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103: Nonfiction Articles You Can Write Part 1
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.
In this episode, we’ll cover four types of nonfiction articles including the how-to, the fact piece, sports, and the arts. In the next episode, we offer up five more nonfiction topics for magazine articles, including biography, profiles, self-help, history, and personal experience.