Many of the magazines listed on my Short
Story Markets page will be interested
in taking a look at any articles you have written - provided, of course,
that they are suitable in both content and style for whichever magazine
you are targeting. It is usually better, though, to approach article
writing by first having a market in mind and then writing the
article. As with short stories, read as many current issues of your
target magazine as possible to familiarise yourself with length and
style and so on; then compose a brief query letter to the editor, stating
your idea and any special slant you've thought of that might help you
sell it. Be sure to mention anything you've already had published; and
if you have specialist knowledge that particularly qualifies you to
write in whichever field you have chosen, let the editor know this,
too. Show him or her that you are the consummate professional at all
times - ask the right questions: required length, the going rates for
contributors to the magazine etc. And always enclose an SAE. If an editor
shows any interest at all in your proposition, believe me, you are already
three-quarters of the way to getting your article published - providing
you don't ruin everything by sending an amateurishly presented manuscript.
If you're unsure about presentation, click
much more information on agents and editors (as well as comprehensive
listings), consult the new editions of The Writer's Handbook
Writers' and Artists' Yearbook -
2012 editions now available from Amazon.co.uk.
an essential resource for writers and artists wanting to enter the highly
competitive world of children's publishing: Children's
Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2012
remember that the information on this page, and the listings of publishers
that follow, is not intended as a definitive guide, but rather a starting
point. It's simply impossible to keep everything up to date on a daily
basis, so please do check websites and writers' handbooks where possible.
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Unbound Press Nonfiction Award
Prizes: £500, £250, £125. Entry Fee: £5. Max: 2200 words. Deadline:
August 31. Details on website.
Vintage Script is looking for short stories and articles that are
original and well-written, and must be on an historical theme. Short
stories and longer articles should be no longer than 2,000 words. We
are also interested in shorter articles of 500-1,000 words. Contributions
should not have been published elsewhere. Look at the Submissions
page on the website if you have a historical story or article to share.
The Furniture Market
Write about pieces of furniture in the style of a review, and gain
entry into a prize draw to win £500 of oak furniture. Closing date:
31 December 2012. Full details on website.
Irish Pages is a biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing,
in equal measure, writing from Ireland and overseas. Its policy is to
publish poetry, short fiction, essays, creative non-fiction, memoir,
essay reviews, nature-writing, translated work, literary journalism,
and other autobiographical, historical, religious and scientific writing
of literary distinction. There are no standard reviews or narrowly academic
Article-Alley is a free article directory, built to help authors
promote and syndicate their content. A great way to promote your website
or increase your brand awareness by spreading your message. Website:
Campsite Life Inc
Campsite Life Inc Needs writers with real stories, or even
continuing adventures, who want to get articles published. A great opportunity
for someone who likes camping and wants to write about this. Website:
Sell your Story with Featureworld.co.uk,
your online media agent. Up to £6000 paid. Have you experienced
a life-changing event? Beaten an illness? Blossomed after divorce? Found
love? Want to expose a love-rat or cheat? Ever read a real life story
in a national newspaper or women's magazine and thought 'That could be
me.' Perhaps you dream of selling your life story and becoming famous.
or being on TV? But maybe you're nervous about selling your story to a
national newspaper or women's magazine yourself or through a big impersonal
news agency? Featureworld
is the place for you.
Marks & Spencer Magazine invites readers to 'tell us what you think'
or ask for help and advice. The star letter writer wins £50 M&S gift
vouchers. Details: Kelda Warden, Marks & Spencer Magazine, 7 St Martin's
Place, London WC2N 4HA. £100 is also paid for favourite recipes, if
used - write to the Food Editor at the above address.
Wooden Horse Publishing If you write non-fiction, especially
articles, the website of Wooden Horse Publishing (www.woodenhorsepub.com)
seems to have the newest US markets first. Check out the magazine market
section, its range is catholic. Sign up for their newsletter.
The Bureau of Freelance Photographers is seeking
features as well as quality photographs for their monthly Market Newsletter.
Text can be on any aspect of freelancing provided it contains useful
information or advice. Length should be about 1,000 words, accompanied
by illustrations and submitted via e-mail or on disk. Website: http://www.thebfp.com
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