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

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 Amazon.co.uk 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 Titles must be previously unpublished, a minimum of 5,000 words with no upper word limit and be available as an eBook and in print.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So what they're looking for are previously unpublished books that are at least 5,000 words in length.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.
https://amazon.co.uk/storyteller 

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.
https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/nickdarkeaward

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.
http://www.theinternationalfreelancer.com/1-a-word/


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 http://cheritonhousepublishing.com/books/7day.html. 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 affiliate@kaleidoscopehq.com.

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
http://thewritelife.com/where-to-submit-short-stories/

46 Literary Magazines To Submit To
http://letswriteashortstory.com/literary-magazines/

Short Story Submission Guidelines
The following guidelines are for general submission for publication in our anthology series.
http://www.thefictiondesk.com/submissions/short-story-submission-guidelines.php

Narrative Magazine
WE WELCOME SUBMISSIONS of previously unpublished manuscripts of all lengths, ranging from short short stories to complete book-length works for serialization.
http://www.narrativemagazine.com/submit-your-work

Short Story Magazines
This page contains details of short story magazines that accept unsolicited submissions and regularly publish fiction.
http://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-tips-and-writing-advice/short-story-magazines.php

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.
http://www.everywritersresource.com/topliterarymagazines.html

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.
http://thereviewreview.net/publishing-tips/show-me-literary-magazines-pay

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…
https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/submission-information/submissions-flash-fiction-short-stories/submissions-womens-magazines/

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.
http://www.freedomwithwriting.com/freedom/uncategorized/8-short-story-publishers-that-pay-1000-or-more/



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 world...to 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 poetry@eurekastreet.com.au. Published poets receive a share of $50 allocated for poetry each week.
http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=33927#.VvIJ2WMbyoI

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.
http://www.thewrongquarterly.com/submissions/
See also
https://duotrope.com/listing/16268

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.
http://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=submit&pubcode=os

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.
http://www.harlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=538&chapter=0

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.
http://www.newyorker.com/about/contact

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.
http://www.threepennyreview.com/submissions.html

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
http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

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
http://dailysciencefiction.com/submit

Brevity
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.
http://brevitymag.com/submissions/

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.
Payment:
Unpublished stories: AUD$0.07 per word.
Reprints: AUD$0.01 per word.
https://grimdarkmagazine.com/pages/submission-guidelines-for-grimdark-magazine




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 myWritersCircle.com 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.
http://www.emagazine.com/writers-guidelines/

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+
http://www.hobbyfarms.com/corporate/hfh-writer-guidelines.aspx

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.
http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/urban-farm-writer-guidelines.aspx

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.
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/wri/4523807133.html

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.