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Web Wanderings

So I’ve been catching up on a few things as I wander around the Web. Here are a few writing opportunities I’ve stumbled on in the past few hours:

1) A few (1-3) freelance writers are sought for “an upcoming ‘Arts and Collecting’ issue of a 60,000-run custom business publication. The Spring issue is assigning storylines right now, and writers must be ready to accept assignments immediately. Deadline for work will be January 20, 2006. Compensation is $1.00/per word, payable upon publication in April, 2006.” Chicago-area writers are preferred, but others “with the right background” will be considered. For more information, click here.

2) And now for something completely different. Or different from an assignment that will pay $1.00/word, anyway. According to her craigslist post Sara Abrams is “preparing to publish a magazine in Charlotte for cat and/or dog lovers.” She seeks “some short articles or stories for [her] ‘dummy’ copy. Subject matter can be a story or an article based on grooming, vet care, etc.” $25 payment for a chosen story/article. Might be worth asking if she’ll take reprints….

3) And from The Writer magazine’s online forum comes this announcement from Linda Formichelli: “I’m working on a Chicken Soup Healthy Living book on back pain, and the editors are looking for touching, inspiring essays on–you guessed it–back pain!” Authors of selected essays will earn $200 on publication. Submit work by March 31, 2006. Read the full announcement here.

In related Web news…I want to thank Claire Zulkey over at the MBToolbox for highlighting some of my writing exercises. It’s always nice to know I might actually be helping other writers!

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