Would you like a free story valuation to find out how much your story could sell for?

how much will a magazine or newspaper pay for my story

Fill out the STORY VALUATION form to get your story valued

If you have a story that you think is suitable for a magazine or newspaper, you can get it valued, here, for free.  Just tell us a little bit about your story by completing the form on this page.


How to fill out the STORY VALUATION form

You don’t need to send us the whole story.  Just stick to the main points (a list of what happened will suffice at this stage). The form is for valuation purposes only and we won’t publish, share or use anything you send us until you give us the go-ahead.  All we need is a brief idea of what your story is about (For example, you could say something like: I lost 10 stone after my husband dumped me for being overweight following the birth of our children).  The more simple you make it, the easier it will be for one of our team members to make a valuation.


Your story is safe with us

SWNS is the UK’s largest independent press agency. We supply around 15% of the nation’s daily print news. Our team of friendly trained journalists will to tell you if your story is suitable for national magazines, newspapers, or both; how much it is worth; and who is likely to want to buy it from you. We guarantee the highest fees.


How to get the most money from your story

To get the most money from selling your story to the press, you need to approach the publications in a specific order and in the right way.  Our team are experts at securing you get the highest fee possible, ensuring that you get paid, and making sure that nobody steals your story or uses it without our permission.  Our service is free (we are paid directly from the press for supplying and writing your stories).

sell my story direct to the press

Find out more about how to sell my story to the press: How to Sell My Story to the Press


Check out a small selection of our recent clients below…


Amazing, shocking, heartwarming and bizarre, true, real-life stories…

I’m a paedophile hunter | Sell My Story
February 22
Crime StoriesReal Life StorySell My Story

My ex tried to kill me | My nails saved my life | Share my story
January 10
Abuse & Domestic Violence StoriesReal Life StorySell My Story

My ex tried to kill me, but my nails saved my life. Here's my story. Find out how you can sell your story for the highest fee possible.

Tell your story | surrogacy story
August 22
Heartbreaking & Heartwarming StoriesReal Life StorySell My Story

If you have a surrogacy story, get in touch today. We'll help you tell your story, and get paid the maximum fee possible.  Help others in a similar situation. Raise awareness for a cause or a charity. Read recent client Katy-Ann's heartwarming surrogacy story.

How to make a story go viral
August 03
Real Life StoryRelationship StoriesWedding Stories

Placing your story, photo or video in the press is the best way to help your content go viral, If you're searching for information about how to make a story go viral, look no further!

Twincredible: Two sets of twins! Sell your twin story
June 30
Health StoriesHeartbreaking & Heartwarming StoriesReal Life Story

Katherine McCulloch, thought she was infertile due to a rare form of Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which caused a build up of scar tissue. She and her partner Aaron Tricker were today celebrating having two sets of twins!

Weight loss and slimming stories

Unexplained weight gain | Share your story
November 11
Health StoriesWeight Loss & Slimming Stories

Unexplained weight gain: A young woman who was mysteriously gaining weight despite dieting was horrified to discover a life-threatening 26lb cyst the size of a WATERMELON inside her.

The Ultimate Wedding Diet
July 12
Wedding StoriesWeight Loss & Slimming Stories

Debbie Dyson-Fussey was a size 26 at her heaviest and flew into a rage after revisiting her 2009 wedding snaps.

Sell my diet story: I lost 14st after ditching fizzy pop
February 07
Real Life StorySell My StoryWeight Loss & Slimming Stories

Movie made me realise I was DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
October 17
Real Life StoryWeight Loss & Slimming Stories

We help hundreds of people share weight loss and slimming stories with the press every year. This month Chloe got in touch to share her inspiring journey about realising she was a DUFF and embarking on an incredible health kick.

Raising awareness of domestic violence, rape and abuse.

My ex tried to kill me | My nails saved my life | Share my story
January 10
Attacked by my ex boyfriend | Sell your story
October 27
Expose a rapist in the press
April 04
I shared my violent rape story to help others in similar situation
February 21

Bizarre and shocking stories

Hen do horror – Sell a hen do story
June 04
Bizarre & Shocking StoriesWedding Stories

A mother of the bride who had a glass bottle smashed over her head on her daughter's HEN DO has seen her attacker walk free from court. Charlotte Kirby, 25, viciously hurled the bottle towards Lisa Robinson's head just two weeks before her daughter Rachel Catildi's big day.

Sell our wedding story to a magazine
October 31
Bizarre & Shocking StoriesSupernatural & Spooky StoriesWedding Stories

Have you got a quirky or unusual wedding planned? SellUsYourStory.com is part of the largest press agency in the UK and we specialise in helping people share their stories and get the most money possible for their story.

Wacky weddings, big day disasters, silly stags and outrageous hens

Sell mobile phone footage to the press | Earn money now