There are hundreds of paid marketplaces for writers on the Internet. The challenge for freelance writers and other established writers is to find paid markets that match their interests. The area of specialization is a factor that cannot be ignored. How much would writers be paid per word or per article? Answers must be provided so that freelance writers are well informed in order to make satisfactory and profitable decisions. Having access to publisher guidelines is a power that writers looking for paid markets should not underestimate.
My self-imposed task over the past few weeks has been to provide freelance writers with quick tips on paid markets that will reward them generously for their efforts.
This article is about a paid market in the medical writing category that alerted me to my consistently reliable source of information.
The American medical magazine
It is an online medical magazine dedicated to bringing its readers the most compelling stories about the human side of any type of disease. Accepted stories cover surgery, psychiatry, medicine, etc. from the perspective of the provider, family, caregiver or individual. You don’t have to be an established writer to contribute to this magazine. The articles are non-fiction stories. News articles are not solicited.
Unique rights or reprints for electronic rights are purchased as agreed with the authors. Getting acceptance for your work has more to do with the magazine’s needs than the quality of your article. The first step is for you to send an email query with enough information about the story you are offering. All initial communications are done by email. You can send an e-mail to [email protected]
Your email should describe the nature of your story, how long it will take to complete it, and any other details you feel are important. The magazine pays 5 cents a word. Payment is made upon acceptance.