Clarksworld, earn online writing fiction

micheal By micheal, 1st Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Clarksworld is a online fiction magazine who will pay writers for short stories, non fiction and art. I have looked at a few of these kinds of sites now, and Clarksworld has sparked my own interest more than most. Read on to find out all about Clarksworld, and to see if it is a place you could earn some money with.

Fiction magazines

Writing online became popular years ago, and with the revelation that you can make some money doing it everyone's now giving it a go. There are many different ways to make money writing online, and people can do very well writing reviews and articles. Another great way to earn from writing online, is fiction writing. This too comes in many forms, and one of the forms of fiction writing which really interests me at the moment is online fiction magazines.

There are some fiction magazines out their now, who are more than willing to pay people for short fiction. The major plus with these kinds of sites, is that you don't need to be a professional or experienced writer to take part. If you can write good English but not perfect and write interesting fiction, you can make some money with fiction magazines.


One such site which I have been taking a look at lately is Clarkworld. This site looks great, and I myself have started putting together a four thousand word short story for them. Clarkworld fiction magazine is not just a fun place to write stories for. But also a Hugo Award-winning fiction magazine, so you can be sure they are real and certainly legit. Clarksworld is a science fiction and fantasy magazine, this is something to bare in mind as writing for Clarksworld does mean sticking to these genre's.

One thing I have noticed about this magazine, is that they publish a lot more work than a lot of other sites like it. I suppose this means there might be an easier chance to get your fiction published with them, than with sites that publish say one story a month. Another great thing about Clarksworld, is that fiction stories is not all they accept. They also accept non fiction work as well as art.

For fiction Clarksworld say that they prefer stories which are four thousand words long, although they do accept stories which are in between one and eight thousand words. As far as payments go, they are not the highest paying. But at 10 cents per word, you can earn 10 dollars for a thousand words. Which means a good four thousand word story can bring you in 40 dollars. In may be handy to keep in mind that Clarksworld only pays 10 cents per word for the first 4000 words, after that you only get 7 cents per word.

Clarksworld do stress that they want all stories submitted to them written in good English. They are not asking for professional writing, but poorly written work will be rejected.

So what do they want?

Science fiction, this doesn't have to be hard science fiction but imaginative ideas will be appreciated. Whether you are interested in the medieval times, folkloric tales or surreal things, You can add these things into your fantasy work. Leaving you with plenty of space for you creative imagination to run wild. Clarksworld also accept horror, they say supernatural or psychological will do as long as it's scary.

Clarksworld is in fact the first fiction magazines I have come across online which accepts bad language, gore and sex. They only ask that if you use these things, you use them well and not just for the sake of it. You will have to put your story on a .DOC or RTF format in order to submit to them.

One of the really great things about this site though, is their response time. Sometimes sites like these take months to get back to you after you have submitted a story. Clarksworld say they take under two days, so no waiting around for to long waiting for an approval on your work. So if you think you knock up some good fiction, give Clarksworld a go today.

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author avatar writestuff
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

Informative post. Thanks again for sharing your experiences regarding making money online.

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author avatar micheal
3rd Apr 2015 (#)

your very welcome, thanks for your comment

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author avatar M G Singh
15th Apr 2015 (#)

Informative, but do they accept from Asia?

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author avatar micheal
15th Apr 2015 (#)

it doesn't specify, so I think you would be okay

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author avatar brendamarie
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Have you written anything for them and gotten paid?

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author avatar micheal
27th Apr 2015 (#)

no not yet, but I plan to soon, this is just a heads up for ficition writers and some site details not a review, thank you

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