A few problems that one encounters when being a writer is where they can submit their work. Some of us want to get published just so that we can get our names out into the world, some of us want to receive recognition, and some of us just want a deadline and a push for our creativity to come out on paper. Here I have listed a few sites that can help you get your writing into the world.
Camp NaNoWriMo starts again next month on the first of July. It runs twice a year (April and July) and prepares you for the biggest writing event of the year NaNoWriMo in November. The camp lets you set your own word count to achieve as you write or edit your work for the month. If you succeed in your attempt, there are prizes awarded to you such as discounts on publishing services and entries into giveaways. Participants also get to leave the event with a slew of discounts on services.
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place on the first of November. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I won NaNoWriMo in 2015 and look forward to taking part in it again this year! Last year, winners received a free copy of their book from FastPencil, large discounts on publishing services, entries into giveaways, and free books and ebooks.
FanStory is a site that you need to pay for if you would like to publish your works on their site.Although there is a membership fee ($9.99 a month, $69 a year, or $99 for two years), I believe that the feedback earned through putting your work on this site is worth it. People review your work and you can review others, which is a great asset when looking for someone to look at your work and tell you if you are on the right track. There are also forums so that you can meet fellow writers! The site is also a great way to garner fans and there are even contests that reward actual cash!
I was first introduced to this site from my college creative writing professor. This site does require a membership ($5 a month or $50 for a year) but it is an amazing resource if you already have work that you want to put out into the world and just don’t know how. The site has a vast marketplace for writers that allows for writer to find the perfect place for them to submit their work. If you aren’t sure you want to take the plunge for the membership, there is a 7 day free trail that is available.
Yeah, that is an actual website. It is perfect for writers trying to make money and get their name out into the world. They show you jobs that are available. contests, and they give you tips about how to be a successful writer.
Poets & Writers is a site that has contests for writers as well, but it is also a literary magazine and asset to any writer with their tips, guides, and forum. If you are starting in the writing world and don’t know where to begin, I highly recommend looking into these guys to find your voice and your strength to use it.
Niume is a site that allows you to write whatever you’d like (virtually), and pays you $0.01 for every ten views. I myself write book and movie reviews, but I have seen people post fictional work there as well. You can gain a follower base here, make some cash for telling people what you think, or just write whatever pops into your skull and get feedback from other writers.
Channillo is a site where, if accepted, you can write a book or collection of short stories, and be paid per subscriber for a story. To subscribe to a story, a reader needs to pay for a membership plan, and when doing this, they are showing support for a writer. Writers can also choose to donate their earnings instead of taking the money for themselves.
Arrowhead F and P is a great place to help writers find inspiration, especially with their 5 day 10k challenge. This challenge gives writers five days to write 10,000 words for a specific idea on the site. The winner of the challenge gets $100. I check this site all the time to see what the next challenge is and I am always attempting to beat the challenge more than win the contest. It is a great way to warm up those creative juices.