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Jobs for Writers, Freelance Writing Work, Writers' Markets, Writers' Guidelines, & More

Writing jobs and journalism jobs abound online. Look below for short-term freelance writing jobs, full-time writing employment, and new opportunities to write online content or deliver services via the Net. Freelancers looking for paying markets for columns and articles will find links to writers' job boards, freelance writing markets, online writing jobs, guidelines databases, professional associations, and advice on everything from writing effective query letters to protecting your copyright. Looking to write a book? We've got information about the book publishing industry, links to literary agents, tips on writing effective book proposals, and more. Note that job boards usually list opportunities by job title (some include freelance projects). Markets databases tend to list opportunities by publication name. Some of these services are free; some are for fee. Watch out for undated or stale listings.

Looking for online freelance writing work? Check out the sample projects at left below, then see our elancing page for more freelance opportunities. See our jobs page for full-time permanent work.

Online Writing Opportunities (& Pitfalls)

Freelance Writing Projects

Web Content Writing Jobs Freelance Article Writing Jobs Copywriting Work Proofreading and Editing Jobs Technical Writing Jobs Translation jobs

Freelance Writing Jobs Canada

Canadian Freelance Writing Jobs Canadian Freelancing The Journalist.ca

Sites That "Buy" Writing (Caution Advised)

These sites claim to offer compensation in the form of micropayments or a share of ad revenues.

Suite 101 About.com Helium Squidoo Buzzle Associated Content Constant Content Triond LifeTips eHow SimplyExplained Articles about Get Paid to Write Sites Writing for Constant Content Getting Paid for Content: Payment Models Pay Per Click Sites? Scam or Opportunity? Three Safe Ways to Write for Free Choosing Article Directories About User Generated Content

Job Boards

Many job boards list freelance opportunities. To find them, add the word freelance, or narrow to temporary or contract work.

Technical Writing Jobs

Lots of resources for freelance technical writers.

TECHWR-L database STC Job Boards Elance Tech Writing Projects

Media and Journalism Jobs

WriteJobs MediaBistro JournalismJobs.com MediaJobz Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Jobs (Canadian & US) Editor & Publisher NewsJobs.net

Editing and Copywriting Jobs

TJobs FreelanceWriting.com: Jobs & Markets Freelance Online CopyEditor.com Writers' Resource Center Jobs More freelance opps on WebLens' elance page Fulltime work on WebLens' jobs page

Professional Writers' Organizations

American Society of Journalists & Authors Society for Technical Communication International Association of Business Communicators PWAC TWUC BCWriters.com Victoria PWAC Chapter

Periodicals: Writing for Magazines & Newspapers

Book Publishing: So You Wanna Write a Book!

Literary Agents

WritersNet Directory of Literary Agents eBook Crossroads FirstWriter's Find an Agent AgentQuery DMOZ Literary Agents

Publishing Industry

Assn of Canaadian Publishers AuthorLink Quill & Quire Editor & Publisher Canada Arts & Culture Publishing Industry Network Publishing Central

Selling Yourself & Protecting Your Rights

How to Write Query Letters and Book Proposals

Amazon: How to Write Irresistible Query Letters Amazon: You Can Write for Magazines How to Write Book Proposals & Query Letters How to Write a Great Non-Fiction Book Proposal How Do I Write an Attention-Getting Query Letter? How to Write a Query

Protecting Your Copyright

Wikipedia Copyright Entry Canadian Copyright Act CIPO Canadian Copyright Office US Copyright Office PWAC's Copyright Basics PWAC Copyright Kit Access Copyright Creative Commons: Creative Licensing Options

More Resources for Freelance Writers

Writer's Resource Center Freelance.Wurk.Net Ralan's Links for Freelance Writers eWritersPlace.com The Golden Pencil About.com: Freelance Writers' Articles InkyGirl