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Top 5 websites who pay for story writing


englishlogoWriting Fiction can be tremendous fun. If you happen to have a vivid imagination and a flair for writing, them what more could you want. But the past part is yet to unveil itself. Although writing for oneself is satisfying, yet if you get paid for your favorite past time as well, then I reckon this is what we call the best of bargains. Fiction writing can be as lucrative as article writing, if you know what the right places to submit your work are. The payment does vary from story to story, yet at times beginning writers have to hone their craft a great deal, before they start making some real money. Overall this is a fun and easy way to add to your income. Following is a list of websites which pay for story writing. Check them out and see if they work for you.


  1. Tor.com

Tor.com is one of the best story writing sites, which embraces your original speculative fiction stories and poetry. It welcomes stories from different genres such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history and other related genres. Mostly they ask for stories with a word length of 12, 000. It pays 25 cents per word for the first 5 000 words, 15 cents per word for the next 5000 and 10 cents for the words after that. For more details, click on the following link.


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  1. Buzzy mag


Buzzy mag welcomes original stories of various genres such as science fiction, horror and fantasy short stories. The word limit is of 10, 000 words. Stories from other related genres such as thriller, suspense and paranormal tales are also entertained. They pay you 10 cents USD per word. For more details, check out the website below.





  1. GigaNotoSaurus.org


This websites accepts stories from either science fiction or fantasy or both. The word limit usually ranges in between 5,000 to 25,000 words. Stories with diversity in settings, styles, viewpoints and backgrounds are generally demanded by the editor. One story a month is published by GigaNotoSaurus and it pays you $100 on each story, once it gets accepted. Check out the following link for more details.




  1. Inter Galactic Medicine Show


Inter Galactic Medicine Show by Orson Scott Card is an online fantasy and science fiction magazine. Here too, stories in the genres of science fiction and fantasy are demanded. It pays you 6 cents per word for the initial 7500 words and then 5 cents a word after that. For more details, check out the following website.

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  1. Comets and Criminals

Comets and Criminals require stories written in various genres such as science fiction, crime and mystery, adventure, historical and western genres. Stories beyond these genres or stories which incorporate a variety of genres in them are particularly welcomed. Comets and Criminals only want such fantastic and exceptional stories which have been published already. 25$ (US) is paid for each story. The word limit ought to be of 10, 000 words.  To check out further details, click on the following link.




So start writing stories and add to your income.

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