Making Money From Writing, Part 1: Short Story Markets
People write for all sorts of reasons, but today we are going to talk about how to make money out of your stories. Whether you write short stories or novels, or anything in between, there are a number of different markets out there. If you are aiming to make a living from your stories, or at least supplement your income, you should be aware of all of them. Short Story Magazines You can sell a short story to magazines, both online and offline, and receive a fee in return. Rates go from nothing or a few free copies, right up to pro rates of $0.05 a word or higher. Duotrope is an excellent search engine for short story markets. Ralan is another, more geared towards science-fiction, horror, and fantasy. The Absolute Write forum is an excellent resource for short story writers and you can get the skinny on what editors are looking for, and they way they like submissions to appear. Short Story Reprints On top of that, the editor T.D. Short Story Anthologies This is very, very difficult.
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