The Freelance Writing Organization - Int'l Writing Links and Resources www.fwointl.com
A free site that hosts thousands of writing resources and links in a massive online database. 40+ genres, funds for writers, job listings, education, news, submission calls, research library. Resources range from adventure to westerns, agents to publishers. Professional resources for editors, journalists and writers.
Our writers provide previously unpublished how-to-write articles, writer lifestyle pieces, and writing industry news. In exchange for the articles we choose to publish, we offer ad banners, excerpts, and promotion of published work. Our published authors also join the list of contributors on our masthead. See the Benefits & Legalities section below for details.
Initial submissions can lead to future paid assignments and writing opportunities. Plus if you are good enough and consistent enough, you could get a paid column within our publication once we become a paying market.
What Content Should I Submit?
Generally speaking, we are open to all how-to-write articles concerning all genres of writing, including but not limited to: fiction, nonfiction, children's lit, poetry, screenplays, theatrical plays, Internet content, technical writing, and business writing.
To understand what quality of writing cuts the grade for inclusion in our publication, please read our publication and review our archives before sending in a submission.
Our main site, The Freelance Writing Organization International, constantly receives questions about the following topics:
So, if you have something you would like to get credit for, receive free exposure, gain experience or an addition to your portfolio, and see your work in print, let us know by following our guidelines below and sending us a submission or query.
Reviews of How-To-Write Books
We'll also need your bio of 50 words or less and a photo to go with your review. As with all our published content, this is a volunteer gig.
Writing Items Of INterest
Our Items Of INterest section delivers news about the writing industry, writing opportunites (in the broad and general sense, not specific gigs), obituaries about authors or people influencing the industry, tools that are useful to writers, innovations in the industry, and such like. Political content is generally avoided, but opinion is welcome where it is useful to writers at large.
All submissions and queries must be within the body of an email. Attachments are immediately discarded unless they are pictures as requested below.
Note: You will be informed within 90 days whether or not your submission will be published. This helps to ensure that, if the piece is not used by IN, you can submit it to other publishers without breaching our exclusive first publishing rights above. If you have not heard from us within 90 days, please feel free to contact us.
If possible and applicable, please include the following with your submission:
Benefits & Legalities
The following promotions of you and your work are what you will receive for your submissions if published.
Ad Banners and Excerpts
In exchange for using your article, we offer not only the opportunity to place your banner within our publication, but we also offer an additional banner to be permanently included in the rotator displayed throughout our website. If and when your submission is chosen, we'll be in touch with specs on the graphics needed for the banners and where to send them.
Sometimes, we also run excerpts of your existing work to complement your how-to-write article, providing an example of your published work for our readers to see first hand. If you are sending in a how-to-write article and have a published work — such as a book, screenplay, or poem, for example — please inform us at the top of your email and include a excerpt of 500 words maximum at the bottom of your submission email.
Please also include the date it was published or used, who published or used it, and a URL link to the work (if applicable). Include an ISBN # when applicable too.
If you have a picture that complements your excerpt, such as a book jacket cover, please send it along with your submission. The same goes for a picture that complements your article. See above for picture file sizes and formats.
By sending your submission to us you agree to the following:
Inkwell Newswatch (IN) is offered exclusive first publishing rights, with additional rights to edit, archive, re-use, anthologize, and syndicate the content. Upon publishing your submission, IN acknowledges that copyright and additional publishing rights revert to the author for use in any way the author sees fit to use the article in conjunction with the rights of IN above. You further agree that the following line of text and/or link will be included in any and all reprints, including reprints of book reviews:
"First published by Inkwell Newswatch (IN), http://www.fwointl.com/in.html"
Send submissions to: email@example.com, subject IN Submission.
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If you have an existing website, please ask about our free IN Syndication News Feed by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject IN Syndication.
Editorial Styles & Standards
Submitted and published articles are edited to IN's particular styles and standards. Our reference for spelling style is the Oxford Dictionary Of English, second edition. The Canadian Press Stylebook, 14th edition is our guide for grammar style and publishing standards, with the following additions:
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