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6 Tips for Landing Repeat Writing Assignments

As Sara Horowitz, founder of the Freelancer’s Union, once said, “One of the challenges for all freelancers, though, is it can be feast or famine.” Sometimes you could be raking in the assignments; at others, editors could be strangely silent when you want to hear from them the most.

In the latest Mediabistro feature, magazine veterans give tips on how to foster your relationships with editors to keep the assignments, and the paychecks, rolling in.

Read more in 6 Tips for Landing Repeat Writing Assignments.

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Write for Intelligent Optimists

Formerly known as Ode, The Intelligent Optimist just wants to make the world a better place. The San Francisco-based mag, which started as a Dutch publication, is wide open to freelancers with the right ideas.

“[The magazine] is about positive news, about the people and ideas that are changing our world for the better,” said associate editor Elleke Bal.

Its reader base includes a community of people who are passionate about innovative technology, sustainability, health and spirituality, nutrition and personal growth. Bal explained, “We tell the stories that need to be heard, because they are improving our world.”

For more info, read How To Pitch: The Intelligent Optimist. [subscription required]

Diverse Beliefs Accepted at Spirituality and Health

There are not many religious-themed pubs that appeal to readers of all beliefs, but Spirituality and Health prides itself on doing just that. And, with such a diverse audience, it is looking for unique perspectives from freelancers of any faith.

“Our readers are already well versed in contemporary spirituality and are looking for something inspiring and fresh, not the same thing they’ve read before,” said editor-in-chief Karen Bouris. “In the same issue, we might have a progressive Catholic talking about women’s rights, a mindfulness practice from a Zen Buddhist practitioner, and a Wiccan talking about earth-based spirituality.”

Read more in How To Pitch: Spirituality & Health.

– Andrea Hackett

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