Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jobs/contests for Writers

Job Mob free blogging contest

Job Mob is running its free "guest blogging" contest with a limited number of spaces.More info here:

http://jobmob. co.il/blog/ guest-blogging- contest

Reply to: gigs-y6jea-18967655 21@craigslist. org
Web Content Writer
Looking for clean professional writing for beauty website. Elegant and straight forward.
Approximate 5-10 short pages. If interested, please send a short writing sample of ONE of the following items. For example, it’s
history/beauty benefits.
Brown algae extract
Green Tea extract
Camellia oil
Organic Silicon
Shea butter
The time line for this project is approximately 3 weeks. Please include your approximate price quote for such a project.



Guest Judge: Andrew Sean Greer

First prize: $1,000

Second prize: $500

Third prize: $250

http://www.all/- story.com/ contests. cgi
The three prizewinners and seven honorable mentions will be considered for representation by the William Morris Agency, ICM, Regal Literary, the Elaine Markson Literary Agency, Inkwell Management, Sterling Lord Literistic, and the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency. The deadline is October 1, 2010.
Results will be announced at the website December 15, 2010, and in the Spring 2011 issue of Zoetrope: All-Story; and the winning story will be published as a special online supplement to that Spring 2011 issue.
Complete Contest Guidelines:
We accept all genres of literary fiction. Entries must be: unpublished; strictly 5,000 words or less; and accompanied by a $15 entry fee per story.
There are no formatting restrictions; please ensure only that the story is legible.
We welcome multiple entries ($15/story) and entries from outside the U.S. We will e-mail contest updates to anyone who provides an active e-mail address.
Entrants retain all rights to their stories. Once a story is submitted, we
cannot accept an updated draft. (However, an entrant is welcome to submit an
updated draft as a new entry.) Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
Entries must be complete by 11:59 P.M. PDT on October 1, 2010. Enter at
https://www/. zoetrope. com/contests_ allstory/ secure/index. cgi
Please e-mail us at contests(at) all-story.com (replace (at) with @)with further questions. Thank you for your interest, and good luck!

We need article writers who can produce at least 10-20 articles every day and can work for at least 5 days a week.

Pay rate will start from $1 per 500 words and will increase based on the writer's work. Payment method will only be PayPal (those who cannot accept PayPal, please refrain from bidding).
Please post few sample articles showcasing all your styles along with your bid. Also, mention your experiences in certain subjects (health, IT, etc.) and fields (Ezine, eHow, etc.).
Looking forward to your bids. (Native writers are preferred though any one with a good grasp of English may bid)

PodCastle is one of a trio (see below) of mags with somewhat similar submission requirements.

http://podcastle/. org/guidelines/

From their Guidelines page:

PodCastle is always looking for quality fiction. If you're a writer with a speculative short story that you'd like to hear narrated by one of our performers, we'd like to see it.

What We Want

PodCastle is looking for fantasy stories. We're open to all the sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy, and everything in between. Fantastical or non-real content should be meaningful to the story.

If you have a science fiction story, please send it to our sister podcast Escape Pod. Horror fiction should be directed to Pseudopod. The dividing line between horror and fantasy can be tricky. We at PodCastle are open to dark fantasy. We don't object to your trying us either before or after Pseudopod, if the story seems to suit both aesthetics.


We're primarily interested in two lengths of fiction, which we've dubbed (somewhat arbitrarily) "short fiction" and "flash fiction."

Short Fiction: Most of our weekly stories will fall between about 2,000 and 6,000 words. Shorter stories would be overwhelmed by the commentary before and after the stories. Longer stories are difficult to fit into our upper time limit (defined rigorously as "The length of a morning commute"). We may run longer stories, but it will be a harder sell. We pay $100 for short fiction at this length.

Flash Fiction: We will sometimes podcast short five-to-ten minute "bonus" pieces between our weekly main episodes. These stories can be up to 1,000 words. Flash pieces are frequently quirkier and more experimental than our weekly features. We pay $20 for flash fiction.

For stories between 1,000 and 2,000 words, we'll make a judgment call, based on whether we think the story would work better as a featured story or a bonus.
We prefer reprints, or works with a prior publication credit. We define "publication" as any venue that paid you money for your work, online or on paper. Unpublished work will be considered as well, but if your story's good enough for us to buy it, it's probably good enough to sell to another market first. Why not try to get two audiences and two checks?
If you're looking for a market to send to for first publication, we recommend perusing the listings at Duotrope and Ralan.
Multiple and Simultaneous Submissions
We accept simultaneous submissions (sending a story to us and to one or more other markets at the same time), but appreciate being advised that the story is under consideration elsewhere. Please do not send multiple submissions (sending more than one story at a time to us) unless you have been told that it is acceptable for you to do so. This extends to all of the Escape Artists podcasts as a group (Escape Pod, PodCastle, and Pseudopod). When submitting to one Escape Artists podcast, please wait to hear back before submitting the same story to another.
We are an audio magazine. Our audience can't skim past the boring parts. While we appreciate beautiful stories, those that feature beautiful language at the expense of plot may not translate well. Ideally, fiction should have strong pacing, well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, clear action, and still be beautiful. Above all, we're looking for stories that are fun to listen to. Humor is encouraged.

Podcastle hopes to publish fiction reflecting the full range of settings and tropes found in fantasy fiction. We'd particularly like to see more stories set outside America, and stories that feature characters who represent a range of backgrounds and ethnicities.

We will not balk at sexual content or strong language, but if your story is primarily erotic or scatological in nature, it may not be for us. Consider Open Source Sex for the former or satellite radio for the latter.

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