you happen to be looking for legitimate work that you can do from home
online, I have a few possibilities for you. If you are already working
from home as a freelance writer and are interested in even more writing
opportunities, please continue reading along. This list of freelance
writing opportunities consists of mostly Greeting Card Companies that
hire and use freelance writers to submit one-liners, verses, captions,
messages, gags, and so forth.
They prefer their writers to submit content with a sense of humor and a
little attitude. The greeting cards that you purchase in the store that
captures your attention are most likely written in this style and tone.
Keep this is mind when you are ready to send in your submissions to the
editor. If it is funny to you, it will most likely be funny to others.
Depending upon which company it is, you may not be required to submit
funny material. I have included some of the details of what they are
looking for as well as the pay.
Although you may not get rich writing for greeting card companies, you
will gain some experience in this profession. You will also build up
your portfolio and maybe even see your name credited on the card or
cards that you have contributed to. Not to mention, you also get paid
for your efforts. Having the satisfaction of knowing that you have put a
smile on someone's face or you put a little sunshine in their day,
would be very rewarding. Here are some leads for you to get started.
LOVE Greeting Cards, Inc.
For this particular greeting card company please contact the editor
Norman Drittel, 1717 Opa Loca Boulevard at Opa-Locka, FL 33054 They pay
Amberely Greeting Card Company
Looking for short, original, humorous verses. Please contact the editor
Dave McPeek at 11510 Goldcoast Drive in Cincinnati, OH 45249-1695. Send
in a SASE and ask about the writers guidelines before submission. They
pay $150 per card idea.
Submit Funny Stuff
They are looking for themes in regard to being over the hill, with some
attitude and humor. They pay $150 for artwork, $75 for a verse or
one-liner, and $100 for used greeting card art or copy, You can read
more details online by clicking above.
For this company you will want to send in a SASE for the writer's
guidelines. Address it to Freelance Editors, P.O. Box 2559 Colorado
Springs, CO 8090-2559. They pay $100.
Vagabond Creations, Inc.
For this company you would also contact the editor with a SASE for
guidelines. Contact information name is George F. Stanley, Jr. 2560
Lance Drive Dayton, OH 45409 They pay $15-25 per idea.
Blue Mountain Arts
They are in need of writers to write greeting cards and poetry. They pay between $50 up to $300.
This company makes greeting cards. They pay $75 per accepted card.
Ephemera Greeting Cards
For each slogan that you write and is submitted, they pay $50.
magazine features and publishes a wide range of items from humor to
puzzles, games, mystery, word play, and more. They will pay $500-$1,000
for articles of 2,000 to 2,500 words. For crossword puzzles the pay is
from $50-$200 depending upon the word count. For a standard cryptic
crossword puzzle the pay is $100 upon publication. Click the link above
for more details.
company accepts poetry and they pay $10 per line (with a minimum
payment of $300), and $150 per page of prose, for first serial rights.
You can submit your material online.
company accepts verses, poems, photos, art, and so on for their
greeting cards. Their payment is in the form of a one-time flat fee. The
fee is decided upon individually. You can read more details about this
and query online.
you are an aspiring artist are have a passion in this field, you may be
interested in submitting your work for this greeting card company. They
only want reproductions of your artwork and not the original. Click
above to read more details.
seeking freelance writers. Pay is negotiated. Postal and email
submissions okay. Send a 3x5 card. Include your name, address, and
samples per idea to: Nova Card Publishers 7570 N. Croname Road Niles, IL
60714 Attn: Art Dept. Tel (847) 588-3220, Fax (847) 588-3508. You can
also send an email to Peter Eiden (ArtDirector) firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more online.
Peter D. Diebold P.O. Box 236 66 High Bridge Road Lyme, NH 03768.
Scott Oppenheimer 4006 Central Kansas City, MO 64111 Send 25-50 ideas per batch.
They need writers to write verses and short poetry to incorporate into their greeting cards. You can apply by sending an email to email@example.com and make sure that you include your name, address, and other contact information. Tell them that you are interested in writing for them and include a sample verse or poetry in the body of your email.