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  1. #1
    storm willis
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    magazine submissions?

    I put forward an idea to a specialist-interest magazine

    Their response was that they didn't have a budget for freelance / unsolicited manuscripts :-( HOWEVER could I rewrite my piece & have it published on the letters page?

    To get a writing 'credit' I'm tempted to go down this route - any thoughts or suggestions on the different style required for a "letter to the editor"?



  2. #2
    Annie Meier
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    Re: magazine submissions?

    A "letter to the editor" does not qualify as a publishing credit. I'd offer to write your article for free and see what they say.

    All the best...
    Annie

  3. #3
    Robert Raven
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    Re: magazine submissions?

    I agree with Annie, although for slightly different reasons. I'd write the article first to see if you can successfully write the article. That's way different from having "an idea." If you write it well enough, it might interest the magazine, and they may either accept it, or it might make them pay enough attention to be more receptive to other pitches. But mainly, it will prove to you that you can do the writing part of writing.

    RR

  4. #4
    Annie Meier
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    Re: magazine submissions?

    I agree with Robert. Write the article first, then offer it for free. That way, you get the writing credit and no one needs to know you didn't get paid for it.

    That's how I began writing my newspaper column and now, seven years later, I'm still doing it, have a book deal directing connected to it AND they now pay me.

    Annie

  5. #5
    Annie Meier
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    Re: magazine submissions?

    Not directing connected ...directly ... Sheeesh! Where's that darned "edit" button?

    A.

  6. #6
    Baby Blue
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    Re: magazine submissions?

    testing

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