Write short stories and get paid well with The Fiction Desk.

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The Fiction Desk is an online short fiction magazine, who pay for short stories which can be written by anyone. You don't have to be a professional writer to use this site, if you think you can write interesting short stories people are going to want to read, then you could give it a go, and at £15 for every thousand words, it's not bad pay.

The Fiction Desk

Many people are now writing online, the internet has lead the way to many new writing opportunities. For people who are writing for money online, writing a book usually becomes the common aim for many. To have your own book published, earning you money on it's royalties, does sound very attractive to anyone making money by writing on the net. Before writing a book, many want to know if they can even write fiction, which is where online fiction magazines can come in handy.

Writing articles on revenue share sites, content mills and blogs, is very different to writing fiction. Fiction is a whole new ball game, where you need to start thinking about story lines, plot's, characters and your writing technique, so it's best to get some feedback in my opinion before even thinking about creating your own book. I wrote about a online fiction magazine not long ago, the site is called Every Day Fiction, they pay you to write short fiction stories for there site.

There word count is a thousand, Every Day Fiction don't pay that well and only accept a thousand words, which is just not enough words for most fiction writers.
If a thousand words just isn't enough for you, then you can try the UK online fiction magazine which is The Fiction Desk. The Fiction Desk works in the same way as Every Day Fiction, in that you write up your short story, and submit it to them through there online submission's form.

The fiction Desk started as a book blog in 2007, this was short lived as there popularity and success lead them to form The Fiction Desk. In 2008, The Fiction Desk stopped offering there editing services, so they could completely concentrate on there publishing services instead. One good thing for fiction writer's working on short fiction stories for this site, is that you have to write at least 2000 words if you wish your story to be published with them. And if 2000 is not not enough, then don't worry, you can write up to 20,000 words, if you think your story needs it. Although The Fiction Desk is ran by a company from the United Kingdom, anybody in the world who can speak and write in English, is welcome to submit a story with them.

More about The Fiction Desk

Another great thing for fiction writer's is how much this site will pay you for one of your stories, if they think it is good enough to publish. The Fiction Desk pays £15 for every thousand words of your story, so if you write a great short story for them, that is made with 5 thousand words, you'll get £75, For 10 thousand word stories you will make £150. This is not bad cash for people who can knock up quick, involving and interesting stories, and compared to a lot of other online fiction magazines, this is a high paying site.

Another brilliant thing for fiction writer's writing for The Fiction Desk, is that they only want to claim the rights of your published short story for six months. They only accept original stories that have not been published elsewhere, but after your stories have been published on their site for at least six months, you can then have your rights back on your story, and do what ever you wish with it, all The Fiction Desk ask, is you keep your story in print on their site.

Most online fiction magazines take a long time to get back to you, once you submit a story to them, three months being the usual amount of time you have to wait. The Fiction Desk is no different, they also take up to three months to check and get back to you about your stories but you can speed things up with them. By paying £2, which is voluntary, they will speed up the process. Money talks and by paying just £2, which can be paid easily through Paypal, instead of waiting for three months for a response, you will be waiting for as little as three weeks.

This seems like a brilliant place to get paid for writing fiction, it can be used by professionals already earning money writing novels, as a side line for extra cash. Or it can be used for new writer's, wanting to test their fiction skills, and see if they have what it takes, to write stories people are going to want to read.

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author avatar Madan G Singh
4th Oct 2014 (#)

Wonderful post. Will try it

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Interesting post and one of a kind writing!

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author avatar James Eames
23rd Oct 2014 (#)

The Fiction Desk are not a magazine, and don't publish any stories online (although they do keep a blog, and all submissions are done through their website). They actually produce good quality printed books, available from bookshops and online retailers like Amazon. They also make them available in all ebook formats.

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