Want to Write for Magazines? Do This First…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Article by Author / Editor Kristen Pope, on The Write Life site:

Everyone says to read a publication before you pitch it, but what exactly are you supposed to be looking for?

Below are a few things to examine in order to help you figure out what your dream magazine is looking for and tailor your pitch for that title.

First, grab a few issues of the publication you’d like to pitch.

These might be hard copies, web flip books, or stories on its website. Ideally, you’ll have a handful of issues to look through, including back issues and the most current issue available.

I often go to my local library and grab a variety of issues of a magazine to study. I try to make sure I have as many regular issues as possible, though special issues (such as “best discoveries of the year” or “holiday shopping guide”) can…

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