✍️ TWJN 165 | 23 opps!! PLUS do you know the costs of freelancing? 👀 🌞 🌚

10 calls to pitch & 13 writing jobs 📣

Happy Sunday to all you writers & creatives 👋

How’s everyone doing? I’m doing great!

It’s been a super hectic weekend here in Austin with more than a million people traveling to Texas for the solar eclipse tomorrow! If you’re planning on catching the eclipse tomorrow, don’t forget those safety viewing glasses 😎

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1️⃣ Resource: The Cost of Freelancing

2️⃣ 10 calls to pitch, with four opps $200+ 💰

3️⃣ 13 writing & marketing jobs

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1️⃣ Resource of the Week

If you’ve recently been laid off and/or are considering freelancing, I’d recommend giving this podcast a listen! In the new episode of Laid Off and Looking: The Cost of Freelancing, writing coach Caitlin Kelly talks about some basics you should keep in mind before pursuing freelancing full-time. Freelancing can be a great and flexible way to make a living as long as you know what to expect and are prepared for the challenges you may face along the way!

2️⃣ Calls to Pitch & Writing Contests

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($300 - $3,000) Grist | Submissions are open for Grist’s Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors. Imagine 2200 celebrates stories that envision the next decades to centuries of equitable climate progress, imagining futures of abundance, adaptation, reform, and hope. Grist is looking for stories that are rooted in creative climate solutions and community-centered resilience, showing what can happen as solutions take root, and stories that offer gripping plots with rich characters and settings, making that future come alive. The winning writer will be awarded $3,000. The second- and third-place winners receive $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. An additional nine finalists will each receive $300. All winners and finalists will have their story published in an immersive collection on Grist’s website. Submission deadline is June 24 at 11:59 pm PT. Submission guidelines here

($290+) Viator | Lauren is looking for a Barcelona writer for Viator. Looking for people who are from or live there. No infrequent or first/one time visitors. Rates start at $290. No deadline to email her, but ASAP preferred. Email [email protected]

($250) Inverse | Jake is looking for a writer to take over Inverse's Found in Translation column, a retrospective series which shines a light on international sci-fi movies from parts of the world we might not otherwise cover. The rate is $250 per article. If you’re interested send Jake 3 writing clips that show your ability to write thoughtfully about movies (ideally retrospective essays or reviews) and 3 movies you'd want to write about for Found in Translation and a possible headline for each of them. Email [email protected]

($200) Balanced Life | Taylor is looking to commission an article from a writer who lost their virginity in their 30s (or considerably “late” in life based on societal standards). Pitch deadline is April 9. Send pitches to [email protected]

($120) Chestnut Review | Chestnut Review is open for submissions for Autumn 2024 issue! They accept submissions of poetry, flash fiction, prose, visual art/photography, and mixed media. Submission deadline is June 30. Submission guidelines here


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