10 Publishing & Job Opportunities for Writers

Dear Writers,

At Writing Launch we have a team member dedicated to finding publishing opportunities for writers. Every month they post hundreds of new opportunities for writers in our members only database.

Below is a sampling of ten recent opportunities posted to the members only database.

Note, if you’re a member, you can access all your member resources here.

If you’re not a member of Writing Launch, you can join the waiting list here.

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– Jacob Jans

Lacuna Voices is a UK-based digital space that showcases beautiful, worthy true-life features. They have tweeted, “We’re looking for some uplifting first-person pieces across Lacuna Voices. Do you know someone with a heartwarming tale? A love story? A reunion of some sort? Animals changing lives? A positive health story? Something amazing with your business? Your unusual hobby? Get in touch.” They welcome pitches from all over the world. They typically pay £100 for 1,000 words. Read their Twitter thread here. Learn how to pitch them here and find payment details here.

The Fuller Project is a global nonprofit newsroom that reports on issues affecting women in the US and abroad. They raise awareness, expose injustices, and spur accountability. They are always seeking stories on issues that affect women in the US and globally. According to payment reports, they pay $1 per word. If interested, send your pitches to pitch@fullerproject.org. To learn more, refer to their pitch guide.

Americas Quarterly is a publication on business, politics and culture in Latin America. They have a print circulation of 15,000. Their readers include senior government officials, thought leaders, CEOs and a general audience interested in Latin America. Payment reports suggest that they pay up to $0.40 per word. To learn more, refer to this page.

Science for the People is a magazine and website dedicated to “building and promoting social movements and political struggles around progressive and radical perspectives on science and society.” They are accepting pitches for their Spring 2021 issue, “Racial Capitalism in the Age of Conflict, Contagion, and Climate Change.” They pay $100 for short pieces (600 to 1,000 words) which are often published via SftP Online. They pay $200 for slightly longer pieces like reviews, columns, and other articles of 1,200 to 1,500 words, and $250 for feature-length stories of 2,000 words and above. For more information, refer to their Tweet and call for pitches.

Deadline: November 25th, 2020

ILY is an online magazine about love. They are looking for pitches “centered around news or timely conversations on dating & love.” “Format can range from guides, interviews, profiles, roundtable discussions, analysis pieces & essays. No poetry.” Rate is $50 to $200. If interested, email your pitches to edit@ilymag.com. For details, refer to their founder’s Twitter thread. To learn more about them, refer to this page.

KUOW is “the Puget Sound region’s #1 radio station for news.” They are seeking bold essays on life and resilience for Seattle Story Project. Writers do not have to be currently based in Seattle, but they should be “linked to Seattle or the greater Puget Sound region in some meaningful way.” They are especially interested in hearing from writers who are underrepresented in the media. They will pay $450 for original essays and $200 for previously shared stories. The length of the essays should be 800 to 1,200 words. They read submissions on a rolling basis. For details, refer to this Tweet and this page.

Likemind builds brands that deliver educational and entertaining experiences to their subscribers’ inboxes. They are looking for freelance commerce writers to introduce great products to their subscribers across brands like “The Discoverer, Trivia Genius, Word Genius, and more.” Examples of work that they are looking for on a regular basis include “odes to your favorite products”, “actionable travel tips”, and “products from other parts of the world.” They pay $50 to $200 per piece. To learn more, refer to this page.

Ninth Letter is accepting fiction, essays, and poetry on the ‘Touch’ theme for their online edition. Their guidelines say, “When was your last? The question is particularly evocative (and provocative) at the present moment, when physical and social touch seem so restricted. With this in mind, the theme is necessarily constellatory. Consider: in touch, out of touch, touchdown, Midas touch, human touch, be in touch, lose touch, touchback, don’t touch, wouldn’t touch, wouldn’t touch with ten foot pole, touch a nerve, touch on, touch up, just a touch, touch and go, touch base, touch pad, lost touch, magic touch, touchy, retouched, I’m touched, truly touched, two-hand-touch, untouched, stay in touch, touchback, touch-less, finishing touch, put me in touch, lose touch, lost touch, untouched, untouched, untouched. ” (For the print edition, there are separate guidelines and mailed submissions for that are free.)
Length: Up to 3,500 words for prose, up to 3 poems
Pay: $75 for a story or an essay, and $25 per poem
Details here.

Deadline: 3 November 2020

Grammarly is a technology company that helps people write more clearly and effectively through their digital writing assistant. They are hiring a Copy Editor who will serve as the final approver for their public-facing content. The candidate should have “experience copyediting for a consumer-facing brand, publication, and/or agency.” The job is full-time and based in San Francisco, CA. All team members can work remotely till August 2021. Details here and here.

America’s Test Kitchen is a test kitchen located in Boston. They produce television shows and publish cookbooks and magazines. They are hiring for the position of Senior Editor, ATK Kids. The editor will help build their growing Kids business. The candidate should have 7+ years’ writing/editing experience and 5+ years’ experience in education/working with children. Experience in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) education will be a plus. The role is full-time and located in Boston, MA. Details here and here.

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