Sit back with your morning cup of coffee and see if the paid writing gig of your dreams is on today’s list. I’ve got freelance and remote writing jobs open to writers anywhere, on-site writing and editing jobs for my fellow Canadian writers, and a couple of calls for submissions, too. When applying, feel free to mention that you saw the job posting here.
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Remote Writing Jobs (Writing Jobs from Home)
PET WRITERS – Red Cat Media – Remote writing jobs: Red Cat Media hires talented writers for a range of websites in the pet space. Our articles are well researched and evidence based. Our writers are usually regular contributors to other pet sites or have their own pet blog Applicants must be able to: Independently research a given topic using high quality credible sources; Present scientific information in an entertaining and easy to read format; Follow SEO guidelines which we provide along with the title and a brief for each article; Produce 100% original and authentic content; If this interests you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following. Links to two examples of your work as published online. Your rate in cents (USD) per word. Your expected turnaround time per article… Read more/apply
AUTOMOTIVE BLOGGER – Posted at freelancewriting.com – Remote writing jobs: If you love all things Porsche, this is the writing gig for you. We’re looking for bloggers to contribute posts to two Porsche-specific blogs on an ongoing basis. The best pitches appeal to Porsche enthusiasts and focus either on new Porsche models or on the classic Porsche culture. Bloggers are expected to meet deadlines, write in a brand-appropriate voice, and fact check all statements with credible sources before submitting posts. To be considered, please submit 3 relevant writing samples and note any previous experience with the Porsche brand. Qualified writers will be asked to pitch post ideas… Read more/apply
COFFEE WRITER – Homegrounds.co – Remote writing job: We need a new writer for our Coffee authority website. The website’s audience are lovers of good coffee and ‘home baristas’. They are into brewing their own coffee from home, and wouldn’t touch Dunkin donuts coffee or Starbucks with a 10 foot pole. If this sounds like you, please apply for this role. What’s in it for you? A guarantee of 3 articles per week of 1-3k words each (if you want more, we can provide); Once you prove yourself (after 2-3 months of work) we’ll send you free coffee equipment to review as part of some of the articles. Once you’re done, you can keep the gear or sell it; You love coffee; that’s why you’re reading this. You’ll be paid to blog about coffee; The chance to write for other projects (providing you’re versatile)… Read more/apply
CONTENT WRITER (Tech Saas startup) – Agile CRM – Remote writing job: Pays $35,000 a year. We are looking for a dedicated content writer with a superior grasp of English. Given our rate of growth, this is a great opportunity for someone looking to grow their skills and quickly advance their career. Responsibilities: Lead content creation, and implementation of new media initiatives. Content creation for each vertical – messaging, online content, datasheets and whitepapers. This role applies digital, content, and writing expertise to provide vision into inbound marketing. You will also oversee and help improve the work of the team’s writers and other creatives… Read more/apply
FREELANCE COPYEDITORS – Guilford Press – Work from home jobs: The Guilford Press seeks experienced freelancers to copy edit professional and trade books in our mental health, education and literacy, geography, and research methods lists. The majority of our books are edited electronically, but occasionally titles are edited on hard copy. Copy editors edit manuscript for style, spelling, and grammar, typecode individual elements, check reference lists against citations, ensure figures and tables are called out in manuscripts, query authors and editors on missing or problematic material, and generally ensure that manuscripts are complete, coherent, consistent, and ready for typesetting. Though our books are varied, most are academic in nature, and many have numerous elements that can be complex in design and coding (tables, boxes, sidebars, numerous heading levels, etc.)… Read more/apply
EDITOR – Mama Natural – Remote jobs: Mama Natural is looking for an experienced, hard-working, health-obsessed editor for the #1 natural pregnancy site and YouTube channel, MamaNatural.com. Our ideal candidate has editorial experience with a popular website, is steeped in the natural living community, possesses amazing writing and editing skills, and can thrive working independently. If you’re passionate about creating best in class resources for mamas who want the best and most natural pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences, we’d love to hear from you. Responsibilities: Plan and manage yearlong editorial calendar; Mentor a team of writers to create best-in-class pregnancy and parenting content from a natural perspective; Craft story assignments based on competitive and keyword research; Edit articles for impact, grammar, readability, and awesomeness; Identify areas in articles that can be brought to life with images and infographics; Develop other written materials such as books and video scripts… Read more/apply
COPYWRITER – Vansburg LLC – Work from home writing jobs: We’re looking for a COPYWRITER. Our main product line is in the SLEEP INDUSTRY. However, we also have various other brands in the consumer goods space. Including but not limited to: home products, kitchen products, exercise products, baby products, beauty products. Some basic requirements: We’re looking for US English. Concise, straight to the point, action-oriented, no fluff; Prior experience in copywriting sales pages highly desired… Read more/apply
FREELANCE WRITER FOR LUXURY SITE – The Richest.com – Remote 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. A Bit About TheRichest: We have over 100 million average monthly page views and reach over one million people on Facebook alone. We employ freelance writers on a pay-per-view system that allows them to cash in when an article goes viral. And that does happen quite often. We also cover a wide range of topics from celebrities to cars, entertainment, sports, technology, and a whole lot more. Basically, you name it and we cover it – with a bit of a Richest twist, of course… Read more/apply
Canadian Writing Jobs (On-Site Jobs for Writers in Canada)
CONTENT WRITER – Save Max Real Estate Inc. – Mississauga, ON: Do you thrive off creating compelling content that drives organic traffic and generates leads? Does seeing your content successfully convert prospects into leads get you pumped? If you have a passion for all things content marketing related, and can’t stop thinking about what offers will work better on your next piece — then you might be a good fit to join the awesome team at Save Max. We’re seeking a professional who understands how the major search engines work and what people are searching for when they visit particular websites. Your job will be to ensure that our content is relevant enough to create interest for consumers, plus answer any of their questions and possibly convert them into a customer. Skills should include: Excellent overall writing skills in a number of different styles/tones; Impeccable spelling and grammar; A deep understanding of consumers and what motivates them online… Read more/apply
COPY EDITOR – Thompson Reuters – Toronto, ON: The Copy Editor for the Creative Services Team is responsible for proofreading and editing copy (as required) to ensure the accuracy, quality, readability, and alignment to brand standards of all marketing creative. This position is responsible for: proofreading to identify and correct grammar, punctuation and spelling errors; editing and/or rewriting as required to ensure all work conforms to brand and tone of voice guidelines; collaborating with Graphic Designers on copy considerations for print and digital layouts, and editing/rewriting copy as required; and participating in cross-functional team meetings to determine project scope, timing, and all details relevant to the successful execution of campaign goals… Read more/apply
FREELANCE REPORTER – Inukshuk Publishing, Yellowknife, NWT: We are seeking potential Ottawa freelance writers for the current and future issues of Aboriginal Business Quarterly Magazine. Please send your resume, two writing samples, and a price quote for a 1,000 word feature story with some original research by Jan. 22… Read more/apply
CONTENT WRITER & MARKETING COORDINATOR – Digitcom Inc – Toronto, ON: Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Content Writer/Marketing Coordinator is responsible for working with and leveraging Digitcom partners and third party consultants to execute Marketing related tasks. These tasks include Content Writing, Graphic Design, Email Marketing, Project Management and Event Planning. The incumbent will be responsible for working with peers and vendors to execute these tasks, such as: Writing Blog Articles, Product Descriptions and Press Releases; Graphic Design – Editing imagery for content; Event Planning – Assisting in organizing tradeshows for Digitcom to attend; Email Marketing – Use our email platform for lead generation… Read more/apply
TECHNICAL WRITER – NorthBridge Consultants – Cambridge, ON: Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the technical writer will develop and refine written communications, narratives, business plans and documentation for government funding applications. Primary duties include: Communicate with engineering team and clients to gather and analyze information; Gather and research technical information in various science and engineering fields; Coordinate, edit and write narratives, project documents and forms; Assemble documentation required to fulfill government requirements… Read more/apply
Calls for Submissions
VQR (Virgina Quarterly Review) – VQR strives to publish the best writing we can find. While we have a long history of publishing accomplished and award-winning authors, we also seek and support emerging writers. A look at one of our latest issues will show you the diversity of voices we publish.
Poetry: All types and length.
Short Fiction: Length is from 2,000–8,000 words. We are generally not interested in genre fiction (such as romance, science fiction, or fantasy).
Nonfiction: Length is 3,500–9,000 words. We publish literary, art, and cultural criticism; reportage; historical and political analysis; and travel essays. We publish few author interviews or memoirs. In general, we are looking for nonfiction that looks out on the world, rather than within the self.
We only consider unpublished work. Please do not submit previously published material, including work published in anthologies, chapbooks, or online.
We only accept submissions online via Submittable. We do not accept submissions via e-mail or post.
Please read past issues of VQR before submitting your work so you have a clear sense of our editorial focus. A portion of every issue is freely available on this site. Or you can purchase a recent issue at your local newsstand or bookstore, or directly from us.
Submissions are limited to one prose piece and four poems per reading period. Please group poetry into one submission. Multiple submissions in the same genre will be returned unread.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted.
If work you have submitted to us is accepted elsewhere, please notify us immediately. For prose submissions, please use your Submittable account to withdraw your submission. For poetry submissions, please use your Submittable account to add a note to your submission listing the titles of works no longer available for consideration.
We make every effort to respond within six months, but response time will vary according to the number of submissions. Please be patient with us; we typically receive more than 10,000 unsolicited works per year.
Responses will be provided by e-mail. Please do not call or e-mail regarding the status of your submission.
Due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot respond personally to every submission.
All files must be saved in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Plain Text (.txt) formats.
Please prepare your submission in letter-sized format, with ample margins, double-spaced, using a standard typeface (e.g., Times, Helvetica, Arial) and font size (12 point is best). Please use minimal document and font styling in your submission.
Print Magazine Payment & Copyright
For poetry, we pay $200 per poem, up to 4 poems; for a suite of 5 or more poems, we usually pay $1,000.
For short fiction, we generally pay $1,000 and above.
For other prose, such as personal essays and literary criticism, we generally pay $1,000 and above, at approximately 25 cents per word, depending on length. For investigative reporting, we pay at a higher rate, sometimes including pre-approved travel expenses. For long-form journalism, we often seek funders to support our writers directly, in addition to our own payments.
Book reviews are generally 2,000-2,400 words and are paid at a flat rate of $500.
Our standard publishing agreement asks for the following rights in exchange: first North American print and digital magazine rights; nonexclusive online rights; and other limited rights. Copyright is retained by the author at all times. Authors are free to resell the work, though we do ask for a 90-day exclusive from our first publication of the work.
Online content is generally paid at $100-$200, depending upon genre and length.
We read unsolicited fiction, poetry, and nonfiction submissions July 1-31 through our Submittable portal. Due to the high volume of unsolicited work, we cannot respond to submissions outside of this reading period. We only read unsolicited works submitted through our Submittable portal.
To read VQR’s full submission guidelines, go to: http://www.vqronline.org/about-vqr/submissions
The Antigonish Review – TAR is open to poetry on any subject written from any point of view and in any form. However, writers should expect their work to be considered within the full context of old and new poetry in English and other languages.
The amount of space TAR can devote to any one writer is usually limited to 5-6 pages at a maximum.
No more than 6-8 poems should be submitted at any one time. A preferable submission would be from 3-4 poems. Submitting more than 8 tends to conceal the merits of individual poems. The poet should also know, fairly clearly, what is or is not good work and send only that.
Poets should wait for response to a submission before submitting again.
PLEASE NOTE we do not accept submissions which have been previously published in any format.
- Submission should be typed, double spaced, author’s last name on each page, and can range in length from 500 to 3,000 words. Any submissions longer than 3,000 words are not likely to be accepted.
- No more than 1 story should be sent at any one time. Writers should wait for a response before submitting again.
- The Antigonish Review prefers not to consider fiction that has been submitted elsewhere (multiple submissions).
- Normally we do not publish sections of novels and we do not publish plays or scripts.
- We attempt to respond within two to four months.
PLEASE NOTE we do not accept submissions which have been previously published in any format.
Essays & Articles Guidelines
Travel sketches, personal memoirs, writing about sports, culture, history, or other essays which fall under the general rubric of creative non-fiction, are welcome. Accompanying photographs may be considered.
Serious scholarly works, interviews with Canadian literati, and the like will be considered from time to time, but those too narrow in scope or written in specialized jargon are better placed in a targeted academic, refereed, or professional journal.
Most of the essays we publish run from 1000 to 4000 words.
We do not accept submissions which have been previously published in any format.
Please submit only one essay at a time.
WE DO NOT GENERALLY ACCEPT EMAIL SUBMISSIONS. WE WILL, HOWEVER, ACCEPT EMAIL SUBMISSIONS FROM WRITERS LIVING ABROAD.
Guidelines for Book Reviews
The Antigonish Review invites reviews of recent Canadian poetry, fiction and non-fiction; however, all material submitted must be original and previously unpublished.
‘Recent’ may extend back to a year in time; this is not that unusual for book reviews.
Reviews run roughly between 1,000 and 2,500 words. A reviewer might choose to review a single book, or a review of two-four books that invite connections.
Please note that we distinguish between ‘book reviews’ and ‘review essays’.
We aim for balanced reviews – that is, strengths and criticisms. We reserve the right to reject reviews, or request revisions.
It is a good idea to consult several reviews in one of our recent issues. Our reviews tend to have a conversational, rather than academic tenor.
We are able to offer a modest honorarium per review. If you do not own a copy of the book you wish to review, let us know, and we will contact the publisher. However, we have a considerable number or books for review in our office. If you contact us to express interest in reviewing, we may well have a copy of the book on hand.
To read TAR’s full submission guidelines, go to: http://www.antigonishreview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=204&Itemid=544