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Paying Fiction Markets

Thanks to my time management schedule I have more time to focus on writing inspirational fiction stories. Since I’ve already written a few stories, I figured it was time for me to search the Web for paying fiction markets that offer writers a decent amount for their fiction. I discovered quite a few markets that buy fiction, and I’d like to share a few of them with you.

Paying Fiction Markets for Your Stories

Boston Review This fiction market reads fiction submissions between September 15 and June 15. Pay varies.

Broken Pencil Looking for never-before-published stories between 50 and 3,000 words. They pay a minimum of $30 for any story they publish in their magazine.

Flash Fiction Online Accepts literary fiction with a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1000 words. They pay $50 per story for first electronic rights and a non-exclusive one-time right to publish your story or stories in their anthology.

New Love Stories Magazine Buys stories between 2,700 to 3,800 words. Payment is $300 upon publication. This paying fiction market will also give you complementary copies of the magazine that your story appears in.

One Story Looking for literary fiction stories on any subject. They pay $100 plus 15 contributors’ copies. Buys first North American serial rights.

Pedestal Magazine This fiction market will accept literary and genre fiction of high quality. They pay $.08 per word.

Pockets Pays $.14 a word for fiction and scripture stories written for children ages 8 through 12.

The Sun Offers $300 to $1,500 for fiction.

As always, before you submit to these or any other paying fiction markets, you should visit their websites to read the complete guidelines. If you follow the fiction markets’ guidelines, you’ll have a better chance of receiving an acceptance letter.

Do you buy fiction stories or know of any other paying fiction markets? Feel free to share the details of the markets you know about in my comments area. Happy writing and submitting!


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My Review of Associated Content

Jerry Allen asked me about Associated Content (a.k.a., The People’s Media Company) in a comment, and I thought it would be better if I answered his question in a post, because there may be others reading wondering the same thing. Jerry asked, “Tell me about AC. IS it a pretty good gig?”

Well, Jerry, to be totally honest with you, it is a nice place to earn a little extra money, but I wouldn’t recommend trying to make a living off of it alone, and you’re certainly not going to get rich.

I’ve been a content producer for AC since February of 2006, and since that time — not including the performance payments, which they just recently started — I’ve earned a grand total of $1,019.31. In the beginning, I wrote more often for them, because their one-time offers were a bit higher than they are now. In fact, when I first started writing for them, I got quite a few $10 offers for my articles, but since they’ve introduced the performance payments, their one-time offers decreased. As I’ve said before, the performance payments are a nice addition, but I think it was more of way for them to decrease their one-time offers without looking bad.

Since I’ve been struggling financially lately, I figured up how many articles I would have to write a day for AC to contribute to the bills enough to keep hubby happy. Nevertheless, to be honest, at the rates they offer, there are times when I find myself uninspired to keep that commitment to myself because of their low offers. And this is where I’ll admit that I sometimes miss a day of writing for AC, because I don’t want to feel uninspired when I write… I believe it hurts my writing when I’m not inspired and just write, and because I don’t want to shell out low quality content, I choose not to write for AC at all on those days. Instead, I write query letters and submit them to markets that pay fair rates. Believe it or not, I feel more inspired writing query letters and submitting them to well paying markets than I do writing an article for AC… even if they may be rejected.

I have refused offers from AC, because I have set a minimum amount on what I’m willing to accept from them, and if they don’t offer me that amount, I’m more than happy to submit the article to a better paying market. Moreover, 99.9% of the time I only give them non-exclusive rights. You have two options with AC on rights: exclusive or non-exclusive, and if you give them exclusive, then you’re signing away ALL your rights, and for the offers they make — even with the performance payments — it’s not worth it to hand over all my rights for such low pay. At least with non-exclusive, I can sell the article as a reprint and earn more for it later down the road.

So would I recommend AC to you, Jerry, or to anyone else? Yes, I do recommend them as a side job. AC is the only one I know of on the Internet that will make you a one-time offer and pay you for performance (page views) too. There is no obligation to accept their offers either. If you don’t think the offer they make is fair, then refuse it, delete your article and submit it to a trade magazine or other publication that will give you a fair rate for your hard work. The offers AC seems to be making right now range from $3.00 up to $7.00, and their performance payment is $1.50 for every 1,000 page views.

Best wishes!

PS
Since the performance payment was released in February 2007, I have earned a grand total of $185.90 for those. Not too bad, eh.


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E-zine for Writers: Write-from-Home

Amy Derby, editor of the Write-from-Home e-zine for writers, provides helpful information for aspiring freelance writers. Each month the Write-from-Home e-zine features articles that will help aspiring freelance writers earn a living from home. The articles in this month’s edition of Write-from-Home covers selling greeting card verses, writing for weekly newspapers, writing for teens and more.

I’ve been reading Amy Derby’s Write-from-Home e-zine for writers for approximately two years now, and I always find helpful information in the content as well as decent paying markets for writers. So when you get the extra time, I encourage you to surf over to Write-from-Home, which is also a paying market.


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New Columns for Coffee Break for Writers

If you’re already a subscriber to Coffee Break for Writers, you should know about the new columns, but if you’re not a subscriber, keep reading…

I decided to include some fun within the pages of Coffee Break for Writers, and to do that I added Café Fun. Every month Café Fun will bring readers one of the following: a crossword puzzle, word search, word scramble or etc. Whether it’s a crossword puzzle, word search, word scramble or etc, it will be related to writing in some way.

If you haven’t discovered Coffee Break for Writers yet, then you’re missing out! There’s lots of free information for both aspiring and veteran writers!


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Changes to Coffee Break for Writers

Good news! As of today, Coffee Break for Writers has increased the amount we pay writers for their articles. The pay now for unpublished articles will be $15 and $10 for reprints. If you write articles related to the writing and publishing industry and would like to receive payment for your hard work, read our writer guidelines. Here are a few tips to help increase your chance of acceptance:

  • Read and follow the guidelines to a T.
  • Let your article set for a day, and then edit it with a fresh set of eyes.
  • Don’t submit articles full of spelling and grammar mistakes.
  • Study past articles at Coffee Break for Writers to discover our style, what we want and topics we’ve already covered.


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