 for every article from 400-600 words
$125 for every article >600 words
$150 for every article 600+ words. Read More.
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
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]
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.
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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
#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.
Creative Endeavors Contest: What You’re Carrying
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
#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
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.
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.
#9 Inter Galactic Medicine Show are also in need of Artists
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.
#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.
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
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.
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.
Here is something different! With the major South African audience I have decided to post 4 South African Freelance Jobs just for you guys, as a small thank you for your great support!
The Student Hub
The Student Hub is looking for freelance writers to join their team of passionate people. Various online platforms such as Student Brands, Entrepreneur etc will be publishing these articles.
A few examples of topics covered:
To apply for this job, send us your CV and a few articles you wrote (preference for published ones) to [email protected] State the topics that you would like to cover subject line. Read More.
Pam Golding Property
An exciting opportunity for a pro-active, enthusiastic candidate, creative copywriter who will work closely with the marketing team to plan and create content for the PGP brand and will assist in ensure to carry out marketing initiatives with the company’s goals and aims. The person will service all the branches, Region and Gauteng Developments. Read More.
Gilllets (Gumtree Ad)
Do you have strong technical skills and are you passionate about sport?
We have positions available for honest and reliable persons who are fast learners and can work without supervision to provide technical IT support (hardware / software / networking) on a freelance basis during the upcoming Comrades Marathon.
If this post interests you, you have your own reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license, and are willing to work flexible hours, please send your CV, indicating the time period you are available as well as your expected daily pay rate. Read More
Our client is seeking a freelance French-speaking content writer to join their dynamic content development team. The ideal candidate is passionate about the French language, experienced in digital content writing, as well as advertising industry experience.
As a French content writer, your key duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
Editing content according to style guides and templates
Ensuring consistency of tone within our various brands and websites
Assist the editor in determining the tone of voice and key brand messaging
Brainstorming of content strategies and assisting in their implementation and execution
Adapting to a dynamic and fast-changing environment while meeting tight deadlines for all content creation projects
Manage your work load to ensure you meet your deadlines and provide high quality work.
Proof reading your own work.
Writing a mixture of sales orientated content and informative articles.
Requirement is for a South Africa citizen. [expired]
(Baie Dankie almal en ek gaan so gou as moontlik ook kyk vir Afrikaanse werk om te pos. As enige iemand my hulp benodig, kontak my gerus. Sancheo)
I will most certainly posting more “Local Is Lekker” jobs, so be sure to subscribe! And once again, I thank you for your support! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns or concepts to share. Also bear in mind that I would love to showcase YOUR story, so visit Guest Blog For Us and get your story heard!
Blessed Be and Keep on Writing!
Are you a Freelancer? These companies are offering 7 great remote writing jobs.
This week is offering seven great remote writing jobs for you to browse through and select what suits your writing style. Venture 4th is really appealing as they are constantly looking for new talent, so be sure to browse through all their categories. As Always, Good Luck!