Saturday, May 18, 2013

Opportunity for writers 18 and older

Happy Saturday everyone! Stephanie here. I'm jetting off the soccer fields in a bit (I've entered the Soccer Mom phase of life. Very scary.) but wanted to let those of you who are 18 and older know about a writing opportunity.


United Way is looking for some writers who can offer a teen perspective in their articles, and after checking out Go Teen Writers, they thought some of you might be interested. They offer a $10 payment per 300 word article, so this would be a paid gig and something you can add to your writer's bio. Your articles would live at this site.



I asked Juliana, the woman who reached out to me, if she could provide me with a few more details. Here's what she said:
The requirements are very loose -- they can submit as little as one article or as many as they like from a list of assignments that we provide on our site, and can stop contributing at any time. They will be paid every two weeks through PayPal for any published pieces and can track how their articles are doing through their Skyword account.
This is the link where they can find out more information about the United Way program and sign up (Teen writers should check off Kids Corner as the category they'll be covering.)

Once their application is reviewed and accepted, they will be assigned an editor and given instructions about the submission process. We've made it extremely intuitive and they can always ask their program manager or me if they need help.
If you have questions, you can contact Juliana at: JCasale(at)skyword.com, and just tell her you learned about the opportunity on Go Teen Writers.

Again, this is for writers 18 and older.

11 comments:

  1. That's really cool, Stephanie. Now, if only I were 18...
    Thanks for sharing, though, for everyone who can participate!
    Katia

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  2. Hmm I might have a look at it, could definately be interesting. Do you know by chance if they accept international writers Stephanie?

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    1. Just spoke to Juliana and yes, international writers are welcome!

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    2. Thank you for finding out Stephanie!

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  3. Wow! Will definitely have to check that out!! Thanks so much for letting us hear about it!

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  4. This sounds like such a great opportunity!!! I am definitely going to look into it! :D

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  5. o.O Awesome. Off to check it out!!

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  6. What sort of things would we be writing about?

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    1. You can look at the blog that's listed in the post and get a general idea: http://www.unitedway.org/blog/c/youth/

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