Remote Writing Jobs & Gigs: A Way With Words = A Way to Income!

35 Remote Writing Jobs & Gigs


by Christa Barbari       May 14, 2024

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In the digital age, the pen is mightier than ever, and the world is your oyster if you’ve got a knack for weaving words.

Freelance and gig writing are not just jobs; they’re adventures in creativity, gateways to diverse industries, and platforms for voice and influence. Crafting compelling stories, delivering sharp copy, or providing insightful commentary, the written word is a powerful tool that transcends boundaries. Embrace the freedom of choosing your projects, the thrill of exploring new industries, and the satisfaction of seeing your words make an impact.

Sample a variety of short-term projects below, each with its flavor and challenge. It’s the perfect way to build a diverse portfolio and hone your skills across different styles and formats.

Ready to Explore? We’ve curated a list of companies that value the talent of wordsmiths like you. Dive in, explore the possibilities, and start your journey in the boundless world of freelance and gig writing. Your unique skills and perspective are in high demand, and these companies are eager to work with you.

Company: Apparition Lit

Industry: Speculative fiction magazine

Summary: Short stories: $0.05 per word, with a minimum payment of $50.00. Poems: A flat fee of $50 per poem. Click here for submission guidelines.

Company: Asimov’s Science Fiction

Industry: Science fiction magazine

Summary: Short Stories: Asimov pays 8-10 cents per word for short stories up to 7,500 words and 8 cents for each word over 7,5001. Poetry: They pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines. Click here to ensure your work aligns with their guidelines and submission process.

Company: Baen Books

Industry: Publisher of science fiction and fantasy

Summary: Preferred submissions between 100,000 – 130,000 words. Submission guidelines are specific; find them here.

Company: Barrelhouse

Industry: Magazine

Summary:  Accepting book reviews, but the pay is not mentioned. Please do not send reviews for your self-published titles. Click for full guidelines.

Company: Big Time Studios

Industry: Entertainment and software content focused on gaming

Summary: Hires artists, content writers, and other creatives for its entertainment projects. Click for details.

Company: Blue Mountain Arts

Industry: Publisher of greeting cards and books

Summary: Accepts greeting card prose and poetry submissions here.

Company: Bustle

Industry: Digital media, news, and entertainment content

Summary: Bustle hires content writers on a variety of subjects and social media staff. Their career page is here.

Company: Clarksworld

Industry: Science fiction and fantasy literature

Summary: Accepts submissions for fiction, non-fiction, and artistic entries. Click for details.

Company: Escape Pod

Industry: Science fiction broadcast and media production

Summary: Submissions for horror, young adult horror, and fantasy fiction accepted. “Payment: USD $0.08 per word for original fiction. USD $100 per story for reprint fiction. We cover any transaction fees.” More details are available here.

Company: F&FS

Industry: Magazine

Summary: Fiction up to 25,000 words in length. “Payment is 8-12 cents per word on acceptance. We buy first North American and foreign serial rights and an option on anthology rights. All other rights are retained by the author.” Full details after the click.

Company: Fantasy Pros

Industry: Sports and sports fantasy content

Summary: If fantasy sports is your wheelhouse, look no further. For further details about your dream sports writer’s job, click here!

Company: Film Daily

Industry:  News, reviews, and updates related to the film industry.

Summary: Advertorial writers, website content creators, and social media adjacent positions have been posted previously here.

Company: FootballGuys

Industry: Fantasy football content

Summary: Another choice for our lovers of the gridiron. Turn your aptitude for the fantasy game into a career as an injury expert or game analyst here.

Company: Funds for Writers

Industry: Focus on grants. fellowship, and paid writing opportunities

Summary: Articles are between 550-650 words. “Payment: Via PayPal or Venmo – $75 for unpublished original articles; $25 for reprints over 90 days old.” Click for the submissions page.

Company: GameRant

Industry: Gaming news, reviews, and content

Summary: “.. Do you have an encyclopedic knowledge of something our readers love? Are you a reliable, dedicated writer with the time and energy necessary to become a regular, trustworthy contributor that we can count on? Do you have the skills to become a valuable and productive member of the Game Rant family? If yes, then we want YOU!.” Check out open positions here.

Company: GigaNotoSaurus

Industry: Online science fiction

Summary: They accept longer forms, including novellas and novelettes. They pay $200 per accepted story. Details here.

Company: Gramlee

Industry: Copy editing service provider

Summary: ”Can’t stand poorly structured writing and mistakes? If you’re the type that has an itch to fix errors when you see them, Gramlee may be the perfect medicine for you! We are seeking grammar fanatics who shudder at the thought of poor writing. Does this sound like you?” If so, click.

Company: Listverse

Industry: Top 10 lists

Summary: Submit an original top ten list. When we say original, you can feel free to push the limits of the imagination. Check out their collection of 10’s here.

Company: MediaBistro

Industry: For media professionals, it provides jobs, courses, and more

Summary: Varying jobs for writers and editors in the media field here.

Company: Mother.ly

Industry: Parenting and lifestyle content

Summary: Mother.ly is a great place to submit your parenting stories.

Company: New Yorker (The)

Industry: In-depth reporting, commentary, and analysis in various areas

Summary: You can submit letters to the editor, fiction submissions, poetry, cartoons, and more here.

Company: NOLO

Industry: Legal content

Summary:  Nolo looks for freelance legal professionals for articles in Bankruptcy, Immigration, Personal injury, and Veterans’ benefits law click for details.

Company: Portal Books

Industry: Publisher

Summary: “The Portal Books imprint accepts LitRPG, Dungeon Core and Cultivation/Progression Fantasy. We are particularly interested in Cultivation, System Apocalypse and Isekai style LitRPG.” Guidelines await.

Company: Pseudopod

Industry: Science fiction media and production to include podcasts

Summary: Submit short stories to be performed on their spooky audiozine. “PseudoPod is a genre magazine in audio form. We’re looking for horror: dark, weird fiction. We run the spectrum from grim realism or crime drama, to magic-realism, to blatantly supernatural dark fantasy. We publish highly literary stories reminiscent of Poe or Lovecraft as well as vulgar shock-value pulp fiction..”

Company: Readers’ Digest

Industry: General interest and family content

Summary: A trusted publication with a rich history. They accept freelance submissions about home, humor, and more here.

Company: River Styx

Industry: Magazine

Summary: “For poetry, we pay $50 per page and a maximum of $400 per writer. For prose, we now pay $0.05 per word and a maximum of $400 per piece.For multimedia, we pay $50 per individual piece and a maximum of $400. (For example, if you submit two photographs and we accept both, you will receive payment of $100. If you submit a series of 10 photographs and we accept all 10, payment is $400.) For scripts and plays, we pay $5 per page up to 80 pages (or a maximum of $400 per play). If the play exceeds 80 pages, the payment is $400.” Click for more.

Company: Rotowire

Industry: Fantasy sports and gaming sector

Summary: Unleash your sports knowledge here.  NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, Golf, Soccer, CFB, CBB, NASCAR, WNBA, CFL, EuroBasketball or Cricket. They also hire those interested in eSports.

Company: Saturday Evening Post

Industry: Fiction, memoirs, poetry, essays, and criticism

Summary: Submit for nonfiction, fiction, and cartoons. They also hold “The Great American Fiction” contest. Details after the click.

Company: Super Summary

Industry: Internet-related content

Summary: Investigate writing in-depth guides for literary study.

Company: Textbroker

Industry: Content marketing, creation, and translation services

Summary: “Do you write content? Is writing your passion? Then Textbroker is the right place for you. Since 2005, Textbroker is the leading provider of unique, custom content.” Discover the details here.

Company: Three Ships

Industry: B2B information and media services

Summary: Jobs for editors, content creators, and subject matter experts, among other media-related openings, can be found here.

Company: Utopia Science Fiction

Industry: Science fiction publishing

Summary: ”We’re looking for enthralling stories set in a future we want to believe in, one we would fight to make a reality.” Utopia also posts for art and poetry submissions.

Company: WordAgents

Industry: SEO content creation

Summary: “WordAgents provides content writing services to a wide variety of clients on an ongoing basis. Our most frequent clients include digital marketing agencies, publishers, eCommerce brands, affiliate marketers, and consultants.” WordAgents hires freelance writers through their proprietary platform here.

Company: Writer’s Digest

Industry: Various publishing and media

Summary: Get the details on submissions from beginners to professionals. They also host an impressive library to educate writers of all skill levels.

Company: Writers Weekly

Industry: Focuses on providing markets for writers, freelancing job listings, and industry news

Summary: Posts for content writers and holds contests via their site supporting writers’ careers and sharing monetization strategies. Find the details here.

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