SWNS is the largest supplier of news and features in the UK. We supply content to every national newspaper in the country. Our offices, trained journalists and photographers span the UK. SWNS is the longest established and most trusted press agency in the country. If you are thinking ‘I want to sell my story to a newspaper’ – you’re in exactly the right place.
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SWNS has a direct wire to all of the national newspaper newsdesks. The content that we send out is often published within a few hours.
SWNS deals with all stories no matter how small, but we can also act as your publicity agent (SWNS has large PR division – click here to read more) and negotiate terms for exclusive and high value stories. We have hundreds of people on our books and nothing is ever published without your consent. Read more on the Sell My Story page.
If you want to sell your story to a newspaper our news wire goes directly to these publications amongst others: The Daily Mail, The Daily Mirror, The Telegraph, The Daily Express, The Times, The Sun, The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Mirror, The Sunday People, The Sunday Express, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday, The Observer.
SWNS also supplies stories to most national magazine titles and can sell your story worldwide. In addition we work with television companies and production agencies such as ITV’s This Morning and Daybreak television programmes. Every offer is put in writing and nothing is printed without your express consent.
SWNS can provide free independent advice regarding the best way to approach the media, so don’t hesitate and make contact today using the form on the left hand side of this page. You can read more about SWNS here, and more about how to sell a story on our sell my story page.
There are two main ways of selling your story.
For a regular news story, we would typically write up the article and place it on our national news wire. This means that every national publication in the UK and major foreign magazines and newspapers would have the option to print the story. We would then track who uses the article, and collect the income from the story for you. In this instance we would split the proceeds of the story.
If your story is particularly sensational, we would auction it to the highest bidding newspaper or magazine as an exclusive. This would involve publications bidding for the rights to tell your story first. You’d keep 100% of the fee (we are paid directly by the publication in this instance for writing the story in their strict style). Once the story has been published we’d be able to sell in to other publications for you.
In both instances you are guaranteed the maximum payment possible because every publication has the opportunity to either print or bid for your story. We manage 100s of stories every day, so you can be sure your story is in the right hands. We are the largest and most respected independent press agency in the UK.