New Writing Scams to Look Out for in 2019 – Written By Anne R. Allen

Anne R. Allen took the time to provide us with a warning about writing scams to look out for in 2019. Thank you very much Anne!


Predators are on the lookout for scammable new or discouraged writers.

by Anne R. Allen

As long as there are writers, there will be writing scams. Hungry predators will always be lying in wait, ready to pounce on any tender young scribe who strays from the safety of the mainstream herd.

And now there are an increasing number of scammers who target the established writer as well—hoping to profit from the discouragement so many indies are feeling as Amazon’s changing policies and algorithms leave them behind.

In the 1990s, bogus literary agencies were everywhere. They advertised directly to writers in magazines and online—often buying ads in prestigious magazines like Writers Digest and Poets and Writers.

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