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How to make money with your Poems and Short Stories-Where to submit your Writing (For Creative Writers)

Updated on February 3, 2016


How to make money with your Poems and Short Stories-Where to submit your Writing (For Creative Writers)

The Writers Market

If you are more of a creative writer, and you would like to make a profit for your poetry, short story, or even novel, there are ways on the market to make this happen.

Often times, a creative writer makes poems and stories for fun, thinking there is no hope for what they have to offer.

If you are going to do the work, you should at least try to submit your material. You may or may not get rich, but there are people out there that want to be entertained. There are people that love reading all types of work. If it is something that is going to entertain you, chances are, it will entertain someone else.

Do not see yourself short. The submission process may make your writing experience more rewarding, and fun.

You can submit poetry and short stories to magazines, and greeting card companies. You can submit the novel to several places, to see if it has been accepted. Although it is much easier to get a piece of poetry, or a short story accepted, submit your novel (if you have one) anyway.

Sure you have heard the stories about rejection. Who cares? You tried, and sometimes you will be surprised.

Finding places to write for as a freelance writer in the creative market can be challenging.

A very special book is created just for creative writers. Do not get suckered into paying a monthly fee for places to submit your material. Such places do exist. You want to make money for your creativity, not lose it.

I suggest you get a book once a year geared towards creative writers. It has over one thousand pages of where you can submit your work. There are many people that have found this book to be promising for them.

Jot something down, and give it a whirl. It may be very exciting to see what happens. There are very few sites geared towards creative writers, so get the book. Submit your material to several different companies, and choose the one you like the most.

The writers market’s thirsty for fresh, new, creative writers. There are hundreds and thousands of places to submit your material that you don’t know about.

You can create an EBook

You can also create an eBook, and set a price to sale it online. Choose a site that helps you advertise your book. Some sites have people online searching for new stories to buy.

Set your price somewhere towards the middle, not to high, and not too low. You do not want to sell your book for so little, you leave someone wondering if they have quality material. You should not set a price tag so high, they wonder if it is worth the purchase.

You can make an e-book about anything you want. It can vary from a book of poems (people like love poetry), to a short series of creative stories.

There are places that will allow you to create a free e-book and market it for you. Usually, all they want is a small percentage of your sales in return. How can this hurt? It can’t. When you choose these companies, there are no up-front fees, so you really can not loose.

After you establish a reputation, make more e-books, and mark your price up a little more. You should get your worth.

When you are writing, keep in mind that it is your world, and the market is very thirsty for your material. The possibilities really are endless if you are passionate about writing.

There are also a few submission sites that allow you to post your creative material. If you decide to go this route, please do not pay for a subscription. Only do so after you have read the reviews, and you find it worthwhile. You do not want to pay just to have people read your material. There are so many opportunities out there that pay you. You shouldn’t sell yourself short.

Have you ever noticed that some beautiful poetry ends in “author un known?” If you have the material, you should submit it.


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