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Opportunities of the Week
Roundup #16

Thursday, August 2
Missed the last newsletter? Revisit it here. [July 31]
Updates

1. Thanks to everyone who's completed the survey already. And if you haven't, please do because even though I barely passed AP Stats, I do know that 260 people is not an adequate sample size for a population of over 2000. (I think) Did I mention that there's a prize?!
2. I included a number of tangentially related opportunities under the list of traditional ones. 
3. I appreciate people forwarding me emails from editors about accepting pitches/looking for new writers, however, please don't share anything unless you have the sender's permission or you see that they've posted it on social media. 
4. We're a little more than halfway to my somewhat arbitrary goal of $300/month on Patreon. Once I hit that, I'll be sending out one profile of a subscriber per month. Patreon/Paypal contributors get first priority, but ultimately, everyone is welcome to throw their hat in the ring. I'll let you know when the goal is hit and submissions are open. 

Reminders 

1. The rules and regulations are at the bottom. If you haven't already given them a glance, please do.
2. I want to share the articles you've landed. Send 'em my way and I'll include them in the next newsletter. 
3. As always, I'm here if you need. Feel free to email (sdweiser@gmail.com) if you want advice/feedback/someone to listen/a pep talk/music recommendations etc. I'm also well versed in millennial ennui if you just want someone to scream with. 
4. I RT full time jobs. @weischoice

Thoughts on Design

Hands have five fingers because Martha Stewart says that everything looks better in odd numbers. 

 
Adoption Corner
Located in NYC and interested in adopting a furry friend? From the owner: "Irving is a beautiful 3 yr old, healthy, vaccinated, neutered boy cat. He is playful, and he loves being around people, snoozing happily while he overhears their chatter. I originally adopted Irving from Brooklyn Animal Action with the intention of staying in NYC, but due to unforeseen Visa reasons my partner and I need to leave the US. I am writing a dissertation about modern literature, and Irving has always been a lovely writing companion. We live in the village (near NYU) and are looking for a loving home for Irving. Get in touch at porteousr@gmail.com for more info about Irving and to set up a time to meet."
Opportunities 

Amy Rosen @amyrrosen: I’m thrilled to announce that I’m the new editor of Modern Farmer magazine, which is relaunching online early this fall. If you’re a pro writer with great ideas about food and the people who make it, please get in touch at amy@modfarmer.com. Exciting times ahead! (August 1)

Brittney McNamara @brittneymac15, wellness news editor at Teen Vogue says "I most need writers who I can assign news hits to starting at 8 am with a quick turn around. I can only field news and news related pitches - features are in a different section." [Brittney_McNamara@CondeNast.com] (in response to my tweet August 2)

rachel grace almeida @_rachelgrace: hello, looking to take on more non-dude music writers at @CrackMagazine 💌 rachel@crackmagazine.net (August 2)

Bywords.ca @bywordsdotca: Bywords.ca publishes reviews of recent Canadian poetry books and chapbooks. We pay $75 per review. 500-1000 words. send pitches to amanda at bywords.ca (August 1)

Heather Antos @HeatherAntos: ATTN: ESPORTS WRITERS! Any freelancers w/ knowledge in Fortnite and/or PUBG looking for work? Contact me at HA@Unikrn.com (August 1)

Bill O'Sullivan @billmatto: Writers, I'm always looking for 600-word essays for @washingtonian's First Person page. You know, the one you read first as you're flipping  through back to front. As one does. Send to bosullivan@washingtonian.com (August 2)

Rebecca Hazen @R_Hazen: I am looking for any back-to-school story ideas to run in next week's paper, the August 15th edition. Send story pitches to me at rebecca.hazen@chron.com #storypitches #ideas #journalism #BackToSchool2018 (August 1)

Joseph D. Jaafari @JosephJaafari: I'm accepting #freelance #writer pitches for @NationSwell. Send us your story through this link, which also lays out what we're looking for: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0cg9C23sajQ3dcdAqT3LW2EF7SRg-7NccdVczK-kZ-tXHww/viewform

Black Youth Project @BlackYouthProj This month at BYP, we will be exploring Education & Schooling, and we are interested in publishing works that address these topics. We want to hear from you! Send us your pitches at info@blackyouthproject.com (August 1)

Sasha Polakow-Suransky @sasha_p_s, deputy editor of Foreign Policy is happy to receive pitches [he says: Please see this link for writers guidelines and easy-to-use submission form: https://foreignpolicy.submittable.com/submit] (August 1) 

Ed2010 @Ed2010News: Ed hears U.S. Figure Skating is looking for a(n) Freelance Writer: http://ed2010.com/job/remote-7146-freelance-writer-7/ (July 30)

Clara Hogan @claramhogan: hey, hey: i'm looking for new & diverse voices to join @thebolditalic, an online mag in the Bay Area. contributors will pitch pieces on a regular basis as well as take assignments. also looking for pitches: we take personal essays, quirky humor pieces, hot takes on tech / Bay Area trends, cultural commentary, reported features, etc. more info on what we look for here (as well as how to pitch): @WritersofColor #binders https://thebolditalic.com/the-bold-italic-is-looking-for-new-voices-8fce9b5af8e3

Liv ✨ @oawright1: Pals, I've been taking a bit of a step back from The Nopebook lately because of Life, but I'm back! I'm looking for pitches for the Politics & Activism sections, specifically around austerity and poverty in the UK, anti-semitism within the Labour party, and racism within the UK. Please send all pitches to liv@thenopebook.com. I try and respond to everything within 2 weeks, but if it's time sensitive, please say so in the subject line! [READ FULL THREAD] (August 2)

Other Kinds of Cool Opportunities 

Najma Sharif @overdramatiquehey Black Muslim creatives, I'm still working on this print and online zine for Black Muslim creatives. DM me or email me if you're a photographer based in NYC. everyone else, send me your stuff and pitches to najma.sharif24@gmail.com (July 29)

KCRW's IPP @IPPkcrw: Registration is now open for @KCRW's #RadioRace: August 25 - 26! Judges include @themadbrand @_kathytu @samsanders @nesslowe @wbjenna. It’s gonna be a wild ride. Sign up here: http://kcrw.com/radiorace [Sign up before August 25, $10 registration fee]

Futuro Media @futuromedia: The application process for our Community Podcast Lab Program based in #Boston is now open! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTF7sAkkmbA8KRY0lcs_sQE2ZHBNTNAuQtlBOKtcHKWgFS8w/viewform 

Sarah Mirk @sarahmirk: Comics people! @thenib is looking for pitches for our upcoming print issue. The theme: EMPIRE! https://medium.com/@thenib/the-nib-magazine-empire-issue-call-for-pitches-88861db796fb  (August 1)

VIDA @VIDA_lit: Did your #AWP19 panel get turned down? VIDA Review is seeking to publish adaptations of panel proposals w/ an intersectional feminist bent, including dis lit, queer & trans lit, & panels that center POC in publishing. Please send pitches to Sarah Clark at sarah.clark@vidaweb.org (August 1)

Gabino Iglesias @Gabino_Iglesias: Reminder: I'm editing this wonderful thing for @CLASHBooks. I want weird. I want gritty. I want unique. POC, women, LGBTQ+ folks, newbie authors: don't hesitate because I want you. Now gimme the loot! 
https://yesclash.com/2018/06/05/submission-call-gimme-the-loot-stories-inspired-by-the-notorious-b-i-g/ (August 1)

n+1 @nplusonemag: Do you have strong opinions about a recent n+1 piece? We're looking for letters to the editor for our next issue, due out later this month. Email us at editors@nplusonemag.com with your strong opinions! (August 2)

RISK! @RISKshow: Storytellers wanted! RISK! is coming to Portland, Seattle and Vancouver in early September.  Submission deadlines have been extended. Send us your story ideas by 8/9/18 to be considered. For more info on how to pitch your story go to risk-show.com/submissions (August 2)
Resources 

Exclusive to Opportunities of the Week
Dropbox of Mastheads
Spreadsheet of Editors Who Want Pitches (or so they claim on Twitter)

Helpful Websites
https://www.erikadreifus.com (she has a weekly newsletter of writing ops as well, primarily for creative writing/poetry)
http://www.journalismjobs.com/
http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/
http://www.ed2010.com
http://meojobsonline.com/
http://ijnet.org/en/opportunities
https://www.bloggingpro.com/jobs/#s=1
http://www.writejobs.info/
https://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/
https://www.indeed.com/
https://www.theopennotebook.com/
https://twitter.com/submittable
https://thewritelife.com
Rules and Regulations 

1. I'm just the messenger. I literally know NOTHING. 
2. To that end: I have opted to include opportunities from publications that I may not endorse/think pay enough etc. It's up to you to do your research and decide if you want your name associated with any given company. 
3. Occasionally I'll edit a tweet if it refers to another tweet that is irrelevant in this context. 
4. The links connected to twitter handles go directly to the tweet. Don't pitch until you read the full threads in case they are no longer looking for pitches or have useful guidelines. 
5. If editors are asking for people of certain demographics and you are not a member of those demographics, don't send them pitches anyway. 
6. There is no such thing as a stupid question unless the question has already been answered in a public place. Do your research. 
7. I don't include full time positions, but I do retweet the ones I see. Follow me (or keep an eye on me) @weischoice
8. This newsletter will always be free, however, if you can, please contribute via Patreon. Every $1/month helps me dedicate time to searching for opportunities and creating new resources. I love helping the freelance writer community, but just like many of you, I am also frantic about making ends meet. I truly can't continue making free newsletters without the support of those you are in a position to give. 

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