Raise your hand if you’re sick of winter! We got a big dumping of snow again yesterday and other than snow making for great staying-in-and-writing weather, I’m pretty much over it already.
Anyhoo, let’s get to today’s writing jobs, which include a lot of remote / freelance writing gigs, as well as a couple of literary magazines looking for submissions. My fellow Canucks will also find a few Canadian writing jobs on the list, including a couple of remote writing opportunities for companies in Canada.
Got a little sidetracked with the snow yesterday so I will be posting details about that giveaway today, so be sure to check back.
Remote Writing Jobs (Work from Anywhere Writing Jobs)
FREELANCE FASHION WRITER – WPromote – Remote writing jobs: Our award-winning campaigns have helped hundreds of companies from startups to Fortune 500 brands thrive. If you’ve heard of Toyota, Verizon, Forever 21, Marriott, Wienerschnitzel, or Papyrus you’ve heard of our clients. And we want you to join us in making our clients even better. You Must Have Bachelor’s degree; English, Writing, or related field preferred; Knowledge of SEO best practices and experience writing SEO-optimized copy; Solid MS Office skills; Experience writing fashion and lifestyle content; must be fashion- and trend-savvy and current on the season’s trends; The lingo down of this niche market; The ability to be efficient, detail-oriented, and reliable; Proven experience writing to different target audiences and adjusting your writing style as needed… Read more/apply
VIRAL CONTENT WRITER – The Viral Times – Remote writing jobs: Do you enjoy following online trends and watching how they play out? Are you a social media addict and love nothing more than memes, and all that social media has to offer? We are looking for creative content writers who are quick to pick up online stories and put a spin on them. The perfect candidate for this job would be an expert in finding viral content, shared hear warming content from all over the internet. Responsibilities/Requirements include but not limite to; searching through sources (provided or you can use your own) then pitching the title to an editor; must be willing to write at least 3 500 word articles per day; catchy viral style headlines of 96 characters or even less; high speed story turnaround times required… Read more/apply
CONTENT MARKETING MANAGER – HostPapa Inc. – Remote writing jobs Canada: We are currently seeking a Content Marketing Manager who will be responsible for the production of original, informative, compelling content. This includes ensuring that consistent messaging is present in all written material used in all our channels, including our websites, blog, customer support knowledgebase, email, and social media platforms. You’ll manage multiple projects concurrently using your superior attention to detail and ability to proactively communicate with multiple internal and external contributors. Although this position is not for a writer, the successful candidate must be able to effectively evaluate the writing skills of others, including editing others’ work and occasionally writing content pieces him or herself where required… Read more/apply
WRITERS – Point Visible – Freelance writing jobs: You have awesome article ideas and you just have to share it with the rest of the world? You’ve come to the right place. Except if you want to write about coffee. While we do enjoy this godly beverage and consume it in concerning amounts, I’m afraid that really isn’t our cup of tea. You see what I did there? Clever stuff, I know. Moving on. We have pretty detailed guest post guidelines to ensure that only worthy posts get published and that we don’t have to spend hours editing them because Aint Nobody Got Time For That. What are we looking for: we believe that you need at least 1500 words to be able to properly cover a particular topic; our main focus is on digital marketing (with a strong focus on content marketing), SEO, social media, penalty recovery and graphic design… Read more/apply
FREELANCE RESUME WRITER – CMP.Jobs – Remote writing jobs: Do you have excellent written and verbal communication skills? Are you an experienced writer? Employer is looking for candidates to join its virtual team of resume experts! Employer is the worlds leading resume writing company and has one of the largest professional resume writing networks in the industry! With excellent resources, internal support and a skilled team of writers, Employer provides expertly written resumes, CVs, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles to job seekers worldwide. Key responsibilities: Partner with job seekers via phone or email to understand their career history and objectives; Write stellar resumes utilizing Employers framework and writer support services… Read more/apply
FREELANCE WRITERS – See Delightful – Freelance writing jobs: We are looking for lively, original, well-written articles for a lifestyle blog. The articles should provide useful information and fresh ideas. Topics include Fashion, Health and Beauty, Travel and Outdoor, Food and drink. Type of articles: How-to’s and Tutorials; Lists, Resources or Link Lists, Cheat Sheets, Checklists and To-do’s; Reviews; Controversial posts or fresh ideas of a trending topic. Style: Article much be at least 1000 words; Start with your most important message. Don’t warm your reader up with background information; Structure your work accordingly, with headings, subheadings and lots of white space… Read more/apply
SENIOR CONTENT / COPY WRITER – Red Stamp Agency – Remote writing jobs CANADA: Chime is a concierge social marketing service specializing in high-quality content. We’re looking for a talented Senior Content/Copywriter to join our team and contribute blog articles, newsletters, e-books, and other content that will help our clients engage with their audiences. This role really comes down to one thing: writing amazing content that people will want to read and share. As our Senior Content/Copywriter you have a strong ability to write about, well, anything, because our clients come from all sorts of industries specialities. You’ll need to thrive in a fast-paced environment and be eager to work with a rapidly growing marketing agency… Read more/apply
Canadian Writing Jobs (On-Site Writing Jobs in Canada)
SENIOR WRITER – ThinkPoint Group – Ottawa, ON: Pays $100,000 a year. We are currently recruiting for a senior level Communications/Writer for a contract opportunity within the Department of National Defence. This role is estimated to run for approx. 1 year at 3 days per week. Responsibilities and Duties: The senior writer to the Director Finance Community Development Group will be required to possess the following skill set and experience: Experience in leading communication activities at the senior management level in a large and decentralized organization; Knowledge of resource management for a federal department; Experience in the development of complex communication strategies for a federal department; Be fluently bilingual in both official languages; Hold a valid Enhanced Reliability Clearance with the Federal Government of Canada… Read more/apply
SENIOR COPYWRITER – SpinMaster – Toronto, ON: Who are you? You’re a storyteller, wordsmith, maybe even a brand poet – regardless you have 5+ years of advertising experience and can crank out killer integrated campaigns. You’re one part writer, one part child. Your imagination is just as wacky as your creative, but it always lands on strategy. You’ve shot TV commercials. You intimately understand the ins and outs of video production. You’re a digital wizard who knows how to roll up their sleeves and give an audience the content they not only need, but also deserve. You’ve seen Big. And if you haven’t, you’ll watch it. You make kids laugh. You may even have a few kids of your own. You watch cartoons, read comics, and can race to the ruff-ruff rescue to hit a tough deadline. But most importantly you channel all of your childlike enthusiasm into creating exceptional, groundbreaking work… Read more/apply
TECHNICAL WRITER – Ping Identity – Halifax, NS: As a Technical Writer, you will be responsible for helping our technical prospects and customers plan and build solutions with our products and APIs, from the evaluation stage to actual use. You will develop and write API reference documentation, code samples, developer guides and admin product guides for Ping Identity’s suite of identity security software and services, collaborating with a team of product managers, software engineers, and testers. Job Functions: Writes accurate and professional DITA XML-based technical content, adhering to DITA information model, style guide, and other content-related standards; Conceive and write admin-centric product documentation in collaboration with product managers and subject matter experts; Conceive and write API reference documentation, developer-centric guides, and code samples for developers and product implementers… Read more/apply
TECHNICAL WRITER – SmartSimple Software – Toronto, ON: The primary task of the Marketing/Technical Writer is responsible for ensuring all client facing communication is written in a consistent style ensuring the brand message is conveyed in a clear and concise manner to all audiences. This includes, but is not limited to sales and marketing material, training material as well as technical documents; Create and maintain templates using MS Office applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Interview and collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) to capture processes and procedures, and create content for end-user and technical guides and standard operating procedures (SOPs)… Read more/apply
Calls for Submissions
The Establishment – Are you looking to share your articulate and well-researched musings on Mesopotamian dinosaurs, the politics of denim, the unexpected relationship between neo-conservatism and feminism, adolescent self-discovery, unlikely animal friendships, sploshing, the plight of restorative justice told through a graphic novel, the sordid history of the salt trade, racial disparity in the criminal justice system, the latest congressional health care death match . . . or anything in between?
Are you a maker? A photographer? A director? A hang-gliding genderqueer rapper? We want your stories, your inspirations, your dogged research and epiphanic insight.
The Establishment is looking to unearth overlooked stories, produce original reporting, and provide a platform for voices that have been marginalized by the mainstream media. And yes, we want your humor, wit, and good old-fashioned satire, too. We publish originally reported features, interviews, long-form journalism, personal essays, and multimedia of all shapes, sizes, and creeds.
The Nitty Gritty
We pay $125 for feature stories, op-eds, and personal essays (800–1,500 words), and $500 for a select few long-form investigative pieces that involve original reporting and at least five interviews (3,000 words). All multimedia submissions are paid for on a case-by-case basis, but we pay everyone an egalitarian rate for every contribution they make.
How to pitch:
To submit a pitch, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, including the word “pitch” in the subject line. If the pitch is time-sensitive, please note this in the subject line as well, with the words “Time Sensitive.”
Your pitch should be 2–4 paragraphs in length and as specific as possible. Please include when applicable:
- A thesis
- The historical or cultural context of the piece you’re looking to write
- Why your proposed piece is important
- Existing research you’re looking to draw from
- Potential interview subjects
- Relevant information on a news hook
- Expected word length
You’re also welcome to submit full-length, previously unpublished articles. When submitting, please include information on the piece in the body of the email.
If you’ve never written for us, include three links to previously published work. Do not send us zip files or Dropbox links — we won’t open them. We of course love publishing first-time writers, but in these cases, any example of writing is appreciated.
We aim to respond to pitches within two weeks. If you do not hear back in this timeframe, we’ve decided not to move forward with your story. We do read all the pitches we receive — honest! — but due to volume, we’re unable to respond to each one.
Other valuable intel:
Our audience is international and we gladly accept pitches from writers around the world. Hyperlocal news, however, is not typically relevant for us.
We love pitches that feature original reporting and research. Personal essays are also in our wheelhouse, but please make sure these will resonate not just with those who know you, but with a diverse readership — take us from the “I” to the universal.
Be as clear and specific as possible in your pitches. Thorough/compelling pitches let us know that the final product will likely be the same.
We are a women-funded-and-run company, but that certainly doesn’t mean we don’t accept pitches from cis men. If you’re pitching us, check out our website to get a feel for what we publish.
We are open to publishing previously published works; rates vary depending on the situation.
To read full submission guidelines, go to: https://theestablishment.co/pitch-us-b0788d803a0b
CRAFT Literary – CRAFT is an online publication celebrating both emerging and established writers. Our focus is on the craft of writing and how those elements make a good story great. We are interested in strong fiction that shines because of its exploration of craft. We feature new and republished fiction; critical pieces on craft; craft exercises; interviews on craft with established writers; book reviews and summaries; and much more.
STORIES by Michael McGriff, Clare Beams, Melissa Yancy, Megan Cummins, Bret Anthony Johnston, and more. Our entirely library can be found on our fiction page.
CRAFT Fiction Guidelines
Our CRAFT Fiction categories are open year-round to any emerging or established author. We accept submissions from international writers. We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you inform us immediately and withdraw your work if your story is accepted elsewhere. We pay our authors a flat rate of $100 for flash fiction and $0.10/word up to $200 for original short fiction. We do not charge submission fees, but are highly selective in what we choose to publish.
We will also consider previously published fiction, as long as the writer retains the rights or second-publication rights can be obtained. We do not pay for reprints.
Each published story will include an editor’s introduction as well as a craft note from the author. To read previously published stories, please see our CRAFT Fiction page.
To see a list of our most commonly asked questions about submitting to us, please visit our FAQ page. If you have additional questions after reading our FAQ or would like to query a current submission, please send an email to: contact (at) craftliterary (dot) com
CRAFT Fiction Submission Categories:
Flash Fiction, for work under 1,000 words
Short Fiction, for work under 7,000 words
We are planning to provide opportunities for Novellas and Novel Chapters. Keep checking back to see the latest!
To read full submission guidelines, go to: https://www.craftliterary.com/submit/
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