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Sell a Story, Photo, or Video to the Press


Submit your footage & images to the international press. Help us to report the truth.

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send a story to the press

Step 1

Complete the Online Form

Tell us what the video or image shows. Attach your footage or video to the form (use WeTransfer tool if file is large)

submit a story to the press

Step 2

Send Your Story, Photo or Video

One of our team will contact you to check the footage or photo is genuine, and that you are the owner of the content. 

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Step 3

Get Paid for your Story, Photo or Clip

We’ll publish your story in the UK and international press. We pay you the highest fees for your content, guaranteed. 

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Tell us about the Story, Photo, or Video You Want to Sell
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Help Report the Truth. Your Stories, Video Clips & Images are Vital in the Fight Against Fake Information

We work with every major publication and news network in the world & guarantee to pay the most for your stories.

Help us report what is happening on the ground in Ukraine. Send your video footage, images and personal testimonies.

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Send your footage, photo or story to the global press in just three steps:

  1. Tell us a little about your content
    Use the story valuation form on this page to tell us the main points of your story, your footage, or your images (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 content is suitable for the publication to verify your ownership.
  3. Publish your content & collect your payment
    Once you’re happy to go ahead, together we’ll publish your content. We’ll get it published and you’ll get paid depending on the coverage.

WE guarantee YOU the highest fee when you Submit a Story, Photograph or a Video Clip to the Press

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. 

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:


It is clear that a propaganda war is raging over the Ukraine invasion. Some state media outlets, particularly in Russia, appear to be reporting a parallel universe.

It is extremely important that news is real, verified and fact checked.

You can help us report the truth by sending us first-hand on-the-ground accounts of your experiences.


At SWNS, our team of expert journalists will help you sell your story ensuring that you get paid for your content. We will take care of the the process from start to finish, securing you the best possible coverage for your story and ensuring it is told sensitively and accurately.

If you have some shocking pictures or dramatic video footage, not only can we show these to the world, we will get you fantastic cash rewards for these.

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. 


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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Tell us about your Story, Photo or Video for a Free Valuation
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