Bloggers and writers often explore digital and print magazine writing opportunities on a regular basis, but did you know there are many other platforms you can write for? Specifically, this article explores opportunities to write for newsletters.
A newsletter audience is often very targeted and engaged as they have at some point opted in to receive the publication. Depending on the type of audience you are looking for, some newsletter opportunities (paid and unpaid) may deliver on your writing goals even more than some than other writing opportunities.
In addition, certain (not all) newsletters pay, and pay well! Here are 11 newsletters open to your submissions:
Writers Weekly Newsletter – This weekly newsletter is targeted at freelancers and requests a query/pitch vs. a completed piece. This publication is especially interested in pieces that focus on how to make more money writing, and related self-employment. They also publish freelance success stories. SUBMIT $40-$60
Angel Animals Story of The Week – “The Angel Animals Story of the Week is enjoyed by an animal-loving community of thousands in over forty-five countries around the world. It is a free online, opt-in subscription-based newsletter that contains a letter/blog at the beginning followed by a Story of the Week from a contributor. It also offers inspiring quotes and announcements about books and other projects from the Angel Animals Network.” SUBMIT No Payment
Funds For Writers – Each weekly newsletter includes just one freelance article on the topic of earning money via writing. Keep in mind that this newsletter typically books months in advance of publication, so links in your article should be as evergreen as possible. SUBMIT $45-$50
fwn – fwn (or Free Writers’ Newsletter) is firstwriter.com’s “free monthly newsletter for writers, providing news, advice, articles, and opportunities on writing and getting published to over 25,000 subscribers.” Submissions will be included not only in their international newsletter, but also on their website. “All material must be directly related to the craft of creative writing and /or getting work published, or developments in the publishing industry that are relevant to writers.” SUBMIT No Payment – however you may include links to your own site, and/or include details of your own publications or ventures
Fund Your Life Overseas – This e-letter comes five times a week, sharing “…ways to earn income that lets you live anywhere, travel anytime… and give you the funds to make your overseas dream real.” SUBMIT $75
2e: Twice Exceptional Newsletter – “2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter was founded in 2003. We publish bi-monthly in electronic form for those who raise, educate, and counsel high-ability (gifted) children who also have learning challenges.” SUBMIT No Payment, however published authors of original pieces are given a year’s free subscription
Children’s Writer: Newsletter of Writing and Publishing Trends – “A 12-page monthly newsletter in two sections reporting on the marketplace for children’s writing—books, articles, stories, plays, activities, and more. Current news, trends, tips, how to write to publish.” SUBMIT $200-$300
Hope & Comfort – The newsletter for Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL) is published four times a year and is open to personal stories as well as poetry. “Survivors of Suicide Loss reaches out to and supports people who have lost a loved one to suicide. It is devastating and confusing to lose a spouse, a child, a sibling, a relative, a friend to suicide, and we are here to help people cope with the aftermath of such a loss.” SUBMIT No Payment
Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) Newsletter – “The ARC aromatherapy newsletter is dedicated to providing aromatherapy professionals with information about the latest research advancements and professional tools and resources in the field.” SUBMIT Payment is free advertising space (1/4 to 1/12 page) in newsletter
WorldStart – “We are primarily looking for tips for our e-mail newsletter, WorldStart’s Computer Tips. This is published daily to 300,000 readers and focuses on tips and tricks the average computer user can utilize. We are also seeking feature articles for our website covering any and all aspects of computing.” SUBMIT $15 – $35
If you are interested in making a regular paycheck for newsletter writing, or offering more comprehensive newsletter services for potential clients, I suggest checking out this article and podcast from Ed Gandia: #021: Email Newsletters: A Steady and Lucrative Writing Opportunity
Pro Tip: A Google search for ‘newsletter submissions’ plus a niche keyword or location will help you zero in on the types of newsletter writing opportunities that might be of interest to you. I’ve featured mainly general newsletters in this post, but searches for regional and local newsletters should provide many additional results that might be more applicable to you.
Leave a comment and let us know what newsletters you have written for, or a newsletter you know of that is accepting submissions.