Self Publishing - Writing for A Magazine

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Writing for A Magazine

Question :
I wanted to start sending in my informational works to some magazines. Do you have any advise on which ones I should pursue? [by Christluv]

The first thing you need to do is track down the writer's guidelines for the magazines you want to write for. They will describe what they want on what subjects at what length, submission info. etc.
Few magazines accept completed pieces. Most want a query letter first, which is itself an art. But there are lots of books out there about how to write them, and you can probably find info. on the web, too.
Most magazines post their guidelines on their websites, or you can find them through sites such as Writer's Digest.
I guess you're thinking of consumer magazines, but it you're interested in writing for the smaller, alternative magazines there's a great list of them, with links at NewPages
Perhaps this helps.[by Lois Peterson]
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