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Friday, 25 January 2008

Writers Wanted, Publishers Waiting

Today sees the first of what I hope will be a regular feature here at howtowritefortheweb. In conjunction with Helium Marketplace the following are real paid articles required immediately by publishers. Use the 'submit an article' link below the relevant details to take part. It would be great to see some of our readers chosen.

Publisher: Mystery Stories
Deadline: 02/07/08
Compensation: $50 per selected story
Word Count: 1,200 – 1,500

The following mysteries need short stories: Medical, Office, Housewife, Cowboy, Cowgirl, Murder, Porsche, Cocktail, Railroad, Current Events, and General mysteries. Mystery should include at least four suspects and four clues weaved into the story. Mystery and solution need to be included at the end; mysteries will be used in school and should be written at a sixth-grade reading level.

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Publisher: Search Engine Doctor
Deadline: 1/30/08
Compensation: $40 per selected article
Word Count: 1000 words

Personal transformation: The extreme makeover guide

Write a 1000 word article that speaks about extreme makeovers. Answer the following questions: How does one achieve an extreme makeover? What are the key components of an extreme makeover? Focus on fashion, lifestyle, makeup and appearance and include the following keywords in the article: extreme, makeover, celebrity, girls, TV, show. Also include the keyword "games", but feature this term negatively. Use www.newyorkimageconsultant.com for POSITIVE inspiration and reference areas of this website with the keywords.

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The Name Game

Find out the meaning behind these names: Caitlin, Caleb, Madeline, Logan, Sarah, Brayden, Lilly, Aiden, Ella, Caden, Brianna, Tyler, Mia, Connor, Jackson, and more…Write a 400 – 600 word article including the etymology, origin, history, fascinating facts, variations, popularity, etc. Write 1 or write 20 articles, and for every one chosen for publication, you will receive $20. Articles due by 01/30/08.

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Auto Craze

Compensation – $16
Deadline – 1/29/08 EXTENDED FROM THE 1/22 PROMOTION
Word Count – 400-1,000

Car tips & Tricks:

How to choose an auto insurance broker
How to shop for online car insurance
Cheap car rental tips
Guide to kit cars
Guide to shopping for hot rods

Custom Cars & Accessories:

Guide to car CD players
Guide to shopping for radar detectors
How to build a car stereo
Guide to subwoofers for car stereos
Choosing the right truck bed liner

Parts, Performance & Repair:

A beginner’s guide to fuel injection
How your car transmission works
The easiest ways to find auto body parts
How to change your motor oil
How to change your spark plugs

Motorcycles & Recreational Vehicles:

Motorcycle racing 101
Best motorcycle gloves
Must-have motorcycle apparel
A day in the life of a NASCAR fan
Best recreational vehicles

Many more titles are available. Use the link for further information and to take part.

Submit an article

Additionally, Helium are running a contest in partnership with Pulitzer where writers have the opportunity to become a Pulitzer Journalist. For further information on this and to take part use the link below.

Submit an article

I hope that some of you will take part and wish you all the best of luck.
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3 comments:

Donald B. Dousharm said...

Nicely done, I especially like how you created something of great value to help pull new inspired writers to these publishers. Anyone reading these comments should take advantage of these opportunities as they are a fantastic way to build revenue.

To change the subject:

What if any do you know about this site? GZYN http://www.gzyn.com/ I just want to know if you are familiar with them and maybe share some incite.

Matt D. Barnes said...

GZYN is a new site. The model is similar to that of Helium or AC in that it shares its revenue generated by ads on site. However, it is hard to see how it will be able to produce very much based on the type of ads the site currently displays. One to watch and wait to see how it develops I feel.

pumkinpye said...

Wonderful article,and very useful for all of us trying to get into print. We will have to keep a watchful eye.