65 Magazines that Pay Writers.

Bloggers, start writing!

Silver Threading ~ Fairy Whisperer ~

Whats newThe following is a list of 65 magazines in a wide variety of topics. All of the magazines accept submissions from freelance writers. WOW!!

Source: 65 Magazines that Pay Writers.

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Old World Déjà vu

If Randall’s photos and prose do not mesmerise you, call 911! His words are artistically composed and some of the most poetic prose.

China Sojourns Photography

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It was a strange day I remember, exploring Budapest for the first time with a sensation I had walked these streets before, every corner a story to be told.  Each step filled with fascination, time of no concern as evening tumbled from dusk into the magical darkness of night.  Pulled forward by destiny into my past.

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She was there, a flash of a smile wrapped up in the Old World like a well-worn shawl.

An artistic light gathered around her, fusing the old with new, highlighting the intricacies of the human spirit. Not yet love, only a tickle of possibility.  The depths of the night offered us the chance to roam new lands, to dance with the tide and imagine our next adventure.

Old World Déjà vu-11

The start of the day blends with the end of the night, leaving the unanswered question of where we belong. Amid all the laughter, a melancholy undercurrent…

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No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

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4 Quick Ways To Write A #BookReview And Overcome Your Fears #MondayBlogs

Rosie Amber

Authors WANT  Reviews

Make an Author's Day

Simple! How many times have you read pleas on social media for readers to write reviews? – Probably Loads.

Does the thought of writing a book review send you racing to the hills? – I can see plenty of you nodding in agreement.

WHAT holds you back?

Reading Soft edge

6 common replies:

I can’t write.

I can’t write paragraphs about a book.

I don’t know what to write.

I’m afraid of what people will think of my review.

I’m an author and don’t want a backlash on my own books.

I don’t have the time.

Let’s turn this around

I can’t write – I bet if you can read, you can write.

I can’t write paragraphs about a book – Good News, Amazon accepts one sentence reviews now as do many other sites.

I don’t know what to write – Ah! Quick Question – Why did you like or Dislike…

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Author Interviews @AilaStephens #weekendBlogShare #writer #author


Author Interviews

Welcome to my weekly blog series – Author Interviews. 

Each week I ask authors to take a seat in my red interview chair and tell me about how they wrote their first novel, what challenges they encountered, the writing best practices that work for them and the most important question of all – what do they wear whilst writing?

This week I am squealing with author excitement, as Aila Stephens has agreed to sit in my chair! I am reading Aila’s new book at the moment and bedtime reading sessions have changed. I have not had the chance to speak to my loved one across the pillows, as I have been so engrossed with Aila’s book. Luckily he has found comfort in a spy thriller.

So, let me welcome the amazing Aila Stephens to my red chair!

Hey Aila!  Sit down, make yourself comfortable and help yourself to my homemade

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“Cuween Chambered Cairn” and other poems by Tim Miller


Cuween Chambered Cairn

I should go on my hands and knees to you,
you farmers from five thousand years ago.
Even though your skulls are no longer here
or the small skulls of your two dozen dogs,
in retrospect I realize how wise
I was, dipping in and out of your dark
—the familiar main chamber and three rooms—
to never pause in all my picture-taking
to never stop and extinguish the light
to have found you at the end of the day,
so that we were tired and a bit rushed.
Something like the terror at what went on here
would have overwhelmed me in the moment,
the seriousness of generations
which I only became aware of later:
like an ancient fireplace still smudged with smoke,
our shoulders were soiled from the gloom on your hands.

Horses on Orkney

Horses curled in the flaming spiral of…

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August could be a special month for Writers waiting to be discovered

Here is some news for those who are ready. Best wishes!


United Aritists – the leading European  literary and talent agency – have annouced Open House for writers throughout August.


That means they are inviting novelists to submit a synopsis and the first three chapters according to genre. No need to send a covering letter, but you can reveal a bit about yourself in the email. Send it with attachments to openhouse@unitedartists.co.uk   Deadline 6pm on the day (UK time)

Monday August 1st Children and YA books

Monday August 8th Crime and Thrillers

Monday August 15th Commerical Fiction

Monday August 22nd  Literary Fiction

Find out more HERE 

Hate the thought of writing a synopsis? Join the club. I have yet to meet a writer who actually enjoys it. Here’s a 2014 post that sets out  10 rules that should help you compose something that is a cross between a job application and a seduction.

Good Luck!

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Still Another Day by Pablo Neruda

Art, Literature & Life

Today is just another day, but I wish you all a beautiful one.  So, enjoy with this enchanting words by one of my favourite poets.


by Pablo Neruda


The days aren’t discarded or collected, they are bees
that burned with sweetness or maddened
the sting: the struggle continues,
the journeys go and come between honey and pain.
No, the net of the years doesn’t unweave: there is no net.
They don’t fall drop by drop from a river: there is no river.
Sleep doesn’t divide life into halves,
or action, or silence, or honor:
life is like a stone, a single motion,
a lonesome bonfire reflected on the leaves,
an arrow, only one, slow or swift, a metal
that climbs or descends burning in your bones.

(trans. William O’Daly) Copper Canyon Press: Port Townsend, 1984.



de Pablo Neruda

Pluviôse, irrité contre la ville entière,
De son…

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» 12 Publishers Open to Previously Self-Published Books and Reprints

Silver Threading ~ Fairy Whisperer ~

If you’ve self-published, but still want a traditional publisher, this list is for you.<3

Source: » 12 Publishers Open to Previously Self-Published Books and Reprints

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This Is Not Goodbye

For those of you not yet following The Porter Girl, it is time to take a look at what you are missing. Check this out then jump back into some of the pages…

Secret Diary Of PorterGirl

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