This week’s market is for those of you who enjoy writing reader’s letters. Or even if you don’t, consider writing some. Some publications pay up to £100 for a reader’s letter so they’re a great way to earn some extra income. They also slot in well with other, larger writing projects.
Woman’s Weekly used to have a double page spread of readers’ letters but they’ve undergone a big change. Now, on their ‘Welcome to Woman’s Weekly, Come On In’ page, they use one photo of a reader’s pet, a tip and they have a ‘Letter Of The Week’.
Payment used to be for each letter and photo appearing on the page but now they only pay for the ‘Letter Of The Week’. If your letter is chosen, you’ll receive £25.
You enhance your chances of having your letter published if you relate it to a previous article in the magazine and if you can also relate it to your own experience.
To get a feel for the magazine, take a look at the website: http://www.womansweekly.com/
If you like the idea of writing readers’ letters, take a look at my ‘Markets For Freelancers’ and ‘More Markets For Freelancers’ pages where you’ll find lots of other markets.