Global Poetry Anthology may be looking for YOU! Writing Opportunity!

http://www.thepoeticbond.com/

 

The Poetic Bond is open for submissions for the 2017 anthology

Making a Poetic Bond – the ethos behind putting together the anthology

The process of selecting poems for publishing The Poetic Bond series is unlike any other in that there is no set plan as to what will be published. It depends on the themes which emerge from the pool of work submitted, or to put it another way, the poetic energy which comes together at this certain time and place. Where themes emerge, patterns of energy harmonize, form bonds, connections, and these in turn lead to interconnected chapters, and the creation of a holistic volume, deeply connected with humanity, nature, and the universe.

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Submissions for the Emily Dickinson First Book Award –OPEN until February 27

Put yourself out on the limb…and write!!!!!!!!!

Copyright ©Jane H. Johann, 2016 Bellingham, WA "One of the High Points in our Lives"

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©Jane H. Johann, 2016
Bellingham, WA “One of the High Points in our Lives”

 

 

Submissions for the Emily Dickinson First Book Award will open January 23, 2017 and close February 27, 2017.

https://poetryfoundation.submittable.com/submit

If you have the desire or ambition or both, I would suggest you go for this!  There is  NO entry fee! You can find the details at the above link. Best to all of you poetic writers!

 

PS:     I only publish these things, because of the “teacher” in me.  I try to promote others…and you, my dear writers and writing friends of WordPress. There is no monetary gain in this for me. And I am hoping your courageous endeavors of going forward, will give me the courage to enter these writing possibilitie! 🙂

 

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50 Blogs that Pay Writers $50+ for Guest Posts
To give you a jump start, we’ve compiled one of the most comprehensive, high-quality lists of blogs that pay writers. These 50 blogs all accept guest posts and pay $50 for posts.

All of these sites are looking for guest writers and freelancers to enrich their sites, and we want to share these opportunities just for you. Whether you’re a finance expert or tech geek, you’ll find something that fits.

Lifestyle/Entertainment

  1. Dorkly publishes articles about pop culture, covering topics such as anime, video games, movies, and television. They pay $75 per published article. Their aesthetic seems to be a bit “click-baity.” To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  2. Paste Magazine publishes articles about music, tv, video games, and comedy. They seem to have have a broad focus on popular culture. They pay $50 for articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  3. Two Plus Two is an online website about poker. They publish technical articles about playing poker, as well as interviews and biographies of poker personalities. They pay $200 per published article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  4. Gothamist is a major news and lifestyle blog covering New York City. According to their guidelines “A well-sourced, 1,500-word indictment of governmental incompetence is just as welcome as a 500-word profile of the rat-slaying building super who listens to Van Halen while on the hunt.” To learn more, read their submission guidelines. (Editor’s note: When I lived in New York, I worked in the same “co-working” space as them. They had a rather loud sales team, several in-house writers/editors.)
  5. Cosmpolitan.com is actively recruiting new writers to create content for their digital content. They pay $100 per post. To learn more, read their submission guidelines
  6. Cracked publishes articles about pop culture, with an emphasis on humor. Their articles cover movies, video games, memes, etc. They have a distinct clickbaity style. They pay up to $250 per post. To learn more, read their submission guidelines

    Finance

  7. The Penny Hoarder publishes articles about earning, saving, and growing money. They’re interested in posts about any and all “wacky and weird ways to make extra money.” They pay $75 for a 700-900 word article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  8. The Motley Fool helps investors make the most of their money and provides financial advice of all kinds. They pay $100 for articles that are “analytically sound, thoughtful, and well-written.” Writers who publish multiple posts will be offered a contract for long-term work. To learn more, read their submission guidelines (click on “Personal Finance Writer”).
  9. The Dollar Stretcher provides practical advice about saving money. Their articles range from frugal spending ideas to 401(k) advice. They pay $0.10 per word ($25 for a 250-word article) for pieces that are published in their monthly print publication. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  10. Doctor of Credit publishes articles on anything and everything about credit. They welcome pitches on any finance topics, especially sign-up bonuses and money-making opportunities. They pay $50 for accepted guest posts. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  11. Entelligent is a website for investors interested in energy trading, the U.S. energy industry, and environmental, social, and government investing. They publish articles from business journalists, financial analysts, and climate scientists. They pay $180 per post. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

    Technology/Online Business

  12. WorkOnlineBlog pays $50 to freelance writers, bloggers, contractors, or business owners. They focus more on client/contractor relationships, as opposed to SEO or affiliate marketing. Most articles are 1,500 to 3,000 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  13. A List Apart publishes articles about web design, development, and web content. They pay $200 per article. Their articles are typically between 1,500 and 2,000 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  14. SitePoint is a resource geared at web professionals. They’re looking for articles and tutorials on HTML and CSS. They pay $150 for articles, $200 for tutorials, and $300 or more for lengthier pieces that the editors “feel will do well traffic-wise.” To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  15. AppStorm publishes articles that discuss great business apps for the iPad. They accept queries for reviews, how-to articles, and roundups. They pay $60 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  16. eCommerce Insiders publishes “commentary and insights for online retailers.” Writers should be subject experts on retail, and submissions should either be educational or commentary. They pay $75 for 400-600 word articles and $125 for articles of 600 words or more. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  17. The Layout is a daily design publication that features how-to articles on WordPress. Their articles range from 700 to 1,200 words. They pay between $50 and $150 per article, depending on the subject and word count. Additionally, they provide a list of articles they need written that you can choose from. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  18. PhotoshopTutorials.ws publishes a wide range of articles and tutorials on Photoshop. They pay $25-$50 for articles, $50 for quick tips, and $150-$300 for full tutorials. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  19. Polygon publishes engaging stories based on video game artists, fans, and culture. They pay $0.25 per word ($125 for a 500-word article). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  20. Compose publishes articles about database programming. They pay $200 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  21. Atlantic.Net is a market leader in cloud hosting, with over two decades of experience in the industry.

    Parenting

  22. Babble is a parenting website owned by Disney. They publish articles in a number of categories including pregnancy, parenting, lifestyle, and relationships. Our sources say they pay around $150 for a 1,200 word article.  To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  23. Metro Parent is a regional parenting magazine covering Southwest Michigan. According to their website, their “general goal is to have a good mix of fun and substantive local stories of interest to local parents.” They pay as much as $350 for feature articles, and as little as $35 for other pieces. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  24. Lies About Parenting publishes thought-provoking articles on all aspects of parenting. They accept pitches for articles that share surprising advice, a personal story, or a revelation. They pay $50 per post. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  25. A Fine Parent accepts submissions on the topic of parenting. Titles of articles they have previously published include, Clash of Authorities: Discovering a Sane Path Out of Homework and How to Fix Things After a Shouting Match With Kids. They pay $100 per post. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

    Travel

  26. Great Escape Publishing helps writers get paid to travel. They accept articles in a variety of categories, including articles about travel blogging, creating your own tours, the import/export business, travel writing, and photography. They pay between $50 and $200, depending on the nature of the writing. To learn more read their submission guidelines.
  27. Transitions Abroad publishes articles on “travel, work, study, living, and volunteering abroad.” They want practical information gained from first-hand experience. They pay up to $150 an article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  28. International Living publishes articles on living overseas. They’re looking for unique, personal articles from international writers. They pay $75 for “daily postcards,” which share stories from expats. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  29. BootsnAll is a travel blog geared toward indie travelers. They accept pitches for feature articles that cover a range of topics, from traveler interviews to “indie flight hacking.” They pay $50 per feature. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  30. DesertUSA publishes all kinds of articles about the North American Desert regions. They accept submissions for several sections of their site, including the Wildlife, Adventure, and Desert Lore sections. They pay $100 per article with accompanying photos. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

    Education

  31. The Change Agent publishes articles written by adult educators and students. Published biannually, the magazine’s pieces promote advocacy skills and and social action. They pay a $50 stipend for accepted articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  32. TakeLessons is an educational site that connects teachers with students. They invite writers to join their team of teachers and submit articles to their blog. Teachers can choose from a list of topics and write a 500-800 word post for consideration. They pay $50 per post by a site-registered teacher; non-teachers do not receive payment. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

    Writing

  33. Freedom With Writing is a website and email newsletter that publishes articles about paid writing opportunities. They also publish ebooks. Their focus is on helping writers get paid. Pay starts at $50 for lists of publishers that pay writers, more for longer lists. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  34. Author Magazine is a website published by the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association. Their mission is to “develop writing talent through education, participation, and accessibility. They publish how to articles about writing, as well as emotional/inspirational articles for writers. They pay $50 for these articles. They also pay $30 for book reviews. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  35. Funds for Writers publishes a weekly newsletter that showcases paying markets, grants, contests, and other opportunities to make money with writing. They’re looking for original articles about any sort of financial tips or paying markets for writers. For a 500-600 word article, they pay $50 if by PayPal and $45 if by check. For reprints, they pay $15 if by PayPal and $10 if by check. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  36. Write Naked is a writing blog focussed on the “writing life cut open.” They accept queries for guest posts that discuss the freelance writing life, from publishing trends to a day in the life of a writer. They pay $50 per guest post; however, if they are “particularly impressed” with a post, they’ll pay $200. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  37. Make A Living Writing helps writers all over the world find real success in their careers. They accept queries for guest posts that provide “firsthand, practical advice” to freelance writers. In order to query, you must either be a current or former member of the Freelance Writers’ Den or a student or graduate of Jon Morrow’s blog mentoring program. However, they do run open pitch periods. They pay $50 per guest post. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  38. Writers Weekly publishes articles that help writers increase their income. They accept queries for guest posts that focus on selling the written word. They pay $60 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  39. The SFWA Blog is the official blog of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. They pay 6 cents per word, up to 1000 words. They want articles related to publishing, writing, and writers. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

    Miscellaneous

  40. Lawyerist is an online magazine about law practice. They cover topics such as technology, marketing, ethics, practice management, and law school. They pay $100 per article or articles 1,000 words or longer. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  41. Conspiracy Club pays $50 for well research, fact based articles about conspiracy theories. They accept pitches for articles and pay $50 for published articles. Typical length is 1,500 to 2,000 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  42.  Hakai Magazine “explores science and society in coastal ecosystems.” They accept queries for feature articles. When they first launched, their guidelines said they pay $1/word. Pay is not listed on the guidelines anymore, but should still be quite competitive. Features range from 1,000 to 3,000 words. Shorter articles are around 350 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  43. Funny Times is a monthly humor magazine that publishes funny stories and cartoons. They pay $60 for stories, and all contributors receive a complimentary subscription to the magazine. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  44. The IWA Wine Blog is the official blog of International Wine Accessories. They publish articles that help wine collectors and connoisseurs store and enjoy wine. They pay $50 per post. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  45. The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) Blog publishes informative articles on “holistic health and wellness.” They’re looking for graduates, students, and industry experts with experience in the healthcare field. They pay $50 per post (600-1,000 words). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  46. The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy blog and podcast that discusses all aspects of various philosophies and texts. They publish thoughtful blog posts and essays that discuss philosophy in any and all contexts. They pay up to $60 per post/article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  47. Submittable is a widely-used submissions portal that publishes its own blog. They accept articles that discuss publishing or digital media. They’re also looking for book reviews and essays on any topic, as long as they “of high literary quality.” They pay $50 per post. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  48. LiisBeth  is a “a reader and community supported zine that examines entrepreneurship, start-up culture, and the innovation eco-system through a progressive feminist lens. They pay $500-$1,000 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  49. 5 Best Things aims to be “the best list site on the internet.” They publish clickbaity articles in a wide variety of topics. Their focus is on product reviews and list articles containing 5 items. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  50. Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners  is a print magazine as well as a website with articles of interest to practitioners of occupational therapy. They are part of the “Advance” network of publications. Each seems to target a different aspect of health care  – primarily aimed at health care professionals. Website articles pay $150 per post.

Keep reading…

Sincerely,
Jacob Jans

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$100,000 Essay Prize for Creative Thinking
Want $100,000? Simply write a 3,000 word essay for the upcoming Nine Dots Prize and a proposed book outline. The winner will get a huge pile of cash, and the chance to write their proposed book. The recently announced Nine Dots Prize seeks to tackle contemporary issues in society.

This year’s theme is on the topic: “Are digital technologies making politics impossible?”

Anyone from around the world is welcome to enter the competition, as long as they are 18 or over.

How will the winner be determined?

Entrants must submit their 3,000-word response, an outline structure for their proposed book and a justification of their ability to complete the book in nine months via an online submission form.

The deadline for entry is January 31st, 2017.

The winner will be announced in May.
6 Magazines that Pay Writers $400+ Per Article
As part of my weekly effort to find paid writing opportunities, the following is a list of magazines that pay writers $400 for featured articles. Keep in mind that each of these magazines has very specific needs. 

  1. Bow & Arrow Hunting publishes articles for the “hard-core archery-hunting enthusiast.” They accept submissions of feature articles 1,500 to 2,000 words, with sidebars and photos. Payment is $150 to $400. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  2. Western Art and Architecture covers arts and design from a lifestyle perspective, offering valuable insight for collectors, gallerists, artists, architects and patrons. They pay 50 cents per word. To learn more, read their submission guidelines
  3. Activities Guide of Maine is a regional magazine for the state. They cover outdoor activities, beer, and race events. They are published 3 times a year. They pay $250 to $400 for feature articles and $100 for shorter pieces. Features are ~1,000 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines
  4. Fly Fusion Magazine publishes instructional articles about angling. They “encourage authors to think outside the box and come up with articles that both entertain and educate.” They pay $400 for feature articles and $700 for photo essays. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  5. The Sierra is the magazine of the Sierra club, the non-profit environmental activist organization. Their readers are “are environmentally concerned, politically diverse, and actively enjoy the outdoors.” For features, pay starts at $0.75 cents per word, and goes up from there. To learn more, read their submission guidelines
  6. American Angler is a magazine all about fly fishing. They cover every aspect of the sport, with a focus on coldwater fishing for trout, steelhead, and salmon. They pay $450 to $600 for feature articles, and $200 to $400 for short features. They also pay $600 for “Waterlines” or “Expeditions” essays. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Swoon Reads: $10,000 Advance for Young Adult Novels
Swoon Reads is a new publishing platform created by the publishing giant McMillam. The idea, inspired by the success of companies such as WattPad, is to have an open publishing platform that can eventually lead to a major book contract and a $10,000 advance. Writers can submit novels to be published on Swoon Reads.

Writers can submit novels to be published on Swoon Reads. Once accepted, novelists will get direct feedback and ratings from everyday readers. Anyone can read novels published on the site. If your novel gets great feedback, McMillan is likely to offer a publishing contract.

According to their website:

Swoon Reads novels ideally feature protagonists between the ages of 14 and 23. They can be set anytime, anywhere, and can be anything you want—realistic, supernatural, historical, and more.

For the right novelist, this could be a great opportunity, but there are some drawbacks. First, if you publish your novel on Swoon Reads, it will count as “published” even though you are not guaranteed a contract. Second, they require exclusivity for 6 months, which means you can’t send your manuscript to potential publishers or post it on other websites or platforms.

However, for the beginning novelist looking for direct feedback as well as the chance to get a publishing contract, this could be the right opportunity.

If your novel advances to full publication beyond Swoon Reads, you’ll get a $10,000 advance and a traditional publishing contract.

SOURCE:  Freedom With Writing jacob@freedomwithwriting.com

Paid Publishing Opportunities For Writers …SOURCE: Freedom with Writing.

7 Magazines & Websites that Pay $200+ Per Article

A variety of publishers that accept submissons from writers.

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$300 for Personal Essays about Parenting

Brain, Teen Magazine is currently seeking submissions.

7 Short Story Publishers that Pay $150+ Per Story

Deadlines are approaching soon.

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Jacob Jans

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    Updated October 4th. Writers who wish to submit to Chicken Soup for the Soul should be aware of deadlines that are approaching. The next deadline is on October 30th, 2016. According to their website: “If we publish your story or poem, you will be paid $200 ($100 for devotionals) one month after publication of the… Keep reading…
  2. 13 Magazines that Pay $250+ an Article
    There are so many magazines that publish freelance writers. Most of these magazines are not famous, or widely available in bookstores and newsstands, but they have a loyal readership base, and are almost always on the lookout for good writing. The following is a list of such magazines. To make this list, the magazines have… Keep reading…
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    The following is a list of free writing contests with cash prizes. All of the contests are currently open to submissions. The earliest deadline is October 11th, 2016. Included is a very wide variety of contests. With awards for essays, short stories, poetry, and novels, there is something here for everyone. The contest prizes range… Keep reading…

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Publishing Tip from Mill City Press

How ISBNs Affect Your Entire Self-Publishing Journey

Hi Jane,

The ISBN—or International Standard Book Number—may not sound like it would have a huge impact on your self-publishing process, but it definitely can. It’s not the number itself that’s so important; it’s the planning you’ll need to do before either purchasing an ISBN or having one assigned to your book.

If you already plan to act as your own professional publisher, buying an ISBN could factor into that decision. Using an ISBN you’ve registered gives you complete ownership, meaning you can take your book to another publisher without having to get a new ISBN.

If your book is related to your business, creating a publisher name (which you use when registering the ISBN) can establish a stronger brand around your business and book, which can, in turn, help with marketing and building your author platform. Creating a brand around your book(s) applies to fiction titles as well, especially if you intend to publish more than one.

Depending on how much ownership you want over your book and what kind of branding your book needs, publishing under your own ISBN could be the right decision for your self-publishing process. But if you don’t want to purchase your own ISBN, MillCity Press includes ISBN assignment as part of our process. To discuss what option might be right for you and your book, talk to one of our Publishing Consultants.

The MCP Team
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Writing Opportunities for June..Have fun!

dear WordPress Followers–

     I ran across this in my email, so I thought I would pass the information along to each of you.  Perhaps one of you has some interest in the opportunities listed. Happy Writing!  

     THANK YOU each for your continued interest and support…your likes and comments….when visiting my blog. You give me hope in humanity! My soul  appreciates the quiet presence of you in my life!  

     There certainly is much turmoil in our world today–many lives hurt, so many lives threatened, so many women and girls tortured, many lives of men lost in wars, so many children silenced, disease and suffering, poverty and greed…certainly the increase in communication technology brings a new level of awareness to us.  

      The sorrow becomes overwhelming and the solutions seem so distant.  It is difficult for me to write happy thoughts amidst all of this suffering—but, I feel we must do what we can to remind each other of all that is GOOD—because there is much GOOD–and we cannot let go of that thread of HOPE…it is upon this Hope that the future is built.

       Thank YOU each for giving me HOPE with your positive words and encouragement!  Blessings upon you each in however you feed your souls…I think we all belong to the same God…we may have different rites and rituals and ways of being with God, and perhaps even in how we address the GOOD in Life…but I know from the wonder I read in your writings, that we are all on that same path of LIGHT. We need that LIGHT in this world

    Thank you!

                                                                                                                                           Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                           Jane

4 Publishers that Pay $100+ for Essays

1. The Big Roundtable seeks to publish true stories. They want long-form narrative non-fiction. They believe storytelling is central to what it means to be human. According to their website, their core values include “voice, inclusion, surprise, and journalism.” Most importantly, they want stories that are 100% true. They pay a minimum of $100. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

2. Chicken Soup for the Soul actively seeks submissions of inspirational stories about real life events. They pay $200 per essay, and are currently seeking submissions for 11 books. The next deadline is June 30th, 2016. To learn more, read this article.

3. Ploughshares, the renowned literary journal, is currently seeking queries for “Look2”, their series on essays about underappreciated/overlooked writers. They pay up to $250 per essay. They accept queries only. The submission process is rather confusing. You will need to create an account before accessing the submission page. There is no submission fee for Look2 Queries, but it will say $3 before you “add to cart.” To learn more, read their call for submissions.

 4. Slice is currently seeking submissions for their Spring 2017 issue, with the theme “Corporeal.” They pay $250 for stories and essays, and $75 for poems. Essays should be no more than 5,000 words. The deadline is August 1, 2016. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.