selling a story

Selling your story to a magazine – ten top tips!

Rule number one! Don’t go directly to any publication! A magazine or newspaper might offer you money for your story but you won’t know if their offer is a good one or not … or the best. There is also no guarantee your story will appear as you want it to or that you will be paid – if anything goes wrong you are on your own against a big national publication…

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Sunday Telegraph plagiarism story

The Sunday Telegraph, byline banditry and a spot of ‘plagiarism…’

Recently a broadsheet newspaper lifted almost 1000 words of a story I wrote for The Sun newspaper and printed it without any payment or even checking the story out. So what happens if you are writing a blog or you are a journalist. Should you expect your copy will be lifted, should you bother to say anything and does it matter? I look at the laws and discuss why I believe it does matter and is not ethical…

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