Posts Tagged ‘ WritersWeekly ’

Winter 24-Hour Short Story Contest

Whew! I'm done with my entry for WritersWeekly's Winter 24-Hour Short Story Contest. The quarterly contest opened at noon yesterday, closes at noon today, and asked participants to write an 850-word story using the following prompt: Blue ice stretched to the horizon, fading into the blinding rays of another waning winter sun. She shivered violently as the shifting mass groaned under her feet. Continue Reading...

How to get published

How do you get published? Or, perhaps more to the point: How do you get people to pay you money for your writing? These are questions I hear a lot from writers who are new to the freelancing game and looking to write for magazines and websites. While I would love to help everyone find the answers to these questions, one of the first things you should know about freelancing and writing in general Continue Reading...

An open letter to media job boards everywhere

Here is the text of an email I just sent to Media Job Search Canada, and which I have forwarded to MediaBistro. It can equally well apply to media job boards everywhere that uphold this offensive policy of posting scam "jobs" meant to trick and/or entrap young, inexperienced writers: Dear Media Job Search Canada, As a hard-working freelance writer, I'd like to make a suggestion for your media Continue Reading...