Talks, Seminars & Conferences of Interest
Marketing & Job Opportunities
(Note: This is but a sampling of the many job postings on our Members Bulletin Board - posted almost daily. 177 requests for freelance writers or editors or material were posted on our Network Bulletin Board during April - Membership Information.) Only paying jobs are posted on the Members Bulletin Board; a selected few nonpaying jobs may be posted here in order to offer new writers a chance to get a few clips (but DO limit the freebies to two or three and only if you need to go through the process for the experience and sample clips for your portfolio or to link to from your Web page).
Posted 04/05/13: Looking for an editor that has experience with travel writing. I have a 180 page/55,000 word creative non-fiction manuscript that needs editing. It has been through a couple of edits but need someone with a little travel background and maybe the ability to rewrite sentences that do more telling than showing. This is a story about a mom/teenage daughter who trek into a Stone Age tribe in New Guinea for a month and the changes that take place in themselves as well as their day to day unique adventures. Book will have a hundred color images of these primitive people who still wore no clothing and their interactions with these two curious women. Please let me know your time frame, cost and experience. Thank you so very much for your interest. Jackie Chase, (816) 304-9833, email@example.com
Posted 03/14/13: I need a marketing and sales letter written. Less than 500 words. I already have the content it just needs to be polished with marketing hooks and enticements. Deadline: 3/21/2013. Payment: $50. Contact: Bhumi, www.getoverbetrayal.com; (805) 470-0237; getoverbetrayal@Gmail.com
Posted 12/27/12: I'm applying to an MFA Program and would like the two nonfiction pieces I've written (26 pgs total), along with my personal statement and response essay (4 pgs total) to get edited/critiqued before it is due next week (on 1/2). Payment: $30.00. Contact: Matt Shafeek, New York City, job has been filled.
Posted 12/14/12: I am looking for a free lance blogger in the Boston area to blog about local events and lifestyle for one of our clients. Payment: $40 per blog. Contact: Meredith Oliver, Meredith Communications, (321) 230-1287; firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 12/03/12: We are looking for experienced copy and substantive editors in Medicine, Physical Sciences, Math, Statistics, Engineering with a core academic background. Remote location. Payment: $ 18 and above per 1000 words. Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. (www.crimsoni.com), Mumbai, India. Phone: +9 102 2619 53000. Contact Amruta kadam, email@example.com
Posted 11/05/12: I want a write up about Zooto Films a U.k based wedding cinematography company (www.zootofilms.com). The business is shifting its service to Nigeria so we want to to attract Clients in Nigeria. This Editorial write will be published on different blogs and we want someone who can sell us well with their talent. Not too much of words but to the point. Thank you. Deadline: december 2012. Payment: £100-£150. Contact: zak zooto, London United Kingdom, Phone: +44 794 477 7627, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 08/29/12: Seeking YOUNG ROCK STAR Political Blogger, Activist Blogger & WRITER If you are a young rock star currently blogging your opinions on pressing social issues, the political parties or the upcoming election, we want you to join our campaign. We have launched a campaign and we are seeking a Political Blogger to come aboard fearlessly and voice and defend your opinion in our online campaign. OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE OUR COUNTRY'S PRESSING ISSUES RELEVANT TO 18 TO THIRTY SOMETHING VOTERS WHO MAY NOT YET UNDERSTAND NOR APPRECIATE POLITICS OR MAKE IT A PART OF THEIR LIFESTYLE. Your blog will gain visibility through our online campaign effort. Scope of Work: • Provide Research and talking points to the Producer for weekly topics for a political web series. • Provide Daily content updates to campaign website, blogs and communicate on additional political and activist forums and website. • You must have political chops or be an activist currently with a following. • Must have your own blog. Payment: $200/month plus 3 months of PR. Contact: Yasmeen Frierson, email@example.com
Posted 07/18/12: American Quilter's Society has launched a craft cozy line featuring mysteries or romances involving quilts, quilters, or quilting. We're looking for fiction series of at least 3 to 4 books per author, each manuscript available every six months. Nothing obscene, overtly sexual, graphically violent, or sacrilegious. Each book should run 70,000 - 100,000 words. Submit queries to Andi Reynolds, Executive Book Editor by email; cover letter and two sample chapters. Response in two weeks. Absolutely no phone calls; firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 07/12/12: MIRAJ Audiobooks is a new UK-based publishing company specialising in Islamic spoken word stories for children aged 5 to 12. We are looking for talented newcomers able to write for the ear. You must be able to write simple, evocative English and portray character through dialogue. We are particularly interested in the following: re-imagined stories about Prophets (excluding Jonah and Noah) and about the life and teaching of Prophet Muhammad. Also, stories about great Muslim heroes, scientists and travelers. We may also be expanding into historical fiction. If you are interested in joining the Miraj team of writers please submit a story for consideration. It should be between 2500 and 5000 words and accompanied by a brief (three paras max) and covering letter with your contact details. Please submit on Word Document to adiba [AT] mirajaudibooks [DOT] com and insert SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email.
Posted 07/11/12: I am seeking a writer to complete some genealogy marrative projects. The projects require knowledge of history of US & Europe. I have researched 20 years and have the facts, now I want to turn the facts into a narrative. I have 6 different branches, each is a project. Deadline: ongoing. Payment: $1000-2000. Marc Thompson, VirtuPress, Delray Beach, Fla., marc@VirtuFit.net
Talks, Seminars & Conferences of Interest
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Writing Fiction for Children and Young Adults, June 16 – June 22, 2013; The Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, Penna. Cost: $1885. Info: www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/writing-fiction-for-children-and-youn g-adults/
The Writer's Workshop, June 22–23, 2013; NYC Hotel Pennsylvania. Info: www.hayhouse.com/tour_details.php?tour_id=132
Writing from the Heart, July 7-July 13, 2013; The Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, Penna. Cost: $1885. Info: www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/writing-from-the-heart-2/
Writing Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults, July 14-July 20, 2013; The Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, Penna. Cost: $1885. Info: www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/writing-nonfiction-for-children-and-y oung-adults/
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