Firstly, let me say that I only
publish articles that will help writers to hone
their craft or make money from their writing. Sounds plausible, right? But you wouldn't believe
how many articles submissions I receive that have no
relationship to writing whatsoever.
To see the type of
articles I have accepted in the past, check out our published
articles. This will give you an
idea of the types of topics I seek, but basically
I'm after articles in every area of writing.
Naturally the information needs to teach, while
at the same time be entertaining and hold the
attention of the reader. (Much the same as a
magazine or other publication would accept.)
This article may be a helpful guide
to writing your article/s.
There is no limit on
word count, but as a general guide keep to a
minimum of 300 words. There is no set maximum -
whatever it takes - but I prefer an upper limited of 1,000 works
as I've found that 750 to 1,000
words is a good length for articles published
on the Internet. (Reading on computer screens is much harder
than reading from paper.)
All submissions must be
well-written - that goes without saying.
should be sent to , with
'submission' in the subject line. Please don't
send a query unless I've specifically requested it from
you. As a working writer myself, I simply don't have the
time to respond to stand-alone queries.
A response will
normally be received within two weeks. If
not, it may mean my ISP ate it, so please email
again. (I try to respond the same day or at most, the same week, but
that is not always possible, especially when
I have deadlines looming.)
Authors of submitted subjects need to be
experienced and published in the subject they are
Tips and Hints:
ensure that your submission is error free. I
don't have the time to be editing your work
because you haven't done it properly yourself.
Your submission should have the correct
punctuation, and words spelled correctly -- for your country. Please
format correctly as well. That is, one line space
between paragraphs, no hard returns at the end of
lines - except for paragraph breaks - and don't indent
the first line of paragraphs. (Click
here for more info)
write tight - I pay a flat fee, not per word. If
your writing is sloppy (in other words, you
haven't written tight), I'm less likely to
I will often
ask writers to make changes and resubmit to make the article better. If you're not prepared to do
that, please don't submit. I am happy to work with writers who are willing
to make (or at the very least consider) suggested changes, but I need to
know those writers are going to comply when necessary.
Treat this submission
exactly as you would for a regular magazine or publication. I
expect submissions to be professional, and won't accept anything less.
You will retain all rights to your work. Articles will be published in the 'Writer to
Writer' ezine and on the website simultaneously. They will remain there
indefinitely, unless the author requests their
As I will be purchasing 'first rights' I do expect that
to be the case. (Sorry if this sounds harsh, but I was caught
out on this a while back.) This is not checked - honesty is an
important factor in this instance. Please
note that I require two weeks exclusive rights
from date of publication. You are
then free to distribute your article however you
These articles will attract payment of
I do accept reprints, but the majority
of these attract no payment. (Sorry, the Internet
is flooded with reprints - mine included.)
If your article has been published
before, but can't be found in every nook and
cranny over the internet, payment of US$5 is
applicable. When submitting, please tell me where
the article has been published before.
In both cases, payment will be on
Payment will only be made via PayPal so you must have a valid PayPal
recently implemented a new system. Once your article has been
accepted, I will require an invoice via PayPal to make payment.
simply because I get busy and then forget to make payment when it's due.
If you want payment, you'll need to bill me! I only require a basic
invoice, which includes the title of your article, along with the amount.
(PayPal takes care of the rest automatically.)
should be sent via PayPal to cheryl(at)writer2writer.com
I *try* to
remind writers to invoice me, but I do sometimes forget. (I constantly
juggle projects, so it's not surprising!)
Please do not email and ask what
subjects or topics I'm after. I simply don't have
the time to find article ideas for you. Scout
around the website - if
you see any voids, you've found what I need. I have regular columnists who did just that.
(If you have specific ideas and want to run them by me, that's
And don't forget to include a
with your submission; this will also give me an idea
of what you've done before.
Having a submission accepted does not
mean you are employed by this website or its
owner. You are a contract worker, and as such,
are responsible for your own tax, accounting, etc.
All submissions should be sent as a Word attachment,
formatted as follows:
Please include a short - 2 to 3 sentence - bio at
the end of the submission.
Most submissions received do not
include a bio. It is very time consuming for me to chase people up for
these, so I'm no longer doing so.
No bio will result in an automatic
Cheryl's Wish List:
HOW TO GENERATE INCOME FROM WRITING
The focus of the site has altered somewhat over
the years, and
I'm concentrating more on helping writers earn an income from their writing.
If you have ideas that you can compile into an article, and those ideas will
help writers earn income from their writing skills, I want to
hear from you.
I constantly purchase articles to be used on the site and in the
newsletter, and I'm on the lookout for
many more. I want to keep the site fresh, while providing writers with
ways to earn money as a writer.
Many of our visitors are totally new to writing, but we also cater to
those visitors who are more experienced. These are the writers these
money-making articles are geared toward.
Submitted articles may cover a range of topics (i.e. freelance magazine
writing, content writing, SEO writing, copywriting, ebook writing, etc), but please keep to
just one topic per article.
I tend to use the same writers repeatedly if I'm happy with their
work. This saves me a lot of time and effort. Don't be put off
by this because I am totally open to working with writers whose work I've
never seen before.
Quality and content are the most important issues for me - not who
wrote the article.
If I like your article idea but feel it needs work, I will make suggestions
in most cases. If you're willing to work with me to make it publishable,
and/or make it appeal to my target audience, I will be more than happy to
work with you. Often repeatedly.
VARIOUS AREAS OF INTEREST
Article topics that interest me are:
--- desperately seeking
Niche Writing/Product Creation --
Children's Writing --
Transition from Hobby to Business
Marketing for Writers
*These are just a snap-shot. Contact me with any ideas you might
have but are not sure will interest me.
ROMANCE ARTICLES ALWAYS NEEDED
I'm always looking for articles about the
at http://Romance.Writer2Writer.com -
good articles about romance are difficult to
locate. My preference is for brand-new articles, but I will take
reprints if necessary.
Please read all the
above details, as they are applicable to these
Note: I will *sometimes* accept articles about
erotica, but they must be purely instructional and contain no
Our current sub-sites are:
My plan is to add the following sub-sites sometime in the future:
Children's Writing - done
If you have ideas or articles in any of these areas, feel free to
submit them. There's no reason they cannot be used at this point in
give you heaps of exposure. We get between
and 115,000 hits per month - usually closer to the latter - with
approximately 5,700 - 7,500 new visitors per month. And we have more
than 6,600 subscribers (and growing daily) to our
Writer ezine. *These stats do not
include the visitor numbers for the sub-sites.
Competition is high;
writers are vying to be published on this website, hence the
reason I always have a back-log of articles to review.