103: Nonfiction Articles You Can Write Part 1

Nonfiction Articles You Can Write Part 1

Do You Know What Magazines are Looking For?

June 8, 2018


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Magazine articles can be a great way to get your foot in the door in the publishing industry while giving you professional credits for your query letters. And, since most magazines pay, it can be a nice opportunity to supplement your income. Magazines are commonly looking for nonfiction articles. The categories of nonfiction are not hard-and-fast classifications, since a given article may contain elements of several types. Over the next two episodes we’ll give you a rough breakdown of article categories according to market terminology. We’ll describe the main features of each type and give you some tips on how to make the most of your material for an editor’s eye.

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william L Wilson
August 24, 2018

will the makeup of children have a bearing on what to write, as in what words to use. US.believes that a cow jumped over the moon. What does china believe. If you say these words the child will look at you in a different way... Right!

July 9, 2018

What a great idea for a podcast! As a new writer, a nonfiction article is a great idea to get my foot in the door and build up the experience section of a future query letter. Thank you!

Ann Edall-Robson
June 10, 2018

I appreciate your thoughts on the various topics covered regarding writing for children. Your podcasts are a welcome library of information.

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