Considering I am away at a self-imposed writing retreat, today’s list isn’t too shabby!
I’ve got remote / work-from-home freelance writing jobs, as well as a call for submissions open to writers anywhere. For my fellow Canucks, there are a few on-site writing and editing opportunities, including one for the Vancouver Whitecaps, should you happen to be a soccer fan.
I’ll get back to my goal of 10K words on my manuscript and this terrible cup of hotel coffee while you check out these writing job leads.
Remote Writing Jobs (Work from Home Writing Jobs)
ENTERTAINMENT WRITER – POPSUGAR Voices – Remote writing jobs: POPSUGAR Voices is hiring! We’re currently looking for remote, part-time writers who can produce content with a quick turnaround for our Entertainment vertical. If you’re obsessed with writing about trending topics; have a flexible schedule; and can turn around clean, witty, clickable copy on a tight deadline, drop us a line! We’re particularly interested in writers who have experiences in these areas: Netflix shows; Theory posts; Access to movie screeners… Read more/apply
LEGAL COPYWRITER – Work from home writing job: We are a law firm marketing company with a national clientele and expanding our team to meet the demand of new clients. Job includes: Writing great autoresponder emails for law firms and attorney clients. We are looking for someone with the following qualifications: Experience working with law firms or attorneys is preferred; Excellent English grammar, speaking and writing skills; Great work ethic; Strong attention to detail; Self-starter, able to work independently; Highly organized; College graduate, JD preferred. Requirements: Have a quiet place to work from your home (this is a work from home position). Fast and stable computer and cable internet connection… Read more/apply
DATING GHOSTWRITERS – VIDA (Virtual Dating Assistants) – Work from home writing jobs: We’re currently hiring 5+ new dating ghostwriters to get dates for our clients on sites & apps like Match, OkCupid, Tinder, and Bumble. (To learn more about how ViDA helps people find love, feel free to visit our website.) Depending on your performance, you’ll earn somewhere between US $13 and $17 per hour. And you’ll do this from the comfort of your own home. It’s fun, flexible and rewarding. Here’s What You’ll Do: Craft magnetically-attractive profiles that grab the reader’s attention right from the start and holds it as she reads every last word; Come up with creative, attractive new icebreaker messages that can be used over and over again; Handle the back-and-forth messages with your client’s matches until you get a phone number or set up a date. Do you have top-notch writing skills and a great sense of humor… Read more/apply
ACADEMIC FREELANCE WRITERS – Remote writing jobs in CANADA: We’re an academic writing and assistance service and we’ve been successful since the mid-90s. We’re very selective on who we bring onboard although we are always looking. One thing that distinguishes our writers from other services is their ability to deliver error-free time sensitive documents. A couple of immediate musts to work with us are: Masters or PhD in your field of specialty; Great researcher first then great writer; Access to your own libraries to find journal articles and high level content; Ability to write quickly and deliver error free documents (recheck your own work)… Read more/apply
WRITERS – Creators Media – Freelance writing jobs: We are looking for writers with a flair – who have a knack to elicit desired actions from readers, with an insightful content. You must be extremely fluent in English. What is the role: Understand the target audience in detail and help craft the content strategy to drive desired actions; Carry out the creative content writing and curation. You will work closely with our editors to drive maximum qualified traffic and engagement to the website and other Brand assets; Work closely to boost SEO efforts and should have an ability to curate meaningful content around keywords. What we are looking for: Bring your unique perspective, and skills to develop effective content strategy; You have a creative mindset and flexibility to operate in the evolving working environment; You look forward to challenges, daily… Read more/apply
FREELANCE CONTENT CREATORS – Espresso Communication – Freelance writing jobs: We are looking for talents to make up our team of freelance content providers! We are searching for journalists specialized in entertainment, money, health & fitness or auto. The candidates must have experience and be comfortable with searching photos on image banks (such as Shutterstock and Getty Images). Great language skills (English) are also required, of course. Applicants must submit a resume and samples of their writing… Read more/apply
Canadian Writing Jobs (On-Site Writing Jobs in Canada)
STAFF WRITER (hotnewhiphop.com) – Urbanlinx Media Inc. – Montréal, QC: A major player within urban culture is looking for a staff writer with relevant writing and editing experience to join our team of writers. This position is ideal for a creative individual, who has a familiarity with hip-hop and the adjoining culture, extending to pop culture at large—fashion, tech, movies, TV and sports are all important aspects. This person must come from a strong editorial background, with strong organizational skills and time management skills. Knowledge of the entertainment world is key for this position, as we have one of the youngest and most discerning audiences online, and their tastes evolve a mile a minute. By staying up on all current trends, we ensure that we will be on the same page as our users… Read more/apply
CREATIVE CONTENT WRITER – QE Home /Quilts Etc – Vancouver, BC: We have an exciting, new position open for a creative content writer, who will apply her/his clever wordsmith skills to all communications with our customers. By developing a keen understanding of our products, our customers, and our business, you will, effectively, be the voice for our brand. You will work collaboratively with our teams to develop compelling material for our in-store programs, our website, blog, and social media channels. Requirements & Responsibilities: able to understand our customers, our products, and the company’s vision and goals in order to effectively communicate the value of our products, product knowledge, styling and inspirations through written and video content… Read more/apply
CREATIVE WRITER – Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club – Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Whitecaps FC are looking to acquire a Creative Writer. The transfer window is closing, so don’t wait to apply for this rare opportunity to work in professional sports with one of Vancouver’s top brands. Our marketing department operates as an internal agency and you’d be working closely with designers, project managers, motion graphic artists and videographers. Our office is located in Gastown. This entry-to-mid level position will be working with our award-winning marketing team, and our next ideal colleague must have: Exceptional English language skills; The ability to work and concentrate on the job at hand in an open-concept office; Passion, creativity, drive; A sense of teamwork, a sense of humour and common sense; Be willing to work unusual hours, some late nights, and weekends when needed; and Project management skills (Detail orientated, organisational genius and an eye for design / structure)… Read more/apply
WRITER & CONTENT STRATEGIST – Solink – Ottawa, ON: We’re looking for a Writer / Content Strategist to join our team to help us achieve our aggressive lead generation goals. We’re looking to add a thinker and a doer to our team that will create and maintain a content calendar for publishing written and video content across various channels. This person will be tasked with creating content as well as build a team of internal partners and external resources to scale our publishing and video production capabilities. Signs That You’re the Right Candidate: You believe in the power of storytelling. You’re passionate in the belief that creating amazing, highly relevant content is the best way to influence and engage prospects and customers; You’re a modern marketer. You’re convinced that great marketing starts with a clear understanding of your target audience… Read more/apply
Calls for Submissions
Flash Fiction Online – Thank you for thoroughly reading our guidelines!
Flash Fiction Online an open-genre publication and is currently OPEN to all submission categories. Please no erotica, graphic sex, or egregious violence.
Flash Fiction Online accepts REPRINTS. Please submit in the REPRINT category. Payment is $.02 (two cents) per word. All other guidelines apply.
Flash Fiction Online strives to publish fiction that presents the full variety of humanity in its pages. As such, we encourage submissions from writers of every stripe.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We consider flash fiction a complete story in a tiny package. We want developed empathetic characters and discernible resolved plots.
Open Office or Libre Office users: Due to an incompatibility issue, when an Open Office or Libre Office file is converted to a .doc file the last line of text disappears in our Submittable Document Viewer. To prevent this from happening to your story, PLEASE add a blank line at the end of your story by hitting ‘Enter’ after the last line. For good measure, add ‘END’ followed by a blank line.
Please do not use Flash Fiction Online to fulfill school assignments.
THE IMPORTANT STUFF:
- WE ACCEPT ORIGINAL, UNPUBLISHED FICTION.Stories published previously may be submitted to our REPRINT category.2. STORY LENGTH: 500 to 1000 WORDS.
- NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS.
- WE DOACCEPT MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS. You may have up to three stories in our slush pile at any given time. Each story must be submitted separately.
- OMIT ALL AUTHOR IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FROM THE STORY FILE. This includes name, address, phone, email, etc. Make sure to remove author information from bylines, headers, and footers, etc. Include author information in the cover letter box of the submission form only.
- INDICATED SCENE BREAKS ARE REQUIRED! Please denote scene breaks with # or *.
(The stuff that will make a good impression)
- ON FONT:The Editor MUCH prefers Times New Roman.
- ON MANUSCRIPT FORMATTING: Standard Manuscript Format, but with all author information removed from the manuscript.
- ON PARAGRAPHS: Use them.
- ON COVER LETTERS: https://alexshvartsman.com/2016/05/09/how-to-write-a-proper-short-story-cover-letter/
- ON ORIGINALITY: We see many of the same types of stories, as well as many types of stories with themes we simply don’t enjoy. Check out this short listof Hard Sells.
WANT MORE? NAVIGATING SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
ON RESPONSE TIME AND QUERIES: We are an open submission market. Please don’t query prior to submitting. Query only to ask about the status of an already-submitted story. Our response time ranges from 2 days to 10 weeks. Please do not query until at least 8 weeks after submission. Send queries to email@example.com. Include QUERY in the subject line.
Due to the number of submissions we receive, we are unable to give personal feedback or critiques.
Publication in Flash Fiction Online counts toward the requirements for membership in the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA).
Although the SFWA recognizes this magazine as a professional market, we frequently publish literary fiction and other genres.
Payment and Rights
As of April 1, 2014, we pay sixty dollars ($60) per story for original fiction. Original fiction means ‘previously unpublished.’ This payment provides us with first electronic rights, including HTML, PDF, plain text, and MP3 (audio) formats. Distribution will be through the Flash Fiction Online website and a variety of other electronic means, including but not exclusively epub, mobi, and pdf. This payment also provides us with a non-exclusive one-time right to publish the stories in an anthology. For reprints, we pay $.02 (two cents) per word for non-exclusive rights.
All other rights for the work remain with the author.
To read the full submission guidelines, go to: https://ffo.submittable.com/submit