Relay Publishing is looking for a creative, organized, and deadline-driven Manuscript Ghost Writer, who want to earn a competitive, reliable income in a fun online working environment using their high-level writing skills to produce an enthralling Urban Fantasy novel.


We want to work with people who are creative, passionate, and conscientious on an ongoing basis. As a virtual office, communication is key. We like to work with individuals who can meet deadlines and communicate clearly and efficiently to keep project coordinators up to date with your progress.

Our ideal candidate will work with the Relay Publishing outline team to take our detailed outline and turn it into a thoughtful, creative and unputdownable manuscript. Our writing process requires a collaborative relationship between writer and editor to ensure the highest quality final book.  Our typical Urban Fantasy novel is about 75k words in length, written in first person POV, past-tense.  We want you to use our team to set the basis for your character and story line and then build it into a page turning novel. 

Necessary Skills & Experience

  • Extensive experience within the genre of Urban Fantasy, with the ability to write an engaging, strong female protagonist who kicks butt in a vivid and detailed fantasy world.
  • Work collaboratively with editors and using the written outline as the basis for your manuscript
  • High level writing experience. We are looking for the best of the best, with a drive to see the  story come to life.
  • Ability to use characters, dialogue, and story arcs to build suspense, drama and emotion for your readers.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Time management and prioritization.
  • Technologically savvy in order to work with our project management software and Word!

About You

A deep knowledge of the genre is required—viable candidates should already have written, edited or read widely in the Urban Fantasy genre, specifically Linsey Hall, Robert Crane and Bella Forrest. Particularly looking for those with experience writing Urban Fantasy storylines that are immersive, character-driven, and fun—mixing romance, humor and action together. 

You have the ability to maintain a solid story, to create and engross your audience in a complex fantasy world, and to develop characters who are instantly engaging.  Your style is dramatic, character-focused, and emotionally driven. The UF voice is particularly important and is absolutely key to success in this genre: voice of the narrator heroine in these novels is often sarcastic or ironic in tone (‘snarky’ is the word used by reviewers!).

Finally, readers love this genre because it offers escapism and a big part of that is the world. You should love building and describing an intricate and complex world, showing the reader how awesome it is on every page and making them wish they could live in it!

What’s in it for You?

An amazing freelance, online, remote working environment with a real collaborative virtual office that fosters teamwork, development and open communication. We are passionate about creating an online workplace that really works! We use an online project management software that helps us keep an open, collaborative approach to all our projects.  Just because we work remote, doesn’t mean we have to be remote! We want to nurture our team and work with a consistent group of professionals to be part of the company as it continues to grow. We use an online project management system to run our projects which integrate seamlessly with your emails.

We thoroughly believe in long-term collaborative relationships and that is reflected in our approach to all our projects. We offer competitive rates, clear briefs & expectations, and friendly and fun communication throughout. Flexibility is one of our core work principles: as long as the work gets done, you can do it whenever it suits you. Unlike a traditional office we don’t require you to be at your desk 9-5—you pick your own schedule. If you’re serious about writing or editing for a living, we’d love to hear from you.



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