Showing posts with label Markets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Markets. Show all posts

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

New Markets For Horror Writers

 Today I added a new market to my Writing Markets page of my website.

It's a link to a website where you can find current and updated links to horror writing opportunities from all over the world, with horror writing submissions for websites, magazines, podcasts, anthologies, book publishers and more.

You'll also find links to hundreds of other opportunities for all different types of freelance writing markets, including '101 Sites That Pay You $50-$3000 per Blog Post.'

So if you're currently sitting at home wondering what to write about and how to earn money from your writing, just use the link below to click over to Writing Markets and start writing and submitting.

Just browsing this long list of writing markets will fill you with inspiration and ideas.

And don't forget that there is also a link to the amazing writing course, 'How To Make Money Writing Easy, 350-500 Word Web Articles.'

This one page alone on my website can help you to earn more money from your writing than you ever thought possible.

Take a look now.

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Thousands of Freelance Writing Markets

Yesterday I finished my updated list of freelance writing markets and uploaded it to my newly designed website at

You can go and have a look at the list which is shorter than before because I've weeded out all the outdated information and broken links so that all the writing markets are current.

So whether you're looking for fiction markets, horror writing markets, online writing markets, travel writing markets, poetry, and more, you'll find it all here. There's even a list of over 100 sites that pay $50 to $3,000 per blog post.

I also plan to keep adding more writing markets as I find them.

Don't forget to sign up for updates so that whenever I add to these markets, you'll be the first to know about it plus you'll also be one of the first to know about all my latest books, writing articles, writing competitions, discounted offers and free ebooks.

There are always more ways to earn more money from your writing, I want to help you do it.

So use the email link in the sidebar to sign up for regular writing updates and then go to and start browsing, writing and submitting.

Have fun.

And keep writing. ✍

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Ever Thought Of Earning Money From Your Writing Like This?

A few years ago, I used to earn money as a secret shopper.

What this means is that companies used to pay me to go into stores, restaurants and even fuel stations, and pretend to be a customer.

They used to give me specific things that I had to inquire about and sometimes I even had to buy things or have meals or attend seminars, and whatever I bought I got to keep, as well as getting paid for "shopping."

And I found that being able to write, really helped me because after each "shop" I had to write a report about what I did, what happened while I was in the store, the cleanliness of the business, or what the meal or seminar speaker was like.

I'd never before considered that this type of work involving writing, but it did.

So I thought I'd share this with you in case you hadn't thought about it before either because I received regular work from the same companies all the time asking me to visit different branches of their businesses and it was always fun to write about it later.

I used to sit in my car and make notes after I'd visited somewhere just so that I didn't forget important details.

And being a writer, this type of work probably suited me more than other people who weren't good at writing.

The only reason I don't do it any more is because I now live in a small town where there isn't a need for secret shoppers.

I also spent a few years doing online surveys, which, as a writer, I found easy to do. And unlike secret shopping, I didn't have to leave home to do it.

If you want to get paid to "shop" just do a Google search for secret shoppers in your area.

Or go online and look for paid surveys. But don't settle for small paying surveys that only pay a couple of dollars for your time. Instead, look for companies that pay 10 times that - or much more - for each survey you fill out. Surveys can also include being sent items to try out before you write about them, and you usually get to keep the product too.

The easiest way to do this sort of work is to use sites that find the surveys for you, so all you have to do is go online and give your opinion.

One such company is Take Surveys For Cash who are so sure of their service, that they'll offer you a $50 survey just for signing up.

But as a word of warning, when I used to do surveys, I used a separate email address just for that purpose, and when I stopped doing surveys (the company I was using no longer did any in my country), I shut the email address down so that it would never be spammed. I didn't like the thought of too many people having my email address, so I thought it prudent to have a temporary one.

But don't let that put you off if you want to use your writing skills for secret shopping and paid surveys, it can be a great way to earn money from your writing.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Playwrights: Write a 15 Minute Script about/on/against/in favour of PROTEST!?

This is a great writing opportunity if you want to get into script writing/playwriting. There is no payment but it would look great on a resume to have a script performed in a London theatre.
Swings and Roundabouts are looking for playwrights, (as well as directors and actors) to apply to their second showcase of new writing.
They are looking for submissions of 15 minute plays (not extracts) about/on/against/in favour of: PROTEST !?.
Swings and Roundabouts aim to be an inspiring environment for emerging directors, playwrights and actors. 
To find out more and submit your piece, go to the Swings and Roundabouts website, apply as a playwright by filling in the form and attaching your script.
Deadline for submissions: 25th May 2019
There are also opportunities to get involved and to attend (and run) free workshops.
Key dates: June 8th, June 22nd, July 5 and 7th.
Click on the image of the flyer and open it in a new tab to see/read it larger (bad grammar, I know, but it's the best I could do. I'm tired.) :(

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Short Script Writing Opportunity

The Director's Club Showcase 'Santa's Secret...'

Director’s Cut

Deadline for submissions: Midnight on Thursday 22nd November 2018

New writing opportunity from Director's Cut Theatre Company for Christmas!

The Brief
– 5-7 minute monologues, duologues or short plays for up to 4 characters
– Short plays based on the secrets being kept/hidden at Christmas
– Comical stories, dark tales, dramatic moments, true stories, fictional ones, we are open and interested!

This brief is completely open to interpretation by the writer, it can be based on true life stories or fictional.

Seeking out scripts that have a strong sense of character and story, and that move and evoke emotion within the audiences, be it through laughter or tears.

More information, including submission instructions, can be found at:

Friday, 14 April 2017

Writing Competitions With Huge Cash Prizes plus Writing Markets that pay $1 a Word

Today I have for you two free-to-enter writing competitions with huge cash prizes plus a list of over 70 writing markets that are currently looking for freelance submissions AND they pay $1 a word or more.

These are huge if you're looking for a big return for your writing.

The first is the biggest. It's a competition run by and is open to writers worldwide.

Kindle Storyteller Prize

 Amazon are looking for new books to be published as a Kindle book and a print book and the winning book author will receive £20,000 (GBP).

Here is a copy & paste about the competition information from their own website:

The Kindle Storyteller prize is open to submissions of new English Language books from all authors and genres. Titles must be previously unpublished, a minimum of 5,000 words with no upper word limit and be available as an eBook and in print.
All new entries must be submitted using Kindle Direct Publishing, a fast, free and easy way for authors to keep control and publish their books. They receive up to 70 per cent royalties on their work. To enter the contest, authors need to include the exact phrase “StorytellerUK2017” in the “keywords” metadata field and enroll their book in KDP Select.

So what they're looking for are previously unpublished books that are at least 5,000 words in length.

The Storyteller contest is open until 19th May 2017.

The winning author to receive £20,000 cash prize and be recognized at a central London award ceremony this summer. 

The Nick Darke Writers' Award 2017

This is another great writing competition and it's funded by Falmouth University's Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, and the School of Writing & Journalism. The Award commemorates the playwright Nick Darke who earned his living writing in the world of theatre, screen and radio.

This competition is open to all national and international writers aged 16 or over.

Applicants should submit a full stage play script (minimum 45 mins in length with no maximum) along with a one-page synopsis.

All submissions should be entered anonymously, do not include a name, address, phone number or email on the script or synopsis.

First prize is £6,000.

The closing date for entries is 17:00 (GMT) Wednesday 31 May 2017.

70 Publications That Pay $1 a Word
~ And They’re Looking for Writers
This is a huge HUGE list of high-paying publications that are all currently looking for writers. They all pay $1 a word or more or a flat fee of $500.

So take a look and get your creative juices flowing and submit to as many as you can.

Just don't forget that publications that pay high rates to writers are looking for top quality work.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

A New Market For Your Ebooks

“Laptop Computer With Books, Isolated On White” by cooldesign
As many of you already know, I co-authored the ebook The Wealthy Writer with Nick Daws and it's published by The Self Development Network.

Up until now The Self Development Network have only sold ebooks that they publish themselves.

But now they are opening their doors to self published authors who may be interested in selling their own ebooks through The Self Development Network.

This is great news because not only is it a new market for ebook authors, but also because The Self Development Network has a whole army of thousands of affiliate marketers who can promote your ebooks to their own customers.

Not only that, but you can join as an affiliate yourself and start marketing their existing catalogue of ebooks right now.

If you're interested in selling your ebooks through this new channel, here's three things I suggest you do first:

Look at the Ebooks They Already Sell. This is for two reasons. First so that you don't offer them one that they already have. Second so that you get a feel for the type of products they're looking for and the existing categories such as self help and writing ebooks.

Find a Hungry Market. Having people who are already looking for an ebook like yours is more important than the ebook itself. If you want to propose an ebook - or a series of ebooks - to them, it's better to already know that there's already a large, existing market.

Write Ebooks Quickly and Offer Bonus Reports. To earn a full-time income from writing ebooks it's important to be able to write them quickly. It is possible to write an ebook in 7 days and a short bonus report in just 2 hours, which you can learn about at Writing ebooks produces passive income, so you need to be able to write several a year or at least one a month.

If you are interested in writing ebooks for The Self Development Network, ask for more information from

And read more about writing and selling ebooks in my new article "Four Things That Will Make Readers Want to Buy Your Ebook Instantly."

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Nine Short Story Markets

Today I have a list that I've put together of nine (I somehow just couldn't crack ten) writing markets for short fiction.

Each one in the list has dozens of fiction writing markets and one is a list of short fiction writing opportunities that pay $1,000 or more.

So if you start working through this list and write and submit stories to all the suitable markets for  your work, you could earn six-figures from your fiction writing.

It's food for thought, isn't it?

Where to Submit Short Stories: 25 Magazines and Websites That Want Your Work

46 Literary Magazines To Submit To

Short Story Submission Guidelines
The following guidelines are for general submission for publication in our anthology series.

Narrative Magazine
WE WELCOME SUBMISSIONS of previously unpublished manuscripts of all lengths, ranging from short short stories to complete book-length works for serialization.

Short Story Magazines
This page contains details of short story magazines that accept unsolicited submissions and regularly publish fiction.

Top 50 Literary Magazines
Our criteria for this list has changed and we feel the literary magazines on this list are much better ranked than our previous list.

Show Me the $$$! Literary Magazines That Pay
Here is a list of some of the paying lit mag markets. All information is taken from the journals’ websites.

MorgEn Bailey's Creative Writing Blog
Selling short stories to women’s magazines is big (although has depleted in recent years) business here in the UK and below are some of the details…

12 Short Story Publishers that Pay $1,000 or More
The following is a list of publishers that pay $1,000 for short stories. Included in this list is a variety of types of publications, including literary journals, magazines, and eBook publishers.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

List of Fiction Writing Markets

Today I have a list of paying fiction writing markets.

So you can put your creative thinking cap on while you peruse this list, then start writing and submitting.

If you were to be successful with all your submissions, you could earn well over $10,000 for your efforts.

That's the beauty of being a writer. If you're successful with your freelance writing submissions and publishing, your earnings can be substantial.

And that's the best feeling in the us writers at least. :)

Eureka Street Magazine
Eureka Street will consider unsolicited submissions of up to 800 words.
Articles should provide humane, ethical analysis or commentary on politics, religion, popular culture or current events in Australia or the world.
Payment: $200 per article, paid for exclusive first publication rights & $200 for first publication rights of short fiction and 'creative non-fiction' up to 1000 words. Eureka Street also accepts unsolicited POETRY submissions, which should be emailed directly to Published poets receive a share of $50 allocated for poetry each week.

The Wrong Quartly
The Wrong Quarterly is a London-based literary magazine which celebrates new talent in fiction.
We accept fiction under 8,000 words, fully edited, and previously unpublished. We also accept non-fiction, life-writing, and essays of under 5,000 words.
Payment: Not specified.
See also

OneStory. Inc
Submission period: September 1st — May 31st
One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone.
Payment: $500 and 25 contributors copies for First Serial North American rights.

Harlequin Romance Books
As the world's most prolific and recognized name in romance and women's fiction, Harlequin is actively looking for new works for all of its imprints. We are always on the lookout for talented writers—from established authors to those just starting their writing careers.
With more than 85 titles published each month over a wide range of genres, this imprint truly offers readers a romance for every mood and taste.
Payment: Advance plus royalties.

The New Yorker
Accepts mainstream fiction and humorous fiction in it's "Shout's and Murmurs" section.
Length is approximately 600 to 1,000 words.
They receive a lot of submissions so your work needs to be good.
Payment: unspecified but believed to be around $250 per story.

The ThreePenny Review
Looking for short stories of up to 4,000 words.
Submissions only through their online form or via snail mail.
Payment: $400 per story.

The First Line
Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided.
The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words.
We are open to all genres. We try to make TFL as eclectic as possible.
Writers should include a two- to three-sentence biography of themselves that will appear in the magazine should their story run.
Payment: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction

Daily Science Fiction
 Daily Science Fiction (DSF) is a market accepting speculative fiction stories from 100 to 1,500 words in length. By this we mean science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, etc.
Payment: 8 cents per word

Brevity publishes well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form.
Payment: $45 honorarium for featured essays and craft essays.

Grimdark Magazine (Australia)
We want dark settings, grey characters of both sexes, morally ambiguous decisions, and plenty of grit.
In a medieval fantasy or sci-fi setting.
Previously unpublished stories at a strict maximum of four thousand (4,000) words.
Reprints at a maximum of six thousand (6,000) words and not currently available for free online.
Unpublished stories: AUD$0.07 per word.
Reprints: AUD$0.01 per word.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

2 Freebies and 2 Writing Markets

Today I have 2 writing markets for you plus 2 free offers.

So lets's dive straight in.

Flash Fiction Contest

The WCCL Network have decided to hold another Prize Flash Fiction Contest on the forum

To enter, submit a story of EXACTLY 100 words, including three specified words (jade, conduit, effervescent). A maximum of two stories may be submitted per author.

But you have to be quick. The closing date for entry is Friday 10 October at 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST.

The contest is free to enter, and the first-prize winner will receive a copy of the CD-based course Write Any Book in Under 28 Days.

The second prize will be a copy of the downloadable course Blogging for Writers

The third prize will be a copy of Essential English for Authors.

All shortlisted authors will receive a $10 discount voucher as well, that can used against the price of any WCCL course or product.

For the full rules, including how to enter, please visit this forum topic.

Note: This contest is for members of MyWritersCircle only, but it is very easy, and free, to join (if you haven't already).

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

7 New Writing Markets

E Magazine
E Magazine claims to be the "largest independent environmental magazine." They accept freelance submissions in the following departments: features, currents,  Money Matters, Going Green, Consumer News, House & Home, Your Health, Eating Right, and Eco Style. Pays $.30 per published word.

Hobby Farm Home
Hobby Farm Home magazine is published bi-monthly. Topics include: gardening; how-to guides; rural, country and farm events; profiles of successful hobby farmers and home-based entrepreneurs; preserving the harvest; decorating the farmstead; the beauty of nature; the joys of country life, and more. Features should be 2000-2500 words.
Payment for feature articles is $300+

Urban Farm Magazine
Urban Farm focuses on self-sufficiency and covers how-to projects, small-space gardening, profiles of urban farmers, “green” and innovative products, recipes for preparing your homegrown vegetables, eggs and other farm bounty.. Features should fall in the 1000-2000 word range. Shorter news-oriented pieces of around 500 words are also accepted. Payment rates vary and writers are paid on publication.

Entry-Level Writer for Internet Marketing Company
Good writer needed for a North American company ... to write blogs and web pages.
Must be fluent in English; Must have very good grammar. Knowledge of SEO principles is preferred.
We supply all keywords to write with and we add images.
Payment (to be determined) for our contractors is made via PayPal twice per month.
We have been working with people all over the world for many years, and can supply references about our organization.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

75% Off Writing Market Books Until June 30th

Writers Digest are currently running a 75% discount on all 2014 market books for writers including books for poets, short story writers, song writers, guide to self publishing and more.

There are big discounts on their other books for writers too, but stock is limited.

They also have some new books for writers that they've added to their collections including:
  • Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond
  • February 2014 Writer's Digest
  • The Complete Guide to Article Writing
  • 82nd Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition Collection
  • An Insider's Guide to Publishing
Just take a minute to have a look and see if there's a book that can help you.

The offer is only open from 19th June 2014 until 30th.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

How and Where to Pitch a Movie Idea

Ever thought of a good idea for a movie and then dismissed it because you’re not a screen writer?

Well you don’t need to be a screen writer to make it into the movie business. You only need to have a great idea for a good script to earn big money.

In fact, pitching a successful idea for a movie to a Hollywood Studio is one of the highest paid ways to earn money – up to six-figures just for writing a few lines.