About Our Service
Love-Rat.co.uk is part of the FamousFeatures Group. We sell stories and photographs to all of the top national magazines & newspapers. These publications include: That’s Life Magazine, Take a Break Magazine, Love It Magazine, Bella Magazine, Best Magazine, Real People Magazine, Chat Magazine, Closer Magazine, Pick Me Up, the Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Sun, The People, The Guardian, The Times, The Mail on Sunday, and many more.
We are also linked to many television production companies who specialise in Real Life Stories. This means that, if you want to, we can approach TV shows like ‘This Morning’ or ‘Lorraine Kelly’ or Real-Life Television Production Companies like Channel 4 productions.
FamousFeatures is part of the largest independent press agency in the UK, supplying hundreds of stories to the national press every year. Our satellite site, Love-Rat.co.uk specialises in supplying Love Rat stories to the national press. If you would like to sell a story, you’re in the right place. Just fill in the online form, or call our hotline on: 0845 83 88 555. We’ll tell you how much your story is worth, and then it’s up to you whether to proceed.
Here what the magazines and newspapers say about us…
‘I’ve worked with the team for many years and in my opinion, FamousFeatures is by far the best internet-press agency in the UK. I know them to deliver brilliant, accurate stories and treat interviewees with compassion.’
Mike Hamilton, Associate Editor, Sunday Mirror.
‘Famous Features agency are second to none at producing an array of fresh, exciting and emotive real-life stories in a highly competitive environment. The team are friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated. And as a Features Editor I can count on them to be professional and up front while seeing each story through to the end.’
Judy Cogan, real-life Features Editor, Take it Easy Magazine
Your Story Payment
We know you’ve been through a tough time at the hands of a love-rat, cheat or adulterer, but making money from your real life experiences couldn’t be easier. Here is how it works, and a bit about how you’ll get paid.
All you need to do is fill out our online form and tell us a little bit about the love-rat story that you want to sell to the press. We’ll then let you know how much your story could be worth.
If you’re happy, we will auction your story to all of the UK national newspapers and magazines. We’ll then check that you’re happy, and sell your story to the highest bidder (we will get you the most money for your story), or the publication that you prefer.
When we have accepted a bid from a newspaper or magazine that you are happy with, we will then have a chat to you over the phone and write your story up in full. Don’t worry, we’ll check that you are happy every step of the way.
We don’t take a cut of your fee. The UK publications pay us a separate fee for finding and writing your story. We supply hundreds of stories every year, so the top magazines and newspapers are keen to keep us onside.
Once we have submitted your story to the newspaper or magazine in question, your story will appear in print. Of course, how soon your story will appear depends on the magazine or newspaper in question, and how many other news stories there are at the time. However, on average it usually takes around four weeks for your story to go to print.
As soon as your story has been published, payment will be processed and you will receive the agreed payment in full to a bank account of your choice. Magazines and newspapers usually take four to six weeks to process your payment. As soon as you get paid we get our fee too, do you don’t need to worry, we’ll ensure that you get your money when it is due because we’ll be chasing them for our wages too!
So, why not see how easy it really is from selling a true life story to the press. Everybody has a story to sell; what’s yours worth? Why not turn something bad into something positive? Fill out the form on the right hand side of thi page.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will my story be worth?
A major front page exclusive could be worth thousands of pounds, but a smaller item would be worth less. Essentially, the more remarkable the story, the higher the payment. See our page ’Payments’ to find out more about our payment process. You can fill out our form to find out how much your story is worth. There are no obligations, so what have you got to lose?
When will I receive my money?
We will pay you by cheque or bank transfer within four to six weeks of the story appearing in print (this depends on the publication in question: they all have slightly differing accounting systems). We can also make your payment to a charity of your choice if you would prefer to donate your story income. The ’Payments’ page explains our payment process in more detail.
What type of stories are you looking for?
We’re not just looking for front page world exclusives, or extraordinary stories. We also print stories about every day people with everyday stories. Whether your story is unique, amazing, funny, or bizarre, or if it’s just something that you think other people could relate to, we want to hear about it. Everybody has a story to sell, what’s yours worth?
Do you buy pictures too?
We sell hundreds of pictures to the national magazines and newspapers. We’ll negotiate a deal for your pictures by sending them around to all of the magazine and newspaper editors, effectively auctioning your story to the highest bidder. You can sell them alone, or as a package with your story. Don’t worry, we don’t take a cut of your deal, the magazines and newspapers are obliged to pay us a finders fee. This way, we both win. You get more and we get a finders fee. You’ll earn more from using an agent like us (and auctioning your photos) than you would if you went directly to a magazine or newspaper (fact).
Generally, your story will be worth much more if you have good photographs to back it up. As they say, pictures paint a thousand words.
Are there rules about when a newspaper can and can’t make payments?
In most cases anyone is entitled to sell their story. However, in some situations there are strict rules by which we must abide. The rules are outlined in the Independent Press Standards Organisation: https://www.ipso.co.uk/
Your privacy of information is important to us. As part of the operation of our site, we gather certain types of information from our users, and we would like to explain the types of information we gather, and what we do with it. We would like to emphasise that we do not share any of your information with third parties, or publish anything that you send us, without verbal or written consent.
Information Collected by This Site
We collect two types of information from users: personal data and story descriptions and photos from people who fill out our online form; and aggregated data (such as information about traffic patterns on the site, for example how many users log into the site on a daily basis). Personal data and story ideas are collected when users fill in our online form or send an email to the site.
Story & Photo Submissions
We do not share or publish any story information, or photos, without your prior consent. By filling out our online form, or sending us a photo, you are not giving consent for us to publish any part of that story or photo. We only value your story or photo and let you know how much your real life story or photo could be worth. Only after we have your consent (either by verbal or written contract) can we (or any one of the magazines or newspapers that we contribute to) publish your story or photo.
Aggregated information, such as which pages users access or visit is collected through various methods. For example, we collect IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that “serve up” Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address, and when you request a page from a website, its servers log your IP address. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session will be logged, you will remain anonymous to the site. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to provide aggregate data to advertisers about the volume of use on the site.
Third Party Advertising
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Use of Information Collected by Our Site
We do not share personal information collected from the site with third parties for advertising or promotional purposes. We are always looking for people to appear in magazine articles and case studies. By selecting to be kept up to date, you are agreeing to receive our newsletter. You may opt out of receiving our newsletter at any time by clicking on the ‘opt out of this newsletter’ link at the bottom of the letter. Story ideas that are submitted to this website by email, or via our electronic form, will not be published to national magazines or newspapers without your consent. We do however reserve the right to use story ideas.
Links to Other Sites
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