Successful Syndication: A Guide for Writers and Cartoonists

Successful Syndication: A Guide for Writers and Cartoonists

by Michael Sedge



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581150513
Publisher: Allworth
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.10(d)

About the Author

Michael H. Sedge is owner of the Strawberry Media Agency in Naples, Italy, a company that produces editorial packages (articles, photos, illustrations) for more than forty publications around the world and syndicates in Canada, Holland, and Asia. He is the author of more than 2,600 articles that have appeared in publications throughout the world, the novels Death Watch and The Oracle, the screenplay The Vatican Diary, and several nonfiction books, including Ascent to Failure. He publishes the quarterly Markets Abroad newsletter, where he shares his knowledge with readers about international newspapers, magazines, and book publishers.

Table of Contents

Part IGetting Syndicated
Chapter 1.Realistic Expectations3
Is It for You?
The Marketplace
Chapter 2.Finding a Syndication Agency13
Where to Begin
Knowing the Agency
The Approach
The Cover Letter
Submission Formats
Chapter 3.Working with a Syndicate23
A Realistic Look at the Financial Side
Chapter 4.Guidelines for Writers and Cartoonists29
American News Service
ANS Guidelines
Check in Before Writing
Contact Information
Formatting and Sending Your Story
Where to File
Administrative Details
Photos and Graphics
Laid-Back West Syndicate
Tribune Media Services
TMS Guidelines
United Features Syndicate and Newspaper Enterprise Association
UFS/NEA Guidelines for Cartoonists
Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
UFS/NEA Guidelines for Writers
Universal Press Syndicate
UPS Guidelines for Writers
UPS Guidelines for Cartoonists
Chapter 5.Column Syndication: Tips from the Pros43
"Advice from A to Z"
"Ask Pippa"
"Ask the Advice Goddess"
"Military Update"
Chapter 6.Cartoon Syndication: Tips from the Pros49
"In the Bleachers"
"Tank McNamara"
"On the Fastrack"
Part IISelf-Syndication
Chapter 7.The Self-Syndication Route59
Going it Alone
Tools of the Trade
Topic Ideas
Types of Syndicated Material
What's in a Name?
Chapter 8.Submissions69
Creating Features
Column Checklist
The Sales Approach
Query/Proposal Letter
Proposal Packet
Getting Known and Getting Help
Your First Sale/Contract
Working with Clients
Clips and Fan Mail
Realistic Goals
Chapter 9.You're a Business81
Doing Business
Chapter 10.Using the Internet87
Where Do You Go Next?
Internet Radio/TV Promo--For a Fee
Your Future
Chapter 11.International Sales93
Appendix ASyndicates95
Appendix BUniversal Press Syndicate Boilerplate Contract105
Appendix CContract Analysis by Stuart Rees113
Appendix DForms167
Appendix EReferences173
About the Author175

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