If you’re a fellow writer, here are some resources that can help out your career:
Who Pays Writers? is a crucial resource for any writer who wants to make sure they get paid what they’re worth. Here you can look up a publication and instantly see how much they pay per word, how quickly they pay, and even if they take cold pitches or require existing relationships. You can also report your experience with a publication, so that other writers can know what they’re getting into before writing for a publication.
Freelance writing can feel lonely if you don’t have a team around you. Joining the National Writers Union (an affiliate of the AFL-CIO) can give you the support you need. Whether you’re looking for some sweet discounts on movie tickets or something more important like health insurance, the NWU has your back. You can even add yourself to a database of union writers, which might help you find work. Finally, the National Writers Union can help writers with contracts so that you make sure you’re not getting cheated.
If you’re a non-white writer, Writers of Color is another database you can add yourself to in order to potentially get some work. If you’re looking for fellow writers of color to pay for some writing, on the other hand, you can also do that. Where Writers of Color really shines is their twitter feed, though (@WritersofColor). Here you can find editors of all sorts of publications who are looking for some non-white talent.