This Little Writer Went to Market

By Lynda Lee Schab

A couple of years ago, I taught a workshop at the FaithWriters conference, which I titled THIS LITTLE WRITER WENT TO MARKET. I figured since THIS little writer (that would be me) went to market, maybe what I’ve learned along the way could help other little writers who want to go to market, too.In the many years I’ve been a freelance writer, I’ve gotten lots of questions from people wanting to dip their toes into the world of freelancing. Most specifically, people are interested in where and how to submit their work to paying markets. They would love to make money with their writing, but have no idea how to go about it.Ever since that FaithWriters conference, I’ve wanted to create an ebook with the information I taught in the workshop. It took me over two years, but I finally did it! And now that ebook is available for you. It’s a brief guide (20-43 pages, depending on the format you select), but it includes sections on writing for greeting cards, magazines, and anthologies. There is also a section on writing contests and online opportunities. You’ll find lots of links to writers guidelines and other resources to check out (and click on). There are also samples of cover letters, and a brief explThis Little Writer coveranation of “rights.”

Most of the links are to Christian publishers, but there are a few general market links, as well.

If you’ve been wondering about getting paid for your work, and want to explore the big scary world of freelancing (it’s really not that scary, I promise!), I encourage you to upload your copy. THIS LITTLE WRITER WENT TO MARKET is available on the following sites for only $1.99: – The PDF version is available on FaithWriters. Personally, this is my favorite version because of the readability. The FaithWriters version includes an extra sample of how to submit to writing┬á jobs posted on the FaithWriters site. – Kindle version

Smashwords – Various formats

If you have any questions about freelancing, please post them in the comments. I’ll try to answer them as quickly as possible.
LYNDA LEE SCHAB is a full-time freelance writer from Michigan. She got her writing start in greeting cards (Blue Mountain Arts, Dayspring) and from there went on to write articles and short stories (Mature Living, Christian Home & School) and in many places online (including and Lynda works behind the scenes at and is a regular book reviewer for She is also the author of Mind over Madi and Madily in Love, the first two books in a 3-book series. Visit her website at

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