17 Places Where Freelance Writers Can Find Magazine Markets

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Are you a freelance writer looking to break into the print market or an experienced writer looking for new places to pitch a story idea? We’ve compiled a list of places online where writers can find magazine markets online.

Freelance Writing Jobs for May 12, 2010

We’re discussing our biggest distraction at the Freelance Writing Jobs Facebook group. Join us! Also, we’re starting to receive listings at the Freelance Writing Jobs job board. Check it out f you’re looking to post your job at FWJ or if you want to browse and see what’s new before I  drop them in the daily listings. New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network Freelance Writing as a Summer Job for College Students The Pros and Cons of a Separate Bank Account for College Students 5 Ways to Tell if Your Article Angle Sucks 1000 Word Blog Posts and Being [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for February 22, 2010

Good morning Freelance Writing Jobs community. I had a full on working weekend, yet didn’t even cross off half the items on my “to do” list. Mind you, that’s not a complaint.  I did some fun family things, but mostly the other residents of Casa Ng were doing their own things and it was a good time for me to play catch up. Someone once asked me if I wouldn’t rather spend weekends doing what I enjoy. The truth is, I enjoy my work and I’m not quick to ditch it once the weekend comes around.  I’m a workaholic for [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for February 15, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year and happy belated Valentine’s Day. Welcome to another clean slate Monday where we forget any negativity or missteps of the past week and make a fresh start. What will you do for your positive beginning? Enjoy your daily lists: New around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network Do Not as I Do: My Ten Most Embarrassing Freelance Writing Moments Freelance Writing Jobs You’re Not Feeling: 3 Tips for Getting Through the Clunkers Your Turn: What’s Your Definition of a “Good” Freelance Writing Job A Peek into My Freelance Writing Portfolio and a Few Valuable Lessons To Earn [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs Presents 11 Cooking, Food & Drink Markets

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We’re sharing cooking and food markets for you at Freelance Writing Jobs today. I researched each market to the best of my ability and as of February 2010, these are accurate and current. If I found a link to current guidelines, I included them. Otherwise, I listed contact information so you could request current submission guidelines from the market. I only posted a market if it was indicated that they’re accepting freelance submissions at this time. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with back copies of the various markets and read all guidelines thoroughly to be sure you’re a good [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for February 4, 2010

What is everyone working on? To be honest, I’m not writing too many client freelance writing jobs lately. This blog and a few personal projects take up the bulk of my time, but I did stumble on some of my old clips from ten years ago which I’m going to rework with a more current slant and pitch to markets. Mostly though, I’m just doing my thing here. Your Daily Lists I’m pleasantly surprised by the wonderful comments and suggestions being put forth on our survey. If you haven’t yet filled out the Freelance Writing Jobs Network community survey, may [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for February 3, 2010

Have you taken the FWJ survey to tell us what you think of the Freelance Writing Jobs network? If not, I hope I’m not too forward in asking you to do so. Our periodic surveys are how we learn how we’re doing and if we’re bringing you everything you’re looking for. We received a good response so far and with the exception of one comment (hugs and kisses to my BFF.) we’re receiving positive, constructive criticism. This will help us to bring you the tips and advice you’re looking for, do away with the stuff you’re not feeling and tweak [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for February 1, 2010

It’s a true clean slate Monday – a new week and a new month. What will you do to make a positive start? Your daily lists Enjoy today’s lists. I think there’s some good stuff here, hope you think so too! New around the Freelance Writing Jobs network Setting a Freelance Writing Rate Equal to the Task Freelance Writing Jobs Presents 19 Parenting Markets Freelance Writers: Are You Just Going Through the Motions? Recommended reading from around the blogosphere Practical Social Media Measurement: Leads, Conversions, Sales How to Write a Viral Blog Post at Daily Blog Tips Weaving with Words: [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs Presents: 11 Environmental Writing Markets

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Treehuggers, today is your day. I’ve researched some environmental and nature writing markets for those of you who rock the green freelance writing jobs. If there are online guidelines, I posted the links. If I can’t find online guidelines, I included contact information so you can contact the market directly for updated guidelines. As with all other markets posted recently, don’t forget to read several past issues in order to familiarize yourself with each publication and follow all instructions for submission. These environmental writing markets are current as of February 2010. American Forest –  Pays $250 – $1000. 75% written. [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs Presents: 19 Parenting Markets

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Today we’re offering up some parenting markets. We’ve been listing magazine markets and other writing guidelines this week and many valid questions are being raised. For example, how do I know these markets accept freelancers, and also, how do I know the pay rate is what they say it is? It’s simple, I did some research. Research that’s easy enough for every single freelance writer to do if he or she wishes to write for certain markets. I looked up many markets on the web and, also, backed them up with a copy of the Writer’s Market – the 2010 [Read more…]

75 “Write for Us” Pages

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When I first began freelancing, I found clients by searching for “Write for Us” pages of different websites.  In fact, I found a couple of cushy gigs writing for websites that weren’t very well known.  I’ve been wanting to compile a list of many of these types pages for some time, and since we’re talking about markets this week, it seemed to be as good a time as any. You’d be surprised at how many unadvertised opportunities are out there. Today’s offering is only part one. Keep in mind that I did my best to find paying markets. If the [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for January 25, 2010

It’s Sunday morning as I start this post. I have some time to spare this week and I’m using it to get ahead. To me, there’s no better feeling than knowing I had a productive day. Actually…there is something better – knowing that I’m ahead for the week and I can take it a bit easier and put in extra time on a few projects. To be honest, finding leads is the most tedious part of the day. It takes two to three hours to get it done every morning.  That’s why I try and get as much done the [Read more…]

5 Things to Do Before You Query

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Last week’s post “6 Tips for Finding New Freelance Writing Markets” received a comment worth mentioning. Though I was brief in my roundup, the commenter Robert Earle Howells offered some good reminders: These are all ways to troll, and they’re good. You can find great titles and get inspired. But remember, that doesn’t mean you’re ready to pitch them. One issue of a magazine, or even writer guidelines (which are often outdated), or a WM listing (ditto), can’t prepare you for a decent query. You need to look at the archives. You need to find the name and e-mail address [Read more…]

6 Tips for Finding New Freelance Writing Markets

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Is it your goal for 2010 to find new markets for your writing? The good news is there are so many publications and places to choose from. The challenge is knowing where to look. If you want to fit some extra querying into your strategy for the new year, consider these tips for finding new markets. 1. Check out the waiting rooms: Waiting rooms provide a bonanza of information for market-seekers. Many businesses subscribe to a variety of titles to keep their clients and patrons entertained while waiting. Staff members also recycle by bringing in magazines from home. Sort through [Read more…]

15 Places for Freelance Writers to Find Magazine Markets

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Many freelance writers aspire to break into print, particularly magazines. Magazine markets and guidelines offer tips for pitching and querying, payment details and editorial contact information. The problem with magazine markets is how often they change. Editors move on, guidelines are updated, payments go up and down. The Writer’s Market, which updates annually and lists editor information and guidelines for querying, is an important resource for anyone wishing to break into print. Not all websites with magazine market lists update as often. However, that doesn’t mean they’re a wash.  What follows is a list of places to find markets online. [Read more…]

Is Writing for the Web Holding You Back from Writing for Print?

by Deborah Ng When I first began writing for the web, it was just as practice. A way to earn money and get my rhythm going while querying magazines. This was about nine years ago, and my fellow web writers all had the same goal. To earn some money, practice writing and gain experience until we break into print. As of this writing, many of the web writers I started out with have had limited print success and they don’t care. Same here. Once I started writing for the web on a regular basis, I started cutting back on my [Read more…]

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