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Where can I publish crossword puzzles?

Where can I publish crossword puzzles?

List of Places to Submit Professional Crossword Puzzles

Submission Size and Maximum Word Count
The New York Times 78 words for 15×15 72 for themeless 140 for 21×21
The Wall Street Journal 78 words for 15×15 140 for 21×21
The Chronicle of Higher Education 78 words for 15×15 81 for 15×16
Crosswords Club 144 words for 21×21

How do I sell my crossword puzzle?

You can try to sell the puzzles you create on Crossword Hobbyist to newspapers. The New York Times pays $300 for each daily puzzle and $1000 for each Sunday puzzle it accepts, and other publications have their own comparable (though somewhat more modest) payment rates.

How do I make and sell crossword puzzles?

Can I sell crossword puzzles?

How do you become a crossword setter?

  1. Writing clues is easier than solving clues.
  2. Don’t paint yourself into a corner.
  3. Don’t have too many anagram clues.
  4. Always use a nice spread of different cryptic clue species in every puzzle.
  5. Make sure your clues and answers aren’t offensive.
  6. Be mindful of the solvers’ experience.

Is there an app to make your own crossword?

Description. EclipseCrossword is the fast, easy, free way to create crossword puzzles in minutes. It’s never been simpler: just give EclipseCrossword a list of words and clues, and it does the rest. In seconds, you’ll have a crossword puzzle with just the words you want.

How much can you sell a crossword puzzle for?

Over the years, these rates have increased numerous times. The Times currently pays $300 to $450 for weekday puzzles and $1,000 to $1,200 for Sundays. These are by far the best rates of any open market for puzzles, but they still don’t truly reflect the time, effort and skill involved in producing high-quality work.

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