Good morning! Time to pour yourself a hot cuppa’ and check out today’s writing opportunities.
Along with remote/work-from-home writing jobs and full-time positions, today’s list also has a little something for writers of creative nonfiction.
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Remote Writing Jobs (Work from Home Writing Jobs)
FREELANCE CAR WRITERS – Workhoppers – Freelance writing jobs: Launching a brand new website for self-acclaimed motorheads! We’re on the lookout for freelance writers who are interested in all topics car-related and want to get their name out in the online publishing world. It’s an exciting time to join our editorial team, as you will be involved in the initial launching of our website, all the while writing about fascinating topics you know and love!Want to know what we’re interested in publishing? Here are some links to our work: this you?Are you a fan of sites like thedrive.com, carbuzz.com, or caranddriver.com? If yes, you’re going to fit right in our new site! Are you obsessed with cars, and know exactly what our readers will love? We need you!Are you a social media superstar? Your affinity for popular trends ensures that you know exactly what’s hot and what’s not… Read more/apply
WEB CONTENT WRITER – TGT Solutions Inc. – Remote writing job: We are seeking a Web Content Writer to join our team. As a Web Content Writer with exceptional oral and written communication skills, your role involves creating content for new and existing websites, blogs and social media. You are a team player who enjoys collaborating with digital marketing specialists, web designers and subject matters experts to develop high-quality compelling copy and drive traffic. Key Responsibilities: Create, update and proof website content; Collaborate with our social media team to provide content for posts and increase engagement; Optimize content for search engines and lead generation; Select multimedia to support web copy… Read more/apply
FREELANCE BLOG WRITERS – Dream Local Digital – Freelance writing jobs from home: We are recruiting freelance writers to write engaging blog posts on a variety of topics for businesses. Blogs are primarily informational in nature and 300-400 words in length. Writers must be able to accept and hit provided deadlines and communicate with our project management team effectively regarding topics, bandwidth and timing. Clear writing that does not require heavy editing is essential. Typical blogs go through 1 round of edits by our on-staff editors and are published on behalf of our clients once approved. Writers that are approved will be added to our pool and may accept as many projects as they choose, provided that they continue to provide clean work that does not require heavy editing, and that they hit project deadlines… Read more/apply
FREELANCE WEDDING WRITER – BrideClick – Freelance writing jobs: BrideClick is looking for freelance writers to create wedding planning content that helps make the planning process more accessible to engaged couples regardless of the budget. Each writer will work with the BrideClick team to brainstorm, research and write content across a range of wedding topics. Desired Skills and Experience: Professional writing experiences; Familiar with Photo editing tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc…); Social Media experience… Read more/apply
Freelance Essay Writer – Masters Essay – Work from home writing jobs: Masters Essay, Toronto’s premier academic essay writing service, is currently seeking freelance essay writers. Successful candidates will enjoy the freedom and flexibility to work from home in this remote position. The primary responsibilities of our writers include: Conducting research, reading course materials, and drafting essays and other assignments for our clients; Ensuring that work is completed by specific and time-sensitive deadlines; Performing edits on pre-written work by our clients; Completing revisions as requested by clients and/or our Quality Control department. As a remote position, a reliable Internet connection and dedicated home workspace are essential. The ideal candidates will also have wide availability, including days, afternoons, evenings, nights and weekends… Read more/apply
Canadian Writing Jobs (On-site Jobs for Writers in Canada)
WRITER AND EDITOR – Algonquin College – Ottawa, ON: Pays $53,532 to $62,047 per annum based on a 36.25 hour work week. ($28.29-$32.79 per hour – Payband G) The College also offers a comprehensive range of fringe benefits. Starting rate determined by the Support Staff Collective Agreement. The Writer/Editor is responsible for working with internal stakeholders to lead, develop and organize content creation for the College. The strategic objective of the role is to ensure alignment with brand objectives, writing standards and content integrity, as well as style and voice for externally facing communication. The incumbent will ensure target audiences experience optimal interaction with the College using these vehicles while delivering on College goals and strategic directions. The incumbent will work with internal stakeholders to identify objectives, develop creative messaging, assemble information and provide clean final copy to complete the given project… Read more/apply
LEAD COPYWRITER – Hootsuite – Vancouver, BC: As a lead copywriter (guru track), you are a seasoned member of the content team with a wealth of experience writing for all facets of the organization, from eBooks to case studies to video scripts. Your copywriting skills are second-to-none, and you have a proven track record of creating new, inventive, and effective content across all channels. You’re an agent of creative excellence. You know what it takes to generate good ideas: time, repetition, research, stepping outside of your comfort zone, and then doing it all over again. You push others to reach that level of excellence, looking for opportunities to elevate others with hands-on experience. You prefer coaching to criticism but know how to deliver it with tact and diplomacy… Read more/apply
WRITER (BLOGS, EBOOKS) – DB digital consulting – Etobicoke, ON: Pays $40,000 – $45,000 a year. Duties will be: social media posts; blogs written up for different niches; EBooks written with proper material give; LICENSE is required. Some tasks include meeting clients and must be havr G class license; graphic skills preferred. Responsibilities and Duties: Blogs; ebooks; sales material; graphic work preferred… Read more/apply
TECHNICAL WRITER – CubicFarms – Langley, BC: CubicFarms is seeking an intermediate Technical Writer to add to our team in Langley, B.C. The successful candidate will hold a Degree or Diploma in a relevant field and have: A minimum of 3 years experience; Excellent written and spoken English; Familiar with working in a team environment alongside engineers, technical and marketing staff; Advanced knowledge of MS Office application, Visio and Adobe Acrobat; Perform your work without significant direction and process a large volume of documents under tight timelines; Have a proven track record of creating high quality online documentation and provide samples of work; Be able to understand processes intimately and translate to a detailed step-by-step guide… Read more/apply
REPORTER – The Sioux Lookout Bulletin – Sioux Lookout, ON: Must be an excellent writer, willing to work odd hours, including some evenings and weekends. Knowledge and understanding of Sioux Lookout and area, including northern communities, will be an important asset. Qualifications: Excellent written and oral communication skills; Decision making and independent thinking required; Experience with Microsoft Word. Duties: Attend events, cover and write stories; Photography and video coverage of those events… Read more/apply
Calls for Submissions / Writing Contests
2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize – Submit your original, unpublished works of nonfiction between 1200 and 1800 words.
WHEN: The competition is open for submissions from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2018.
WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by creating an account through Submittable. A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.
WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.
WHAT YOU CAN WRITE: You can submit memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles between 1200 and 1800 words.
For full submission details, go to: http://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/cbc-nonfiction-prize-1.4090951
Writer’s Digest – Writer’s Digest, the No. 1 magazine for writers, celebrates the writing life and what it means to be a writer in today’s publishing environment. Through the voices of bestselling authors, buzz-worthy newcomers and seasoned editors, we offer everything writers need to stay inspired, to improve their craft, to understand the unique challenges of publishing today and to get their work noticed. Our pages are filled with advice and real-life experiences that go beyond the ordinary and delve deeply into what’s important to writers today. Whether they write fiction or nonfiction, poetry or essays, articles or scripts, our readers will walk away from every issue inspired and ready to write, satisfied in the knowledge that we get it, that we all share this passion for writing, and we’re all part of a grand literary tradition. And that’s worth celebrating.
Find a more thorough description of our editorial mission here.
Founded in 1920, such classic literary icons as Joan Didion, Ray Bradbury, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote, H.G. Wells, Margaret Atwood, Maya Angelou and more have shared their thoughts on different aspects of the writing life through the pages of Writer’s Digest. We’re an instructive magazine that seeks to keep readers abreast of industry trends, of the latest writers who found success and what they did to achieve it, and of innovative ways to improve and empower the inner raconteur of our readers.
Our style is confident and authoritative, yet conversational. Our voice is that of an insider—your trusted friend in the business. Keeping informed on industry trends is essential to our readers’ success, so it’s essential for our editorial to address timely issues in publishing, and look forward to the future of writing in its myriad forms. Our goal is to provide readers with the inspiration, how-to instruction and culturally relevant information they need to fulfill their writing goals and be a part of the larger community of writers.
Writer’s Digest is published eight times per year, and has a circulation of 77,000 subscribers, with 15.7 million annual unique users on WritersDigest.com and a Twitter following of more than 700,000. Our readers include men and women of all ages and varying levels of writing skill and success. We have a worldwide readership, but the majority of our readers live in the U.S. and Canada.
To obtain sample issues of Writer’s Digest, you can purchase copies via the newsstand or http://www.writersdigestshop.com. An index of each year’s contents is available at http://www.writersdigest.com.
How to Submit
We consider completed manuscripts on spec, as well as original pitches. A query should include a thorough outline that introduces your article proposal and highlights each of the points you intend to make. Your query should discuss how the article will benefit our readers, why the topic is timely and why you’re the appropriate writer to discuss the topic. Find more tips for crafting the perfect pitch here.
Although we welcome the work of new writers, we believe the established writer can better instruct our reader. Please include your publishing credentials related to your topic with your submission, along with a brief bio.
Send email queries to our Acquisitions Editor at email@example.com. Please do not send attachments. If you have clips available online, please include links. Accepted freelance articles must be submitted in electronic form, in text-only or Microsoft Word. We expect writers to thoroughly check all facts in their stories and to submit documentation to support the information included in their stories.
Because we receive hundreds of queries a month, please allow 2–4 months for a response. Each submission must include your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address.
Here are a few pointers to keep in mind:
We don’t accept or respond to queries via snail mail, phone or fax.
We don’t buy newspaper clippings.
We don’t buy reprints of articles previously published in other writing magazines.
WD Interviews (our signature cover Q&A series) are almost always written in house. If you’d like to pitch an interview with a well-known author, we request that you get approval from the subject prior to your pitch.
In today’s media environment, an article doesn’t just appear in print, but can become an interview on our podcast, a YouTube video, an extended blog post or a prompt for Facebook discussion. While it’s not required, writers who can cite supplemental ways in which their article might take shape in digital form will be given special consideration.
Payment and General Terms
For manuscripts, we pay 30–50 cents per word, on acceptance, for first world rights for one-time print use and perpetual electronic use. Should we want to reprint anything we’ve purchased from you in anything other than electronic format, we’ll pay you 25% of the original purchase price per use. Contributor copies are sent to writers and artists whose work appears in that issue.
For full submission guidelines, go to: http://www.writersdigest.com/submission-guidelines
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