Welcome to The Burry Man

Since 1997, The Burry Man Writers Center has been a primary source of research information and freelance job leads for working professional and talented beginning writers. The Burry Man is a space where writers visit from 158 countries and every state in the U.S. The Resource Pages are a guide to more than 4,000 first generation Internet sites from the US, Scotland, England, Ireland, Australia and Canada, as well as Asia, Europe, Africa and around the world, to help you in your quest.

Freelance & Non-fiction Resources:

Jobs & Freelance Opportunities

All Freelance Writing Markets updated lists of publications
Americans For The Arts Job Bank   
Artisan Creative
Art Jobs arts, culture, education, theatre, museum and gallery jobs  
BBC Writers Room Opportunities  
Canadian Journalism Jobs Board - from Jeff Gaulin
CareerJet "freelance writer" job search
Cision Jobs 
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Jobs
Creative Hotlist
European Medical Writers Association Jobs   
Envato Studio Freelance Switch
Freelance Writing Jobs    
Get Freelance Journalism Jobs job board aggregator  
Hold The Front Page Jobs newspaper gigs in the UK
Indeed freelance job search  
Journalism.co.uk job listings
Journalism Jobs.com searchable database for print and new media freelance jobs — also check Contests and Fellowship lists
Just Techwriter Jobs what it says  
LinkUp keyword "writer" search engine for company websites
Media Bistro Freelance a lot of high-profile contacts — requires registration
MediaJobSearch Canada job opps in newspapers, magazines and tv   
Papers Invited calls for papers from professional bodies, universities, journal editors and conference organizers   
ProBlogger Job Board
Simply Hired aggregated job boards
Totaljobs UK "writer" search

Food, Travel & Nonfiction Writing

Association of Food Journalists more than 275 members from the United States and Canada
British Guild of Travel Writers 180-plus members in the UK
The Circle of Wine Writers an association of authors, broadcasters, journalists, photographers and lecturers
The Cook's Thesaurus a cooking encyclopedia covering thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools
Cooking Schools US and international culinary schools, from Shaw Guides
Copywriting 101
Epicurious probably the best general food information resource
Garden Communicators International more than 1800 professional communicators in the lawn and garden industry
Guild of Food Writers more than 300 authors, columnists, freelance journalists and broadcasters
International Association of Culinary Professionals
International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association  
Outdoor Writers Association of America
Outdoor Writers of Canada
Rock Critics.com learn about the job from the folks doing it
SportsCliche.com all the phrases to avoid
Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory official government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus
Travel Magazines from World-Newspapers.com
Wine Lovers Page good start on a wine education
The World's Healthiest Foods List, A-Z

Freelancer, Journalist and Nonfiction Organizations

American Medical Writers Association
American Society of Indexers
American Society of Journalists and Authors the nation's leading organization of independent nonfiction writers
Association of Health Care Journalists
Basketball Writers Association
Bowling Media Association
Canadian Association of Journalists serving Canadian journalists from all media, including print, radio and television
Canadian Science Writers' Association
Cat Writers' Association a professional organization of cat communicators
The Chartered Institute of Journalists
Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading 
CyberJournalists.net a meeting place for online newsies
Danish Union of Journalists
Dog Writers Association of America
Editorial Freelancers Association national, nonprofit, org of self-employed workers in the publishing and communications industries
The Electronic Journalist @ SPJ
Football Writers Association of America
Freelance Fees Guide from the National Union of Journalists
Freelancers.net maintains an open database of UK and global Internet freelancers, includes a small job search page  
Freelancers Union  
Golf Writers Association of America
International Federation of Journalists represents around 450,000 members in more than 100 countries
International Journalists' Network media outlets and fellowship and training opportunities
Investigative Reporters and Editors
London Freelance Branch of the National Union of Journalists
National Association of Science Writers
The National Association of Black Journalists
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association  
National Union of Journalists more than 25,000 members in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland  
Poynter News University online journalism and media training programs open to journalists, bloggers, freelance writers, journalism students
SAFREA South African Freelancers Association
Society for Technical Communication
Swedish Union of Journalists
tekom technical communications organization of Germany
WorldWideFreelance articles and paying markets New Zealand

The Real Burry Man

The Burry Man has a special place in Scottish tradition and folklore. Every August, for centuries, the Burry Man has walked the streets of South Queensferry, Scotland, a village near Edinburgh. The residents believe he will bring luck to the town if they give him whisky and money. We chose to name our center after him to honor this ancient tradition, and the generations of townsfolk who have kept it alive. Burry Man Day is the second Friday in August. Our thanks to Andrew Taylor, John Nicol, Alan Reid, James "Kitter" Magan, John "Jacko" Hart, Sam Corson, Arne Fredricksen, Judith McPhillips (the Wee Burry Man, 1948) and all the other stout men, robust lads and charming lassies who have taken on the mantle of the Burry Man.