Write Smart!

I know everyone is looking to find markets for their writing. I also really get that you want to know whether these markets pay or don’t pay (see below). Having said that I recommend that you get your market recommendations from trusted sources and don’t waste time “on the hunt,” especially since that’s time could be using writing and polishing your submissions.

I also want to say a quick word about writing for online markets. Don’t do it unless you personally can vouch for the credibility of the editor or you have a personal recommendation from another writer. I’ve heard too many stories about new-to-writing-for-publication mamas getting sucked into writing for online content sites with no real return on their time investment.

Growing a writing career is not a get-rich-quick proposition. I know from personal experience that it takes TIME to learn to write successfully for publication and even longer to PROFIT from writing for publication. With a plethora of information online, it’s more important than ever to get your markets from reputable sources, like those I’ve listed below.

By the way, as of February 2008, Writing & Publishing the Short Stuff (Especially for Moms) includes paying markets to accompany each week’s writing lesson. Learn more here if you need assistance getting your writing career off to a professional start. I’ve also created an entire class, Platform 101: Discover Your Specialty, to help you accelerate your writing profits with long-term career success in mind.

Now here’s those recommended resources. Remember to write smart, mamas!

Recommended Writing Market Resources for Writer Mamas

Writersmarket.com (only $3.99/month)

Wooden Horse Magazine Database (one day only $1.99)

Fundsforwriters.com (e-Books of markets in your writing specialty)

Paying Markets


Cup of Comfort Essays

Chicken Soup Essays

Non-paying Markets

Literary Mama blog


Mom Writer’s Literary Magazine


1 Response to “Markets”

  1. 1 Anne Fox May 10, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    For Christina: I think I criticized spelling and was probably wrong, but I can’t find where I sent the message. Please forgive me if I was wrong. Too much time spent with my dictionary late at night. Anne

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