WritersWeekly.com Writer’s Guidelines

Each year, all year long, we purchase articles for  WritersWeekly.com. WritersWeekly is distributed to freelancers every Wednesday.

Please do not propose a column to us. We are not interested in any columns at this time.

Please do not submit a complete manuscript. Only submit a query letter.

When querying, please do not send email attachments. Only submit your query and, later (if we give you an assignment), your article in the body of an email. Or, use the contact form on our website. If you are submitting your photo or artwork for your article, we will accept those as email attachments.

NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE U.S., WE WILL ONLY SEND PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL. WE NO LONGER MAIL CHECKS OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. 

WritersWeekly.com focuses 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.

Other topics of interest: Corporate writing, writing for markets of a specific genre (with links to those markets’ guidelines, and information on how much they pay), unique book marketing ideas, and anything that isn’t already done-to-death in the industry. The vast majority of rejections we send out are for queries that are on topics that have already received too much exposure in the industry, or already covered by us.

We receive a lot of queries with misspelled words, incorrect punctuation, missing punctuation, capitalization errors, and on topics that aren’t even remotely related to writing or publishing at all. If we receive a query about pets, religion, and other things completely unrelated to our genre, we will not respond. We aren’t trying to be rude but, if a writer can’t be bothered to even read the name of our publication to see the genre we cover, we can’t be bothered to respond to that query. We hope you understand.

FEATURE ARTICLE TERMS:

Length: ~600 words

Rights: First, non-exclusive electronic-rights or reprint rights

Pay: $60 on acceptance via PayPal (preferred) or check for non-exclusive electronic rights only. See note above about foreign payments.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Submit a query only with credits by using our contact form (preferred) or by e-mail to angela@writersweekly.com

Please be patient. We usually respond to queries within one week.

YOUR QUERY

Ask yourself, “Is this article going to help readers make more money from their writing?”

If your answer is yes, and if the idea hasn’t already been done-to-death in the industry, please query us.

Please read all the info. below before querying.

FREELANCE SUCCESS STORY TERMS:

Length: ~400 words

Rights: First, non-exclusive electronic-rights or reprint rights

Pay: $40 on acceptance via PayPal (preferred) or check for non-exclusive electronic rights only. See note above about foreign payments.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Submit a query only with credits by using our contact form (preferred) or by e-mail to angela@writersweekly.com

Please be patient. We usually respond to queries within one week.

YOUR QUERY

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.

Please read all the info. below before querying.

WritersWeekly.com, 5726 Cortez Rd. W. #349, Bradenton, FL 34210. Contact form: http://writersweekly.com/contact-angela. E-mail 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) as well as information on publishing and self-publishing. 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 within 1 week. Sample free at website. Subscription free. Pays in U.S. Dollars.

CURRENT NEEDS: Queries.

FEATURES: 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, as well as warnings about industry scams or about businesses may not necessarily be scams, but that may be a waste of money for writers and authors. See past Features HERE.

FREELANCE SUCCESS STORIES: “In each issue, we publish a freelance success story, and pay $40 for non-exclusive rights to these. Success stories average 400 words. If you’d like to share your freelance success story with us, please send a query first using the contact info. provided above. Freelance success stories should, through your personal story, offer advice to other writers on how they, too, can succeed doing what you did. 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, or almost-free (like with content mills), nor stories about writers who post articles on website that pay a commission based on advertising generated on those page (because those deals are usually a horrible deal for writers). 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 quality 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 400-word count.” See past Success Stories HERE.

PAYMENT INFO – For features: Pays $60 for around 600 words. For success stories: Pays $40 for around 400 words. Non-exclusive electronic rights for articles. Submit query and credits by e-mail. 

PHOTOS/ART: If you submit a high-quality photo, we will publish that as well. If you want us to feature your book cover, or writing service logo, that’s fine, too!

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. Topics on self-publishing and book marketing are also appreciated. We do not publish poetry, cartoons and jokes. We do not run single-author columns. 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.