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GF launches 1st Freelance Journalism Contest, deadline March 17

Well this is just about the best thing EVER! The first annual Freelance Journalism Awards Competition. It's limited to freelancers in CA and Hawaii, but hopefully this will inspire similar ceremonies elsewhere. Spread the word! Details HERE, and below. Deadline March 17.

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Freelancers do great work. Whether you’re a writer, an editor, a photographer or a poet, isn’t it about time your skills were recognized by your peers — and everybody else who loves journalism? We think so. That’s why the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild is sponsoring the first annual Freelance Journalism Awards Competition.

This contest is open to anyone – freelancer or staff writer – whose work was published on a freelance basis during calendar 2013 and who lives and works in California or Hawaii. You don’t have to be a member of the Media Workers to compete, but of course, we’d love it if you join us (If you’re a member of our Unit who lives in another state, you are invited as well).

To be sure that all entries are evaluated impartially, our colleagues in the Washington D.C./Baltimore Newspaper Guild will handle the judging. That local includes journalists at two great newspapers – the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun – so your work will be measured by some of the best journalists in the business. We know you’re up to it.

The time to enter is now. Follow this link and you’ll find the rules, the categories in which you may compete, and an application form. It is free to enter for all Guild members; $10 for non-members per entry; $25 for three or more entries. You can pay by check or by PayPal.

Tell your colleagues about this contest and feel free to contact us if you have questions. And of course, we wish you the best of luck.

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Reminder – First Freelance Cafe West meeting of 2014 TONIGHT! 6:30pm Oakland

Just a reminder that the first of the 2014 Freelance Cafe West gatherings is happening TONIGHT!

JANUARY 27th
Pacific Coast Brewing Company, 906 Washington Street, Oakland.
6:30PM
Our gracious new host is Ana Adlerstein. Contact her at anaupatree@gmail.com or (207) 807-6152 for details or if you can't find the group. This is going to be a regular thing again, so come by, introduce yourself, and have a say in the planning of future events.
Cheers!

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Observed Launches With SF Listening Party | March 24, 6:30pm

This promises to be a great event for a great magazine. Details below.
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The [Un]Observed is an online radio magazine that showcases innovative and thought-provoking pieces. With an emphasis on works that examine more uncommon facets of art, culture, and daily life, The [Un]Observed offers an unparalleled platform for listeners to interact with eclectic aural media. By featuring work from the archives and hard drives of the world’s best journalists, producers and audiophiles, the [Un]Observed breathes new life into pieces that deserve a wider and more permanent audience.

The San Francisco listening party on March 24th is the first in a series of off-line events that will act as companions to the [Un]Observed’s online community. The launch will feature (among others) new work from BBC Radio4's Tony Phillips, as well as pieces by Francesca Panetta, Senior Audio Producer of the guardian.co.uk and creator of the Sony Award-winning Hackney Podcast, and Prix Italia-winning independent producer Alan Hall.

There will also be delicious drinks and treats…

Hope to see you there!

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FreelanceFolder is Looking For Writers!

Sent to you by Mia Lobel via Google Reader: FreelanceFolder is Looking For Writers! via FreelanceFolder by Mason Hipp on 10/29/09

Are you an avid FreelanceFolder reader or someone who has always wanted to write for an audience of freelancers? Are you a top professional in your field with unique skills and the ability to write? Have you been freelancing for so long that you just have plenty of wisdom to share?

If any of that describes you, or if you just want to write for FreelanceFolder — then now is your chance. We are looking to expand our core FreelanceFolder team, and we are ready to hire two new paid writers on a long-term basis. Here’s what’s in it for you:

– Payment for every article written. – Exposure to an audience of over 20k subscribers. – Author by-line and photo on everything you write. – Become a part of our team and help a lot of freelancers. If you’re interested in applying to write for us, you can find all of the requirements and instructions after the read more link. Job Requirements So you’ve decided that you want to write for FreelanceFolder — that’s awesome.

Before you send us an application, though, make sure to check out the requirements below to see if you’re a good fit for the job. Here’s what we’re looking for in our new writers:

– Excellent Spelling & Grammar. We do edit all of the posts that get published, but you need to have really great spelling and grammar so that it’s not too difficult for our editors. – Long-Term Commitment. Some of our writers have been with us for over a year — and that’s how we like it. This could be a very stable income for you if the fit is right, so make sure you can write at least 4 articles per month and are committed to helping out over the long-term. – Practical & Valuable Writing. We want to provide the best possible content for freelancers, so we’re looking for authors who are comfortable writing practical, hands-on, concrete stuff. We’re looking for tutorials, how-tos, and other really useful articles. – Basic HTML and Image Editing Skill. Most of the posts you’ll be writing will require some basic HTML (like headlines, lists, etc…) and basic image editing skills. It will be really helpful if you have these already, though we can teach them pretty easily. – Unique Ideas and Information. A big part of having great content is coming up with great ideas for articles or content that aren’t written about everywhere. We’re looking for authors who can think ahead of the crowd and write articles that are new, unique, and exclusive to FreelanceFolder.How To Apply If you’re interested in applying, just send us a message using this contact form. In the subject line, put “Writer Application” and then in the body of your message include the following information:

– Why do you want to write for FreelanceFolder? – Where can we see examples of your previous work? – Do you meet all of our above requirements? Why or why not? – How much do you charge for an 800-1200 word article with lots of usable information and detail? – Can you write How-Tos and Tutorials? – Do you have a specific topic or specialty you’d like to write about? – Any questions for us? Apply to be a FreelanceFolder writer →

We’re all looking forward to expanding our team, and I’m really excited to start working with some of you. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and we will definitely be in touch shortly!

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FreelanceFolder is Looking For Writers!

Sent to you by Mia Lobel via Google Reader: FreelanceFolder is Looking For Writers! via FreelanceFolder by Mason Hipp on 10/29/09

Are you an avid FreelanceFolder reader or someone who has always wanted to write for an audience of freelancers? Are you a top professional in your field with unique skills and the ability to write? Have you been freelancing for so long that you just have plenty of wisdom to share?

If any of that describes you, or if you just want to write for FreelanceFolder — then now is your chance. We are looking to expand our core FreelanceFolder team, and we are ready to hire two new paid writers on a long-term basis. Here’s what’s in it for you:

– Payment for every article written. – Exposure to an audience of over 20k subscribers. – Author by-line and photo on everything you write. – Become a part of our team and help a lot of freelancers. If you’re interested in applying to write for us, you can find all of the requirements and instructions after the read more link. Job Requirements So you’ve decided that you want to write for FreelanceFolder — that’s awesome.

Before you send us an application, though, make sure to check out the requirements below to see if you’re a good fit for the job. Here’s what we’re looking for in our new writers:

– Excellent Spelling & Grammar. We do edit all of the posts that get published, but you need to have really great spelling and grammar so that it’s not too difficult for our editors. – Long-Term Commitment. Some of our writers have been with us for over a year — and that’s how we like it. This could be a very stable income for you if the fit is right, so make sure you can write at least 4 articles per month and are committed to helping out over the long-term. – Practical & Valuable Writing. We want to provide the best possible content for freelancers, so we’re looking for authors who are comfortable writing practical, hands-on, concrete stuff. We’re looking for tutorials, how-tos, and other really useful articles. – Basic HTML and Image Editing Skill. Most of the posts you’ll be writing will require some basic HTML (like headlines, lists, etc…) and basic image editing skills. It will be really helpful if you have these already, though we can teach them pretty easily. – Unique Ideas and Information. A big part of having great content is coming up with great ideas for articles or content that aren’t written about everywhere. We’re looking for authors who can think ahead of the crowd and write articles that are new, unique, and exclusive to FreelanceFolder.How To Apply If you’re interested in applying, just send us a message using this contact form. In the subject line, put “Writer Application” and then in the body of your message include the following information:

– Why do you want to write for FreelanceFolder? – Where can we see examples of your previous work? – Do you meet all of our above requirements? Why or why not? – How much do you charge for an 800-1200 word article with lots of usable information and detail? – Can you write How-Tos and Tutorials? – Do you have a specific topic or specialty you’d like to write about? – Any questions for us? Apply to be a FreelanceFolder writer →

We’re all looking forward to expanding our team, and I’m really excited to start working with some of you. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and we will definitely be in touch shortly!

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