In addition to spending the majority of our lunches every week together over chicken fingers, sub sandwiches and the occasional dose of fast food, Guide to Literary Agents Editor Chuck Sambuchino and I share a more productive (and healthier) passion: magazines and other media outlets. We’ve both worked for and written for various venues—in addition to maintaining submission/slush inboxes, including Writer’s Digest’s own—and tomorrow we’ll be teaching a live 90-minute webinar on freelancing.
We’ll tackle all things related to selling your writing to magazines, newspapers and websites, from the basics about generating ideas and composing queries to the specifics of how payments work and how to pitch. We’ll also be critiquing a one-page article query for every writer who submits one.
The webinar is set for 1 p.m. To find out more, follow this link. We’d love to have you there!
(Also, in keeping with the freelancing theme, for some of my tips about how to stand out in the slush pile, check out this list I wrote for WritersMarket.com.) As for today’s regular prompt …
WRITING PROMPT: RenFair
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Things get a little too real at the Renaissance Fair.