Moira Allen – Writing For & Reaching the International Market

On September 21st, 2009  Tyler R. Tichelaar and Irene Watson spoke with international freelancer and editor Moira Allen. Allen is the host and editor of, one of the world’s most popular websites for writers. She helped us understand key points that freelancer must know to enter this lucrative market, including:

  • Why target international markets?
  • Where do you locate international markets?
  • What do you need to consider when targeting an international market?
  • What about format and language issues?
  • How do you contact/pitch to an international market?
  • What are the rights issues you need to keep in mind?
  • How do you get paid?
  • What are some pitfalls of the international marketplace?
Moira Allen
Moira Allen has been writing professionally for more than 30 years, and is the author of several books on writing, including Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer and The Writer’s Guide to Queries, Pitches and Proposals, both from Allworth Press. Moira has been dealing with international writers and markets for many years, and was the editor of Global Writers Ink, a newsletter geared toward the international writer.
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