Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Big bucks for your real story

REAL PEOPLE

http://realpeoplemagazine.co.uk/Tellusyourstory.PHP

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: vicki@realpeoplemag.co.uk 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.

4 comments:

Kerika Fields said...

Great info thanks for posting. And I do think that EVERYONE has a story it's just that some people tell it better than others.

Journaling Woman said...

Did you know you are mentioned in Writer's Digest this issue as WD Tweet of the Month? Good for you!!

Teresa

Hope Clark said...

Teresa - I had no idea! I skimmed through the issue, reading the articles I wanted to, and never saw it. And I've tossed it already. Thanks for letting me know. (V8 moment as I smack my forehead for not reading in more depth.)

Hope Clark said...

Teresa - I had no idea! I skimmed through the issue, reading the articles I wanted to, and never saw it. And I've tossed it already. Thanks for letting me know. (V8 moment as I smack my forehead for not reading in more depth.)