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 08/25/16: I am looking for a freelance editor to help me put the finishing touches to my short non-fictional novel. I am hoping to finish the novel in the next few week and would need a quick turn around editing service. This would include spell check and grammar check and some input into the book would be a huge bonus. I would prefer not to pay any fee due to having a really low budget to get this book to market. Your name would also be on the book as editor. If this sounds like something that might interest you then please get in touch. This job would suit either a student looking to start out or someone interested in beginning to be a freelancer. Thanks, Katy Dixon, Northwest UK, Cheshire, United Kingdom; email@example.com. Deadline: October 2016. Payment: £20-40
Posted 08/10/16: Looking for Short Western Novellas. Between 5000 and 10000 words. Immediate $50 payment on acceptance and 50% of Gross Royalties paid quarterly. All sorts -- traditional, romance, whatever. No racism or erotica please. Contact: Terry Irving, Ronin Robot Press, Bethesda MD ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 03/10/16: Need editor for 90K word novel (fiction / fantasy). Payment: negotiable. Contact: Delbert Ault, Lexington, KY; (859) 221-0453; email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org - Deadline: ongoing. Payment: TBD.
Talks, Seminars & Conferences of Interest
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Highlights for Children 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: http://bit.ly/2bmoPS2
Highlights for Children workshop: Carving Out Your Picture Book for Submission, October 26-29, 2016 - Cost $1195 - Focus on one project throughout this three-day workshop. Find out how to make your picture book stand out in the pile of submissions. Enjoy a one-on-one critique session for your manuscript, dummy, and portfolio. Info: http://bit.ly/2aFwLkh
Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference, October 28–30, 2016, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles; cost $379 through September 12, $399 September 13–October 27, $449 onsite. Intensive education on the art and business of novel writing. Info: http://novel.writersdigestconference.com/
Highlights for Children workshop: Everything You Need to Know About Children's Publishing: A Crash Course, November 10-13, 2016 - will guide you through the processes of creating, submitting and selling a book or magazine article; one-on-one review of your manuscript. Cost = $1065. Info: http://bit.ly/2ba4e2J
31st Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, March 22-26, 2017. Info: www.tennesseewilliams.net
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