According to statistics from a leading charity, 1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime. These figures are based on women which report the abuse - meaning actual numbers could be far higher.
Here at Sell My Story, we work with so many extraordinary women who have been a domestic abuse victim. We admire their bravery in speaking out. Often they do so to encourage other women to report violence to the police.
It's inevitable that during the summer months you'll get a wedding invitation landing on your doormat. If you're lucky you might even be a bridesmaid... or the bride! Stories about weddings are always popular with the women's magazines. Perhaps you had an unusual wedding, or you lost half of your body weight to look stunning in a dress.
Let's be honest, we haven't had a great summer so far this year. All we've had is rain, rain, rain - and according to the weatherman, it's going to last until the end of August! So it's no surprise that we're all thinking about packing a suitcase and jetting off to somewhere exotic. Magazine editors must also have sunny holidays on the brain, because they're all looking for summer stories at the moment!
Statistics show that 1 in 100 women aged between 15 and 30 suffer from anorexia, of which around 40% make a recovery. For those that do recover, many go on to tell their story to raise awareness of the illness - and to warn others about its potentially fatal consequences. Here at Sell My Story, we regularly work with brave women who have recovered from anorexia. These stories are always wanted by the women's magazine market we work with.
Any story with amazing pictures will always prove popular with the magazines. In fact the better the pictures, the more money you could earn. This week we have had several stories published with great photographs. Take a look and let us know what you think!