Online Markets for Writers: How to Make Money by Selling Your Writing on the Internet

$15.00 (as of November 15, 2016, 2:34 am)


The first-ever resource guide showing all writers- traditional and online-how to sell their work to and get top prices from online markets. Online Markets for Writers is an all-encompassing database of submission guidelines and pay-rate and policy information for over 200 paying online magazines, electronic newsletters, and custom corporate online publications, plus advice from confidential writer surveys about specific markets. Designed for everyone, from the experienced journalist to the novice writer, it features exclusive interviews with the top editors of the major online markets as well as tips from the top online writers on how best to contact the editors, how to negotiate contracts, and how to get the highest rates-often up to two dollars per word. Readers will find: –authoritative advice on writing and selling freelance material online–tips on adapting your writing to the Web–how to write e-queries and negotiate electronic rights and rates –sample contracts–, offering free updates to the book With support and contributions from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Writers Union, this book is an essential resource if you want to make money by selling your writing on the Internet.

In 1993, Anthony and Paul Tedesco published one of the first ‘zines on the Web–the Trincoll Journal (HotWired was the other). Now, a mere seven years later, the Tedesco brothers have produced the “first-ever database of pay-and-policy information for more than 200 paying online markets.” Whew–we’ve come a long way, fast. The Tedescos’ Online Markets for Writers is an indispensable resource for anyone wanting to write for the Web, not to mention anyone wondering how to recycle all those yellowing clips. While some of the book’s listings are more thorough than others, all include basic contact information, and most describe a given publication’s editorial needs. The best listings offer pointers from editors, as well as inside scoop from contributors (it would be nice if there were more of the latter). Duly armed, you’ll know what you’re up against when you submit to Epicurious (“We have never accepted an unsolicited submission”), (“It will be a rare exception if we respond at all”), or Business Week Online (“Not worth all the aggravation,” says one writer).

Accompanying the listings are hints on writing for the Internet (make it short and personal, and provide links); profiles of Internet writers and editors; a sample Internet writing contract; the contract the National Writers Union would like to see used; and the Tedescos’ 10 favorite places to be published online. At book’s end, online writers and editors divulge their favorite Web sites–as if we needed more excuses to procrastinate.

The problem with all this burgeoning technology, I hear you thinking, is that so much of it is fleeting. By the time a book like this is released, half the data is obsolete. Perhaps. But the Tedescos are one step ahead of you. They plan to update the book via a free e-mail newsletter. –Jane Steinberg

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