Sheree Bykofsky, the founder and owner of the Sheree Bykofsky Literary Agency, has written and represented hundreds of successful titles over her long publishing career. She regularly teaches university courses on publishing and speaks at writers’ conferences across the country.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articlesby Sheree Bykofsky, Jennifer Basye Sander, Jennifer Basye Sander
You’re no idiot, of course. You have a reporter’s eye, a poet’s touch, and you absolutely love to write. Stories, journal entries, letters to the editor—you name it, you know you can write it. But when it comes to selling your ideas to magazines, newspapers and web sites, you feel like the less said, the better. Seeing your words and wisdom… See more details below
You’re no idiot, of course. You have a reporter’s eye, a poet’s touch, and you absolutely love to write. Stories, journal entries, letters to the editor—you name it, you know you can write it. But when it comes to selling your ideas to magazines, newspapers and web sites, you feel like the less said, the better. Seeing your words and wisdom printed in black and white seems like a lot more trouble than it’s worth.
Don’t write yourself off just yet! The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Publishing Magazine Articles will help get you where you belong—in print. In this Complete Idiot’s Guide®, you get answers to all your questions:
- Who hires writers?
- What newspaper, magazine, and online editors want from freelancers—and how much they might pay for it!
- How to write effective query and pitch letters.
- How the Internet can help your writing career take off.
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Before reading this book, I'd written and sold a couple of short fiction stories but had never tried nonfiction. I liked the idea of writing magazine articles but had no idea how to go about it. I picked up 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles' because I like their simplified approach to topics and because I'd read the other IDIOT'S GUIDE Sheree Bykofsky co-wrote (Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published). The Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles gives you a no-nonsense approach from start to finish, covering things like studying the market, generating ideas, querying editors, assignments, conducting interviews, and actually writing the article, as well as some tips on book proposals, the life of a magazine writer (waiting/praying for checks), even taxes. After I read 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles' I thought up a couple ideas, fired off some queries, and sold three articles the month after I bought the book. Now I'm working on assignment (not spec) writing a second piece for one of the magazines to which I sold an article last month. If you can write and if you have something interesting to say, this book and a copy of 'Writer's Market' are the twin pillars on which you can build a freelance career. Charles Hustmyre New Orleans, LA
This book is all you need to break into the journalism business! It teaches about clips, glossies, queries, and so much more. I even got published in a magazine! This is a must read for anyone wanting to publish magazine articles!