Posts Tagged: The Freelance Life

More Money, More Problems

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What happens when writers suddenly face a windfall? Bad things. That’s why the Whiting Awards include a financial planning workshop for winners. Winners of the 2016 Whiting Awards each received $50,000. For authors who are struggling as freelancers or adjunct professors, that is a huge influx of cash. At the New York Times, Sarah Lyall catches up with […]

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How a Freelancer Prays

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The writing life is hard, especially in the finance department and in the unstable nature of a freelancer’s status. Over at McSweeney’s, Marco Kaye writes a poignant representation of the inner monologue of the pleading, praying freelancer: Assist me in negotiating the rate I deserve. Allow for rate negotiations, period. Help me get better at this […]

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Thanks, Brooklyn Based!

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We’re honored to be included in this compilation of “Six Literary Blogs You Should Be Reading Daily” over at Brooklyn Based’s The Freelance Life. “Influence-wise The Rumpus feels like it falls somewhere in between Vice and The New Yorker, a weird but welcome concoction.”

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