SXSW 2024

Freelance Writers Unite!


Being a full-time freelance writer and creator comes with a whole host of unique highs and lows, especially in an era of rampant media and tech layoffs and disturbingly low rates. Let's get together to help support each other and talk about our best strategies for making freelance life sustainable, exciting, and even joyous, and connect with each other at SXSW so we can leave Austin with a stronger remote community.

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I write a newsletter, Cruel Summer Book Club (, about change and living well where I've documented my freelance journey. I also host an eponymous podcast where I speak with artists and authors about change:


  1. There are plenty of other freelancer creators out there and I am not alone!
  2. I learned some new strategies and resources to tackle the unique challenges of full-time freelance writing.
  3. I connected with other freelancer writers all over the country/world, and can now connect with them online as well.



Jillian M Anthony, Writer, Editor, And Content Strategist, Jillian Anthony

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Meet Up
  • Track: Creator Economy
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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