WritersWeekly.com Writer's Guidelines
We purchase articles for two publications: WritersWeekly.com and The Write Markets Report. WritersWeekly.com is distributed to freelancers every Wednesday. The Write Markets Report is distributed to paying subscribers.
Please do not propose a column to us. We are not interested in any columns at this time.
WritersWeekly.com and The Write Markets Report focus on “selling” the written word. We do not seek articles on how to write. Rather, we seek articles on how to make more money doing what you love....writing! We are also interested in other forms of home-based businesses and self-employment that may result from writing, such as self-publishing, corporate writing, ghostwriting, etc. All ideas that help writers support themselves performing the work they love are warmly welcomed.
Length: ~600 words
Rights: First, non-exclusive e-rights or reprint rights
Pay: $60 for non-exclusive electronic rights only
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Submit query with credits here.
Please be patient for a response.
Ask yourself, “Is this article going to help readers make more money from their writing?”
If your answer is yes, please query us.
WritersWeekly.com and The Write Markets Report. Email angela (at) writersweekly.com. Website http://www.writersweekly.com. Angela Hoy, Publisher, all submissions. Electronic magazine featuring new and updated markets and articles on selling the written word (making more money through writing). 20% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. Buys non-exclusive electronic rights only. Accepts reprints (pays $40 for feature reprints; $20 for success story reprints). Responds less than 1 week to e-mails. Sample free at website. Subscription $8.95/year.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. We are seeking articles on various ways writers can make money from their writing (i.e. unique assignments, corporate services, self publishing, marketing and networking advice, alternative products and services that writers can pursue and sell). We also seek articles on how authors can successfully market their books to the public. FREELANCE SUCCESS STORIES: In each issue, we publish a freelance success story and pay $40 for non-exclusive rights to these. Success stories average 300 words. If you'd like to share your freelance success story with us, please contact Angela here. Freelance success stories should, through your personal story, offer advice to other writers on how they, too, can succeed. Please note we do not publish "one-shot" success stories - meaning we don't publish stories on how a writer sold one story to one publication. We prefer to focus on actions the writer took to become a successful freelancer or a successful author. Please note that we do not publish success stories that detail the writer writing for free. Our readers need to feed their families with their writing and we strongly discourage writing for free because this ultimately hurts all writers by making publishers think that writing can be obtained for free. We encourage writers to submit a generous bio to run under their success story where they can advertise their freelance writing service, book, etc. This is over and above the 300 word count. For features: Pays $60 for non-exclusive electronic rights for articles. Articles average 600 words. Word counts are flexible due to the nature of electronic publishing. For Success Stories: Pays $40 for ~ 300 words. . Submit query and credits by e-mail. NO ATTACHMENTS PLEASE.
PHOTOS/ART: We like to have a digital photo of contributing writers to run in the issue. Not required, just desired.
HINTS: Humor is always appreciated. Our readers want to work for themselves and be able to support their families with their writing. Most write for the magazine industry and are looking for other ways to supplement or enhance their writing careers. Past articles include ghostwriting, writing for the medical market, newsletter publishing, self-publish for profit, and unique ways to make money writing. We welcome ideas that expand on these or that lead writers to financial opportunities that they do not know exist. Marketing articles that deal with a specific writing-related product or service are warmly welcomed. We do not publish poetry, cartoons and jokes. Do not submit ideas that are not yet carefully planned. Contemplate your query before sending it to us. "Quickie" queries and queries with typos are quickly rejected.