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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


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


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


Magazines – Much More Than a Stepping Stone


Children’s magazines offer a wide variety of writing possibilities and a chance to reach thousands, even millions of readers.


While my children’s books have reached thousands of readers, they can’t compare to the millions of children who have read my short stories, poems, and articles in the various



Some Key Advice From a Magazine Writing Pro

Before I ever published one book, I began writing for magazines. I enjoyed starting and completing a story or article, marketing it, selling it, and getting a byline and a check. But in the beginning, I didn’t understand writing for the modern child reader or marketing to the correct publication.