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Sell a Story, Photo, or Video to the Press


Sell a Story to Magazines, Newspapers, Websites & Television for the Highest Fee Possible

Highest Payments Guaranteed | Free Service | UK's Largest Independent Press Agency | Global Reach | Track Payments in Real-Time

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Step 1

Complete the Online Form

Tell us the main points of your Story using the form, or tell us about the Photo or Video you want to sell.

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Step 2

Send Your Story, Photo or Video

One of our team will get back to you. We’ll talk you through the next steps. We make it quick, easy, and you stay in control.

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Step 3

Get Paid for your Story, Photo or Clip

Once you’re happy to go ahead, we’ll publish your story. Highest fees guaranteed. Track your payments in real time.

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Tell us about the Story, Photo, or Video You Want to Sell
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Your Content in Safe Hands

Your Newsworthy Stories, Video Clips & Images are in Safe Hands 

Sell your story for the highest amount possible: We work with every major publication and network & guarantee to pay the most for your stories.

Sell a video or images: We supply the national press with up to 20% of all daily news content.

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Sell my story to a magazine or newspaper in just three steps:

  1. Tell us a little about your story
    Use the story valuation form on this page to tell us the main points of your story (or you can call us). Keep it brief at this stage.
  2. We’ll get back to you
    One of our expert writers will contact you if your story looks suitable for the top magazines and newspaper titles.
  3. Publish your story & collect your payment
    Once you’re happy to go ahead, together we’ll turn your story into an article you’ll be proud of. We’ll get it published and you’ll get paid.

Here’s how WE guarantee YOU the highest fee when you Sell a Story, Photograph or a Video Clip

Unlike smaller press agencies, SWNS operates an international newswire. This means that every major publication in the World receives our content each day.

As a result, we can either auction your story to the highest bidder (or the publication of your choice), guaranteeing you the highest fee (if you want to read more about how much your story is likely to be worth see the How Much Is My Story Worth page). Or we can send your story, pictures or newsworthy videos to every major press outlet in the World.

Whether your story is auctioned to the highest bidder, offered to all publications using our newswire, or BOTH, will depend on the nature of your story. Our friendly, trained experts will advise you on which method will generate the highest fees for your story.

Using our cutting-edge tracking system (developed in partnership with Google), you can monitor where your story has been used and how much you’re being paid in REAL TIME. No other agency can offer this service.

No other press agency has the ability to place your story in every single magazine and newspaper using the SWNS newswire. If you’ve got a story, get in touch today.


Our service is free and won’t cost you a penny. On this website you will find everything you need to know about selling a story, how to sell a video or how to sell a photo to magazines, newspapers, websites and television channels. Check out these pages for more information about how the process works:


Whether you want to help those in a similar situation, make money for yourself or a charity, or simply see your story, pictures or footage in the news – we’ll help you make the most of it.

Most importantly YOU STAY IN CONTROL of your story.


At SWNS, our team of expert journalists will help you sell your story ensuring that you’re happy with the published story. We will guide you through the process from start to finish, securing you the best possible coverage for your story and ensuring it is told sensitively and accurately.

We can help you to appear anywhere from newspapers and magazines through to national TV interviews and feature-length documentaries. Or if you have some shocking pictures or dramatic video footage, we will get you fantastic cash rewards for these too.

Selling your newsworthy content with us is incredibly simple. By filing out the quick and easy story valuation form we will review your story and get back to you straight away. Alternatively you can contact us on our STORY SELLING HOTLINE on: 0800 622 6511 or drop the team an email at:


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about selling your story. Our features, news or pictures department will be happy to give you any additional information that you can’t find on this website. We’ve done our best to give you all of the information that you need. Here are some useful links to help answer any frequently asked questions just click on the relevant text links:

Hopefully you can find all of the info you need, but don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to know anything else about selling a story to a newspaper or magazine.


It’s natural to be apprehensive about selling a story, photo or video to the media.

Our team puts you firmly in control of selling your content, and also guarantees you the highest payments.

Our service won’t cost you a penny and SWNS/ has an impeccable reputation for the accuracy of its content. SWNS is the most trusted independent press agency in the UK. has not, and will never, engage in any immoral activity in order to find stories. We always adhere to the IPSO code of conduct and operate within the law. Therefore, we rely on people like you to come forward and share your newsworthy stories, photos, and video clips.

Finally, we take every care and precaution to ensure the accuracy of our media content. To read more about SWNS, please visit our About SWNS page.

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