Unsent letters will pay you for your "unsent Letters", to write the things you wish you had said to someone in your life - an ex, a parent, a child, a sibling - it has to be written to an actual person. It can be fictional, but they prefer if it's true so the reader can feel some sort of emotional connection.
How many of us have left things unsaid? I know I have several people I could write a pretty emotionally charged letter to...
The pay is great! IF you are accepted, you have the chance to be published in their print book! And, they'll give you two free copies of the book, plus up to $250 for your letter! You may also be accepted for the Unsent Letters blog, in which case you'd get up to $25 and a byline - if you want one. They may also publish your letter on the blog AND in the book, and they'll pay you for both. You can choose to remain completely anonymous if you like, and you'll still get paid if they like your work.
From the website:
You do not have to be a professional writer to submit to Unsent Letters, but we do ask that you follow a few simple submission guidelines.For more information about this freelance writer opportunity, visit the Unsent Letters website. I am definitely going to give this a go. It may take some time to get the payment - but the possibility to make $250 and be published in a book has sucked me right in. :) I think everyone should try, especially if you have good fiction writing skills. Good luck!
All submissions must be from persons age 18 or older, no exceptions.
Unsent Letters are letters, and as such, should be written in letter format, as though personally written to another person. It is not necessary to start the letter with "Dear so and so," as long as the letter is clearly written from one person to another.