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Where is the best place to start getting paid as a freelance creative writer?

  1. mariafadli profile image55
    mariafadliposted 7 years ago

    Where is the best place to start getting paid as a freelance creative writer?

    What is the site that offers the best compensation to publish fictional short stories.

  2. John B Badd profile image61
    John B Baddposted 7 years ago

    The better the pay the more competition you are going to have to deal with.  I am a new writer so I am trying to get a start here writing editorials and adds.  I will post some of my fiction and poetry here eventualy to get some feed back.

    Check out this site for finding paying publishers:
    http://www.duotrope.com/

    and i saved these but do not know much about them yet

    http://www.freelancer.com/
    http://www.elance.com/

  3. Kelley Harmon profile image72
    Kelley Harmonposted 7 years ago

    Duotrope is certainly a good suggestion.

    Aim high then move low. I've taken pay in contributor's copies before. At the very least you walk away with a writing credit. If you're looking for a quick buck, short stories aren't the way to go. Hearing back about a submission can take months. Chances are, when you hear back, it'll be a rejection. You can shop a story around for years and not make a sell.

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    foreignpressposted 7 years ago

    I just answered a similar question you posted. But to reiterate, I would go with local sources like newspapers, city magazines, or local writing competitions. Better yet, publish your own hard copy newsletter and distribute it at local bookstores or other similar stores.
       Unless your creative offerings are very, very good, few people outside your sphere of influence will notice you. So starting local gives you time to develop your craft as well as getting paid sooner.
       Check out Writer's Market or create your own blog and hope it takes off.

  5. RVDaniels profile image76
    RVDanielsposted 7 years ago

    Try Demand Studios. They pay for short how to and travel articles and will help you to improve your writing skills as you work.

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    mowriterposted 7 years ago

    Technical Writing in whatever is the primary technology for your metropolitan area.  Thanks to the web, there's undoubtedly a dictionary site that focuses on that particular industry, and if you combine a memorization of that vocabulary list with your (hopefully) innate communications ability, you're well on your way to standing out in fields that likely lack clear communicators.

    Check out my article on Creative Writers being great Tech Writers for more information...

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    evajosephposted 7 years ago

    My friend there are various places you can start as a freelance writer. Their are various sites which are fake you need to search the one which is worth full and should apply to them. To know about what all qualities a company consider while appointing a freelance writer you can follow this link http://www.tictacdo.com/pages/template- … 15gt5e7fkq This link will help you to know what all areas you need to focus to become a good freelance writer and also many other points of your interest.

  8. teamrn profile image68
    teamrnposted 7 years ago

    All of the answers above this were good; but I agree with the person who said that if you've NEVER written or been published,  thinking about technical writing for your field of expertise.

    For example, I'd been in nursing and never written or published. My focus, then was on nursing trade magazines.

    If you travel a lot and have some firm ides about travel, you  could submit an article to a travel magazine, but start small.

    a good site is www.mediabistro.com Try it out and I wish you the bestest (what a word!) of luck.  I don't know how to create a link here; newbie, you know, but that's
    mediabistro.com

 
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