Freelance Fiction Copywriting Jobs

Are you a creative wordsmith looking to make money with copywriting?

Freelance copywriting is an excellent way for talented writers to get paid for their work. Whether your copy targets businesses, magazines, authors, or blogs, there are copywriting jobs out there for everyone.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the freelance fiction copywriting profession and its qualifications, before exploring where to look for to get these sorts of gigs.

What Do You Do As a Copywriter?

A copywriter is someone who writes promotional material for clients in exchange for payment. A copywriter might be asked to write articles about specific topics or create ads that encourage people to buy products or services.

Fiction copywriting, on the other hand, involves writing copy for books or other literature. This might range from promotional blurbs to book descriptions and author websites.

What Qualifications Do Fiction Copywriters Need?

It goes without saying that fiction copywriters must have excellent written communication skills and an understanding of fiction reader psychology in order to succeed in their jobs.

They should also understand grammar and punctuation rules, as well as how to craft compelling copy.

Ideally, copywriters should have experience with storytelling and fiction writing — this can make all the difference when it comes to success with these types of gigs.

Finally, copywriters should have a good eye for detail and be able to spot typos or other errors in copy before submitting it for publication.

5 Different Places to Get Freelance Fiction Copywriting Jobs

5 Different Places

If you’re looking for freelance fiction copywriting gigs, there are a few great places you can look.

Here are five of the best:

1. Freelance sites

Upwork, Fiverr, and PeoplePerHour, are all great websites that often have copywriting jobs posted.

List your services on these platforms and check job listings regularly where applicable so you don’t miss out on any potential clients.

2. Writing communities

Many online writing communities such as WritersCafe or Drift can be a great source of fiction copywriting gigs.

Take some time to explore what’s out there and don’t be afraid to ask around for copywriting jobs — you never know who might need your services.

3. Writers’ forums

Join an online writers’ forum, like Writingforums, CritiqueCircle, or Scribophile and use it as a platform to advertise your copywriting skills.

You may even find people in the same field as you who are looking for copywriters with similar qualifications or experience.

4. LinkedIn

Although not centered on fiction, this business-oriented social network is a great place to find corporate copywriting jobs, as many require storytelling skills.

Set up your profile, list any relevant qualifications or experience, then start searching for copywriting opportunities that fit your skillset.

5. Local publishing houses

If you live in an area with a thriving publishing industry, don’t be afraid to reach out directly to local publishing houses, especially smaller indie publishers.

They may be looking for copywriters and you never know — they might just find your services valuable (you’ll need to have a reasonable online portfolio at the ready before you reach out to them.)

In Conclusion

The world of fiction copywriting is a great place to flex your creative muscle and make some money working from home.

With the right qualifications, experienced fiction writers like yourself can find plenty of freelance copywriting jobs out there, both in cyberspace and in person.

So why not take the plunge in this exciting field? Start searching for copywriting gigs today to enjoy a fulfilling career in writing, and last but not least, don’t forget to apply at Relay Publishing!

Good luck!


Harry Wallett is the Founder and Managing Director of Relay Publishing. Combining his entrepreneurial background with a love of great stories, Harry founded Relay in 2013 as a fresh way to create books and for writers to earn a living from their work. Since then, Relay has sold 3+ million copies and worked with 100s of writers on bestselling titles such as Defending InnocenceThe Alveria Dragon Akademy Series and Rancher’s Family Christmas. Harry oversees the creative direction of the company, and works to develop a supportive collaborative environment for the Relay team to thrive within in order to fulfill our mission to create unputdownable books.

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