This book serves as a practical guide to the basic tools of magazine article writing: knowing the marketplace, brainstorming, researching, querying editors, and writing to get published. Offers readers a step-by-step methodology to writing for magazines, including significant coverage of trade, professional, and Web magazines. Readers will learn to master the basics of magazine article writing through hands-on exercises and commentary from current and successful magazine writers and editors. Unique Trade and professional magazine coverage provides readers with information on this large and important segment of the industry that is often ignored in other books. Readers also receive important insights into the "dos" and "don'ts" of writing from editors who work with staff and freelance writers everyday. Anyone interested in a career in professional writing, with emphasis on Professional and Trade Magazines.