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How to Write a Query Letter and Get Your Article Published 8

How do you get an article published in a magazine? By learning how to write a query letter to a magazine editor, of course! That’s your first step – because without an excellent pitch, you’ll never sell your articles. Here’s what one beginning freelance magazine writer says: “I have a brilliant idea for an article, and I believe it’s perfect […]

How to Write a Query Letter to a Magazine

How to Pitch a Query Letter to Magazine Editors 6

These tips on how to pitch a query letter to magazine editors will help you structure your writing and get your articles published. Querying and pitching query letters to editors are reliable ways to get freelance writing work. I’ve been on both sides of the fence – I worked as an editor receiving queries, and I worked as a freelance […]

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Freelance Writers Who Submit Multiple Query Letters Are… 3

Should freelance writers submit multiple query letters to magazines? I’ve been avoiding this topic on Quips and Tips for Successful Writers for months…and it’s time to ‘fess up! “Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein. This is exactly how I feel about simultaneous submissions to magazines! It’s […]

Should Writers Submit Multiple Query Letters to Magazines?

Interview With the Author of Query Letters

In this interview, Wendy Burt-Thomas, author of The Writer’s Digest Guide to Query Letters, shares her tips for writers groups, writer’s block, and what it takes to be a successful freelancer. Her perspective will help you become a better writer – whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie… Before her tips, here’s one of her favorite writing quips: “I write when I’m […]


Query Letter Example for a Magazine Article – A Health Pitch 8

In this query letter example for a proposed magazine article, I pitch a health piece to the editors of MSN Health (who are fantastic to work with, by the way!). While there’s no “winning formula” to writing excellent query letters, it’s good to see how published freelance writers pitch their article ideas. So, here’s a query letter I sent to […]


Get Your Book Published – Tips From Editors, Publishers, and Agents 2

These tips for getting your book published are from a panel of writers, agents, and editors at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference. If you dream of being a successful writer, these answers to oft-asked questions about getting published are a must-read! First, a quip from a famous writer: “If the doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood,” […]