Wooden Horse Publishing
Wooden Horse Publishing is a paid resource, but it comes with great alternatives. Currently, the prices for accessing the database are:
24 Hours – $1.99
7 Days – $9.95
30 Days – $29.95
6 Months – $89
1 Year – $149
You can subscribe to their newsletter and get industry news and updates. The site also offers e-books (at 14.95, which I have) and whitepapers you can buy at 5.95. As far as I know, they don’t have an affiliate program.
Writer’s Market – (from Writer’s Digest)
Writer’s Market 2011 can be found at the newsstands, or you can access the online Writer’s Market database. It is a paid resource, and some writers complain that it is not as up-to-date and extensive as it should be. I agree to a certain point, but I wouldn’t give it up on it just yet.
It offers some solid information, such as when the magazine was established, how to submit, who to submit, how much of it is freelance written, its response time, length and much more. However you need to check the information yourself, as publications change editors/websites/pay rates and many even cease to exist.
The book currently costs $18.45 (on Amazon), and one year subscription to the online database is $39.99/a year,($54.99/2 years) You can choose to subscribe monthly, which costs $5.99/month. You can find more details on the F.A.Q. page.
I bought the VIP program which cost me $49.95 – it gives me a year’s subscription to the Writer’s Digest Magazine, a year’s access to the database, The Essentials of Online Marketing & Promotion Webinar, 10% off all Writers Online Workshop courses and 10% off all Writers Digest Shop purchases.
Remember that Writer’s Digest also works with freelancers, and you can find the submission guidelines here.
Susan Johnston’s The Urban Muse Guide to Online Writing Markets
Susan Johnston is a published author who runs her own blog The Urban Muse. Her e-book, The Urban Muse Guide to Online Writing Markets. She offers the website’s name, its attitude and who it targets. It also includes its pay rate (if it is specified), the topics covered and a link to the masthead/contact page/submissions page wherever possible.
At the very least, you have the link to the magazine’s main page where you can do your own digging. The book also features the reasons you might want to write for the web, how to approach the editors, and Susan’s own successful e-mail queries, including the background stories of these queries.
The book costs $17.99. I bought it after seeing it recommended on Carol Tice’s Make a Living Writing blog. I think it is a must for web writers, as her listing includes online publications in diverse areas, including web design, social commentary, relationships, parenting, stock markets, writing and more.
She also lists other resources where you can search for online writing markets.
Writing for Dollars
Writing for Dollars has its own free guidelines database, as well as a free newsletter that comes with useful articles on writing. The newsletter also contains a group of markets, but to find more, you need to dig in to the database. As far as free resources go, it is pretty good. For instance some of the publications writing you can find on the database include Freelance Market Writer’s News, FundsforWriters, WOW! Women on Writing, The Write Markets Report and more.
You can search according to the subject, market name, pay rate, submission style (simultaneous or not) and payment time (on acceptance or publication).
The markets are divided into three according to their pay: High (over $500) Medium ($125-$500) and Low (less than $125).
Writing for Dollars is itself a low-paying market. It starts from $10 (for reprints) and goes up to $25 for solicited articles. You can read its guidelines here.
Freelance Writing.com is a wonderful website that it comes with its own free (albeit) small markets database, job listings, writing contests and resources (such as useful articles and free e-books). If you subscribe to the newsletter, you will get freelance writing jobs. Currently they have free e-books on writing persuasively, writing good sales pages, online copyrights, time management, creativity and many more.
Towse’s Links to Online Submission Guidelines
Towse’s Links to Online Submission Guidelines is a quite comprehensive (and free) guide to submission guidelines (listed alphabetically) and agents (also listed alphabetically).
Writer’s Weekly is a wonderful e-zine that comes with a free newsletter, free guidelines database, news from the industry and free articles. Just like Writing for Dollars, it is also a paying market itself (in the subject of writing of course). It pays more than Writing for Dollars.
Freelance Market News
You can subscribe to Freelance Market News Magazine at £17 for 6 months (6 issues), and £29/year (11 issues). The site offers a free sample issue. The magazine is also a paying market. You can find its guidelines here. The pay ranges from £40 to £50.
WorldwideFreelance.com offers a free newsletter with useful articles, links and some market guidelines. Their premium database costs 24.95/year and 39.95/2 years, and it is supposed to have 2.500 writing markets. The site also offers e-books on writing, blogging and writing markets. Market List E-Books (such as 50 Women’s Writing Markets or Travel or 50 Traveling Writing Markets) cost $6.95 each.
As you can guess from the website’s name, you can find info on markets from Canada, Australia and the UK as well.
This is all from me for now. Please feel free to add your favorite resources.
*Note: Only Amazon links and Susan Johnston’s e-book link are affiliate links, so I make a small commission when you buy through them.