AltHist, get paid to write about the alternative side of life

micheal By micheal, 1st May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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AltHist is a online fiction magazine for people who like the alternative side of life. You can read alternative history at AltHist or alternative fantasy, and you can even be paid for writing your own alternative short stories. If this sound interesting, read on to find out more.

Finding the right fiction mag

Online fiction magazines websites are great places to get going with writing your fiction online. The only problem is finding the site which is right for you. Different online fiction mags, are looking for different theme's and genre's. So if you want to get paid by them for your short stories, you must make sure you are giving the site what it is looking for. The good news is, whatever catogary you like writing in, you can be sure there will be a magazine for you.


AltHist is one such fiction magazine online, who will pay writers for stories. The name AltHist is a dead give away for what this magazine is all about. Anything alternative like historical fantasy, historical history and alternative history. As the conspiracy theory and alternative history industries are booming these days, I am sure a lot people will be interested in this site.

Although initially this is an article letting people know about a good writing and earning opportunity online. It also qualifies as an article letting you know where to get some reading material. If you are into reading short stories, then AltHist is a great place to do it.

Getting published and payment

If you like the idea of getting your own short stories published with this site, then there are a few details worth noting. First your recommended to read something on their site. If you don't want to purchase, then no worries. They have the first magazine issue to read on their website. Reading this will get you more in tune with what it is exactly the site is after. Many online fiction magazines want flash fiction, but AltHist is not one of them. It is short stories they are after, but nothing over ten thousand words. They specify that they want good characters, so this seems like something to be getting right if you want to publish with them. There is not much else really, other than to make sure your work is your own original work.

AltHist even have a place for non-fiction writers. If you can knock up really good reviews and articles on alternative subjects, then they will accept your work. Artwork is something else they want, and seem to be in need of at the moment. Payments are not massive with this site, ten dollars or a free issue of the printed magazine with your story in it. There is more to these sites than payment though. They are away to get your name out their and your writing seen, and go well on a online writing CV.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
11th May 2015 (#)

Thanks for this useful share, Micheal; agreed it is well worth the effort down the line after establishing a name - siva

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author avatar micheal
12th May 2015 (#)

your welcome shiva, thanks for the comment

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author avatar micheal
12th May 2015 (#)

thanks madan

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author avatar M G Singh
11th May 2015 (#)

This is excellent info

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author avatar Kingwell
13th May 2015 (#)

Interesting and a very useful share. Blessings.

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author avatar SunnyJasrotia
17th May 2015 (#)

I want to be a story writer but I do not know how to write a story. Can you please tell me how to write a story about a person. How to start , How to move with the story and how to end it.
I am having random thoughts but do not know how to put together .

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author avatar micheal
18th May 2015 (#)

I'm sorry, this is something you really need to work out yourself, as I am to busy, sorry

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