Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Big bucks for your real story
This publication in the UK wants your real story. Whether it's traumatic, inspiring, endearing, heart-breaking or courageous, they want to consider it for Real People Magazine. If your tale will make people cry, fume, or laugh out loud, then they want to hear it. They pay up to £1,000 for the ones they print. E-mail: email@example.com Also, pays £25 for every letter in the Trash or Treasure department and £15 to £25 for tips to save time, stress and money. They offer no word count, but my suggestion would be 1,000-1,500 words.
NOTE: Yeah, you may be thinking that everyone has a story. The key is how well you tell it? One writer can take an uncomplicated divorce and raise the ante on it while another might have a life-threatening event with break-ins, weapons and cops yet write it boring as oatmeal.
DOUBLE NOTE: My husband interrupted a rape years back, and I was held hostage in someone's home once. I might need to give this one a go myself.