More Bad News for Writers

I ran across this in the New Yorker from George Packer: “Without sufficient advances, many writers will not be able to undertake long, difficult, risky projects. Those who do so anyway will have to expend a lot of effort mastering the art of blowing their own horn. ‘Writing is being outsourced, because the only people […]

New Year’s Resolution: Submit Your Work!

Writers, if you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to get your stories/poems/essays out there to a wider audience – to get published – I’d like to help you with that. Below are a few sites that offer contests and paying markets for you to send your work to: FundsforWriters Contest listing. Hope Clark’s site is […]

Good News: Technical Writing in the Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs

It may not be glamorous, or popular, or even very creative, but technical writing can indeed be a lucrative choice for freelancers: Forbes Magazine places it in the top ten “Best-Paying Jobs You Can Do from Anywhere.” Most of the other jobs were, unsurprisingly, in the medical field. Author Jenna Goudreau touches on what appears […]

The Sorry State of Freelancing

Despite Ed Gandia’s study showing most freelancers are doing well financially, all is not well in the kingdom of writing for hire. More and more outlets – magazines, websites, blogs – refuse to pay writers, or else only pay a pittance. Paying gigs are few and far between, and the competition is fierce. Even big-name, […]