Readers’ Letters – Why You Should Write One ~ Esther Newton

Reblogged from Esther at estherchiltonblog:

Esther Chilton

Did you know that you can earn around £200 pounds a month from writing readers’ letters? They’re a form of writing that’s often dismissed, but they shouldn’t be ignored – whether you’re new to the writing scene or a seasoned writer.

Here are five reasons why you should write one:

  • Reason One: A source of income

Whilst you can’t live off the proceeds of readers’ letters, some will earn you £25 a letter, while some publications pay up to £100 a letter. A few of those can certainly give your writing income a boost.

  • Reason Two: Hone your writing skills

If you take a look through some of the women’s weeklies, you’ll soon see that many of the letters are short – some less than 20 words long. So your writing needs to be succinct and it has to catch the editor’s eye to be chosen, meaning it’s a great way to practice short, sharp and to the point writing.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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