Magazine Articles & Query Letters

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10 Things You Need to Know About Writing for Magazines

Of course you want to get your article published – who wouldn’t? And why else would you be searching for tips on how to write a magazine article? These tips for writing better feature articles will improve your query letters, pitches, proposals, and publication possibilities.

11 Most Popular Types of Magazine Articles – Print & Online

You’ll be surprised by the variety of these different types of online and print magazine articles! This comprehensive list includes feature length articles, roundups, personality profiles, research shorts, human interest puff pieces, and “how to” articles. Whether you’re an aspiring freelance writer or an established author you’ll find lots of ideas in this list.

6 Freelance Writing Tips From Published Writers

How many query letters and articles do you have circulating? If your answer is 13, then you’re probably already a successful freelance writer. If you’re sure what that means or how to sell your articles because you don’t have any query letters circulating, then you’ve come to the right place! Here’s what “keep your magazine articles circulating” means: “C. Hope […]

How Get Your Articles Published in Reader’s Digest

These four tips on how to start writing articles for Reader’s Digest are based on my experience with my column pitch. I’d just started my freelance writing career when I got my first article published in Reader’s Digest.  It was awesome; I wrote an article about going green on Valentine’s Day. Getting that article published went so well, in fact, I […]

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Writer’s Conference

These tips for a successful writer’s conference will prepare you to get the most out of your publishing, editing, and writing workshops and seminars! Here’s a roundup of things I learned in my three days at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in British Columbia, Canada. First, though, here’s what one writer said: “Writers are introverted and insecure.” – best-selling author Mary Jo Putney. Hmm…I’m insulted […]

How to Get Good Story Ideas for Ezines and Print Magazines

Yes, you can be 100% sure that your pitches will pique the editor’s interest! Here’s how to get good story ideas to write for ezines, popular blogs, online journals, and even print magazines. “This is a great article on creative ways to find story ideas for articles, but I have two more tips to add,” says Joan J. Carrigan on 5 Creative […]