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Theresa Gooda
"I write to confess that I was reluctant to subscribe to FMN at the outset. Having paid the fees for The Writers Bureau course and investing in copies of several other magazines and publications by way of research, it seemed another expenditure that I could do without. However, I am pleased to report that almost every penny that I have earned through writing is as a result of a lead or idea generated by the magazine. I have more than tripled my 'stake' through articles, letters and fillers, and recently achieved my first fiction success with third prize in a short story competition promoted on the Competitions News page. I have absolutely no hesitation in renewing my subscription as the time arises."

Theresa Gooda


"So far this year I've had over £4,000 of work through FMN, plus a pile of commissions that will keep me going for months."

R. Weatherburn


"Thanks to the leads provided by FMN and the invaluable feedback from my tutor, I have had a variety of readers' letters published and am currently waiting for a piece on one of my ancestors to be published in Practical Family History magazine."

Sarah Greenwood


"I have found FMN invaluable in finding new markets. I have been lucky enough to have had 28 published stories so far, the majority of which came from initial enquiries after reading FMN."

Kimberley Padgett-Clarke


"Inspired by your listings of magazines that pay for tips and photos, I sent a letter and photograph to Take a Break. After a couple of weeks I forgot all about it. Last week I received an email from a distant cousin who had been holidaying in Tenerife - she said she had picked up a friend's magazine and found my letter and picture. This morning I received a cheque for £50."

Betty Taylor
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"I used my card to obtain an interview with a local VIP, which got published. He said he only gave the interview because of the card."

Sally Peace


Tom McGuire "My FMN subscription has already earned me $25 from a US travel zine. But this weekend having the membership card saved me €50. I live in a Spanish city of 200,000. It is the home of the largest Harley Davidson motorcycle club in the country. At this time every year it hosts a convocation of Harley fans from all over Western Europe. I went with my Nikon, notebook and FMN membership card to the organisation's booth at the fairground. I explained to a very nice tattooed woman that I wanted a media pass and showed her my card. She went inside and moments later came out with a fancy TV Media pass for me. All thanks to being able to present my membership card. It gave me free entrance to the two-day event, saving me €50. Now if I can generate an article out of it as well..."

Tom McGuire


"Freelance Market News certainly offers us writers the opportunity to earn cash but I also feel the many features written by fellow writers help to stimulate and motivate me to achieve greater things.

"I have for a long while put off setting up a website but inspired by Keith Gregson's piece in January's edition I have now set up just such a site.

"In the same edition there were also details under Market News about Family Tree magazine. I submitted a proposal which has been accepted, which means that not only has my website been paid for but also several years' subscriptions to your excellent publication!"

James Hendrie
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michelle mccartney "FMN is written so simply with lots of relevant information and the monthly competition has given me the courage to submit again. The readers letters, written so honestly, gave me the nudge to believe in myself as a writer."

Michelle McCartney
Theresa Gooda

"I am pleased to report that almost every penny that I have earned through writing is as a result of a lead or idea generated by the magazine. I have more than tripled my 'stake' through articles, letters and fillers, and recently achieved my first fiction success with third prize in a short story competition promoted on the Competitions News page. I have absolutely no hesitation in renewing my subscription as the time arises."

Theresa Gooda