There isn’t a coffee mug big enough for the first few days after the start of daylight saving time. Getting up at WTF o’clock has been especially hard this week. Let’s see if today’s list of paid writing opportunities can help perk things up around here!
As always, there are remote / online writing jobs open to writers anywhere in the world and a few awesome in-house Canadian writing jobs for my fellow country peeps. I’ve also included a couple of calls for submissions for authors of short fiction and poetry.
If you see an opportunity that interests you, please make sure to click through to the full job posting and read the entire posting before you apply to make sure it’s a good fit for your skills. I try to include as many freelance writing jobs for beginners as I can, but regardless of your experience level, sending a well-crafted application/submission that shows you took the time to read and understand the listing is always a good idea.
Remote Writing Jobs (Work from home / Online Writing Jobs)
FREELANCE COPYWRITER – Dolce Vita Footwear is looking to hire a freelance copywriter with at least 3 to 5 years of professional writing experience, preferably for a key ecommerce company. They want a writer who can create, proofread, and self-edit online copy, including blogs, product copy, emails, promotions, and more. This is a remote freelance writing job. Read more/apply
DATING / RELATIONSHIPS WRITER – EmLovz is hiring writers to write articles on dating topics for men. You must understand current trends, such as dating apps, as well as love, dating, and relationships, and be able to write flawless copy with SEO in mind. This is a 3-month contract, remote writing job with the possibility of becoming full-time. You must be able to write a minimum of 10 articles per week. A bachelor’s degree and knowledge of AP Style is also required. Read more/apply
FREELANCE DIGITAL WRITERS – Digital Video Syndicate is looking for remote freelance digital writers who have posted articles to CNET, CNN, Motley Fool, Bustle, Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Salon, The Balance, and a few other notable platforms. Writers must be able to write and distribute articles. Pay is up to $1 per word, plus bonuses. Read more/apply
SEX & DATING WRITER – Bustle is hiring an experienced writer to cover sex and dating topics for Elite Daily. You should have a finger on the pulse of trends in the niche and be comfortable writing about all things dating and sex, including “taboo” topics like period sex. You must be available to work 3-7 hour shifts during the work week, during business hours from 9am to 6pm. You must have 2+ years of writing experience with a focus on reporting and interviewing experts, as well as a strong knowledge of AP Style and SEO practices to be considered for this remote writing job. Read more/apply
CONTENT WRITERS – J&S Digital Media is hiring freelance content writers to write informational and review articles on various topics. To be considered for this remote content writing job, you must have high-level fluent English or be a native English speaker, and have excellent online research skills and the ability to produce high quality long form content. Read more/apply
IDENTITY WRITERS – Bustle is hiring identity writers to write for Romper. The job entails writing relatable essays and listicles on what it’s like being a parent today, and content focused on parenting and pregnancy. You must be able to commit to a minimum of 2 days per week and work during business hours. These are remote writing jobs. SEO experience is a plus. Read more/apply
Canadian Writing Jobs (On-Site Writing Jobs in Canada)
MARKETING COPY / CONTENT WRITER – Sheridan College, in Oakville, Ontario, is hiring a marketing and content writer to work on-site, full-time from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Pay is $33.67 to $39.02 per hour. To be considered for this Canadian writing job, you must have a 4-year degree in a related field, 5 years of broad experience in marketing writing. Read more/apply
CREATIVE WRITER – An unnamed company in Hamilton, Ontario is looking to hire a part-time creative writer with at least 4 years of experience. You must be able to write for websites, blogs, radio and TV commercials, and able to meet deadlines. Payment is per project. Read more/apply
ASSOCIATE EDITOR – Canada’s third largest publisher, St. Joseph Media, is looking to fill a freelance associate editor position at Quill & Quire. To be considered you must be an experienced content creation specialist with proven writing and editing skills in a deadline-driven environment. You must also have experience in WordPress, social media platforms, and InDesign. This job is located in Toronto, Ontario. Read more/apply
Calls for Submissions
GOOD OLD DAYS MAGAZINE – This magazine is looking for conversational pieces that tell the real stories of people who lived and grew up in “the Gold Old Days”. They specify from around 1935 to 1960. Season stories are also accepted year round and they are open to “happy, sad, the good, the bad” as long as they fall into their targeted period of time. The preferred word length is 600 to 1,000 words.
You can read the full submission guidelines at: http://www.annies-publishing.com/pdfs/GDg15.pdf
NEON MAGAZINE – This UK-based literary magazine is open to submissions. There is no set word limit but they do prefer you send several pieces at once if sending short pieces, such as poetry or flash fiction. They prefer darker pieces, especially surreal or speculative, but are open to anything and like to be surprised. Alternate issues are themed, so be sure to check their website for upcoming themes.
You can read the full submission guidelines at: http://neonmagazine.co.uk/guidelines/
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