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Friday, April 29, 2011

Writing Jobs for Friday April 29th

Writing Jobs in Michigan

Clarity Report Writer: Ann Arbor

Event Bloggers: Detroit

Reporter/Editor/Producer: Detroit

Proposal Writer: Detroit

Copywriter: Detroit

Grant Writer: Detroit

Screenplay Writer: Ferndale

Writer/Media Relations/ Social Media Coordinator: Flint

Technical Writer: Grass Lake

Freelance Web Content/Specialist Writer: Lansing

Senior Technical Writer: Lansing

Business Analyst/Technical Writer: Saline

Commercial Ad Writer: Southfield/Telecommute

Copywriter/Product Editing: Ypsilanti


Editing from Home 

Gaming Writers 

Calculus Course Writer

SEO Fashion Copywriter 

Website Builder Blogger 

Writers Wanted

Web Content Bloggers

Financial Bloggers

Freelance Math Copyeditor

Physics Copyeditors 

Cosmetic Dentistry Writer

Academic Writing and Research 

Sports Loving Writer/Manager 

Web Researcher 


How To and Self Help Manuscripts Wanted 

Comedy Screenplays Wanted 

Seeking Short Stories and Novels 

Submissions for Christian Magazine 

Stories for Travel Blog 

When people go to work, they shouldn't have to leave their hearts at home.  ~Betty Bender

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Writing Jobs for Saturday April 23rd

Happy Easter Weekend writers!

Writing Jobs in Michigan

Help w/Personal Statement: Ann Arbor

Medical Equipment Writer: Ann Arbor

Copywriter for Press Releases: Ann Arbor

Writer: Ann Arbor (U of M)

Communications Specialist: Dearborn

Freelance Article Writers: Detroit

IT/Cisco Blog Writer Needed: Detroit/Telecommute

Technical Writer: Detroit

Creative Writing Instructor: Interlochen

Web Content Writer: Keego Harbor

Writer/Editor: Lansing/Telecommute

Writer/Communications Specialist: Lansing

Writer Wanted: Lansing

Editorial/Publishing Assistant: Livonia

Writer: Mt. Pleasant (CMU)

Writer for Business Handbook: Oakland County

Scientific Technical Writer: Rochester

Editor/Writer: Southfield

Part Time Marketing Internship: Sterling Heights

Summer Internship in Social Media: Troy


Article Writer

Freelance Copywriter

Skilled Writer

Ghost Writer Wanted: Ann Arbor/Telecommute

Medical Editor

Business and Finance Writers for Demand Studios

Luxury Blogger Needed

Creative Writer w/Stock Trading Knowledge 

Market Research Analysts 


Copywriter/Writer/Editor w/ Web Building Experience

Editor Needed for Small/Low Pay Gig


Journalist/Writer Intern: Tri County Area

Music Writers/Interns 


Poetry Contest

Mixer Publishing Accepting Submissions 

On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer.  ~Douglas Horton

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Writing Contests/Submissions To Get the Creative Juices Flowing

Despite the latest havoc that Mother Nature has wreaked on us here in northern Michigan, the writing (for most of us) still must go on. Look below for some new writing contests and calls for submissions for fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.


Rhino (Annual Journal and Poetry Forum): Seek submissions of poetry, poetry translations and flash fiction.

The Single Hound (online literary journal): Accepts submissions for literary works, recipes, food stories, politics, book reviews, creative nonfiction and more.

Cliterature (online literary journal for women): Accepts poetry, short stories, novel excerpts and art work. 

Timber (a journal of new writing): Looks for innovative poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and digital lit. 

Mason's Road (literary journal): Accepting submissions for the next issue with the theme "arc." The reading period ends May 1st. 


Biscuit Publishing Short Story Prize: Short stories of 1,000-5,000 words. Entry Fee: $10. Deadline: May 9th. 

sub Terrain 2011 Lush Awards: Poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Entry Fee: $25. Deadline: May 15th.

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition: Short stories under 3,500 words. Entry Fee: $15. Deadline: May 15th. 

The New Letters Literary Awards: Prizes for poetry, essay and short fiction. Entry Fee: $15. Deadline: May 18th. 

Frome Festival Short Story Competition: Stories between 1,000 and 2,200 words. Entry Fee: 5 Euros. Deadline: May 31st. 

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction: Fiction stories up to 8,000 words. Entry Fee: $10. Deadline: June 11th. 

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.  ~Ana├»s Nin

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Writing Jobs for Sunday April 17th

Writing Jobs in Michigan

Advanced Biological Sciences Writer: Ann Arbor

IT Technical Writer: Ann Arbor

Senior Marketing Writer: Ann Arbor

Grant Writer: Ann Arbor

Ghost Writer Needed: Ann Arbor

Copy Editor: Ann Arbor

Grant Writer: Detroit Metro

Technical Writer: Detroit

SEO Intern for Quicken Loans: Detroit

Producer/Writer: Detroit/Wayne State

Local Site Coordinator/Social Commerce: Detroit

Writer for PR/Web Text and more: Detroit Metro/Telecommute

Admin. Assistant for Literacy Program: Grand Rapids

Digital Media Copywriter: Grand Rapids

Service Advisor/Writer: Hudsonville

Marine Service Writer: Kalamazoo

Communications Specialist/Staff Writer: Lansing

Marketing Writer Intern: Okemos

Automotive Service Writer: Traverse City

Desktop Publisher: Warren

Blog Manager/Writer/Editor/Researcher: West Bloomfield Hills


Superb Prose Writer and Editor

Editorial Production Assistant 

Educational Writers and Editors 

Website Contributor - Local Stew

Beauty and Style Writers

Mobile Technology Writers

Cannabis Lifestyle Magazine Seeks Contributors

Analytic and Conversion Savvy Blogger

Art/Design/Food/Style Writer

Product Review Writer

Social Media Assistance/Writer

Wedding DIY Tutorials Writer 


Contributions for Fashion Magazine

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Guide to Using This Blog

Obviously I blog about jobs for writers. However, I started this blog as a resource for writers and I want to give everyone a quick overview on some of the resources that you can find here.

Center Column - Current Blog Post: In the center of the blog, you will find the most recent posts. I  do a lot of posts that are simply jobs for writers in michigan and telecommute writing jobs. Click on the job and follow the link to check out the job's information. I also blog about a range of other topics from writing contests to writing tips.

Top Left Column - Popular Posts: Here you find the post we're currently in (How to Use this Blog) as well as popular blog posts. Click on a few and you will see great independent bookstores in Michigan where you can shop for books, look into getting your own books stocked there and setting up book signings. Other posts include personal essay help, tips for writing a short story, awesome websites for writers and markets to submit to.

Left Column - Writer's Resources: These tabs (Peninsula Writers, Lundington Writers etc) are all links to writing groups and organizations in Michigan. They are awesome resources that connect writers in addition to hosting writing events, conferences, publishing chap books, organizing writing groups and a myriad of other activities that all writers should be a part of. Click on them, join some of the groups, volunteer etc. Networking, as challenging is it may be for the writer that loves solitude (like me), is extremely beneficial to the writing and, more importantly, to the publication process.

Left Column - Michigan Writing Conferences, Classes and Workshops: This is self explanatory and yet I am going to explain it. These are all classes, workshops and conferences held in Michigan throughout the year. I try to give event updates so that these also appear on posts, but clicking on them yourself is an easy and quick way to find upcoming conferences - many of which are held in spring and summer in Michigan.

Left Column - Writer's Toolbox: Ah the beloved toolbox that all writers cannot live without. Here you will find prompts to get the creative juices flowing, grammar guides, query letter help and a quirky thesaurus among other things. Try to click them all once and if they're useful for you - bookmark them.

Left Column - Michigan Markets: These are magazines, newspapers and websites in Michigan that you can send content to. Some of them accept articles, others shorts stories etc.

Left Column - Non Michigan Markets: Markets that are outside of Michigan that accept writer's submissions.

Left Column - My Blog List: Blogs that I follow - most of which pertain to writing and have great writing advice. There are blogs by literary agents and self published authors to name a few. Also, I love to add new blogs by other writers so if you have one, leave me a comment with the link.

Left Column - Blog Archive: This is an archive of all the posts on this blog. Clearly the dates leave much to be desired in terms of "what are they about?" So I recommend that you use the Search Tab in the upper right column and just type in keywords etc.

Right Column - Info: This is simply a quick guide to the information that you will find on this blog.

Right Column - Search Box: Type in what you're looking for and search this blog.

Right Column - Michigan Publishers: These are links to publishing companies that are located in Michigan.

Right Column - Follow by E-mail/Subscribe/Sociable: These are some of the ways that you can follow the blog and share it on other sites.

Right Column - Poets & Writers Blog: Read great blog posts from writers at Poets & Writer's Magazine.

Right Column - Advice from Published Authors: I don't know about all of you, but I really enjoy reading writing advice from published authors. Sometimes I just want to hear them talk about their own challenges and rejection piles. It helps me to put writing in perspective and takes book publishing out of the endless glossy aisles of Borders where someone has already written a book on every topic under the sun. Also the advice can be really beneficial, especially when it's specific - so check them out.

Right Column - Subscribe and Sociable: These are just avenues that you can use to follow my blog or share blog post that you like or want to pass along to other writers.

Right Column - About Me: This is my little bio along with several other blogs that I keep including one that is about my own writing process and progress. I also recently started a new one that focuses on my fiction series Ula - which comes out later this year.

Right Column - Michigan's Many Faces: I am a nature lover and in attempting to preserve this glorious space, I often take photos. Since this blog is for Michigan writers especially - I know that you too can appreciate our beautiful and volatile state.

Videos: The line of videos below the current posts are Youtube videos that offer writing advice. I try to change them frequently, but check some of them out because they are a lot like FREE writing courses, yes free.

In closing I just want to say that I truly hope this blog helps you find a job, get published or connect with other writers. I would love to hear from some of you and even more I would love for you to hear from each other. So if anyone is looking for a writer's group - send me a message. If you have a writing event coming up or know someone who is doing a signing or having a book release party - let me know. I am happy to put it all here. Good luck and keep writing.

Novelists... fashioning nets to sustain and support the reader as he falls helplessly through the chaos of his own existence.  ~Fay Weldon

Lake Michigan 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Writers Events April 2011

Hey writers I just wanted to post a few writing events occurring this month. 

Traverse City: Writer's Potluck: April 7th:
Sorry for the last minute post on this, but for writers in the Traverse City area, Michigan Writers is hosting its annual Spring Potluck tomorrow Thursday April 7th at 6 pm. The location is the Unitarian Universalist Church on Center Road in Traverse City, MI. 

Ludington: Chapbook Release: Friday April 8th:
 Ludington Center for the Arts is introducing two new chapbooks by Ludington area writers. 

Livonia: Michigan Spring Book Festival: Friday and Saturday April 15th and 16th:
Aimed at educating and encouraging youth to read and author books, this festival will bring together hundreds of book writers, role models and teachers of the literary craft. 

Ludington: Story on Stage II: Friday April 22nd:
Story on Stage (SOS) is a program of readings of contemporary short stories written by Michigan writers, but read by actors rather than by the writer.

Traverse City: National Writers Series Presents An Evening with Made in Michigan Writers: Thusday April 28th:

Friday, April 1, 2011

Writing Jobs for Friday April 1st

Happy April (and Aprils Fools) writers. Look below for some new writers' job listings for Michigan and from home.

Writing Jobs in Michigan 

Technical Writer: Ann Arbor

Sports Reporter/Producer: Clio

Service Writer: Dearborn

GLBT Writers Wanted - Unpaid: Detroit Metro

Social Marketing Intern: Detroit Area

Blogger: Farmington Hills/Telecommute

Grant Writer: Flint

Process Documentation Analyst/Writer: Grand Rapids

Spanish or Korean Document Translators: Grand Rapids

Professional Legal Writer for blog and website: Grand Rapids/Telecommute

Head Writer/Editor: Grand Rapids

Creative Grant Writers: Jackson

Pharmaceutical Technical Writer: Kalamazoo

Web Content Writer/E-Commerce Copywriter: Keego Harbor

Business Plan Writer: Plymouth/Livonia/Novi

Technology Blogger Wanted: Romeo

"Nightlife" Writer Wanted: Royal Oak

Technical Editor: Warren

Desktop Publisher: Warren

Technical Writer: Warren

Telecommute (From Home)


Foot Ball Journalist (unpaid) 

Data Review Specialist 

Comedy Show Writers (unpaid):  Grand Raids/Telecommute

Tennis and Facebook 

SEO Content Writers

Savvy Social Media Writer

Music Festival Executive Summary 

SEO Press Release Writer

Online Content Writer 


Literary/Culture Bloggers (unpaid) 

Online Editor in Chief/Community Manager

I have great faith in fools - self-confidence, my friends call it.  ~Edgar Allan Poe