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How to Consistently Write Good Copy Under Tight Deadlines by Issa Mirandilla → We live in a world where deadlines—self-imposed or otherwise—constantly hang above our heads, yet we're still expected to produce top-notch articles, blog posts, press releases and what-have-you within those deadlines. As professionals who must juggle our work with our personal lives...
The Option Clause in a Book Contract: A Trap for the Unwary Author by Ellen M. Kozak → That clause is one of the first things I try to get a publisher to drop whenever I negotiate a book contract. Reputable publishers almost always will drop or modify the option clause. Vanity presses are notorious for tying up your next book. And many smaller or start-up publishers that don't want to pay for legal services...
Thinking About Quitting Freelance Writing? Here are 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't by Jesse Whitman → Even literary geniuses like John Steinbeck and George Orwell suffered decades of failure and abject poverty before they got their big break. And today, with a burgeoning population, the competition is even fiercer. Still, if being a successful writer is like winning the lottery, you've got to play to win, which means you cannot quit...
Mastering Social Media in Today's Freelance Writing Marketplace by Akil Wingate → Twitter followers, Facebook fans and Instagram trends can boost your future sales, build a case for why a publisher should choose you, or simply put your name out there as an emerging writer. How you win them and engage them is the determining factor...

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Find Freelance Writing Jobs
Find 100s of new freelance writing jobs from popular job sites and outsourcing marketplaces.

Writing Contests/Poetry Competitions
Find new writing contests, poetry competitions, and book writing contests.

NEW The Ordinary Guru Contest - $5,000 prize- Deadline: 08/31/2014
NEW Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize - $2,500 prize - Deadline: 05/01/2014
NEW The Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards - $2,000 prize - Deadline: 06/03/2014
NEW The Indie Spiritual Book Awards - $1,000 prize - Deadline: 06/10/2014
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Writer's Guidelines Database
Find 100s of magazines, journals and websites that pay for articles.

NEW Backwoods Home Magazine - Pays $30 to $200 per article
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Learn About a Writing Career
Learn about which type of freelance writing career is right for you! Discover writing careers in magazine writing, blogging, copyriting, proofreading, and many more. View all Writing Careers

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Top 10 Tips Series
An ongoing series of the best tips to become a better freelance writer.

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Top 10 Hot Topics
An ongoing series of hot topics that you can pitch to editors at different magazines and websites.

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Ask the Experts
Expert advice from professional freelance writers and book authors on writing, marketing and making money as a freelance writer. Each month we gather expert advice and timely quotes from leading experts in the industry.

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Sample Query Letter Templates
Learn how freelance writers compose query letters to pitch articles to magazines and websites. These are real query letters written by real writers.

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Freelance Writing: The Video Tutorial Series
Short videos offer you solid advice on becoming a freelance writer and how to succeed in a writing career.

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Online Writing Jobs for Freelance Writers
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