For any author, writing articles is a sure way to draw attention to your talents. There are many sites that collect articles for others to use on their web sites. There are also Yahoo and MSN groups that cater to writers and some newsletters and e-zines that accept submissions. As well, you can submit to a multitude of on-line and off-line magazines and newspapers. For a list of Canadian-based publications on line, try Unofficial Canadiana.
While you should begin by getting your articles out there free, at some point you will want to get paid for your hard work. One great site that pays when your article is requested is Article Distribution Services. People seeking articles for various purposes come to this site to find what they need. Yahoo also has a group specifically for articles called Article Announce.
When you are submitting your articles, remember to provide a short three to five line bio at the bottom, along with links to your site, your publisher’s site, etc. Also be sure to check the requirements for each submission, to ensure that your article is not rejected.
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