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Listverse article-writing
« on: October 06, 2015, 10:46:08 AM »
I have been reading ListVerse articles for at least a year now. I have been very tempted to try and submit something to them. It is $100 per approved and published submission. This is all fine and dandy, but firstly, it would take a lot of research. The entire project probably would take a minimum of 10 hours, including the writing. That is still $10 an hour, which is way more than any other online opportunity I have. The problem I have with it, is doing the work and getting rejected. The way I understand it is that they might send it back and want revision after revision. Now it is NOT worth $10 an hour. It is not like they have the classiest work around, the owner is well-known for writing based on rumor and pseudo-facts. Many errors do get through. But still, I enjoy the site, and it would be cool to see my article published. What do you think? Worth it or not?

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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 11:11:43 AM »
Yes, Listverse is great if you get your article accepted it is wonderful. I wrote an article, which did take a lot of time to create only to have it rejected. However, I know what I did wrong, and have decided to write something else that is a bit more sensational. The computer I had it on crashed though, and I was unable to get it back and no back up is such a rookie mistake! It is just that writing and creating content is so time consuming, and you really don't know if it will be accepted.

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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2015, 12:18:53 AM »
Listverse is one of the best and legit article websites you could ever come across online. They also pay their writers decent amount of money. I think it really wouldn't hurt to try submitting an article to them. But yeah, make sure it's interesting enough so you won't get rejected. To answer your question, yes, I believe it's all worth it.

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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2015, 03:35:54 AM »
This is how freelancers work, you write, submit and you may get rejected and many people do. That is how it works and you can't expect someone to just accept your work because you have spent hours doing research.

Writers always get rejections and if you can't handle it and take it too personally then maybe you shouldn't write. Listverse is harder to write for now as many topics have been covered, but you can still submit it and then use that material if rejected for another article. That's what most writers do.

To write one article and hope/expect it to get published is possible, but remote. You must check it hasn't been done before and keep to the word count. Like all sites and journals you have to write in their style too, so if it doesn't suit find one that does.


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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2015, 04:36:04 AM »
The pay isn't bad at all but as you've already mentioned, it's the matter of being rejected that makes it a bit unfavorable. I guess most freelancers that write for sites like these will get their work rejected, just goes with the territory. It's worth trying and gradually adjusting your writing style so that it will be palatable to a site like Listverse. If you don't have any other freelance gigs going on at the moment, there's no harm in giving it a try.   
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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 12:15:52 PM »
I do understand that writers get rejected. A few years back I submitted hardcopies of a short story I wrote to about 10 publishers, and all were rejected. A few gave me pointers. One told me with a heavy revision they might consider publishing it. Another common theme was that it was too long. So, yeah I understand there are rules to follow, but I imagine that cramps a lot of writers' style. But I also hear even NY Best-Sellers have their books heavily edited, do I guess it is part of the game.

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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 12:53:45 PM »
Yeah, but someone who has a name like Stephen King for instance, can write any dreck, and have it accepted by publishers, and given rave reviews. It must be nice! I am certain he contracts for an exact number of words, and gets huge advances. It must be nice. Some of his latter works, I have found virtually unreadable due to the excessive wordiness, and the anything goes formula. Somehow, I think he could write a Listverse article in his sleep though lol.

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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2015, 03:20:13 PM »
I have also contemplated writing for List Verse. The pay is such a big part of my decision making and also the fact that it can get rejected. So I'm in the fence about it. But in my mind, at least I tried, right? So I might pursue writing an article for them even with the high possibility of a rejection.

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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2015, 04:34:52 AM »
ListVerse and Cracked are two of the best paying article writing sites out there. Like you say, you get paid $100 per approved article. This is far and away a lot more than many sites out there. So I'm not surprised that they have very high standards and are very clear on the level of quality they expect from their writers. If I had the energy and time, I'd definitely give it a shot. I feel that even with the revisions, it's nowhere near as much work as we sometimes have to put into some of the sites we work on. Plus, if you keep at it, over time you should get better at it and slash the chances of having your articles rejected.

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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 08:56:14 PM »
 I wish luck to anyone who wants to give it a try. It would be well worth the effort, if you can get published. I tried it once about a year or so ago. I knocked myself out on a list. I did a lot of research, including making sure that I wasn't writing anything common, or previously published. After all my work, my submission was rejected. I still don't understand why.

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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2015, 06:08:00 AM »
I also checked out and read many articles on List Verse, but I doubt if I ever be able to get accepted. I always check out the by line of the writers too and most are professional in the field that they are writing about. It is a bit intimidating to say the least to read their profiles.

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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2015, 08:16:02 PM »
Is Listverse that site that pays you for submitting lists of interesting stuff? If so, yeah, I check it out, but the main problem is, there are so many people submitting content to that site, that I don`t think I would ever be able to publish anything of my own there. Any list I can think of, writing, was already done.

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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2016, 05:42:21 AM »
I submitted one in the past and it didn't get accepted. You win some, you lose some. Instead I decided to use the article elsewhere. That's the main way to play the system. Someone, somewhere will (hopefully) want what you've got to offer.

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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2016, 01:17:53 PM »
as a writer for newspaper, I have been rejected numerous times.Therefore rejection is something that does not scare me. However, I will not try Listverse because I am sure I will not be accepted.

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Re: Listverse article-writing
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2016, 12:59:24 PM »
I've been rejected four times because my topic wasn't unique or interesting enough.  I would do it in your spare time because it's a potential hundred dollars.  It would take you a ton more time to make the same amount of money on Slice the Pie, PostLoop, or doing surveys.   If you are a writer try writing for BlogMutt or some other content site, it the risk is to much.  But really what do you have to lose.

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