Good morning from my little part of this frozen nation! Lots of great writing job leads today for freelance writers looking for remote writing opportunities and a few awesome on-site jobs for my fellow Canadian writers.
Don’t forget to scroll to the end of the list if you’re an author looking for open calls for submissions for your science fiction / fantasy or romance stories.
Remote Writing Jobs (Work from Home Writing Jobs)
Freelance Writers – Internet Brands – Remote writing jobs: Internet Brands, Inc. is seeking a design enthusiast or professional to contribute well-written, informative articles for a design-driven website. We want writers who can write in a friendly and informative tone that will engage readers from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. The ideal candidate will possess the following: Knowledge of design trends, innovation, events, and news; Focused specialty in a design-related field; Flexibility for covering a range of topics; Strong research and fact-checking skills; The ability to meet deadlines. Dornob is a design website focused on highlighting out-of-the-ordinary design ideas… Read more/apply
FREELANCE GAMING WRITER – TheGamer.com – Freelance writing jobs: The editorial team at TheGamer.com is looking for a writer to contribute dynamic list-based articles for our new site. At TheGamer, we require writers who are driven to succeed, have a way with words, and keep up with what’s trending in the world of gaming. We’re looking for original, informative, and eye-catching articles that will change the way people think about the gaming world! Is this you? Do you have an encyclopedic knowledge of something our readers love? Have your finger on the pulse of the gaming community? Obsessed with first person shooters? Been playing since the days of Duck Hunt? Do you have an opinion that NEEDS to be heard? We want you! Are you a social media superstar? Your affinity for popular gaming trends ensures that you know exactly what’s hot and what’s not… Read more/apply
FREELANCE WRITERS – Vivial Media LLC – Work from home writing jobs: Our freelancers are tasked with writing hyper-polished, sharp and colorful 300-word posts for hundreds of local / national clients across various industries (everything from beauty and real estate to dentistry and funeral services). We’re looking to hire the best of the best– writers who are confident in their abilities to transform basic marketing copy into fresh, resonating and engaging posts. This is high-volume content creation, which means we will assign you several posts per week on a 1-2 day deadline. Requirements: Able to speak and write fluently in English; Have experience writing short, snappy blog posts or marketing and product copy… Read more/apply
Freelance Entertainment Writer – TheRichest.com – Freelance writing jobs: The editorial team at Valnet Inc. is looking for a writer to contribute list-based articles for one of our sites, TheRichest.com. At the TheRichest, we need writers who are driven to succeed, have a way with words, and keep up with what’s trending. We’re looking for original, informative and eye-catching articles on topics people are craving to read. We’re looking for freelance writers who are willing to be dedicated and consistent contributors to the site. Passion is key, so writing about what you love is the best way to achieve success… Read more/apply
PROPOSAL WRITER – The Maxis Group – Remote writing jobs: We are looking for strong Proposal Writers with MMIS experience to assist with an upcoming proposal. This is a short term project beginning in January through March, unless the due date of the bid is extended. Remote work!! MMIS experience required. Required experience: MMIS: 2 years. Proposal Writing: 5 years… Read more/apply
QUIZ WRITER – The Quiz.com – Freelance writing jobs: Valnet Inc. is on the lookout for an experienced freelance writer for our website, TheQuiz.com, which features an array of original, informative and eye-catching quizzes on topics our readers are craving to take! Do you have an encyclopedic knowledge of something our readers love? Do you know who’s who in Hollywood? Do you consider yourself a Pop Culture know-it-all? If you answered yes to these questions, you might be perfect for us! On top of having a “go-getter” personality, we are seeking candidates with excellent writing and editing abilities, knowledge and interest in the subject matter, as well as an understanding of the viral content that our audience cannot wait to read… Read more/apply
Canadian Writing Jobs (On-site writing positions in Canada)
FREELANCE WRITER – CTV News – Agincourt, ON: Responsibilities: Writing breaking news for the website and mobile applications and send news alerts when required; Responsible for writing approximately 4 to 6 news stories per shift, updating them with the latest information and working with television scripts and other newsroom sources.; Work may include visualizations in infographics, maps, quizzes, timelines and data journalism; Monitor and publish wires, with an eye to SEO, keywords and social sharing; Manage multiple social media streams for news (Twitter, Facebook, and others) and when required, send news alerts to mobile apps; Work closely with CTV News Toronto producers to extend general broadcast content on the website, and extend web-based content into the TV environment; Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Degree in Journalism required and at least one year of experience working in an online newsroom preferred… Read more/apply
STAFF WRITER – Advisor’s Edge – Toronto, ON: Come join a team of passionate, award-winning financial journalists who come to work every day excited to inform and investigate. Our established, industry-leading brand is well-loved by readers. Through our print and online properties, we reach tens of thousands of financial advisors across Canada and beyond. We are seeking a staff writer to report on the financial services industry for Advisor’s Edge. The incumbent will produce compelling daily articles while also working on longer-term features and projects. There may also be opportunities to pitch and write for sister publications. The ideal candidate has a passion for financial reporting and is keen to deepen his or her knowledge of investment, economics and regulation as they relate to Canadian financial advisors… Read more/apply
PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, HEALTH WRITER – University of Ottawa Heart Institute – Ottawa, ON: Pays $35 – $45 an hour – Part-time. Contract Length: Approx. 2 months, 70 hours of work. The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre (CWHHC) at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, is seeking a Proposal Development Specialist/Health Writer to support the planning and network development activities for a national alliance for women’s cardiovascular health. This alliance will focus specifically on exchange of ideas amongst stakeholders that will result in the derivation of best practices to improve clinical, policy, and knowledge translation and mobilization efforts in cardiovascular health for women in Canada. Responsibilities: To develop a consultative and collaborative framework to launch a national alliance in Women’s Cardiovascular Health… Read more/apply
TECHNICAL WRITER – Sheldon & Milstein Tax Consultants Ltd – Markham, ON: A multi-discipline firm is looking for an energetic technical writer to add to its growing department in a full time, permanent position. The ideal candidate can turn around sharp copy on tight deadlines that is both on point and requires minimal editing. The candidate must be resourceful and confident enough to write about a wide variety of topics that he/she will likely have had little experience in. Preference to a candidate that is comfortable writing about software. The candidate must be an exceptional communicator as a large part of the role involves meeting with clients and interviewing them to gather the information that will go into the eventual reports. Candidate must have own vehicle as some travel is required. Qualifications: Ideal candidate will have a Degree in Communications or Technical writing certificate/diploma… Read more/apply
Calls for Submissions
Fantasy & Science Fiction – We have no formula for fiction. We are looking for stories that will appeal to science fiction and fantasy readers. The SF element may be slight, but it should be present. We prefer character-oriented stories. We receive a lot of fantasy fiction, but never enough science fiction or humor. Do not query for fiction; submit the entire manuscript. We publish fiction up to 25,000 words in length. Please read the magazine before submitting. A sample copy (print edition) is available for $7.00 in the US and $15.00 elsewhere (to NJ address).
We do not accept simultaneous submissions. Please prepare your submission according to standard guidelines, which you can find here: http://www.sfwa.org/2008/11/manuscript-preparation/ . If you’re mailing your manuscript, put your name on each page, and enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Writers are encouraged to submit their work electronically.
We prefer not to see more than one submission from a writer at a time.
Allow 8 weeks for a response.
Payment is 7-12 cents per word on acceptance. We buy first North American and foreign serial rights and an option on anthology rights. All other rights are retained by the author.
To read the full writer’s guidelines or to submit, go to: https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/glines.htm
Smoking Pen Press – Smoking Pen Press is issuing a Call for Submissions for a new anthology – A KISS AND A PROMISE.
Do you write romance? Then this new Call may be just what you’re looking for. The tentative title of this new anthology is A Kiss and a Promise, and the theme is Romance. The stories can be contemporary, regency, futuristic, paranormal, historical, fantasy, humor.. Just about any type of romance will do (but please, no erotica). Multiple submissions accepted. Simultaneous submissions accepted but please let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Reprints accepted as long as all rights have reverted to you.
The deadline for submission is February 14, 2018. Stories should be between 7,000 and 12,000 words. Submissions should be in Word (.doc or .docx) format and should be sent as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. US and Canada authors of stories that are selected will receive their choice of a one-time payment of $25 USD, or 2 complimentary copies of the paperback; non US/non Canada authors will receive their choice of a one-time payment of $25 USD, or 1 complimentary copy of the paperback.
For full submission details, go to: http://smokingpenpress.com/submissions-2