It’s Monday and it definitely feels like it around here with this dreary weather and the rather-be-sleeping blues. Perhaps this list of writing opportunities will do the trick. And coffee. Much more coffee.
Today’s list includes freelance writing jobs for content writers, graphic novelists, copywriters, and more. Don’t forget to check out the calls for submissions, too.
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Remote Writing Jobs (Work from Home Writing Jobs)
FREELANCE WRITERS – The Right Hairstyles – Freelance writing jobs: Do you want to become a published writer, to work from anywhere and on topics that interest you personally? We’re always looking for new passionate authors. Join us and your works will be viewed by millions of readers! What we’re looking for. You may submit a full article, a draft, a synopsis or several pitches. Remember, the more complete your submission is, the better chances to be published you have. Keep in mind that we only accept original content, we do not publish anything that’s been already published. The article must be written by you and with none parts plagiarized. We accept guest posts. Point this in the subject line of your email when submitting your pitches, and our editor will contact you and tell you whether your content ideas meet out interest. All other emails and requests to our submission`s address will be ignored, so, please don’t send us press releases or sales pitches… Read more/apply
COPYWRITER & BLOGGER – WebFly – Remote writing job: A Digital Marketing Agency is looking for a talented Copywriter to join our team. This is a Work-From-Home, part-time position with flexible hours. The ideal candidate must have 3 to 5 years of copywriting experience. You will be responsible for writing content for our clients’ websites and blogs. You must be creative and able to work on multiple projects while meeting deadline. Qualifications: Superior writing skills and handle of the English language. At least 3 years or copywriting experience. Ability to write 800+ word articles rapidly. Experience with writing web copy/ blogs… Read more/apply
FREELANCE WRITER – Museum Hack – Remote writing jobs (North America Only): This position is remote. You can work from anywhere in North America. No application phone calls or emails, please. We only accept resumes via our jobs website. Museum Hack is hiring freelance writers who love telling engaging stories. We lead unconventional tours of the world’s best museums and are looking to share awesome content with more people through our blog. This isn’t your average blogging job – while we care about SEO, we’re more concerned with writing stories that truly entertain and inform, like the history of the world’s greatest female pirate or the weird mechanics of dinosaur sex. To that end, we’re seeking writers that have a unique voice and passion for the crazy, weird, and mind-blowing stories in the following content areas: Science; Literature; History; Art; Music. You’ll work with our Content Lead to pitch, write, and edit world-class content. Help turn Museum Hack into a household name… Read more/apply
NONFICTION FREELANCE COPY EDITORS, PROOFREADERS, INDEXERS – Sourcebooks Inc. – Freelance editing jobs: Sourcebooks, Inc., an independent publisher in the western suburbs of Chicago, is accepting applications from qualified copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers interested in freelance work in various areas of nonfiction, including history, business, education, parenting, memoir, self-help/inspirational, biography, health, reference, social science, relationships, and more. Our ideal freelancers are incredibly detail-oriented, possess an exceptional grasp of grammar and punctuation rules, and have experience with: Reviewing book-length manuscripts (upwards of 200,000 words or 500+ book pages); Fact-checking details and historical information using reputable references and sources; The Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition; Merriam-Webster Collegiate and Unabridged Dictionaries; Microsoft Word, including tracked changes and styling/formatting tools; Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, including PDF markup tools… Read more/apply
FREELANCE WRITERS – Sting.net – Remote writing jobs: We are looking to hire writers to write for our clients within the health, insurance, medical and legal industries, as well as for our website. We are looking for experience in any or all of those related industries. We also need the writer to work on social media pieces for our clients. We start at $20-$25/ article and have chance to move up from that. Benefits: PAY IS NEGOTIABLE, paid twice a month through an invoice. WORK IS REMOTE- Can work from anywhere. Responsibilities and Duties: Research and Write blog posts (# depends on dependability and interest to write) for one or more of our clients, depending on knowledge and expertise; Write social media pieces for our social media team, to be posted for our clients. On platforms such as Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Qualifications and Skills: We need writers with experience in one or more: SEO/ Digital Marketing, Legal, Health & Wellness, Medical, Insurance, and Dental… Read more/apply
FREELANCE WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS – The Center for Responsive Schools – Freelance writing jobs: The Center for Responsive Schools is currently seeking experienced writers and illustrators to help create a series of titles for Avenue A Books, a new imprint for students in grades K-8. These books will focus on topics such as interpersonal relationships, social and emotional skills, diverse experiences, and other matters related to the daily life of elementary and middle school students. All work will be created on a work for hire basis at a competitive flat rate. Terms to be discussed upon hire. Please note that this is a freelance opportunity, not a staff position. Currently, we are focused on graphic novels for all ages between kindergarten and eighth grade… Read more/apply
Canadian Writing Jobs (Jobs for Writers in Canada)
CONTENT WRITER & STRATEGIST – Jumpfactor – Toronto, 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 rockstar team at Jumpfactor. At Jumpfactor you will GROW as a content marketer and expand your skills to video storyboarding, research-based copy, and strategy. Content marketing is what you live and breathe! We’re looking for a star content writer and strategist who wants to be part of an amazing team. This role is based in Toronto and is full time… Read more/apply
MUSIC JOURNALISTS – DISARM Magazine – Toronto, ON: Music Journalists Wanted. The most original, authentic music magazine to emerge in the last five years needs a few like-minded writers to join our our cause. We are 100% Independent, do not host advertising and our editorial stance is uncorrupted by commercial interests or marketing, free of click-bait and listicles, gossip and all that other diminished noise that has plagued what is left of the current digital media landscape. We don’t call it long form writing. We call it journalism. We know and remember the difference. You can be a student or graduate, an emerging or established writer, and any age. The main criteria is that you live, breathe, sleep, actively pursue, preach, celebrate and are invested in music culture, either via an active music city or because you write from wherever you are as if you were. As if you were in exile from that place that you belong, and would run to tomorrow if given the chance… Read more/apply
VANCOUVER WRITER – Blog about Vancouver – Vancouver, BC: Compensation: $100-200 for each story depends on size. We are local real estate startup. We are looking for a blog writer who can create funny, unique and most important VIRAL stories about Metro Vancouver neighbourhoods, Vancouver, Canada, culture, people, geography, stereotypes, etc.. Again, we need Viral, funny, unique stories. We are ready to pay $100-200 for each story. We would like to start with one story a week… Read more/apply
TECHNICAL WRITER – Scotiabank – Toronto, ON: As an API Technical Writer in Product Engineering at Scotiabank, the candidate will develop and deliver high quality content by writing technical documentation while working with developers, architects and project managers to better understand their needs and business cases, get their feedback, provide information, and communicate changes in the documentation over the course of the project. The candidate will create, edit, revise and produce content in the form of technical documentation, API definitions, integration guides, proper API usage examples, architectural diagrams, and user guides while ensuring that that new documentation and templates have a set standard maintaining a consistent style, tone and approach. Requirements: 3+ years of experience at a high performing technology company in a technical writing position; Understand various development languages ( C++, Java, Python ect.; Excellent interpersonal and general business communication skills; Has great attention to detail, is motivated and able to take initiative… Read more/apply
Calls for Submissions
Herizons Magazine – Herizons aims to reflect a feminist philosophy that is diverse and relevant to women’s daily lives. The purpose of Herizons is to empower women; to inspire hope and foster a state of wellness that enriches women’s lives; to build awareness of issues as they affect women; to foster a spirit of co operation; to promote the strength, wisdom and creativity of women; to broaden the boundaries of feminism to include building coalitions and support among other marginalized peoples; to foster peace and ecological awareness and to expand the influence of feminist principles in the world. Herizons is a non-profit organization based in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.
What Herizons Publishes
Articles about examining feminist principles at work, in relationships, in organizations and institutions, and in politics and social justice causes are welcome. Our readers are interested in health issues, social and political issues, environmental issues, equality issues, justice issues, spiritual issues; parenting issues and all issues informed by diverse racial and cultural experiences. Articles in which the writer is engaged with the material work best; personal experiences, journalism style articles, interviews, articles that bring in current research and a clear feminist perspective are all things we look for.
500 – 700 words. News items of interest to feminist readers that are taking place in communities across Canada. $175-$210.
1,000 – 3,000 In depth articles on feminist debates, current social/ political/legal/environmental/culture emerging issues or personal stories with a broader social relevance. Can be interview style, essay style or journalism style. Non academic. $275-550.
325-words book, music and film reviews; preference is given to Canadian authors, filmmakers, musicians. $75
Payment is made in Canadian funds upon publication. Articles in Herizons are licensed for first time North American rights @ .25 cents per word with an additional .03 cents per word for non-exclusive subsidiary rights, including the right to transfer articles to CD rom for educational/academic libraries and/or secure on-line database services. Herizons reserves the right to post select articles on Herizons’ web site.
Writers may grant permission for their article to be reprinted after publication in Herizons as it appeared in its final edited form provided that Herizons is acknowledged as the original publisher. Any reprint fees secured by the author belong to the author alone. For reprint requests Herizons receives, Herizons will seek the author’s permission and reprint fees negotiated by Herizons will be paid to the writer, minus a 30% negotiating fee. All articles reprinted will appear with the following tagline: © Author’s name, Herizons, Publication Date, Year, Volume and No.
We buy rights to photos or original artwork. $50-$250, less for reprints, and varying payment depending on size. For unsolicited art, submit web samples to your website. E-Mail: editor at herizons dot ca
Due to time constraints, we’re sorry that poetry and fiction will not be considered for publication.
Getting your Article Published
Queries should be accompanied by a brief outline/summary explaining a clear angle/thesis and how the article is suited to Herizons. Queries should be accompanied by a sample of the writer’s published writing in a similar style to the proposed article. Send via email attchement is best. Allow 12 weeks for reply.
Once Articles are Accepted
Writers will provide articles electronically; our preference is Microsoft word. Feature articles will typically require 3-4 drafts prior to publication.
Articles are assigned several months in advance. The deadlines below as these are for assigned articles only:
- Spring/ December 15
- Summer/ March 15
- Fall /June 15
- Winter /September 15
To read full submission guidelines, go to: http://www.herizons.ca/contribute
Arc Poetry Magazine – For over 30 years, Arc has been publishing the best in contemporary poetry.
Arc invites submissions from emerging and established poets.
Arc is currently accepting unsolicited poetry submissions. Our current submission period is from September 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.
Arc no longer accepts paper submissions.
Arc now accepts submissions using the online submission manager as seen below.
Arc accepts unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished poems, on any subject, in any form.
Poets may only submit once each calendar year.
Poetry submissions must not exceed 3 poems total.
Submissions must be typed and single spaced (double spaces will be interpreted as blank lines). Include your name, email address, and mailing address on each page.
Submit each poem in a separate document along with the poet’s biography. Your submission will be grouped together in our submission platform.
Biographical statements should be two to three sentences or approximately 50 words.
Arc will respond to unsolicited submissions of poetry, artwork, and article queries within four to six months. Arc can’t promise to respond to inquiries regarding the status of submissions before the completion of an editorial cycle.
You will be paid at the rate of $50 per page upon publication and will also receive one free copy of the issue in which your work appears. With this acceptance, Arc secures First Canadian Rights. You may subsequently republish the above in any manner you choose without securing permission from Arc. We would, however, appreciate a published acknowledgment
Arc publishes reviews, interviews, and articles on poetry and poetry-related subjects. At this time, we are not looking for unsolicited submissions or pitches for poetry-related essays/articles.
Arc does not publish fiction or drama.
Arc’s visual art is selected by an Editorial Board committee.
Canadian artists are encouraged to bring their work to our board’s attention by emailing a URL to Kevin Matthews, the Art Editor. Arc generally does not accept or reject individual works, but chooses artists to work with, then asks for a range of works from which up to ten pieces are selected for publication, including two for use on the front and back covers. Most often, only one artist is featured per issue.
All artwork accepted for publication in Arc may appear in the magazine up to 12 months after selection (we will notify you if plans change). Upon acceptance, Arc will then ask for selected images at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
Selected artwork for use on the cover may be cropped to fit the layout of the magazine and preference in choice of image and cropping will be given to the aesthetics of the magazine. In certain cases and in consultation with the artist a detail of the chosen artwork may be used rather than the integral piece.
You will be paid at the rate of $50 per page upon publication ($100 for art featured on the front cover) and will also receive two free copies of the issue in which your work appears. With this acceptance, Arc secures First Canadian Rights. You may subsequently republish the above in any manner you choose without securing permission from Arc. We would, however, appreciate a published acknowledgment.
To read full submission guidelines, go to: http://arcpoetry.ca/submit/