Writing for MagazineLetter for magazines
So why should you be interested in top rated journals like Forbes, WebMD and Redbook? Every months at kiosks and in readers' letterboxes, tens of thousand of magazines appear and are always on the look-out for new writing talents. Yes, your audiences as bloggers may still be small, but all the time you' ve been working on your contents have probably pushed your writing abilities to where you could actually be competing with the big guys and gals to start writing for magazine.
So if you've been a blogger for a while, let's discuss why you should be interested in magazines: The majority of journals that are good payers for professional writing also have a large audience. Like when I was writing for Women's Jubilee, they had 6 million people all over the United States. Journals can help here too!
If you are looking for a reader in a specific geographical area, for example, you can post for some of the area' s best known journals. When you are looking for people from a specific sector, you can post for specialist journals on this topic. When you want to buy a particular item or a particular services, you can post for customized releases that reach those people.
Journal reader are a completely different public than the surfers in the Blogosphäre. They are all those who may never find out anything about you outside of their favourite periodical. Better yet, many of your books, especially your on-line ones, run a bio-box at the end of your post, where you can play the trumpets of your testimonies and guide others to your blogs.
Writer's Digest gave me a bio-box at the end of my columns in each edition when I was writing their conference scene columns, and it attracted interested readers on-line to find out more about my novels and writing class. I' ve acquired anywhere from $10 per words writing for professional journals at the beginning of my professional life up to $2. 50 per words writing article penenning for statewide consumers journals like health.
What is important, however, is not the per-word sentence - it is your average wage, and I usually make $250 an hours on this kind of work, even for journals that only charge $.50/word. They do not only associate with new audiences. You' re getting your money worth linking up with new people. They can use posted items as videos or examples to show them to prospective customers in all writing areas.
Writing your story can also become talking appearances. When an organiser of a meeting would like one of your papers in his professional audience, he could ask you to turn your paper into a talk that will not only give you more attention, but also a pleasant voice for you! A very first of my own papers in a Pennsylvania based economic magazine lead to a lecture at a chamber of commerce in Pennsylvania.
When you are looking for a bookshop, a bookseller or a companion, who do you think they want to work with: the unbeliever or the columnist in a big magazine? Fortunately, as a blogsmith, you are one jump ahead of the pack, because just as you can use magazine items as video to get blogs to appear, you can use blogs as video to add items.
As you already know about the big journals that inhabit the kiosk, let me tell you two super-secret writer's markets: Journals are business-to-business articles for members of a specific sector. They tell the reader how best to grow, promote and improve their company's performance.
We have billions of these journals that cover every conceivable corner of the markets. As an example, my man once co-authored for Indian Gaming Business - and this magazine actually has a rival. Thus whatever education or vocational backgrounds you have, you can probably be parlayed into commercial orders. Journals usually sell less than consumers' journals - think of 10 - 50 Cent per words, although many are paying more - but on the "pro" side they are lighter to read than the big boys, they have a tendency to make quick payments, and they become faithful customers who keep coming back to you.
Likewise, once you get the penchant of writing for a particular industry, you will be able to finalize instructions faster, signifying that your rates will rise. There are no weblinks to the magazine, but you can look for the pages of the pub you are interested in. Customer-specific publications are journals that serve as a promotional tool for a company to give to its own customer or group.
Most of them are released by what are known as personal publishing houses (although many of them now call themselves the contents companies). This means that the company that distributes the magazine to its customers is not the real editor. It is paying the publishing house to produce the magazine. So the magazine you get at Sam's Club?
Customizing released. Probably also customer-specific publications. Habit publicized periodicals tended to spend more than commerce - in my experiance, at least 50 cents up to $1 per week. Yes, you need some writing skills to work for them on a self-employed basis, but not really more or less than for consumers' and professional journals.
If you click on "Members" you can browse by sector to see who is publishing journals (and other content) in areas such as healthcare, retailing andfinancials. In order to penetrate most journals, you need a request for information known as a pit. It' generally a sale character that tells the publisher what your notion is, why it is important to your readers and why you are the best person to type it.
Use your magazine to collect your own thoughts. When you can't find any hard copy of the magazine, look at the on-line archive. At times the contents are different, but you get a good impression of what the magazine is running. One subject is a wide-ranging concept that could really be a novel and has probably already been made in some way, both in the literature and in journals.
Motherfuckers: Top 5 snafu for your well-behaved lifestyle that can wreck your mornings. If you already have something in your larder, how to keep fit this year. Particular care must be taken for those in a state of six to remain fit and fit in the mornings. Let's skip to the next important part of a big query:
One led (yes, that is correctly written) is the first section or two of your request, and it is usually in the same manner as the leds you see posted in your destination magazine article. These are some possible leads for the "Summer Bummers" concept above. Last year when McKenzie Smith, 32, went to the shore, she imagined herself laying on the sandy beaches to read a love story while her children were playing in the sun.
Do you feel ill from a lunches? Corresponding to a recent survey by the National Institutes of Health, nearly one-third of Americans over the age of 18 years must miss work every summer due to seaonal snafu like these - and other new research has found that 45% of us are avoiding walking outside in the Summer because we are scared of beesticks, venomous ivy and sunburn. ÿOn the other hand, we have been able to find outdoors for a long time.
It doesn't have to be like this in summers. I will be interviewing top-doctors in my paper "Summer Bummers" to give your reader sound, little-known tips on how to tackle the seven main problems of the season: toxic fire, dehydration, poisonousness, sunburns, seaside outbreaks, insect stings and rashes. It is the point in your inquiry note where you swing from the concept to your real tone height.
It is the place where you penetrate the screws and nut of the playing field. Provide her with some samples of what you would do if you wrote the story. No one looks over your shoulders and expects you to support it. Journals, on the other side, are evidence-based.
If you are not an appraiser, the writers are expecting you to provide proof. So, here is the object of the inquiry I began above. Here you tell the journalist why you are the best author to contribute to this suggested work. So, if I was 100% blogging and had never been a magazine writer, I could write:
I am a free-lance Sacramento author who wrote about healthcare on my own weblog TheBestBlogEver.com; I have also worked for blogging like Z, Y and Y. As a former nursing student I know how to interpret medicinal terms and vocabulary - and as a novelist I know how to turn them into legible, funny diction.
Although you can't write much, there are other things you can use - like a profound sense of the subject (your partner is a doctor? just let that out here!), an education on the subject, or an explicit approach to a hotbed.
At the end of the field, I usually do two things: Demonstrate my understanding of the magazine's audience. Describe why your story will be important to the magazine's reader. Their female reads are young ladies who want to unwind and sunbathe all year round - without being held up by annoying problems in the mornings.
You will not be disappointed by my story "Summer Bummers". You just let the pitches expire and let the editors ask themselves why the author took the trouble. E-mail your request directly to the journalist you think would be working on your subject. For large journals this is often a managing, assistant or assistant journalist.
For smaller journals, as with many professions, you can contact the journalist directly. When this tactic gets a raw deal, try to call the magazine. Finally, try to decrypt the magazine's e-mail file size (often found on the ad sales page) and use it to find out your editor's name.
When you turn off your request, don't just hold your breaths waiting for an answer because it can take a long while. You can also submit your pitches to other magazine (you may need to adjust your pitches a little for each magazine) and get ready to work on your next request.
As soon as you have learned to type a request, you will become better and better at it, and the whole procedure will take less and less about it. You begin to build relations with writers - yes, even a kind refusal asking you to throw again can be the beginning of a good (and lucrative) relationship.
There are too many gifted authors who fire one or two queries and then cancel. To write for a magazine is the same as anything else. Heck, when I began as a full-time freelance in 1997, I printed out every single spot, reworked it with a little bit of a little bit of a little bit of a little bit of a little bit of a little bit of a little bit of a bit of a red stylus, had my writer-husband reworked, entered the editing and repeated the procedure until the spot was as clear and as possible.
Nowadays I can record a full tone in less than an entire lesson. So, get out there and get writing!