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  • Writer's pictureJ. R. Erickson

Freelance Markets

Happy March Writers. I began this post as a listing of jobs; however, several of my usual job sites are down this evening so I bring to you instead some submission information. Magazines submissions are a great way to earn a living as a freelance writer. Consider areas of interest or, better yet, areas of expertise when brainstorming article ideas.

Also keep your network of friends and family in mind as they are great resources for interviews. For instance, do you have a girlfriend who owns a bakery? A single interview could leave you with a variety of pitches such as women in business, small business during recession, baking trends for 2011 and many more. Most magazines prefer a query first, which allows you to offer some ideas without having to pen the entire article. See the end of the post for some links on How to Write Query Letters.

Magazines and Websites

Fourtean Times: World of Strange Phenomena

Smoking Mountains Living Magazine

Backpacker Magazine

Submissions for Thin Threads and MamaZina Magazine

The Escapist Magazine

Fiasco Magazine

Praise and Coffee Magazine

Defenders of Wildlife Magazine

Upper Room Writing Devotionals

Road and Travel Magazine

Bird Times Magazine

Blue Suit Mom Online Magazine

I Love Cats Magazine

Fuse Magazine: Art, Culture and Politics

Short Story Submissions/Contests

Suns and Silences: Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction

Room Magazine: Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry

Short Story Contest for Deadly Ink

The StorySouth Million Writers Award

Trading Card Fiction Contest

Witness: Accepts Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry

Query Letter Help Query Letter Do’s and Dont’s

How to Write an Assignment Winning Magazine Query Letter

What no wife of a writer

can ever understand is that a writer is working when he’s staring out of the window. ~Burton Rascoe

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