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. Between 100 and 200 requests for freelance writers or editors or material are posted on our Network Bulletin Board each month- 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 05/23/16: PR Agency in North Chicago suburb seeks strong writer and media pitcher. Flexible hours: full-time or long term part time employment. http://lhazan.com/job-opening/public-relations-agency-near-north-chicago-sub urb-immediate-hire/ Ongoing work. Contact: Lynn Hazan, Lynn Hazan & Associates, 79 W Monroe, Ste 1308, Chicago, IL 60603; (312) 863-5401; email@example.com
Posted 03/10/16: Need editor for 90K word novel (fiction / fantasy). Payment: negotiable. Contact: Delbert Ault, Lexington, KY; (859) 221-0453; firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 09/22/15: Needs: Business Writer/Content Professional with Media AND Business Experience (Miami/Coconut Grove). Our communications agency is looking for a talented writer. Not just any writer or someone who thinks they might enjoy writing or who's written the occasional blog post. We need a writer with solid experience in business, who can tell stories effectively and loves words. A writer who can draft white papers, bylined articles for our B2B clients, blog posts, email marketing copy, newsletters and virtually anything and everything needed to communicate what our clients do through a business lens. The ideal writer for our agency will have a background that's conducive to what we do, which is specialized B2B communications for technology companies selling to other enterprises, not consumers. Our clients are global and include some of the most cutting edge companies in the airline, data, payments, mobile, loyalty and travel technology industries. Contact: Vanessa Horwell, ThinkInk PR, email@example.com - Deadline: ongoing. Payment: TBD.
Talks, Seminars & Conferences of Interest
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Children's Writing Group - Experienced and beginning writers interested in writing children's stories are invited to attend the Wordsmith Writing For Children critique circle in Tarpon Springs. Published and non-published writers and illustrators are welcome to participate, working on picture books, grade school and/or young adult books and other forms of children's literature. Helping each other to develop better writing skills, fellow writers suggest or objectively critique - each others' writing. By learning to critique, and absorbing the critiques given for the manuscripts of others, beginning and professional writers may often improve their own writing. Members bring unpublished manuscripts to participate. Twice a month meetings are scheduled at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs on the first and third Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. No dues or fees are involved. Call Belva Green (727) 942-7354 or the Library for further information.
ThrillerFest XI July 5 through 9, 2016 Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City -- Premier thriller conference for authors, aspiring writers and fans. Workshops, pitchfest. Cost: various packages, also depends on when you pay. Info: http://thrillerwriters.org/thrillerfest-x-register-today/
Highlights for Children upcoming workshop: Super Children's Book Boot Camp, July 7-10, 2016 - If you're ready to roll up your sleeves and finish that picture book, this workshop offers direct input from a faculty, led by Pat Cummings, who are dedicated to helping you get your picture book finished, submitted and published. Info
Oregon Coast Children's Book Writers Workshop, Oceanside, Oregon, July 11-15, 2016. Cost without graduate credit: $869. Info: www.occbww.com
Writer's Digest Annual Conference, New York Hilton Midtown, New York City, August 12-14, 2016. Early Bird Registration ends January 31, 2016: $349. February 1 - April 1 $399; April 2 - August 11 $449; Onsite $499. Info: http://www.writersdigestconference.com/
Highlights for Children upcoming workshop: Perfecting the Picture Book Text, October 5-9, 2016 - Kristy Dempsey and Kathryn Erskine will give you the tools you need to write your first-ever picture book, or to perfect the picture books you've already written. Info
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