Places to Submit & Sell Your Writing II

More Places to Sell Your Writing

Back by popular demand, here are some more places to submit your writing to. I shan't engage in a lot of preamble, but as your self-appointed coach, I am going to say this: Go write a killer query letter or manuscript and sell, sell, sell! Take advantage of Places to Sell Your Writing II.

Without further ado and idiocy, here are the markets.

A Sample of Coast to Coast AM Radio Show

===> After Dark Magazine

Based on the Coast to Coast AM overnight radio program
Based on the Coast to Coast AM overnight radio program

Sell Your Writing to Non-Fiction Markets

After Dark seeks articles and essays based on topics covered on the Coast to Coast AM overnight radio program. Subjects include paranormal activities, earth changes, weather patterns, etc. Visit the site, there is a lot of information on it. Pays $ .20 per word if your submission is accepted.

Afterimage is a journal of media arts and cultural criticism. Accepts queries and manuscripts, though queries are encouraged. Pay is $ .05 a word for articles, up to $100 for news, reports and reviews, $150 for essays, and $300 for features. Afterimage publicizes your article, and payment is made after publication.

All About Baby & Child Magazine is a publication owned and operated by moms for moms, grandparents, caregivers. They publish seasonally with updates on timely features such as All About Baby Favorite Picks, Review of Books, Videos, Music and Products, Community Calendar, Arts & Crafts, and Resource Listings. Likes resource sidebars with articles. Pays flat fee of $15 for 700 words.

American Angler is always on the look out for good, useful articles with pictures, that relate exclusively to fly fishing. You can query or send manuscript for a one page short, a short feature, or a feature article. Payment ranges from $200 - $450 as a rule of thumb.

American Falconry will work with unpublished writers and even accept handwritten articles. Your chances of getting published here increase if photos are supplied. Remuneration starts at $50.

American Profile is an 'every person' type of publication, interested in timeless articles with a broad national relevance, ranging from 350 - 1,200 words. Topics include health, gardening, home projects, and finances. This is a professional market with high standards, not for newbies to writing. Pay rate varies, and payment is issued 45 days after acceptance. You get a byline and one sentence bio.

Sell Your Writing to Fiction Markets

Abyss & Apex Magazine of Speculative Fiction looks for fiction and poetry. Short stories from 1,501 to 10,000 words pays a flat $75, while shorts up to 1,500 words pays $ .05 per word. They do quarterly readings, and the next one is in August.

Adbusters is a mag with a lot of pep and a distinct voice. They claim to 'relish all truly political materials'. They accept different formats - video, audio, short flash, and will consider almost anything, including fiction, as long as it flows with their mission to change global perspective on consumer culture. If your story packs an ecological whollap, or lets activists take over the world, this is the place for you. One caution: response time is slow.

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine does not require querying, you can send a completed manuscript and they will read it. Pretty much every mystery genre is considered, but they prefer stories that are less than 12,000 words. This one has to be done by snail mail, no electronic submissions allowed.

Asimov's Science Fiction has been around a long time and has won tons of awards, Hugo and Nebula. They like 'character oriented' sci-fi, rather than fantasy/sword & sorcery type of stories. Just read their guidelines, which provide a really clear idea of what they will buy. Payment is made upon acceptance, and runs $ .06 a word for beginners who submit work up to 7,500 words, $ .05 per word for stories longer than 12,500 words, and $450 for stories between those lengths. They will buy poetry, which pays $1 per line, and should not exceed 40 lines. Will accept work from unpublished authors.

The Atlanticis another snail mail deal, but a fantastic addition to your portfolio if your story is accepted and printed in their special newstand magazine. Atlantic will consider unsolicited manuscripts (bonus!), and suggest that you read back issues to get a flavour of how and what to write, and keep your prose to between 2,000 and 6,000 words.

AustinMama works primarily but not exclusively, with local Austin writers. According to the guidelines, risky fiction makes Mama feel fine, and she'd like to see it. This publication prefers to work with experienced writers, and buys one-time purchasing and archiving rights. Payment is $35 to $50.

Alfred Hitchcock Discusses Film Content vsTechnique

Screenwriters!

My apologies to screenwriters everywhere, no new markets for you this time, but you can have a look at a previous list HERE.

To try to make it up to you, I've included a video of Hitchcock discussing cinematography.

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Alfred Hitchcock Movies

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rodney southern 8 years ago from Greensboro, NC

As usual this hub is right on the money! (no pun intended) Great job like usual.


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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

You have to do a hub on how to write that killer query letter :)

Great hub!


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

Great now we have to pull our own finger out and try and find the talent to do the job of writing good copies.


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Lifebydesign 8 years ago from Australia

Oh my gosh, food for thought. Any comments for the aussie peeps?


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, all.

Susan - that would make a good hub, but I don't think you need it.

Eileen - big kidder! You're already doing that with your enormous talent.

Lifebydesign - you can submit to any market anywhere. If you do the snail mail ones, you need to go to the post office and buy an IRC to put in with your manuscript. There are plenty of Aussie listings too though, maybe I'll do one that is all from your part of the world one day. I need a break from these for a bit though, this was my fifth one yesterday and I almost went blind with the reading. Good luck with getting a sale....don't let location stop you - at least some of these pay via Paypal (maybe I should have noted that!).

Thx for all your comments!


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Lifebydesign 8 years ago from Australia

Thanks for the info- and good thought from Eileen


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA

Thanks for your diligence in helping your fellow writer. This hub is now bookmarked.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, Rob!!

I like helping people get rolling, and I happen to believe that there's plenty of work for everbody.


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prasadjain 8 years ago from Tumkur

Good hints.Perhaps more useful for American/American based writers.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

No, no, Prasadjain!  If you can write perfect English, you have as good as chance as anyone in North America. 

Don't let location stop you if you have a good command of the language.


mikeking 8 years ago

good information. infogoaround is also a good place to sumit your article.


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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

So, should you concentrate on one subject of writing or write whatever suits your fancy, like I do?


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Mike King - I haven't come across infogoaround before, thx for bringing it to my attention!

Susan - I'd say whatever works for you.  Sometimes I like to mix it up, sometimes I tend to stay with the same topics for awhile.  I guess if you want to be considered an expert in a specific niche, you'd be better off concentrating on one type of market, otherwise go where the spirit leads, but go somewhere or you stall. 

We all know about the 'writers write' thing, and I'm as guilty as anyone of stalling but at the end of the day, only action will reap results.  That's the nice thing about being able to write articles as well as longer works.  You can rattle off a really good article in a relatively small amount of time and submit to a newspaper or magazine.  I started with newspaper articles, moved to magazines, moved to online content.  Now, I'm ready to start working in the print markets again, but I plan to do both online and offline, and have a mixed portfolio.  Another benefit is that I can write articles and still dabble in fiction.  Once I've finished one of my many manuscripts, I'll probably engage in that area for awhile.  Writing is so flexible!

Don't you just love being a writer?

Thx for asking the question, Susan.


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Thank you, Shirley, for this info. I have a hub about UFO/USOs and I think I'll shop it at AfterDark. Thanks again!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Constant Walker, I'm so glad! Please let us know how it goes, and if you had a good experience with that publisher.

Thx, and good luck!


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

I will. Just submitted it, about 5 mins ago, so I'll just wait and see!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh, I'm sooooo excited for you!!! I really hope they pick it up, getting that call or email telling you they want it is SUCH A RUSH!

I can't remember how long they take to respond, I'm going back to check.

My fingers are crossed for you! Please let us know.


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Have you read the piece? Do you think they'll like it? It's called "Are These the First Earthlings?"


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Constant Walker - a well written thinker piece (but ameba should be amoeba), but I have a couple of questions.

1.  You have a bracketed note:  (this incident is related...USO's Part 2)....did you adjust this for a print audience.

2.  Does your word count match what was requested?  I can never tell this just by looking.

If your article matches the After Dark criteria, I think you stand a good chance.

Were you able to check any back issues through the link?  I didn't try that.

Hold the phone! Maybe this one only publishes online, I really can't remember, I looked at so many links that day. It wouldn't change most things, but perhaps they'll allow your existing videos.


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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

I do love being a writer but haven't had the nerve before to write query to letters to print or online magazines. I guess I never think my writing is good enough.

I am looking at one website thought that is for women. A lot of the articles are very similar to what you can see on Associated Content or Helium or HubPages. I seem to write well about food so I might do something along those lines.

I just signed up for WritersMarket.com yesterday :)

What I really want to do is end up writing full time and being able to quit my job which I feel interferes with my writing... I know that is a hard thing but I definitely want to try...


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evemurphy 8 years ago from Ottawa

Just love your writing hubs! 100% helpful! :)


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Shirley, thank you for the nice compliment and for the "amoeba" correction, I always mess that up. Hopefully it will be corrected if they run the piece.

Yes, I did edit out certain things (including the note referring to the video) as well as the videos themselves. I wasn't aware of a word count match, so I'll just have to hope for the best.


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glycodoc 8 years ago

Great information - I am passing your hub on to several friends who write - am sure it will be helpful to them.


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Aimee30 8 years ago

Thanks for the info.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Susan, are you underestimating yourself again? The first one is the hardest, and the scariest. I promise you that the more you submit, the easier it gets. If you really want to go full-time, start saving and submitting. You'll get your networking done with editors and start building your markets and publishing credits, and yes - compensation for your writing. You'll reach the point when you can quit your job with both a writing career and a cushion in place. You can do it if you really want to, but initially it takes a leap of faith and a bit of bravado to take your fledgling steps.

I have faith in you, Susan, know you can do it.

One thing I would like to remind everyone of - READ AND ADHERE TO THE GUIDELINES FOR THE PUBLICATION THAT YOU ARE SUBMITTING TO!!! This, along with reading back issues, is critical for your success.

Perhaps I will (sometime) do a hub on writing killer queries as Susan suggested, or how to read a publication to determine the best way to approach for a sale.

Eve - thank-you so much!

Constant Writer, I'm very proud of you for taking that step, but whenever you submit, please remember to read the guidelines. After Dark's stipulates the word count they want (they all do as a rule). If you use Word to type the article, it counts it for you. I'm really pulling for you, want you to get this.

Glycodoc - Thank-you! I do hope it will help.

Aimee, yw and thanks for reading and commenting.


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Writing a query letter is the subject of many online articles and books. I wrote an informal one to the local magazine for which I freelance several months ago. Now, I publish there on a monthly basis. It differs depending on your audience. But, I am no expert!

I have totally gone off course here... Shirley, this is a wonderful, helpful hub. I am thinking about trying the baby & child magazine. If I do, I will let you know and how it goes. Thanks! Steph


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Steph - yes, there are many, many places to find all information pertaining to the craft. I sometimes forget that not everyone knows that, I'm glad you mentioned it.

You're a monthly contributor to a paper! I used to do that, I really liked it, I assume that you do as well.

Queries all have the same or similar intent (to sell the editor on your idea and that you're the one to write about it) and length (one page max.), but yes, they need to be targeted to the audience. Re you not being expert, I think you know as much about all of this as I do - maybe more!

Good luck with the baby & child submission! I'm excited to hear back from everyone who is taking the brave step to submission.


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Shirley: Your enthusiasm and support for other writers comes through so nicely! I like being around positive people like you. :) My niche is spiritual articles, so its a small audience. I have made it my goal to submit an article to a magazine this week thanks to this hub. Yay! Would love a hub on query letters, which I dislike writing.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

VioletSun - thank-you for the compliment! Guess my goal is being realized. I was really hoping that people would venture out into the big world of publishing, if fear and not knowing where to look was the only thing holding them back.

There are markets for spiritual, too. Like you said though, the audience isn't as large as some other genres. Do you have The Writer's Market to peruse? If not, there are lots of sites that you can check. Let me know if you need info.

Query letters - my least favourite aspect of writing as I tend to be verbose and they need to be tightly written. :)

Best of luck with your submission, please let us know how you do.


babycakes 8 years ago

This is really good information.

Thank-You


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, Babycakes. I hope it helps you.


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pjdscott 8 years ago from Durham, UK

This is another great list and thanks once again Shirley! I am going to investigate a couple of these most useful links.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, PJ. Good luck with your submissions, and let us know how it goes so we can be your cheerleaders.


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KelleyMari 8 years ago from Ohio

You have done all of us writers a great service with this hub! Thanks for sharing -

As the wife of a small business owner and mom of 6, one of whom is in college, I am limited in my options for working outside the home. I have been doing whatever I can to use my skills in writing, art and photography to earn a little extra cash for the family. But it is a lot slower than I anticipated! I hope one or two of these will pan out for me!

Again, thanks for sharing!


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Great stuff here!!

This article will help so many people (including me) who are always looking to find reputable places to write online and i normally disregard lots of these articles purely because i don't think they are reputable company's, but YOU reassure me they are good as i have seen much of your work!!

Thanks as always for helping new and old writers alike start and expand their works!.

ps..I loved the psycho films and above vid!:)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Kelley - I'm really glad that you found something useful here, good luck. There are thousands of places to submit your work to. If you want any more info, just let me know.

Compu-Smart - Thx!!! Re the vids, I'm glad you liked it, there was an Alfred Hitchcock one that I really wanted to put on here, but after all the controversy of late, thought better of it. Youtube has it, it's called, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Cure for Insomnia". Quite humorous, if you get a chance to check it out.


Maria C 8 years ago from Philippines

These are great ideas for selling my writing. Thanks.


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

Great list there I thank you.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Maria & Rodney - thanks for reading and commenting!


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States

Kudos once again, Shirley on another excellent hub full of helpful info! If you keep writing these hubs, you are going to make me take the plunge I swore I never would LOL.

Bonnie


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hehe....that's my evil plan, Bonnie!

Thx for the compliment!


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Cailin Gallagher 8 years ago from New England

I'll throw my hat in and thank you as well for your top-notch information. Can't wait to read your previous hubs on the topic.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you very much, Cailin! I hope it helps you to get published


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

I just got the chance to check out that video!! very funny in a bizzare kind of way lol,

I hope your not giving me hints! lol

J/K:)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh, you're cute, C.S. I think it's funny because it's bizarre. Of course, some folks think I have a warped sense of humour....they may be right.


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MoneyMatters 8 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Great Stuff....thanks!


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schanele 8 years ago from United States

What great articles! I have written for several years now (mostly blogs, etc. and I just joined Hubpages) and have finally taken the plunge in writing a book. I sit at home most nights in my dusty old garret typing away at my first non-fiction book (okay, it's really in my air-conditioned, fully-furnished bedroom, but it's more fun to imagine it as a dusty garret). I am officially joining your fan club so that I can continue to be inspired. Keep up the good work!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

MoneyMatters, thx for reading and commenting.

Schanele, thank-you! Welcome to Hubpages.

Yes, love the garret scenerio. You are, of course, using a quill and wearing fingerless gloves....sitting in front of the window with the frosted panes, a greasy candle lighting the parchment upon which you scratch your words? Oh, I like this! Now, who's inspiring who?

Look forward to bumping into you here. :)


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

So where's that query letter hub? I'm chomping at the bit, here. Gotta get this new career thing rollin', you know? By the way, this hub, as well as part 1 are awesome!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Jeez, B.T. the pressure! Well, I will have make a point of getting to it soon, just for you. Gotta get your career going.

Thx for the kinds words! Why do people think you're evil?


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

Must be the unfortunate name I was given. What can I say? I'm just an average Jackalope, tryin' to get along in this cruel world.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Poor Jackalope!

Oh, the humanity!


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robj 7 years ago from Indianapolis

I enjoyed the hub very informative!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Rob. Hope it helps you.


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

I've read several of your writing-related articles, they are really informative. Must have taken you ages to research them all!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, LondonGirl. Thanks, I'm glad you found them useful! The hubs with lists of sites like this one did take absolute ages. The one about online courses and the query letter one didn't take long at all because I already knew the info.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting.


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

Not surprised it took a while, it's a massive list.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I always think - before I start one - that I really like to do list hubs like this. I like to help other writers, it's fun to see them take the plunge to submit. By the time I'm done, I vow never to do another one....until the next time. :)


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

Lol - sounds a bit like, "I'll never drink again...."


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

It's EXACTLY like that! :)


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ReverseMobileInfo 7 years ago

WOW!!! You put a lot of time into this HUB, it definetlyshows!!! I found the information extremely helpful! I became a fan of yours and rated you UP too, please join my fanclub as well! Keep up the excellent work! Barry ;)


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Mit Kroy 7 years ago from Georgia,USA

I bookmarked it too!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey, Barry! Sorry but you got caught in the spam filter and I only saw your comment today. Thank-you for your compliment, the rating up and becoming a fan!!

Thanks, Mit! Hope it helps you a lot.


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EYEAM4ANARCHY 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

Good list, I bookmarked this too so I can try some of these out. Unfortunately, the Coast to Coast one looks like they don't take submissions. At least I can't a submission page on their site. That's really too bad, I could come up with a lot of nonsense about UFO's and Bigfeet.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hmmm....I'm thinking they are no longer asking for submissions, EyeAm4Anarchy. There is a page for submitting photos and music but I no longer see the one for articles. Guess that I should recheck these as soon as I get a chance to see which ones have dropped out.

You could try sending them a query via their email.

Thanks for letting me know about this, EyeAm4Anarachy.


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daisyf1305 6 years ago from miami beach

Thanks shirley I really enjoyed all the info and found some great stuff keep on girl


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Daisy!


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Don Simkovich 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

Nice Hub, Shirley. I've started looking through Writer's Market . . . available at the library . . . for places to submit. I need to start writing magazine articles - especially with the amount of info I have online!


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Mercedes-Benz30 6 years ago from Memphis, TN

Hi Shirley! I'm a new hubber that was referred by the great Pheori. All of your content and you as a writer, I would say, is simply irreplaceable. Along with the rest of your articles, this one is awesomely informative and I really can't commend it more!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Don! I'm happy that you found the Writer's Market, I love that publication, read it like some people read fiction. Very best of luck with your magazine subscriptions. I have no doubt that you can sell some of your work.

Hello Mercedes, welcome! Thanks so much for coming by and a big thank-you to Pheori for sending you. I appreciate your comment and hope that it helps you sell some of your writing!


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sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

Thank you sooo much for lighting the path which I have feared. I don't have expectations so that I may avoid disappoinment, and yet, there is a glimmer of hope shimmering through the darkness of my ignorance. Cheers.


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gamelover 6 years ago from Belgium

Thanks for sharing


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You are very welcome, Sligo. I have a feeling that you have much good reason to remain hopeful. Good luck and thanks for your comment.

Thank-you, Gamelover.


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Thanks for sharing this. I am bookmarking it in my "writing sites" section for further reference. Some of these look quite interesting and all are new to me.


icey 4 years ago

I have written a few pieces and, having shared them with a couple of others, am, after their encouragement, ready to put them out to the world. have absolutely no idea what to do though, can you help please Shirley.

Best regards and warm wishes...

..icey

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