Writing Jobs, January 26, 2018

It’s the wee hours of the morning and possibly even too early for coffee, but I wanted to free stock image writerget today’s writing jobs list posted before I pack up and head back to reality after a two-day writing retreat. By retreat, I mean two days in a mediocre hotel an hour and half away from home where I did nothing but work on my manuscript. Sometimes a change of scenery and being away from everyday distractions can work wonders on your writing.

Today’s list has got an opportunity for script writers, a few content writing and copywriting jobs, and a call for submissions.

Have a great weekend!

Remote Writing Jobs (Work-from-Home Writing Jobs)  

FREELANCE SCRIPT WRITER – Filmless – Work from home writing job: We’re looking for flexible, creative, and ambitious copywriters to write, edit and review video scripts. You must be able to generate great ideas and write scripts/treatments for a wide variety of client’s products and services. This is a work from home job so you can work from any city, state, or country. Specifically, you should be able to: Develop concepts, storyboards, and write script content for various types of videos (explainer, promo, and interview style videos); Create the angle, content, and tone according to the needs of the client and the audience for each video; Collaborate with clients and team members Qualifications: 5+ years of experience in content and script writing that appeals to wide audiences; Well organized and detail oriented; Ability to manage multiple projects of varying complexities, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure; Must own a Mac or Windows based PC or laptop… Read more/apply

EXPERT CONTENT WRITERS – Express Writers – Work from home writing jobs: Our large writing agency is looking to staff up to 3 new content writers (blogs, web pages, etc). This is a full/part time opportunity, work from home.  Our writing levels and pay are on a sliding scale, based on research/topics. This is CONSISTENT work. We’re looking for a 2,000w/day commitment minimum (M-F). Turnaround is usually 2-4 days per assignment – we set custom due dates and are flexible, provided you communicate well and timely. We are especially looking for full time expert writers, who can research and write on almost any topic with excellent results (tech, finance, SEO, content marketing). Deep research and top-notch writing is key to success in this role. Our top full-time experts make $1000-1200/every two weeks and are in demand with our writers… Read more/apply

GUEST BLOGGER – QBox – Remote writing jobs: HAVE IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF BACK-END TECHNOLOGIES! We seek talented writers and developers who will write and share deep tutorial content, articles, videos, and other content related to solving problems using our open source container orchestration software Supergiant.io. Supergiant is built on top of Kubernetes, and makes it easier to deploy and manage K8s as well as significantly cutting down cloud hosting costs. You will be invited as a guest blogger and paid for your contributions. Our content director will work with you on topic outlines, and put your submissions through a funnel where it will be edited for English narrative and technical competency. When your piece is published, you get paid. We pay well. If you have the talent to produce high quality content, we will pay $400 per piece… Read more/apply

FREELANCE TECHNICAL WRITER – HostPapa – Work from anywhere writing jobs: We are currently seeking a savvy Technical Writer with a combined passion for technology and writing. This position is an excellent opportunity for versatile creative technical writers seeking a freelance partnership with an innovative company. Responsibilities: Research, write and edit technical content for knowledgebase articles, guides and support material on a wide range of topics including web hosting, email, WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, design tools, SEO, etc.; Develop onboarding material for our customers about their website, email, and applications; Write from a user’s perspective in a category and topic-based structure… Read more/apply

FREELANCE CONTENT WRITERS – Big Leap – Freelance writing jobs: Big Leap is growing quickly and looking for an additional freelance content writers who will spend their time writing web content for our clients as part of their content marketing strategy. Big Leap is an emerging digital marketing agency, headquartered in Lehi, Utah. We specialize in SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media, and all other things digital marketing for great brands in Utah and throughout the United States. Big Leap was recently ranked #8 on the UV50 Fastest Growing Companies and on the 2016 Inc 5000. What you will be doing: Writing blog posts, articles, white papers, eBooks, and other forms of web-based content for a wide range of clients; Editing/proofreading content; Possibly coordinating with freelance writers; Managing content calendars for multiple clients; Helping to formulate content marketing strategy…. Read more/apply

CONTENT WRITER – Growth Team – Remote writing jobs: As a Content Writer at Awesome Motive, you’re responsible for composing articles to educate, inform, and guide individuals on WPBeginner and IsItWP. Key Performance Indicators: The number of publishing deadlines met; Quality of work as graded by your supervisor. REQUIRED: Minimum 2+ years experience as a Content Writer or similar role. REQUIRED: Mid to high-level understanding of WordPress; Excellent overall writing skills in a number of different styles/tones; Basic understanding of design fundamentals; Impeccable spelling and grammar; Great research, organizational, and learning skills; High comprehension of software like Microsoft Word and Google Docs; An understanding of formatting articles on the web; Familiarity with keyword placement and other SEO best practices Experience with online marketing and lead generation… Read more/apply

Canadian Writing Jobs (On-Site Writing Jobs in Canada)

SENIOR EDITOR – Chatelaine – Toronto, ON: Come work with Chatelaine! We are an award-winning, digital-first team with big ideas about what a media brand for Canadian women can be in 2018. We’re looking for a dynamic, energetic person to join our team as Senior Editor. The successful candidate should have at least five years of experience as a handling editor, with a strong digital background and a special aptitude for features. Terrific story ideas, a great ear for display-writing and a sense of humour are key. Reporting to the Executive Editor, this multi-talented journalist can produce daily news stories, engaging opinion and first-person journalism and in-depth reported features across platforms. She or he is a quick thinker, self-starter and an ideas person with a positive, team-focused attitude. What you will be doing: Assign, edit and produce compelling news, lifestyle content and features across platforms (web, mobile, video, print)… Read more/apply

COPYWRITER – BAM Strategy – Montreal, QC: BAM Strategy has been in the business of digital marketing for more than 20 years. We make sure we have an impact on our people, our brands and the bottom-line. We’re curious, we’re passionate about what we do and how to do it better. Our clients recognize that and feel our care no matter the project size. Do you think you could be an amazing addition to the team? Let’s talk. WHAT YOU WILL DO: Provide original, strategically sound and persuasive copy aligned with the client-approved direction; Take the lead on all copywriting done within the agency – both conceptual and long-copy; Act as brand guardian from a copy perspective and ensure the tone of voice guidelines are written and adhered at all time… Read more/apply

COPYWRITER – Mavencare – Toronto, ON: We are looking for a motivated and technologically savvy Copywriter to join our brand team.  As a Copywriter at Mavencare, you will you will ultimately be responsible for helping build and execute Mavencare brand personality through copy in all marketing communications. The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills, the capacity to meet tight deadlines, and a passion for our corporate mission. This role reports to the company’s Marketing Director. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and maintain house style guide and editorial resources; Help formulate Mavencare’s brand personality and voice in copy; Partner with creative resources to ideate new ways of bringing forth Mavencare brand benefits… Read more/apply

CREATIVE COPYWRITER – Hot Soup Marketing Group – Vancouver, BC: Wanted: Creative wordsmith & content creator who loves taking on a range of projects supporting a diverse range of industries – from conceptualization through to creation! You are all about the details. You bring concepts to life with words and stories. You think fast and work quickly. Jumping rapidly – and often – between projects doesn’t intimidate you. You thrive under deadlines and are a legendary multi-tasker. You find reason in chaos. You love to create. You’re looking for more than just a paycheque – you demonstrate accountability, always go the extra mile, and crave results. What you’d actually be doing on the daily: This role is all about execution. An average day could see you crafting social media content calendars with snappy captions for external links, writing branded blog posts, developing creative ad copy, and writing a client’s new white paper… Read more/apply

Calls for Submissions

Terraform – Submissions for Terraform are open to the public, and the ask is simple: terraformWe’re looking for 2,000 words or fewer—a nice, digestible internet length—of speculative fiction honing in on the tech, science, and future culture topics driving the zeitgeist.

We’re looking especially for nearer-future fiction; think a bit more along the lines of sentient chat bots or climate-changed dystopias and less far-flung alien space operas. And we don’t care what form it comes in: Classic-style SF short stories, social media posts from beyond the horizon, fictive data dumps, experimental graphic narratives, and so on. Our baseline rate is $0.20 a word.

Please limit one story per submission. Include a brief, one or two sentence-long description of the story in the body of the email, along with the word count, and any description about yourself or your publication history you’d like to add. We are not currently considering previously published works.

Remember, we’ll run one new story every week. Terraform is a qualifying market for the Science Fiction Writers of America.

NOTE: Due to the overwhelming number of submissions we receive, we can no longer respond to every one of them. If you have not heard from us within four months, you can assume the story has not been accepted for publication.

To read full submission guidelines, go to: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/kbzxpa/how-to-submit-stories-to-terraform


Shimmer MagazineShimmer publishes speculative fiction — science fiction, fantasy, shimmer magazinea dash of literary horror.

Shimmer aspires to publish excellent fiction across lines of race, income, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, geography, and culture, and therefore encourages submissions of diverse stories from diverse authors. This includes, but is not limited to: people of color, LBGTQIA, women, the impoverished, the elderly, and those with disabilities. We are not interested in acquiring fiction that denigrates or perpetuates stereotypes of the above groups.

We encourage authors of all backgrounds to write stories that include characters and settings as diverse and wondrous as the people and places of the world we live in. Every story sent to us should be well-researched, respectful, and conscientious.

What to send us:

  • Unusual and beautifully-written speculative fiction stories
  • Full plots and strong characters
  • Contemporary fantasy, sometimes SF
  • Unusual stories with a fluid and distinctive voice
  • Odd, unclassifiable stories

Hard Sells:

  • Mermaids
  • Devils
  • Vampires
  • Stories about writers
  • Stories that open with someone waking up
  • Sword and sorcery
  • Hard SF
  • Holiday stories
  • Space opera
  • Paranormal romance
  • Slasher/body-mod horror


  • Stories featuring Nazis as heroes
  • Rape
  • Multiple submissions
  • Simultaneous submissions
  • Reprints
  • Poetry
  • Unsolicited rewrites
  • Stories that have been on your blog
  • Stories that have been on your Patreon
  • Fan fiction
  • Novels
  • Collections


Up to 7500 words

If your story is longer than 7500 words:

Send us a query briefly describing the story along with the first page of the story. Shimmer does not publish books or collections of short fiction.

Payment and Rights:
We pay 5 cents per word, minimum $50. We are purchasing the right to display your story on our website and publish it in our annual print anthology. Four months after publication, most rights revert to the author, but we retain the right to continue selling digital back issues of the magazine, and the right to archive your story.

How to submit:

Shimmer appreciates cover letters.

Do not include a summary

“Dear Editors” works perfectly well

Subject line = Submission: Story Title


Standard manuscript format

Your story should be in English





Not Formats:

do not paste your story into the email window

do not send a PDF, ODT, or Pages file

do not submit via Drive; if using gmail, click the paperclip, not the Drive icon

do not submit via DropBox

do not reply to a rejection with a new submission; this only results in filing the new story under rejections

How Often?
We don’t have a firm policy on how often you may submit but because of our volume of submissions, after receiving a rejection we appreciate a few days between submissions.

Response Time:
We are usually able to reply to submissions within two weeks (final response time is longer if your story ends up in the maybe stack–you are always notified if your story goes into the maybe stack). If it has been longer than one month, feel free to query us at the submission e-mail, with QUERY and story title in the subject line.

International authors:
Shimmer welcomes submissions from authors outside the United States. When possible, please consider having a Paypal account, so payment can be easy on both sides.

To read full submission guidelines, go to: https://www.shimmerzine.com/guidelines/fiction-guidelines/



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