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9 Reasons Why Writing For Magazines May Be Perfect For You

If your definition of breaking into publishing includes writing and selling a 300-page novel, or convincing a publisher to invest thousands of dollars in your picture book, you’re overlooking a substantial part of the market.

Magazines need new material on a weekly or monthly basis. Some writers start off by

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Writing for the Gifted Education Market

In recent years, gifted education has become a big field. Every year the National Association for Gifted Children hosts a meeting attended by thousands of teachers, parents, and administrators. There are many opportunities to publish in the field of gifted education, ranging from newsletters to books. Before hitting the keyboard

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Turn Your Research into Several Magazine Credits

So, you have a good idea for a magazine article.  Can you turn it into a great idea?  Many writers put a huge amount of effort into getting a piece published, only to stop with one byline.  Their ideas hit the press once, and stop there.

 

Getting a publication

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Should You Surrender to Writer’s Block?

Last week a student complained about Writer’s Block. “When I try to write, I can’t get anywhere. What should I do?” He pointed down to the unfinished paper, to the point where his concentration and creativity broke down. He asked, “Should I finish the paper or just start over?”

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The Reader as Gatekeeper

How often do you think about selling your manuscript directly to the reader?  For many years, writers have been advised to compose query letters, which are intended to “sell” to the publisher.  We’ve also been told to market our creations to specific companies that publish books similar to ours. When
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Start with One Sentence

Practically speaking, there’s nothing more difficult than staring at an empty computer screen, willing yourself to be creative. You may be stuck trying to find the perfect place to start your story. Or you’re contemplating the entire story arc—an intimidating process at best. From start to finish, your book must
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Do You Have to Write From Beginning to End?

Many writers believe they have to begin with “Once upon a time” and finish with “The End.” In between, every word must be written exactly in the order that it will be read. There is little flexibility in this approach – and it’s difficult to continue the entire way through
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7 Steps to Researching the Magazine Market

Here are a few steps toward learning the magazine market:

1. Read magazines you enjoy and study the content carefully.

2. Carefully study about a year’s worth of issues in a magazine so you have a sense of what has recently been published.

3. Take a look at competing publications

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9 Reasons Why Magazine Writing May Be For You

If your definition of breaking into children’s publishing includes writing and selling a 300-page novel, or convincing a publisher to invest thousands of dollars in your picture book, you’re overlooking a substantial part of the market. Magazines need new material on a weekly or monthly basis. Some writers start off
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How to Analyze a Magazine for Writing Opportunities

Many writers get their first bylines in children's magazines, which offer ample opportunities for publishing poetry, short stories and articles. But not all magazines are good markets for your work. Just as you need to research book publishers and find the right fit for your submission, targeting the proper magazine

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The Novel Reimagined

 

How do you write a novel? When we think of a novel, we visualize the typical format: a chapter story that describes a linear chain of events, leading to a resolution at the end. Most novels follow this setup. But there are other ways to tell a story.