Places To Sell Your Writing
The Writer's Bible
Places to Sell Your Writing - Writer's Markets
Lately, I seem to be running into people who aren't sure where to look for places to sell their writing. It surprises me a little.
Before internet was a household staple, we old fogies used the Writer's Market. I still consider it the writer's bible, and mine is loaded with little sticky tabs that make a rainbow of colours around the edges. Each one marks a page that has a potential market for my writing wares. There are listings and advice in that book that I consider invaluable, but this article is about online submissions so I won't expound any more of the publication's virtues. It is worth checking out, though.
I've decided to break up the links into categories, and supply a brief description.
Canadian Writer's Market
For All of Us Non-Fiction Writers
Those of us who craft non-fiction pieces are well aware of the stiff competition out there. It really is dog-eat-dog but if keep your resolve and determination, you can build a loyal client base. That's assuming, of course, that you provide quality for those who hire you. If you stay the course, put in the work and network best you can, you will increase the number of orders you get.
Here are a few places to get you started. Good luck!
Books About Writing
Sell Your Writing to Non-Fiction Markets (Articles, Content, etc.)
- Freelance jobs for writers and journalists
Check for online jobs regionally, nationally, or globally. Has listings for journalists, freelance writers, mag writers, etc.
- Online Writing Jobs
Has different categories of listed work - high paying, low paying, no paying. Lists collaboration opportunities, and scams. Sometimes list book & ghostwriting opps. Both jobs & contract work can be found here.
- Freelance Job Openings : Hire a Freelancer!
This one is a typical job search board (think Indeed and the like) that lists writing opportunities and provides you with an 'Apply' button.
- Towse's Links to Online Guidelines
As the name suggests, this site is a page of links to publications, along with a few words of basic info to help you choose which sites you want to view. Contests & resources also listed here. Some fiction listings too.
- WDCR - Writers' Circle of Durham Region
A Canadian site offering freelance writer and JOB postings to browse through. *** Note: I can no longer find job listings on this site but it still has writer resources. ***
- Net Temps
A free job board for temp & full-time jobs. The day of this posting, there were several ads for technical writers. This site has won awards, including Fortune 10's & Forbes Best of Web. Worth checking out!
Help to Sell Your Writing to Fiction Publishers
Sell Your Writing to Fiction Markets
- Duotrope's Digest
Duotropes Digest is a free, online resource for writers of fiction and poetry. Thanks to Amanda Firefox for reminding me of this one.
- Fiction Factor
Fiction listings, including magazines.
- Over My Dead Body! Online
Mystery ezine. Also accepts non-fiction mystery articles i.e. mystery writer interviews, etc. This link goes to the writer's guidelines page.
- Writers Weekly
Listings and warnings for the fiction genre. Helpful how-to articles.
- The Market List
Online resource for genre fiction writers. Will be adding free writers classifieds. Also has sections addressing screenwriting, reviews, contests. You will soon be able to add your blog to their blog network for free.
- Writer's Market for Speculative Fiction
This is a live journal link. The sci-fi, horror and fantasy community meets here to exchange call for submissions tips, and market information.
- For Writers
Magazine and publisher market listings, as well as links to local, professional, and online writer's groups.
Sell Your Writing to Screenwriting Markets
- Breaking In - The Screenwriter's Web
Great link to articles and links to indie brokers, script registries, writing jobs, and networking resources. If you scroll down towards the bottom of the page, you'll find links specific to screenwriters.
- WCA - Writer's Copyright Association
This is a place to post your work for viewing by producers and directors. The posting is free.
- Movie Bytes - Winning Scripts
The site encourages submissions that have won or at least been entered in contests, although it isn't mandatory. You can upload partial or full scripts, but you should copyright first. The site is free to use for both writers and producers.
- Ink Tip
Ink Tip boasts 49 films being made from their site listings, as well as 200 screenwriters finding representation. The free membership gets you at least one lead per week via their newsletter.
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So Many Markets, So Little Time
While researching this article, I came across more links and sites than I could ever possibly put in one hub. Perhaps one day I'll do another.
Meantime, start following your dream and these links.
Good luck, and happy submitting!
Places to Sell Your Writing by Shirley Anderson, © 2008
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