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WordHustler – the automated online personal assistant for writers


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WordHustler is a really interesting new online application created by a couple of writers for writers. The idea is that writing is hard enough, without all the hassle of having to deal with markets and submissions, so they’re trying to take all that stuff away.

The normal process of submitting your prose usually revolves around lots of photocopying, stamp licking and market research, which WordHustler claims to do for you. So all you have to do is focus on writing that brilliant screenplay or short story and they’ll do the drudge work. Sound good?

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The site contains a community rated database of over 3000 markets for various types of writing, and members get a set of tools to organise their work down to the last stamp addressed envelope. Project management, a submissions control panel, cover letter writer, it’s all in there somewhere.

It’s all rather cool and inviting, and the interface looks great from a distance. There’s a charge for all this of course, starting at around $3.00 for 4 pages worth of stuff, and the big fact of course is you have to produce stuff that is actually worth reading if you’re going to make it pay off, but that said, anything which makes it easier for us poor scribblers to make an honest living gets my vote.

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It looks like US only at the moment, but still worth keeping an eye on to see how it develops over time.

 It’s a simple fact: the more writing you send out, the more likely you are to get published. But who wants to spend all their time searching for those elusive writing opportunities, mastering the art of mail merging, and sifting through a huge stack of papers, collecting nothing but a headache in the process? Should we even mention the line at the Post Office? We didn’t think so. WordHustler does more than simply listing places to publish your work. We match your projects up with the best markets, then we print, send, and help you track the results. WordHustler offers more features, more community, and more data than any other writing service in the world. Bottom line: you’re a writer. You should be spending your time writing.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



  • http://www.wordhustler.com John Singleton

    Hi Nigel, this is John Singleton, co-founder of WordHustler. First and foremost, thanks for the mention on your blog!

    We’re glad you had a chance to check out WordHustler and even more glad that you liked it. After months and months of prep we are excited to be finally launching next week. It’s funny you should mention that the site seems to be “US Only” because the good news is that WordHustler has just completed our final phase of pre-launch development, which includes complete support for international submissions.

    Indeed, WordHustler intends to open the US literary markets to the world, and we do it with what we call WordHustler International Edition. The basic idea is that you can submit a manuscript from anywhere in the world and WordHustler will handle all of the physical correspondence for you, updating your online submissions for you so all you have to do is sign in and check it out.

    Read more about it here: https://www.wordhustler.com/InternationalEdition

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to get a hold of me at jsingleton@wordhustler.com. Again, thanks for the mention, Nigel.

    WordHustler launches on May 19th. Hope to see you over at WordHustler.com!

  • http://www.redferret.net Nigel

    My pleasure John, it looks like a nice little application, good luck with the launch and beyond.

    By the way, I’ve got this lovely little script that needs…..

    :-)

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