Places To Sell Your Writing

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.

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!

Help to Sell Your Writing to Fiction Publishers

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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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut

I have to agree that The Writer's Market is quite valuable! Certain (more expensive) editions also include a one-year membership to their website, which has tons of additional resources, so I use both :) Great hub, lots of new stuff for me to look at!


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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Thanks so much, great hub :)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, Amy Jane. Yes, gotta love The Writer's Market. I've used it for many years. If anyone wants a vintage copy, I still have mine from 1997 (or is it 94).

I hope there's something new for you here.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Univited Writer! Like I said to Amy Jane, I did this hub in hopes that there would be something new and helpful, even to those who regularly study the markets.


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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

These sites sound great. Which is your favorite?


SirDent 8 years ago

Added to my favorites.


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Excellent info - I subscribe to Writers Market!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Whitney05 - I use Online Writing Jobs and Aboutfreelancing.com the most. I've successfully gotten jobs from these sites, I think that's why I'm partial to them. For print markets, I stick with my Writer's Market (the book).

Like I mentioned in the hub, there are sooooo many sites, that I could do more hubs with more links.

If you're thinking of submitting your work, I hope some of these can help you.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Stehhicks - Thank-you! I like Writers Market, and use it, too. Also, I suscribe to Long Range Writer's Group, and Writer's Gazette. I figured these were common and I wanted to list some that people may not have explored yet.

So many markets, so little time.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Sir Dent! I appreciate it. Hope there's something useful to you here in this hub.


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Shirley! Thank you for sharing these sites. I've copied them into my folder for future reference.

I just looked at the back of my book shelf and the oldest Writers Market I can see is 1978 do you suppose its going to be worth something as an antique? (Hahaha you should see the poor thing it has highlighted notes and tabs stuck through-out the whole thing) I can't believe I've carted those old things around with me all these years.

Great hub regards Zsuzsy


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I'm so glad these can be of some good to you, Zsuzsy!

OMG - I can't believe you have a '78. Bet it was thinner. I still have my '94 Canadian Writer's Market, too. I can't bear to part with those books. They have great articles in them, and they represent a prolific time of my life.

Maybe you could sell your '78 on eBay.


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Shirley! None of them are thinner, the '78 just has an ugly grey cover. I've been buying a copy every year since, always with the hopes of having enough time to finish and publish my writings. They all have a bunch of great advice articles in them so I don't think I'll be getting rid of them. Again thanks for the great list. zs


SirDent 8 years ago

I have written a few poems and short stories. I did find a place to sell some devotions to but not sure if I will do that or not. You may also want to put Lulu.com on your list also. I am currently adding a song to my store there. It's a free download, if anyone wants it just get in touch with me through the email system here.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

I used to use the writers market many years ago ( I think it was Australian one) not sure now. But found so many that were not up to date. so it must have been old like me. Will have to check these out. Like you told me I might try and do some more with helpful leadlighting articles. Have to get my butt working. gave it Although spending too much time in here. no not really. Great useful hub

gave it the thumbs up and bookmarked thanks


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx for the support, Eileen!

You're time here isn't wasted....use your hub links for clips, I do it daily and it works to get jobs.

I have no doubt whatsoever that you will do well when you're ready to start submitting to some newer markets.

Meantime, I think you and Szusy Bee and I should have our old Writer's Markets put on display at the Smithsonian. :)


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RainbowRecognizer 8 years ago from Midwest

Thanks a lot, Shirley - very helpful info - I'll be bookmarking this one! ;o)


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prems4u 8 years ago from KERALA Cochin

Thanks For this nice hub.

You have done a great research to find all these stuff...


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I appreciate all the kind words from everyone, thank-you so much!


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States

Hi, Shirley!

As usual, you have created a masterpiece! I am adding this to my favorites for easy reference. I had thought about trying to publish some of my short stories. My hubby wants me to publish Angel's Last Dance, which I did post on here and he is thrilled about that. But he is still pushing me to try to do more with it and some of the others. Men just don't give up, do they? LOL Thanks for another wonderfully written, very useful hub!

Bonnie


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Rhym O'Reison 8 years ago from Crowley, Tx

This is such a great hub! I am new to all this, so any information is a treasure. Thank you very much.


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sandifaist 8 years ago

Wow, thanks for the info. I am always looking for ways to make money writing. Great Hub!


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA

It's very refreshing to read hubs like yours. I appreciate your effort in doing a lot of the "net"work for us. I've got some reading to do. Thanks a bunch!


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rbnstr08 8 years ago from Philippines

It is truly amazing here at HubPages! This is my first time in less than a month as a member to read some hubs and in just going over a few hubs, I had found here many of what I have been looking for in the past 4 years! The titles alone led me to what I was looking for, compared to links, it is more convenient to do a search here! I never thought I could find one like this online.


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monitor 8 years ago from The world.

Oh man I had no idea. Judging by the deluge of commnets looks like you hit the nail on the head around here Shirley.

Thank you for efforts on this blog. Great work.

Mon. Your fan.


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ELFNTRU 8 years ago from United States

Wonderful Hub - and very helpful. Thanks! :)


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Kanelbullar 8 years ago from Dublin, Eire

Good one Shirley. A question if I may. Is the writer's guide only good for the U.S. and do you know of a European writers guide perhaps?


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I have added your hub to my favorites. Great information, thanks! :)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Kanelbullar - there is indeed a Writer's Market for the U.K.  I haven't seen it, but it looks like the same format as the American version.  I'm on vacation so I don't have my U.S. copy with me to confirm if there are any U.K. markets listed, it has Canadian and U.S. for sure.

I'm going to try pasting the link to the U.K. version, not sure if it will work or not, but I got it by Googling European Writer's Market.  If it's anything like the one I use, you'll love it.

  http://www.davidandcharles.co.uk/display.asp?isb=9...

Good luck with your submissions!

Shirley


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

EVERYBODY - thank-you so much for your comments! I'm glad I could be helpful. :)


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lady luck 8 years ago from Boston

GREAT HUB, I just became a fan!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Lady Luck!


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commentonthis7 8 years ago

lots of info thanks


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samanthawilson 8 years ago

nice hub.. the sites for writers were great..thanks for sharing


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starrwriter 8 years ago from Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

Hi Shirley,

Thank you for sharing this valuable information. I hope that I can return the favor at some time with information from one of my Hubs. I look forward to reading more of your work.

Thank you,

Joe


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Dorsi 8 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

Wonderful hub Shirley! I am in the process of changing careers and seriously looking at ways to make an income writing-so this is very helpful. Thanks and I look forward to reading your other articles.

Great information!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, everyone! I'm glad I could help fulfill your writing goals.


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WildwindE 8 years ago from Western Slope of the Sierra Nevada, CA

Thank you for sharing your lists of writing sites. Do you really make money writing? That's great!

Laurie B.


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robie2 8 years ago from Central New Jersey

Hi Shirley--this is a fabulous round-up--how did I miss it the first time around? Well now I've bookmarked it for if and when I decide to stick my toe back into free lance waters LOL I too used to use Writers Digest back in the day, but don't have my old copies anymore but it was and prolly still is a very useful resource. A belated thumbs up from me.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Yes Laurie, I do make money at it, always have. The difference now is that I'm doing it full-time. I will admit to you though that I still have a ways to go before I'm flush doing it. Business is steadily increasing though, which is very exciting. When I get a repeat customer, I feel like my work is good.

Right now, I'm not charging as much as I should (for online), but once I feel fully established with a good base, that will start changing. Online writing does not pay nearly as well as print. I try to make sure that I'm doing both.

You also write for profit, don't you?


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stevemark122000 8 years ago from Southern California

Great Information thanks


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're welcome, Steve. I use some of the links on a regular basis and get article writing jobs from them. You have to check them regularily to find the exact opp you're looking for sometimes, but if you're persistent you'll find it.

Good luck.


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JarrodHaze 8 years ago

I'm happy to find a convenient resource like this. I just joined HubPages to iron out a little of the kinks in my writing! Been stuck in various graduate schools for a number of years now, so my writing has gotten a little... specific, dry, technical? But I will definitely be checking back in with you when I feel it's time to publish a couple of my short stories, and novel I'm wrapping up!

Also, thanks for the comment. I get sick and tired of movie reviews just detailing the plot and listing the actors and actresses. I feel a well-written review is hard to come by these days, so I do my best!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Your writing doesn't seem rusty at all.  Quite the contrary, I found it engaging.  You certainly gave a fine example of a terrific review.

Feel free to come on back here anytime, the links will be waiting for you.


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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Since we are fellow Canucks, would you recommend I get the Canadian edition of the Writers Market or would you suggest I get the US one? Or both...


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

To be honest, Susan, my copy of the Canadian Writer's Market is from 1994. At that time it didn't have nearly as many listings as the American version, but had some advice in it, so I still have it in the basement. Currently, I only use the U.S. 2007 one....it has international listings as well.

If you're sending submissions via mail, you can get international reply coupons from the post office to send along, so you can get a mailed response.

Sorry I'm not more help to you about this. :(


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solarshingles 8 years ago from london

Thank you! Amazingly good and extensive work and so very useful.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're very welcome, Solarshingles! I hope it helps you.


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Dora Maria 8 years ago from Oregon

Awesome Hub!! You are right, so many places to go and so little time.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Dora! I appreciate your comment.


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ebookshack 8 years ago from Canada

I have to agree. This is an awesome hub with sooo many useful links. It will be taking me quite the while to be sorting through them. It is nice to know there are so many opportunities out there to make some real money instead of some of the rates some clients try to ask for.

I finally feel like I may be able to make a full time living doing what I love to do best.

thank you


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sam thewlis 8 years ago from Birmingham, UK

Dear Shirley

Thanks for this hub. I have spent so many hours trawling the net getting square eyes I thought I'd found every possible market site, or that's how it seemed. The excitement I got when I saw a big list of mostly new ones was quite tragic!

I would add freelancewritinggigs.com to your list, as I find this site to be one of the quickest off the mark, and I often have daily/weekly lists of already-viewed links from other sources due to this one site.

Thanks again

Sam


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ebookshack - if you truly want to write full-time, you will do it. Believe it, it will happen. I did it and you can too.

Good luck, let me know if I can help.

Shirley


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Sam - thank-you for the tip! I use freelancewritinggigs from time to time, and I like it as well. I am definitely going to have to do another hub on this subject. I've been getting some really great suggestions that I can add the rest of my list.


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Shellz 8 years ago from Chicago, IL

Great! Thank you so much!


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akeejaho 8 years ago from Some where in this beautiful world!

Thanks for the Hub! Great information. I also have used Yhe Writer's Market. But I will check out some of your other suggestions.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're very welcome. Someday, when I get a lull in freelance jobs, I will do another hub with some more links.

I'm a testament to these working....I've gotten projects and steady gigs from using these links. Hope they are as good for all of you.


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C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

Looks like I will be following your suggestions along with many others. Thanks Shirley.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

C.S. Alexis - you're welcome, good luck with placing your work.


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nashomega 8 years ago

Hi,thanks you were queit helpful.. i was not aware of all these sites... the question i want to ask do they really pay


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Nashomega. Re whether or not the sites pay....it is a bit difficult to answer that question in a word since most of above sites lead to a list of markets. I can tell you that I've not had any problems thus far in any of my dealings.

There are sites that publish warnings about publishers to watch out for....too many to list here, but this is one of the ones I use:

http://www.writersweekly.com/whispers_and_warnings...

People who have had trouble with a publisher submit complaints.

Good luck with your submitting, and let me know if I can be of any more help.

Shirley :)


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AdsenseStrategies 8 years ago from CONTACT ME at Adsensibilities@gmail.com

Now this is the sort of article I'm interested in. I already do a lot of translation work (French to English and German to English) but if I could also add to my toolbox by writing on a freelance basis, I think that would bring me a lot of enjoyment.

Thank you for bringing this list of sites together.

Check out my blog at http://adsensestrategiesadsense.wordpress.com


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're very welcome! Thank-you for commenting. I hope this article helps you.


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silvalinings 8 years ago from Richardson, TX 75080

Shirley - I am a fan and this is going on my favorites list. I'm SO glad you decided to return to writing - you have a gift!

Barbara


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Why Barbara, you are so very kind, thank-you an absolute ton!


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Sandilyn 8 years ago from Port Orange, FL

Good hub! I love to write. Although I am always writing an article or hub, or working on a book. I would like to pursue some other avenues.

This gives me some ideas that I had not thought of.

I also know of a screenwriter who may be interested in some of the sites you have listed.

Thanks again!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Sandilyn:  I'm glad this article gave you some ideas, and can perhaps help your friend, too.  I love that it may contribute to some writers getting their work in print regardless of venue, and for the first time for some.

Best of luck to both you and your screenwriter friend.  Please let us know if anything here helped - it would be great inspiration for others.

Thx, Sandilyn!

Shirley :)


MOmmagus 8 years ago

thanks! i'm adding this to my favorites.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, MOmmagus! Hope it is helpful.


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waynet 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

Brilliant hub, thanks for the lovely info, right I'm off to build a writing career, right this minute. cheers!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

:) Glad to help!


mhmoore 8 years ago

Really enjoyed this, I think I have a writer's market from the 1980's, I know I have some of their magazines from the 1960's . I actually have one with an interview with Hemingway. Man, how things have changed. You could probably do a dozen hubs on this topic and not run out of juice. Well done.

By the way I saw Stephen King's "On Writing" adverised on your site. I have three copies and heartily recommend it to anyone who just wants to see how someone else got there.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I'm glad you enjoyed it, MHMoore! Wow! You have a Hemingway interview...tell me, is it as cool as it sounds?

Yes, things have certainly changed, and yes, I could probably write these kinds of hubs until I go blind, there is just no end to the resources. They are very time consuming though, especially the ones I don't normally deal with. I have to familiarize myself with the site, at least enough to comment on it.

I also have a copy of "On Writing" (but only 1). I love it, have reread it, probably will again. It's entertaining as well as educational.

Thx for stopping by and leaving a comment!


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healwell51 8 years ago from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA

Good informative article! Thanks ...


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prasadjain 8 years ago from Tumkur

I saw this today and wanted to send this appreciation.But ,perhaps you need anymore! what all I wanted to tell, has already been told by my friends,Thank YUUUUUUUUUUU vvvvvery much.LOL


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you so much, Prasadjain! Yes, there are enough sources that I could do a few more hubs on this subject matter. They're time consuming though, and I haven't had enough time to devote to it yet.


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BeatsMe 8 years ago

Wow, where did you get all these info? Do you have anymore sites to show?


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Yes, there are more. I haven't done another hub on them because of other time commitments, but I do plan to at some point.


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Dumbledore 8 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

I am a graduate student working on a MS degree. One of my goals is to continue on to earn a Ph. D. Many institutions look favorably upon published works when considering applications.

I will certainly check out the sources you mention here because I love to write and would like write some articles on my chosen specialty.

Thank you very much!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're welcome, Dumbledore! Good luck with your writing and achieving your goal!


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kkpetit 8 years ago from California

This is amazing information; you could have charged for it I think. So much talent from Canada...I can hardly wait to explore these sites. A sincere thank you!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You are very welcome, KKPetit, and thank-you for the compliment. I hope these links are helpful to you.


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london_guide 8 years ago from Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

These sites are awesome. How you do so much research before creating a precious hub is always a question in my mind. However, you know how to play with the links and what to write so that it should become valuable on the net. I not only like your style but love it too. Thanks for the useful information.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you so much London_Guide! The research had an easy start as I already knew about some of these sites, then became more challenging only because it takes a great deal of time to compile and find new ones. There seemed to be a need for this type of hub though, and I love being helpful. I'm going to try and do another one soon, there are sooo many of these types of resources.


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

This is an incredible hub Shirley.

Now if I could only get you to stop playing "I'm the winner" and write something about The Beatles. We used to talk all the time...on hubs. Miss You.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Awww, DJ, thx!


giggzu 8 years ago

very informative for fiction writers and non fiction writers. The screen writers who write dialogues for movies they can also search from the sites which are available here. These sites will help screen writers to effectively write the dialogues to the movies. The interesting site I found among is www.writingscripts.com.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Helen, thank-you for the great compliment! I will definitely read your hubs, am looking forward to it a lot, I'm just behind at the moment. Now that I can't get caught up in the Last Post forum, I should be able to be more productive and get a lot more hubs read.

Giggzu, thank-you for letting everyone know about the writingscript site. I am not a screewriter (though have ambitions down the road), but in looking for markets, I found them to be mostly pay sites when I could find them at all. It must be very tough for them. Thx for reading and commenting.


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tinyteddy 8 years ago from INDIA

GREAT HUB SHIRLEY


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, Teddy!


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Taryn Elizabeth 8 years ago from USA

I LOVE my Writer's Market!! :D

...now hopefully it'll get me somewhere, lol.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Me too, Taryn! You know, only a writer can fall in love with a publication like that. It will get you somewhere, don't worry. Keep working at it, and be brave enough to keep submitting. Thx for coming by, Taryn.


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02SmithA 8 years ago from Ohio

Great list of links. I've bookmarked this page!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, 01SmithA! I hope you find it helpful.


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raguett 8 years ago

This was some really great info....thanks


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Raguett, no thank-you!


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saralise 8 years ago from United States

Clearly this hub has become a favorite to many people--and no wonder, it is packed with useful information. I'm adding it to my "favorites." Thanks!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Why thank-you very much, Saralise! I look forward to seeing some of your writing published.


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msms 8 years ago

Dear Shirley, The writing markets have many facets, you have written about some of the good places you have used or found.

As always I love your words.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, MSMS. I hope that you can find something here that is of help to you.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Very good hub! It takes a great deal of time to sift through all these sites, but it would be something promising to do.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, SweetiePie!

Yes, there a ton of links for writers. This is just the tip of the iceberg, too.


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Karen N 8 years ago from United States

Excellent hub with a lot of great resources!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Karen! Hope they can be of help to you.


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CheryleJ 8 years ago from NEW JERSEY

Thanks Shirley, this was more informative than the book was!!! lol Hope all is well for you.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

LOL, Cheryle. I'm so happy to see you! Yes, all is pretty well, and I wish you the same.

Any word from the editors?

Thx, Cheryle!


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kumichan83 8 years ago from World

Thank you for the comment and great hub. I am an aspiring writer so this information is very useful. I have applied to jobs on freelancewritingjobs.com but so far no luck. I need to work on writing samples and I decided that hubpages is a good place to start doing that!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Kumichan, practising here on HubPages is a great idea! You can also direct people to your hubs to view your writing. Practise and polish them up, then use them to get jobs.

There really are an absolute ton of freelancing opp sites. Don't give up easily and it will pay off for you.

Very best of luck, and thanks so much for commenting.


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jonesj64 8 years ago from Michigan

Great information, I just added it to my favorites. Thanks :)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, Jonesj64! I hope it is of some help to you.


cvaughn570 8 years ago

I have bookmarked this one. Thanks for the links, Carol :-)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Carol!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Welcome to HP, Scorpionmagnet! It is a great writing community.

Thank-you very much for your comment. I hope these links will help you.


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glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

Such a great resource. It can be discouraging to many writers today, what with budgets and time and competition. Thanks for the hope!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, Glassvisage! I truly do hope that those who want to make writing their life's work never, ever give up. If it's your passion, you'll find your way if you keep at it.

Thx for your comment.


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Elijah S 8 years ago from Europe

I also follow freelancewritinggigs.com, a compilation of jobs&gigs, very useful.

Nice article!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Yes, I've seen freelancewritinggigs in search engine results before, have have never checked them out. There are an absolute ton of resources for writers out there, it can be overwhelming. It's great to hear from someone who has had experience with a site.

Thanks so much for contributing, Elijah!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Has anybody noticed the word tool above the Share it/thumbs bar? I believe those words and definitions rotate daily.


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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

To be a professional writer I would have to learn it. Unlike blogs where I tend to just write without bothering about grammar, style or content. Can you suggest any good online course or books?


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

If you're serious about the professional part, then you need a professional teacher.  That's not to say that you couldn't take a nightschool course or something like that, because you could.  Some colleges and universities offer online courses. 

There are places like Writer's Digest, Long Ridge Writer's Group, there's another one, but I've been sitting here trying to think of it and I can't.  Anyway, they have courses you can buy, but they have freebie stuff that can help you.  Forums, newsletters, communications that hook you up with other writers and professional writers.

Long Ridge Writer's Group has writing exercises that you can take part in.  A pro critiques it for you - free.  You can also get your book reviewed for free.

This sounds like a hub I should do.

Thx Countrywomen!  If I think of that other name, I'll post it here for you.


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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

WOW!! Thanks Shirley. Thats quite a lot of info. I will surely check out the info. Looking forward to read more of your wonderful blogs.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're welcome, Countrywomen! I hope it helps you.

I should probably do a hub on this topic as they may be others with the same question. I'm going away for the weekend, but when I get back, I'll start working on one.

I'm glad you asked, thx.


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rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

A hub! Oh, yes please! I'm interested!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You got it, sir....as soon as I return from a weekend with 2 of my kids.


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

Kids? I thought you were waaaay too young for that! Enjoy your weekend, I'm goin' back to the zoo!


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

Or perhaps you were referring to baby goats.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh B.T. <giggle> you flatterer!

Stay away from the elephants!


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flutterbug77 8 years ago from USA

A wealth of information. Thanks


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're welcome, Flutterbug. Thx for commenting!


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annabellewalls 8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great article, Shirley! I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but Women-On-Writing is a great website, as is Funds for Writers.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Annabelle.  No, no one has mentioned either of those yet, thanks so much for sharing them!  I'm sure they'll help.

Thx also for coming by and commenting.


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Sony G 7 years ago from West New York

great Hub! thanks for the info... I have been using the writers' market for sometime now and I find it priceless!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Sony.....and YAY!, another Writer's Market fan.


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Imani Watson 7 years ago from New York City

I have been writing poetry since 3rd grade and at some point I plan to start publishing some of my nonfictional work. Thanks for giving me a guideline to work with. You're fabulous!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Imani! That's very kind of you.

You have poetry in your blood - your gift to the world. I'm sure you will be able to get it published, as well as your non-fiction work. Whatever you do, don't give up on that if it's what you want.

Hope this hub was able to help.


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Candace Morgan 7 years ago from New York

Thank you very much. Great Hub.


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Moon Daisy 7 years ago from London

That's a very useful and interesting hub! I had no idea there were so many resources available. Thanks a lot for the information.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Thanks for all this great information, Shirley. I'm going to go through them all, then I'll move on to part 2. Thanks so much for sharing these sites. You're a doll!


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ajcor 7 years ago from NSW. Australia

Brilliant hub Shirley - I have been buying the Australian Writer's Market for years - never published anywhere but have taken the plunge here on hubpages. Have reams of poetry to publish but I notice that it isn't as well received as fiction here (on hp) , so maybe I should try anpther avenue - what do you think? (environ. stuff) cheers and thanks for your terrific work. cheers


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mireland19 7 years ago from Maine

This is a great page and I will be very busy following up on all of that advice, thank you very much for your wonderful insight.


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nancydodds1 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Its very great hub. Thanks for sharing valuable information. I had visited your hub its very interesting.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

@Candace - thank-you!  I hope there is something here that will be of help.

@Moon Daisy - there are a kazillion more such sites.  Someday, when I get a minute, I'll do more of them.  I like putting these kinds of hubs together, but they take quite a bit of time to read the details of each one.  Thx for coming by and reading.

@Christoph - no, thank-YOU!  I really hope there is something in one of my hubs that is useful to you.  You shouldn't have any problem at all selling your work once you find the appropriate marketplace.

@Ajcor - I did a hub on places to sell poetry.  There were quite a few sites that I came across while doing the research, but the pay seemed very poor to me, and some only paid in anthology copies.  Environmental topics seem to be very big these days, you can probably do very well in that arena.  Thx for reading!

@Mireland19 - thanks so much!  I hope it helps you.

@Nancydodds1 - well, thank-you for reading my information!

Good luck, writers!  There's lots of work out there, it's just a matter of finding the right place.  Jeez, I made that sound easy, didn't I?  :)


nikkorh 7 years ago

Very informative hub.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Nikkorh. Hope it helps you somehow.


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prasadjain 7 years ago from Tumkur

Today i visited this hub once again and read it afresh. Again felt glad.Perhaps this is your most appreciated hub-it seems.It deserves that.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Prasadjain! I really appreciate your kind words. It is my hope that this hub is helpful to a lot of people. I love to encourage writers.


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hibiscus_mel 7 years ago from Marlton, New Jersey

I like helpful and informative hubs. thanks for sharing to the world your expertise. ;-)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're very welcome, Mel. Thank-you for coming by!


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Thank you Shirley. I have a friend that aspires to become a paid writer. I will send him this hub to read. Very informative!

There is so much good information on hubpages! It is a great resource for people and your entries are certainly a great addition.

You will see me as one of your newest fans!


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

Wow! I never knew all this was out there. I thought I was familiar with the internet and I'm finding out real quick that I know nothing! Thanks for the education.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're welcome, RGraf! This is only the tip of the iceberg. There are TONS of resources and potential markets for writers. I have plans to do more of these in future, I just haven't gotten to them yet as they are quite time consuming.

Thx for coming by and commenting, I appreciate it!


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jsmlive 7 years ago from Oregon

Thanks for the info on your hub. I am currently writing a self help/motivational book on overcoming alcoholism and will need ideas for submission. I have used a writers guide from the library a couple of times, but your links will help give me other options. Thanks again check out my hubs sometimes if you get a chance.

http://hubpages.com/misc/EncouragementForLife

Have a great day

James "Scott" Murphy


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Scott (I assume that's why it's in quotes?). It's exciting that you're working on a book! The above resources deal more with articles and short stories, but there are plenty of calls for submissions with book publishers.

I will check out your hubs.

Thanks for coming by! Very best of luck with your book!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

I apologize if this was brought up in one of the comments above, but there were so many to read through, I must admit I skipped a few. The Writers Market book is an excellent source of information and I just wanted to remind folks that a great time to pick up a copy is when libraries are switching them out for the new year. I got mine for next to nothing on Ebay. All you have to do with an old copy is just verify a few details that can usually be found online and save yourself tons of money and time.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi KCC - thanks for the tip!  I know that used book stores sometimes have them, but I think that they'd be cheaper from the library or eBay.  And no, it was not brought up before, so it's great that you mentioned it.

If anybody wants to buy my mint condition, vintage 1994 copy, just let me know.  :)

Thanks again for helping out with that information, KCC!


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mr williams 7 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

I enjoy writing when i'm not busy(which is rare), but this hub was very helpful....thanks for the information


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Mr. Williams. I'm glad you were able to come by. Now, I'm going to check your profile as I've not seen it before and I'm curious about your avatar. :)


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franciaonline 7 years ago from Philippines

This is a treasure trove of a hub, Shirley! It's a writer's resource. I have bookmarked it. I'm thanking the Universe for this great hub. I am your fan. If you find the time whenever that time will be, please visit my page here at hubpages...franciaonline


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Franciaonline!! I'd be more than happy to visit your hubpages. Hope these lists are helpful to you.


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Mr Nice 7 years ago from North America

Wow very comprehensive list thanks for sharing the info.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Mr. Nice! Hope these writing gig links can help you.


yokalyan 7 years ago

very useful info. Do you still use the sites you mentioned for your work.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Yokalyan. Yes, the non-fiction ones, I do. I also scan sites kijiji. I don't use the sites where the writers have to bid on jobs, though. Another place to pick up work is forums. It takes time, forum members have to get to know you first, but they will hire you to write articles for them.

Hope this hub helps you.


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Marble Venus 7 years ago

Wow! That was incredibly helpful! Thank you. <3


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Lgali 7 years ago

useful hub


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bgpappa 7 years ago from Sacramento, California

Great Hub


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Marble! Hope it helps!

Thanks, Lgali and bgpapa.


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MomZof3 7 years ago

Shirley, thank you so much. The information in your article was invaluable.

I'm just starting my freelance career, and I've been stumbling into walls with the lights off. Thanks for flipping on the wall switch, grabbing me by the shoulders, and pushing me into the right direction with your article. I have a feeling I will be publishing in no time, due in part to your help!

Thanks again!

Molly aka Mother Hubber/MomZof3


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Molly! Aw, shucks, thanks.

I really hope that this hub is of some help to you! There's no doubt about it, there's a lot of competition these days, but you can still find work. It sometimes takes a lot of digging through job lists, but it's there.

Kijiji and Craigslist are also sources of freelance gigs. I have found work on kijiji, but not nearly as often as other places. Still, I watch and read and occasionally find a job or two. Also, I post ads on kijiji and have gotten some good paying work that way.

Best of luck in your career start! If I can help, let me know.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Fantastic advice.I am going to check these sites out when I have some time.Thanks


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Blondepoet. Hope they'll be of some help.


ts1969 7 years ago from Spokane, WA

I'm definitely going to have to bookmark some of these sites. Then I'll have to actually sit down and get some of my writing done.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I have the same problem sometimes, Ts1969. Lots of places to submit, just have to get something done so I can.

Glad this has proved useful for you. Thanks for commenting!


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solarcaptain 7 years ago from california

thanks for the information, very useful indeed


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Solarcaptain!


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Karen Banes 7 years ago from Canada

Thanks Shirley - really comprehensive list. So many writing outlets, so little time!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ain't it the truth, Karen! Boy, if I could write an article or story a minute, I'd be rolling in dough.

Thanks for coming by, Karen!


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EYEAM4ANARCHY 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

This is quite a resource; I really appreciate it.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, EyeAm4Anarchy! Hope it helps.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

As always, super info, Shirley. Thanks for writing this. Easy to follow, great sections, very useful resource.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Frieda! I tried and hoped for the best. :) Glad you found it useful!

By the way, every time I see your profile pic, I want to grab that poor woman's leg and pull her back to safety! :0


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kabney 7 years ago from Tulsa

Lots of really good info, I almost didn't finish reading so I could visit some of the sites but, I reined myself in.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Glad there was lots here for you, Kabney! You can come on back any time you want. There is also a part 2 and a one for poetry, if you want to check them out.

Good luck with selling your work!


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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

what about writing for skit comedy? Any ideas?


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

you have to be funny first.


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WHoArtNow 7 years ago from Leicester, UK

@goldentoad - lol


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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

hahahaha..HA! That would be a good idea I suppose. Thanks for setting me straight. ** cries quietly inside **


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WHoArtNow 7 years ago from Leicester, UK

Don't cry Pest, I'm sure everynow and then you can bring the 'funny' ;)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Awww, now you guys have gone and hurt Pest's feelings! I just hope you haven't driven him to momma for comforting (ewwww! scabs, flakes, bleck!).

I'll see if I can't find you some kind of market for that, Pest. Chin up l'il comedy writer. Here's a tissue.


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Under The Veil 7 years ago from Gilenkirchen, Germany

I am looking for a publisher right now. This might help me. Thank you.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I hope it does help you, Under The Veil! Good luck in your quest for a publisher.


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godfactauthor 7 years ago from Auckland

Hi Shirley

I'm for a vintage copy of the Writers Market if it's free and I just pay for postage.

Cheers

Brendan


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Godfactauthor! Well, I'm still using my 2007, but I have a hard cover 1994. Not sure how much good that is to you. I'm using to put under a lamp at the moment, although I do still peruse the articles in it now and again.

I also have the 1994 Canadian Writer's Market, the 1996 Writer's Handbook...if it's old, I've got it!

You can also get used copies from Amazon for $1.94 of the 2008 edition.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1582974969?ie=UTF...

The reason I mentioned Amazon is because if you buy the $5.94 (or whatever it is) one, you get free shipping or something.

You're in Australia or N.Z or that part of the world, aren't you? I'm in Canada.


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lafenty 7 years ago from California

Great information. Lots of good links to source. Very helpful. Thanks for the great hub.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're very welcome, Lafenty! Hope they help you sell some of your writing!


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

shirley, great information, thanks for all the links


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're welcome, Dolores. Thank-you, hope it helps you sell some of your writing.


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G.Uriarte 7 years ago from San Francisco

Great Hub. Thank you for sharing this info!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, APD! I really hope that this info can help your partner. If she needs any other freelance writing help, just let me know.

Thank-you, G.Uriarte. Hope it helps!


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Household Income 7 years ago

Not only a hub of places to sell writing, but for me a hub to find good writeers. Thanks


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I'm glad that you found some good stuff here, H.I. I hope it helps you. Thanks for commenting.


Erick Smart 7 years ago

This is a great list of writing resources. Out of curiosity do you know much about the proofreading industry? My daughter is an english major and would love to get small jobs proofreading books, etc.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Erick.  I've done proofreading and editing, but it was offered to me so I didn't have to look for the jobs.  In other words, what I'm about to say is not from my experience scouting proofing assignments, just what occurs to me to try.

Some of the links above have assignments for proofreaders/editors.  She can also post a portfolio on at Freelance Portfolios (it's free- the link is above).  I've also seen ads calling for proofreaders on Craigslist and Kijiji.  There are even sites that use proofreaders just for online work.  A bit of a search should turn up opportunities for her.  She could even keep an eye out on print publisher sites.

If I had more time right now, I'd do a hub on proofreading jobs for you, but I'm afraid I can't at the moment.

Good luck to your daughter.  I'm sure she can find something.  Thanks for your question.


Erick Smart 7 years ago

Thanks for the input!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey, Erick! You're welcome. Hope it helps.


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JPSO138 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

Very informative indeed. Thanks for this.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, JPSO! Hope it helps you sell some writing.


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Stephen Beck 7 years ago

What a great list...so thorough. Thanks


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Stephen. Hope it can help you sell some writing.


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katyzzz 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Hello, my 28th fan, boy those are what I call comments


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hello, Katy! Yeah, there are quite a few comments, aren't there? Hubs about selling writing are pretty popular, I guess.

Hey, thanks for coming in to visit!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oops! Hit the button one too many times!


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tdarby 7 years ago

Thanks for the info--what a great hub.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Tdarby! Glad I could help, hope you get some writing gigs out of it.


Rising Hot 7 years ago

Thanks These Hub makes me Happy


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Glad you liked it!


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

nice information. I am happy to hear that. Motivate me in writing.


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Chris Eddy111 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Lots and lots of goodies here. Thanks.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Prasetio, I hope this hub can help you find some places for your writing work. Good luck!

Chris, thank-you! Hope there's something helpful for you.


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AshleyVictoria 7 years ago from Los Angeles

Great compilation of places to submit writing pieces! A writer can always use a few new links :)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Ashley. Hope there is a nugget of writing selling gold here for you.


L.A. Screenwriter 7 years ago

SCAM ALERT: The Writer's Literary Screenplay Agency is a notorious scammer, and they exists only to take your money. I suggest you take these clowns off your list. Otherwise, lots of good info here!!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh no, L.A. Screenwriter! Thank-you for alerting me to that. I'm going to remove them from the list right now!

Hope there was something else here that was helpful to you. I've noticed that there are not nearly so many freely advertised screenwriter's markets.


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines

A great resource for writers. Am bookmarking this, thanks.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Melody! Hope it helps you sell some of your writing!


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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

Well i am def. late on reading this one. Great tips and will check some of them out!

thnks

dori


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey, Dori! No prob, it's like a 7-11, open 24/7 for your reading convenience. :) Hope something here helps you sell some of your writing! Thanks for coming by.


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dsletten 7 years ago from United States

Lots of good information in this hub. :)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, DS. Hope it is of some help to you. :)


John 7 years ago

shirley .... bealieve... me this is one of the finest articles ... i have heard ....


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you very much, John!


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Bredavies 7 years ago

This is great information! Thank you!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You are very welcome, Bredavies! I hope this hub leads you to a writing sale.


google cash 7 years ago

Excellent info I subscribe to Writers Market


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank, GC. Good luck with selling your writing. Since you subscribe to Writer's Market, I assume that you are a fiction writer?


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Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

Thanks so much this is great information, and useful to!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Rebecca. I hope it helps you to sell your writing!


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anglnwu 7 years ago

Awesome information--I've got my homework marked out for me.

Do you think it's better to focus on online writing with the printed world slowly phrasing out?


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Why, thank-you, Anginwu!

It's true that the print market has changed drastically in the past few years. However, rather than put your eggs all in one basket, you may want to work both mediums. You will make more money that way, too. Offline magazines and newspapers tend to pay higher than online venues. Besides, it's good to have connections and options and many publications have a webzine to complement their print mag.

I hope this helps you. Best of luck selling your writing!


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Kent Merritt 7 years ago from Tulsa, OK

Wow, that's a lot of commentin'!!

I just wanted to add my two cents and say thanks for a great article. I have already bookmarked it, and will be referring to it often. Thanks for all the info!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Kent, yes this is a popular one.

I'm glad that you found this hub useful. I hope it helps you sell your writing!

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.


Fauji Biwi 7 years ago

This is an amazing list of resources for a part time writer to check out.

Thanks for sharing


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Fauji! I appreciate you coming by. Hope these resources help your sell your writing!


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uniman 7 years ago from Santa Fe

I am new at writing and trying to write hub pages as a start, One of my goals in life is to write a book about my life, or my girl friends life. Thanks for hub I will bookmark for reference.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you for dropping by, Uniman. If you keep writing, you'll get that book written. HubPages is a good way to get yourself practicing.

I hope something help proves helpful to you, Uniman. Best of luck with your book and your writing.


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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

I add my thanks and applause for a great resource. Wow


alexiamcvern 7 years ago

great! timeshare relief


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, HM and Alex! Hope it helps.


Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

Ok, so I'm late finding this, but this is certainly a case of "better late than never".

What a great reference list. And now I have more work to do. But it's all good!

Much thanks!


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Vizey 7 years ago

I am myself a writer and your info on writing is of immense help. Generally writers have to struggle to sell their work. I thank you for providing such a helpful and useful info


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rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

Shirley, thanks so much for fanning me~~~~~ !!

what an amazing resource this hub is, thanks for posting it for all of us seriously looking for writing jobs.

thank you, thank you~~~~


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh Duchess, it's never to late! I'm glad that you found the info and hope it helps you. Thanks for your comment!

Vizey, it's always great to hear that another writer has joined us here on HP. You're right about the struggle part, freelancing writing is hard work and long hours. I hope this hub makes things a little easier for you to sell your work. Thanks for reading.

Welcome, Rebekah! You're very welcome for the fanning and for these lists. It can be tough enough to find assignments with some direction but a whole lot harder without it. Hope you find a profitable home for some of your work as a result of reading this. Thanks for coming by.


Scott.Life 7 years ago

Thanks so much for the wannabe's nod. You are a great resource to new writers Shirley. I'll keep this page bookmarked.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're welcome, Scott! Thank-you for coming by and bookmarking. Hope there's something here that can help you sell your writing.


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LVM 7 years ago

Gee, I wish I could write like you do. So I'll have lots of material to sell.:)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, LVM. Keep writing and you'll have lots of material in no time! Topic ideas are everywhere. :)

Thanks for your comment and your compliment.


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Appletreedeals 7 years ago from Salisbury, Maryland USA

lots of resource information, thanks


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Appletreedeals! Hope there's something here that will help you sell your writing.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Victoria. Hope it proves helpful for selling your writing.


Adnan Habib 6 years ago

Shirley, that was a torch for me in the deadly dark. Thanks.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Adnan, thank-you so much! Very best of luck in finding a home for your writing, I truly hope this helps.


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sheryld30 6 years ago from California

Good hub. Thank you so much for sharing! :)


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Sheryl! Hope it helps you sell your writing, or leads you to places where you can.


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akuchey 6 years ago

wow great. it almost complete.Thank you for the info.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Akuchey. Hope it helps.


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wsp2469 6 years ago from Alta Loma, Ca

Wow. I'm impressed. I've found another person who has actually been published in print! I am amazed. I think some of the people here don't even know people write for "print" anymore.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

WSP, yes it's hard to find print authors anymore. It's a shame because it is so thrilling to see your byline in a paper or magazine. Unfortunately, a lot of people have missed out on that.

Considering how fast print publications are disappearing, that may not turn around any time soon. Still, I remain hopeful.

Thank-you for your comment.


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Amanda Firefox 6 years ago from Gagazet, Spira

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Duotrope! There are a ton of publications on there, including my favorite daily flash fiction site (www.weirdyear.com) !


BookFlame 6 years ago

This is a really great hub, Shirley! Dead-on super advice for writers. Congrats!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Amanda, I did not know about Duotrope! I must check it out and add it here, thank-you!

** Edit - went to Duotrope. I have used them but forgot about them, so thanks again, Amanda.

Hi, BookFlame. Thank-you! Hope it helps you.


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Real Estate Lady 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Shirley, this hub was so full of good information, thanks!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, RE Lady!


Luanne16 6 years ago

Thank you shirley! Your hub is a great reference for a newbie like me!

I also love your writing! Big fan!


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Suzanne Alicie 6 years ago

What a huge amount of information. Thanks so much. Excellent references for writers of all kinds.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Luanne and Suzanne, thank-you very much. I really hope that some of these links prove helpful for selling your writing. Best of luck with it!


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

This is great and it must have taken you awhile to research these links...good job and there are some places I've never even heard of, so thanks for this information Shirley!!


townart 6 years ago

A fantastic collection of resources to explore. I've never tried freelancing but with a comprehensive list like this one, I may be emboldened enough to give it a try. Nice work!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Wayne, thank-you. Yes, it does take a while, which is why I only wrote two of these hubs. Someday, when I actually have that ever-evasive thing called time, I would like to do another one.

I hope there's something here that helps you sell your writing, Wayne.

Thanks for your kind comment.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Wayne, thank-you. Yes, it does take a while, which is why I only wrote two of these hubs. Someday, when I actually have that ever-evasive thing called time, I would like to do another one.

I hope there's something here that helps you sell your writing, Wayne.

Thanks for your kind comment.


giimasterone 6 years ago

thank you so much


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LizzyBoo 6 years ago from Czech Republic

Shirley-this hub is so great. Thank you a great hubber for the informations provided. I still learn things and I am honored to read such post of yours. Thank you for the inspiration of yours. Well done.


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Mit Kroy 6 years ago from Georgia,USA

Thanks for the info. Shirley. Have read several of your hubs and their very informative. Thanks!


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itcoll 6 years ago

wow....i never knew there are so many places for selling articles.great.


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nasus loops 6 years ago from Fenland

Thank you so much for such a useful hub. I must admit I was one of those people who really had no idea where to turn. Thanks again for your help.


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pennyhowington 6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Very useful information. Thanks for writing this hub!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you all for your comments and compliments! I hope this hub is of some help for selling your writing.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I've sold tons of articles to Helium publishers and some on Constant Content, but you've provided me with new info. Thanks!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Some terrific info here and great links to check out! Many thanks!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Habee and Cheeky Girl! I hope the information here will result in some new sales of your writing! Good luck to you both.


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bearclawmedia 6 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

Whack-o Shirley, thanks for that. You're one of those generous souls that give unconditionally, very rare. We better not tell any one. May the creator shine on you in the new year. Bearclaw


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Rensina 6 years ago from Australia

Thank you so much Shirley. You're a gem and happy new year

Rensina


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Laura Spector 6 years ago from Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thank you for so much information. This hub is incredibly thoughtful - I wish there were 10 of me to try and write tons of stuff to submit to all of these places. I see I have my work cut out for me. Thanks for the info and the inspiration! You rock!


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oneputt 6 years ago from Phillipsburg, Ks.

You are a perfect example of what's right with this world. Helping others fulfill their dreams and your dreams will automatically appear. I agree totally with Bearclaw.


Alexpte 6 years ago

This is EXACTLY what I needed right now. I'm trying to make some extra money by writing but didn't really know where to begin, so thanks for this hub.


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brsmom68 6 years ago from Alberta, Canada

I bought a copy of The Canadian Writer's Market in September. I have looked through it, and have made a few mental notes of where to submit some of my articles. I do have to say though, I am quite enjoying my time on HubPages.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Wow, I've not been able to spend much time on HP lately. When I had a couple of minutes to pop in, I found this wonderful surprise of some lovely new comments, thank-you all for visiting!

Bearclaw, I had to chuckle at the first part of your comment. If we refer to someone as whack-o, it means we think they're crazy. Perhaps you meant that, too. :-)

Thank-you for the kind comments and well wishes. I decided a couple of years ago that I wanted to help other writers in any way that could. I love doing that and I'm really hoping that one day, someone will come back and let us know that they were able to break into one of these markets. I'll be happy as a pig in poo if that happens.

Rensina, thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment. I hope there is something in this hub that can help you.

Why thanks, Laura! If you ever figure out how to get the work of ten people out of one keyboard (all at the same time), can you PLEASE let me know your secret? I really need to be able to do that these days and I'm not succeeding with it very well.

Thank-you, OnePutt! That wasn't why I wrote the hub but I love what you said and gladly accept receipt of my dreams.

Alex, don't you love it when a little synchronicity comes along? I'm glad your finding of this hub was such good timing for you. Best of luck with selling your articles!

George, thanks for your comment. HP marked it as spam because you placed a link in there, too. I'm glad you liked my suggestions.

BRsMom, I haven't purchased the Canadian version in a few years. Usually, I replace both the Canadian and American editions every 2 or 3 years because of how expensive they are. I love them both, they have so much great info. I'd still recommend checking the current editor's name before submitting a manuscript or query letter. Editors seem to change a lot.

I'm glad that you're enjoying your time here on HP. For me, it was one of the best decisions that I've ever made. Love it, will likely always love it.

Thanks for your comment!


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Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us. I love HP but it certainly isn't paying any bills!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're welcome, Gypsy and thank-you for coming by. Some people make 4 figures a month on HP but you and I aren't one of those, sadly....yet. :) I'm working on it, though.

Try not to despair, it takes time. HP tells people up front that they can't earn a living here but gee, making as much as some of them do would be nice, wouldn't it?


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myawn 6 years ago from Florida

Thanks for the wonderful information about places to find writing jobs. This is a great hub Thanks again. I am bookmarking this.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

This is one of most helpful sites for writing that I have seen. Thanks forr all the info. Great hub. Thanks.


Illuminati 6 years ago

thanks for the info....it really helped


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Jacob Darkley 6 years ago from California, USA

Awesome hub. Thanks so much for the information!


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abonadim 6 years ago from Dearborn

Lots of work put into accumulating all this information. Nice Work! You must have put allot of thought into this article before publishing it.


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Destined To Win 6 years ago

Terrific and helpful resource fort the aspiring writer. Thanks.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you for the kind comments, everyone! I appreciate you taking the time to check out this hub and leave me a note.

Best of luck to you all, hope you find something here that helps you sell your writing!


germi 6 years ago

Thank-you! I like Writers Market,Lots of good links to source,Great list of links. I've bookmarked this page.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Germi! Writer's Market is one of my favourite books. I can spend hours pouring over the listings, even if I'm not looking for anything in particular. Of course, I like the smell of libraries too, so it might just be my crazy side. :)

Thanks for commenting and bookmarking. I really hope that something here helps you sell some of your work. Good luck with it!


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Amez 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Great Hub! I truly appreciate your support to those of us that strive to get it right, Hubs like yours really allows those of us that deciede to try writing late in life. This allows me to excelerate my growth, and for sure makes it so much easier than those before Me. I just want to become the best writer I can before I forget allot of what I'd like to share. Ed


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bonny2010 6 years ago from outback queensland

WOW great hub - something concrete at last - I get lost on the net looking for places to sell my writing - now I have just received a kickstart - many thanks


emmanuel 6 years ago

this is my website www.movie-scripts.us and it where i published most of my screen stories but i'm still looking for producers to buy my scripts. do you anyone know where i can directly sell my stories. email me here please tifresurrection@yahoo.com


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ed, thanks for coming by, I'm glad you found the hub. Don't fret, it's never too late. I am a prime example of that. The downside is that I have forgotten, not what I want to share but many of the mechanics of writing, like spelling, definitions and grammar. I used to excel in those areas but age sometimes steals things that are precious to us. Very best of luck with your writing!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Bonny! Yes, there are a LOT of places to look for freelance gigs and many sites have the same ones as the last. Good luck selling your writing, hope something here helped.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Sorry, Emmanuel, aside from the sites in the above listings, I do not know places (off the top of my head, anyway) that buys screenwriting. That's not an area that I delve into in any detail.

Normally, I delete comments with links or email addys but I'm leaving yours here in hopes that someone may know something helpful for you.

Good luck!


Writer's Block 6 years ago

What a great Hub. So useful. Many thanks for sharing.


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swosugrad09 6 years ago from Oklahoma

Very informative hub! I will have to check out some of these sites. Thanks for writing and sharing.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Writer's Block! Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting.

You're welcome, SWO. I hope something here provides you with a market for your writing. Thanks for your comment.


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Michael Shane 6 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

Great hub! Very helpful!


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Cassidella 6 years ago

The comments expressing appreciation for this terrific info may be endless but wanted to say thanks anyway! Bookmarked for future reference.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Michael and Cassidella. Glad to be of help!


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Fenrisiys 6 years ago from Bulgaria

I rod you hub and realy enjoyed! Can you recommend me some of the sites who correspond to my style. http://hubpages.com/literature/Do-you-have-sense-o this is one of mine stories. If is not problem for you can you help me?


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dugger62 6 years ago from Colorado

Major Ace Hub! Thank you so much.


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urbanbutterfly09 6 years ago from urbanbutterfly09@gmail.com

I love this hub! Thanks for the info!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Fenrisiys, thank-you for your comment, I'm glad that you enjoyed this hub. I read a bit of your hub. I'm afraid that I don't know what to tell you. You probably tell a wonderful tale in your own language but the translation is going to stand in your way for getting published in English speaking publications.

I hate to discourage anyone but you might want to keep practicing and improving your English before submitting outside your own country. Meantime, seek out places in Bulgaria (that's where your profile says you're from)or other areas where they speak your language.

Very best of luck!

Dugger and UrbanButterfly, thank-you very much!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

By the way, Fenrisiys, I forgot to say that I don't know of any publishers in Bulgaria. If you are unable to locate any by doing an internet search, perhaps contact a local writer's group or check your library for publisher listings.


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taskeinc 6 years ago from Atlanta

Very informative, esp. for the online writing community.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Taskeinc!


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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I find the idea of getting paid for my work just as much a part of the writing process.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I agree, Mentalist Acer. It can be incredibly time consuming to find good markets and a lot of writers don't like the business side of writing but it's absolutely necessary.

Thanks for coming by.


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fenzero 6 years ago from Arizona

Wow, thanks for the great information :-)


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're welcome, Fenzero! Thank-you for the comment.


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Angelique Loux 6 years ago from Ohio

Great hub. Gave a me good ideas.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Angelique. Hope it was helpful for you.


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco

Shirley, This is so informative - thank you! I did not realise there was so much out there. I just published a little fiction piece in my hub; maybe you could check it out and tell me what you think. Thanks!


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justom 6 years ago from 41042

Nice hub, makes me wish I could write:) Seriously this is great info. Peace!!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Tracy and Justom, thanks for your comments.

Hope you are able to use some of these sites to send your writing to, Tracy.

Justom, are you being modest?


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Jkupferberg 6 years ago

We've recently launched a new website, http://PatronQuo.com , to provide struggling writers the opportunity to make money by submitting short stories online. We're hoping this benefits the literary community in general, and provides fiction writers with another outlet to "sell" their literarture by attracting patrons.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks for the info, JKupferberg.

I only scanned a few pages of your site but did not immediately see specifically how writers "potentially" earn money. I did notice that the first submission is free, while subsequent submissions are $10 each.

I'm approving the comment, both so that I can come back and investigate the site when I have more time and so that others can check it out for themselves.

Thank-you for making us aware of this potential opportunity!


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epigramman 6 years ago

Okay check this out Shirley - by the time I scrolled down this particular screen in order to make a comment:

1. I forgot what I was commenting about.

2. I was idling in a TIM HORTONS drive-thru

(yes I am a fellow Ontario-Canadian - thank god for spring soon to be summer)

3. I watched my friend's son meet a girl - have children - and then meet his grandchildren.

4. The Maple Leafs finally won a STANLEY CUP!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

The Make Me Laughs won a Stanley Cup? My God, it did take you a long time!

Hope your Timmy's was what you ordered. Dang it, now I want one...with a blueberry muffin.

Thanks for the laugh, Epigramman. I enjoyed your comment very much. If you ever remember what else you wanted to say, feel free to try again. :-)


Tracy 6 years ago

Hi Shirley,

You are very helpful and a good writer. By the fact that you have personally responded to many of the posts to you here over the last few years, I would also say that you care about your audience. Have you ever thought about writing an original ebooks and selling it? There are many people who make alot of money writing like this. There are so many ways to make money writing an ebook. I actually would also suggest that you make up your own website or blog about writing. Judging by your readers' responses here, you would do quite well with one. You can make money with a blog or website in many ways by monetizing it. If you don't know what I am talking about, I could point you to people I have researched who have been proven successful and teach people how to do these things to boot. I have no ulterior motive here- I wouldn't be getting anything out of giving you their names. I just think you are a good writer with a good heart and like to help people if I can. I will favorite your hub:)


Write and Earn a Living 6 years ago

Hi Shirley,

This Hub is a great resource for writers looking to earn online.

As more and more writers transition to writing online these sites play a greater role, as a means of earning a living from writing or testing online writing as a means to generate income.

Bookmarked.


Copywriting Jobs 6 years ago

I have had a lot of success with a a site called guru.com.

They pay very well.

Brad


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Tracy! First of all, thanks so much for coming by. I haven't had the chance to hub much lately, so my reply to you is very long overdue and for that, I apologize.

Re the ebooks, yes I've thought about it from time to time but just couldn't figure out what I could fill a book with that anyone would pay money for. :) So much information is available for free online.

As far as those names go that you mentioned having researched, I'd be happy to know what those are and check the people and their services out, thank-you. If you have a moment sometime, you can get a message to me through my email here. Look at the top of this page under my photo, where it says, "Contact Shirley Anderson."

As far as the website and blog go, it's keeping up with them that is my challenge. After writing all day for a client, my brain and eyes are a little fried. You're right though, I think that I could definitely benefit from having them.

Thanks again, Tracy. I very much appreciate you taking the time to offer your help, kind words and bookmarking.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Write & Earn a Living and Copywriting Jobs, you both were held in the spam filters because of your links but I approved them and let them stay. We writers have to help each other when we can.

Thank-you both for your comments. Good luck with your sites.


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sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

Thanks Shirley, for a useful Hub. Though I haven't needed this info before, these are difficult economic times. I am more a precise writer than a prolific one. Even my prose contains rhymnes, alliteration and imagery. I missed my calling as an ancient druid bard by some 1700 years....and yet, i seem to recall having been one. Women were equals in battle,song and love in ancient Ireland. Queens reigned rather than ruled. Cheers.


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lex123 6 years ago

Highly useful hub. Thanks for taking the trouble of writing it.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Sligo, I love your view through the romantic window of the past. Hope some of these links guide you to a well deserved fortune. Thanks for coming by!

Thank-you, Lex. Hope it helps you sell some of your work.


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pan1974 5 years ago from Columbus,Ga

great information


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Shirley Anderson 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Pan. Hope it helps you.


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franciaonline 5 years ago from Philippines

Thanks for this hub, Shirley. Any writer will be grateful for this!


I.M.Gib3 5 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions! Good stuff!


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Shirley Anderson 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Francia and I.M., thank-you both! Hope these sites can offer you a home for your work.


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

Thanks for the very useful hub, Shirley. I'm still a newbie on HP (4 weeks), and really interested again--for the first time in several years--in creative writing.

JAYE


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Shirley Anderson 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Jaye! Welcome to HP, I think you'll love it here. :)

I too, took that deep dip away from writing before coming back to it. For ten years. I'll never do that again.

Hope there is something here that will help you get back into full swing and sell some of your work.

Best of luck, Jaye!


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

Wow, for an aspiring writer this is a star rated hub. Thanks for this and much appreciated. I have been in HP for 2 weeks and loving it so much - the community is very supportive and helpful.


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Shirley Anderson 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're very welcome, Docmo! I hope it helps you get some paid writing gigs.

Yeah, HP is pretty incredible, the best writing community that I've ever had the privilege to be part of, I love it, too.

Welcome, by the way! :-)


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Bronson_Hub 5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

How did you know what I wanted to know? I bet you're popular with Christmas presents, too!


wendy87 5 years ago

I was totally unaware of these useful sites thanks for sharing


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Shirley Anderson 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Bronson. I'm psychic, that's how I knew what you wanted to know. :)

Glad to help, Wendy! Hope one of these links results in your work finding a new home.

Thank-you both for stopping in.


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mareezy13 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

This is a great hub full of useful info. Thank you for sharing.


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PiaC 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

I love Duotrope! And Writer's Digest as well! One site that has been helpful for me has been poets and writers online magazine which has details on contests and awards: http://www.pw.org/


Leslie Smith 5 years ago

Great information. would love to see you go video as well on your blog or vlog as we say.. You have so much info just waiting to come out. Video allows the viewer to feel your excitement, watch your expression, know you better with the visual and you can so so much more then you can type. all the best.. leslieas@pacbell.net


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vianasya 4 years ago from Indonesia

Very useful information you have here. Really nice writing!


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Amanda Storm 4 years ago

This is an excellent resource, thank you. I added it to my bookmarks.


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dotty1 4 years ago from In my world

Fantastic hub, thank you ever so much for sharing


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta

Hi Shirley this is some very resourceful, and helpful information. Thanks so much for sharing with the HP community. Voted up, and useful!!


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Lydia Jones 4 years ago from U.K.

Great info here! I am currently hubbing on how to write and sell to the women's magazine market. Finding the right market for your work is so important! :)


Marie Madigan 4 years ago

Excellent resource. Thanks so much for sharing.


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Maralexa 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Hi Shirley! I love the way you write; I love your style. Thanks for this very helpful article, it gives me a place to start. I will be looking at your other sites with pleasure.

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