Posts Tagged ‘write your stories’

“How do writers submit articles to magazines?”

This post addresses question 1 in the Magazine Writing Basics blog series.

(Questions 1 and 2 were also already posted on the static page, Magazine Writing Basics, which also offers an overview of this series. However, that content seems not to have entered the subscription feed.)

This post reveals 12 common steps to publication. REMEMBER that each step will be covered in much more detail in other posts and articles!  This offers simple answers, just to give you the overall picture, and to let you know where you are headed in your new nonfiction writing journey.

Q. “Can you help me understand how the industry works?”

Most magazines buy writing from freelance writers, in addition to having their own in-house writers.  A freelance writer is self-employed and paid per article. Each article you write is a stand-alone product, with its own contract, even if you sell many articles to the same magazine.  Here’s how the process generally works . . .

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