Are you curious about how to write magazine articles, find editors, submit properly, and get paid reasonably?
The following links go to a series of articles posted on my Sell Your Nonfiction blog. This content is based on workshops I’ve taught often over the past few decades in writer’s workshops in various U.S. states.
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NOTE: If you are a beginning writer, it helps to read these posts sequentially. If you understand how the industry works before sending manuscripts or queries to editors, this will increase your odds of success!
1. HOW THE INDUSTRY WORKS: LESSON 1: “Can you help me understand how the industry works, in a nutshell?”
2. PAYMENT FOR WRITERS: LESSON 2: “How do magazines pay writers for articles and stories?”
3. FINDING/CONTACTING EDITORS: LESSON 3: “How do I find market directories that list magazine titles, editor contact information and editorial needs?”
4. UNDERSTANDING MARKET GUIDE TERMINOLOGY: LESSON 4: “Kill fee and SASE: What do writing market guide terms mean for ME?”
5. WHAT EDITORS WANT AND NEED: LESSON 5: “How do I find online writer’s guidelines, to tell me what magazine editors want and need?”
6. GRAMMAR MISTAKES IN QUERIES: LESSON 6: “What’s the fastest way to get an editor to reject my query?”
7. SELLING PERSONAL EXPERIENCE STORIES: LESSON 7: ““Is my personal experience story publishable?”
8. MEETING EDITORS (PART 1): LESSON 8: “Can writers meet magazine editors in person? Does it help?” Part 1
9. MEETING EDITORS (PART 2): LESSON 9: “How can writers meet editors in person?” Part II: Conference Connections
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