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A site listing writing vacancies for freelance writers. It's free to join and there's no upfront fees to pay. They just take a small percentage of your success.
Dark Recesses Press. Looking for dark fiction and horror.
Not a big payer but great exposure for your work.
A comprehensive magazine for keen businessmen.
Let's Talk Business Today is looking for business news and articles.
Email Features Editor, Thomas Rackham, at
with the subject titles - LTBT News.

Farmers Gardian
A UK magazine paying £10 for each recipe published in their 'Recipe of the week' slot.
Also welcomes articles and readers' letters on current rural and agricultural issues.
Send to:
Liz Falkingham (Editor)
Farmers Guardian
Unit 4
Caxton Road
A new website looking for short stories of 1,000 to 5,000 words.
See web site for full details.
A quarterly literary fiction journal featuring short contemporary fiction - short stories and novel excerts.
Looking for new fiction in which transformations occur swiftly.
No set length or content restrictions and accepts unsolicitored submission
- but has high standards.
No email submissions accepted.
Payment on publication
Send to:
Rebecca Bengal (Editor)
American Short Fiction Magazine
PO Box 301209
See website for more details.

Green Living
A new magazine launched in September 2006.
Deals with recycling, global environmental issues and everything organic.
Will show readers quick and easy ways to improve their car, home, shopping bills and health.
Doesn't have a big budget but freelancers can email their feature ideas to:
Theresa George at
Sarah Baldry at
You and Your Wedding magazine requires articles, features and news covering all aspects of planning a wedding.
Submit ideas in writing only to:
Debbie Codd (Associate Editor)
Nat Mag Specialist Media (AIM) Ltd
National Magazine House
72 Broadwick Street

BBC Television and Radio Scripts
The BBC champions new writing talent and considers unsolicited scripts for TV drama, narrative comedy, children's drama/comedy, rilms, radio drama and comedy and stage plays.
All scripts and stage plays must be submitted in hard copy (emails not accepted) and sent to the Development Manager, Paul Ashton.
See the BBC Writers' Room at for full details of current needs, guidelines, FAQs, downloadable script templates and more.
For radio dramas, in English, the BBC pays £51.20 per minute for new writers and £77.96 per minute for established writers.
Pays £157 for a 15-minute short story.
The Writers' Room website also offers a monthly newsletter containing details of all current writing opportunities within the BBC as well as regular competitions.

UK magazine looking for contemporary short stories for women of up to 1,000 words.
Are always willing to look at ideas/outlines for features.
Payment by arrangement.
Write to:
Charlotte Seligman (Features Editor) or
Pat Richardson (Fiction Editor)
ACP - Natmag 33 Broadwick Street

Best of British
Looking for nostalgic features of life in the 1940s, 50s & 60s Britain with reference to interesting aspects of Britain today.
Maximum length of 1,200 words.
Payment at editor's discretion.

Magazine that encourages new writers of fictional war stories told in pictures.
Requires scripts of around 135 pictures.
Send synopsis in first instance to:
DC Thomas and Co. Ltd
Albert Square

A new UK lifestyle magazine MAMA, for mothers who love everything natural, fair and organic. It will be very stylish, high end and glossy
It will have fashion, beauty, travel, homes and gardens, food and drink, as well as a Bump to Teen section.
Launching March 2007, but currently lining up a great team of contributors. Looking for freelance writers to be considered as either a one-off or regular contributor or regular columnist for 'Busy Mama', 'Relationships', 'PapaLand', 'Education' and 'Child Development'.
The magazine Will be written in an upbeat, witty and contemporary style, with fabulous design. If you are interested in contributing, please email
A great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new magazine. An established publishing company seeking freelance writers whose mother tongue is English with fluent French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese or German. Other languages which are also occasionally required. The articles required are on business topics and deadlines need to be met as these are ongoing projects. For more information, please email Tim Sykes at

Magazine containing feaures and news about and of interest to the over 50s.
Looking for articles of up to 1,000 words and short stories up to 1,500 words.
Approach in writing about articles.
Write to:
Valery McConnell
EMAP Espirit Ltd
Bretton Court

People's Friend
Fiction magazine for women of all ages.
Looking for serials of 60,000 to 70,000 words and complete stories of 1,500 to 3,000 words.
All serials and stories must have a strong romantic and emotional appeal.
No preliminary letter required.
Send material to:
The Editor
People's Friend
D C Thomson & Co Ltd
80 Kingsway East

Dog Fancy
A magazine for dog owners concerned about canine health, behaviour, nutrition, grooming and new ways to care for their pets.
No fiction, no poetry, no articles where the dog 'speaks', no tributes to dead or brave pets.
Looking for well written articles 850-1,200 words in length with photographs if possible.
Accepts queries only which must be sent by mail with a SASE to DOG FANCY. PO Box 6050. Mission Viejo. CA. 29690-6050. Pays on publication.
See web site for full writer's guidelines at

Granta Magazine
Looking for "stories or non-fiction that breaks one or the other of these rules to some degree".
See their web site for lengthy writer's guidelines at
They also accept unsolicited book length manuscripts for fiction (only literary fiction - no genre fiction) and non-fiction. Submission guidelines are also at their web site.

Byline Magazine
Looking for general short fiction, mainstream, literary or genre, 2,000-4,000 words. No explicit sex or violence. Pays $100 on acceptance.
Submissions by mail only with SASE to Byline Magazine. PO Box 5240. Edmond, OK. 73083-5240.
Address covering letter to Carolyn Wall, fiction editor. for guidelines.
US and UK independant film makers always looking for anyone who is/wants to be involved in film making, including, crew, actors, writers and music composers.
Join for £30/$40 a year and pitch scripts, animation storyboards, etc.

A really simple way to sell articles is to scour the internet for subjects that interest you or things that you know about. Look for paying sites that use articles and send them a query or follow their submissions guidelines.

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