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Old 06-12-2012, 5:39 PM
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Default sell a story

Has anyone ever tried to sell a story (human interest) to a newspaper?
It is not for me but for a friend (so they don't know who they are dealing with until the agreement is signed).
It is do with gang violence.
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Old 06-12-2012, 8:21 PM
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I'm an ex-journo so I know what to expect! Not all of the mags and papers pay well...however I did sell a story to That's Life for a 1000 last year. I got read back and the chance to change mistakes. I was happy with it, the journalist was great and I got the money as soon as the story was printed....I hope this helps x
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:15 PM
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I wrote an article a few years back from all the money saving schemes I had done.It was only a page.A womans magazine [thr first one I contacted]published it and paid me 300,they made about 80% changes to what I had wrote,but it didnt bother me.Another money saving scheme had been sucessful.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:36 PM
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How did you sell it?
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Old 07-12-2012, 6:16 PM
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I used to contribute to magazines writing letters and tips and occasionally selling cartoons. It didn't pay a fortune but it was handy.
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Old 08-12-2012, 3:41 PM
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what are the best mags to send letters and pics too??
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Old 14-12-2012, 9:14 AM
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if you have a good story, and if you are not affraid by hard work, there is an awesome thing !
Just Transform you story in a script for a movie, go to the website "Amazon Studio" put it on... If many people like it, Warner will make a movie of it, and the first payment four you is : 200 000$ !

Good luck.
I'm from France and i'm trying to write a good script for that since 11 month...

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