Sell your photos, videos or stories with SWNS.

Sell your content

Submit Your Story, Photo or Video

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    Member of the public or professional journalist: Anyone can earn money through the media. We have the infrastructure to maximise your income.

    SWNS is a major supplier of news and features to every leading publisher in the World. Publications access our content via our international newswire. In addition, we work with a worldwide network of revenue share partners.

    Our groundbreaking payment system tracks where and when your content is used, and you get paid each time it is used.

    You can submit your Story, Photos or Video using the form on this page. Our team will review your content and will contact you if it’s suitable for publication.

    We aim to make selling your news with SWNS as easy as possible

    How does it work?

    When you work with us you will be agreeing that you haven’t broken the law to get the photo, video or story, and that you own the copyright. We are agreeing that you keep that copyright, that we’ll pay you when your content gets used and that you’ll get a credit or byline, where possible, if you want (alternatively, you may choose to remain anonymous).

    If you want to submit pictures, copy or video for consideration you can also send by email to or upload at We’d like to receive your pictures at the highest resolution available, ideally at least 3000 pixels on their longest length.

    Our team of journalists will process and verify your content. Every submission will be assessed. Due to the volume of we won’t always be able to respond to every submission. We will contact you if your content is considered to be newsworthy; then it’s up to us to turn your content into a news story and find publishers. If it gets published online you’ll be able to see that on your account almost straight away. We’ll then pay you (by BACS or Paypal) within days of each usage.

    SWNS is completely incentivised to earn you the maximum fee possible. We split all content proceeds with the copyright holder, meaning that it’s in our interest to work hard for you.

    The amount you can earn from a photo, video or story varies depending on the publisher. In the current market, online usage generally earns a smaller fee than use in print. Sometimes we can negotiate an exclusive fee with one publisher, sometimes we’ll make content available to several publishers at the same time for a lower fee. Not all publishers are willing to pay for content but we believe content creators deserve to be recognised and rewarded for their work. We use our experience to get the best fee in each case.

    To get your content used you need to be first - or best

    What sells best?

    Breaking news

    Nearly every recent major news event has been covered with pictures and video from mobile phones and compact cameras. The key here is speed – the first good picture sent to a newspaper is almost always the one which gets used.

    Use the content submission form on this page and get your videos, photos or eye-witness accounts over to us immediately to start earning revenue.


    When it comes to celebrities the best pictures are exclusive, recent pictures of ‘A’ list celebrities going about their daily lives. Although most celebrities are well used to being photographed, we cannot sell pictures that invade privacy, cause harassment or put anybody in harm’s way.

    However, if you have caught a celeb on camera in a public place, send it over to us and begin earning revenue today.


    Newspapers love to talk about the weather and extreme weather events. If you have been flooded, snowed in, blown away or baked to a crisp you may well be in a position to get a photo or video.

    Send the footage or images to use using the submission form on this page. If your content is newsworthy, we’ll start generating revenue for you straight away. You will get paid every time the content is used.

    Quirky & Real Life Stories

    The best stories and pictures are the ones that amuse, amaze, touch your heart, or take your breath away.

    If your story, photo or video footage triggers any of those emotions, then chances are, we can use it in newspapers, magazines, or on TV and websites. We will pay you to share your stories, and you will get paid each time your content is used.

    Have a question?

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