Monday, October 19, 2015

Lists of Markets Open to Writers and Hot Writing Topics

There are probably a million opportunities out there for writers. How do we find them though? Is there a site that lists anthology and short story options? Where do you go if you want to write articles for magazines and websites? What is a trending and a hot topic right now?


On the Writing Tips page, we have many resources if you are looking for freelance work. Here are those resources and many more:

Jobs Pro Blogger - Freelance blogging and writing opportunities.

Duotrope - Thousands of markets for fiction, poetry, and more.

Blogging Pro - Copywriting and freelance jobs.

The Market List - Markets for genre writers.

Media Bistro - Freelancers, book writers, copywriters, and more.

Write1Sub1 - A good selection of lists and resources, plus more!

Sarah Allen - List of paying gigs, submissions, and contests for writers.

Be a Freelance Blogger - Downloadable list of sites that pay $50 or more for blog posts.

Journalism Jobs - Job listings for media, radio, magazines, and more.

Funds For Writers - Tips, contests, markets, and more.

Freelance Writing Organization Intl. - Thousands of freelance and job listings.

Wikipedia - Large list of magazines, broken down by topic, language, and more.

Online Newspapers - List of online magazines and more.

New Pages - List of alternative magazines.


Now that you know where to look, what are some of the trending topics? And not just for articles or short stories–what are some of the hot ideas for blogs and even books? Here are a few more sites to help you:

Freelance Writing - top ten lists for any subject. This blog is a plethora of updated lists and information!

The Adventurous Writer - 11 types of articles for magazines. Great place to launch your creative juices.

Tuts+ - Guide to writing for magazines–15 steps for freelancers.

Start Blogging Online - 101 blog post ideas.

Fizzle - 81 blog topic ideas.

Successful Blogging - 51 Steps to Launching (Or Relaunching) a Hot Blog

Penny C. Sansevieri had an article at the Huffington Post for novel writers - How to Create Best-selling Book Ideas


Who's ready to write? The markets are open. You are now free to move around the writing world.

26 comments:

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Wow Alex this is an amazing list of opportunities. Now I really feel lazy and a bit intimidated as I see everything out there. Maybe I will just creep on some of the sites. Thank you for organizing everything for some of us who need extra help.

Christine Rains said...

What awesome opportunities! Thanks for sharing. :)

Karen Lange said...

Thanks so much for compiling and sharing this list. Have a great week!

Yolanda Renee said...

Great list, bookmarked!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I remember the day when it was so difficult to find lists like these. All these opportunities are reasons to never give up.

Pat Hatt said...

I've checked out a few in the past, I've tried the whole non fiction thing and writing articles, bang head against the wall worthy lol

Stephen Tremp said...

Good to know. I'll Bookmark this post.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, guys! Hope the list helps.

L.G. Keltner said...

There really are a lot of opportunities out there! This list could definitely come in handy. I'm sure I'll revisit it a lot.

Gail said...

This wonderful! You have done all the work of gathering just what we need.

Have a wonderfully creative week.

Ann Bennett said...

What a treasure trove. Thanks for sharing.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - great ideas here ... and Patsy Collins in the UK is always putting up competitions to enter ... and if you get through earn a bit of cash .. prizes vary.

I inadvertently went to her blog at this page - could help: http://patsy-collins.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/need-some-help.html

Cheers Hilary

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Great list!

cleemckenzie said...

You guys are hot!

Dean K Miller said...

Another great resource! thanks Alex. (Or is this just more to feel insecure about? So many options to choose from!)

Deborah Hawkins said...

Oh wow. What a list!

Robert Bennett said...

Holy crap! What a list! And yet another one of your articles I'm going to have to cross reference in the future. haha

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Awesome list, Alex.

Murees Dupé said...

Thank you so much for sharing these great resources. I was pondering whether of not to give freelancing another go:)

Nilanjana Bose said...

Thumbs up! Bookmarked.

Michelle Wallace said...

Thanks for sharing this, Alex.

Lexa Cain said...

Great links, Alex. Since Duotrope became paid, there are 2 others I found that are better. Please check out and add:

http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/Search.aspx
http://ralan.com/

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Lexa - I will!

Shadow said...

This is a handy list to have, at muchly

Fundy Blue said...

Playing catchup, as you can see, Alex. Great list! Right now I have blinders on. I'm sticking to my blog posts and memoir writing. And me being me, I'm following my own roadmap! I'd love to get rich on my memoir ~ Haha ~ but right now the only thing that matters is telling my northern story. There's so much more to the story than I ever imagined, but I will manage it all in the end! Happy weekend to you.

Spacerguy said...

This is a fantastic list, thank you, so much!!!