If you have clips that are relevant (same style of writing, same subject (like architecture, food. or business) send those first. If not, send your best. I usually send three clips – 2 to prove I can write about the subject and one that is my best or latest. If they’re bad clips (full of grammatical errors), then don’t send them. If it’s been long enough since they were printed, you can add a note in about having been published as a young writer in your local paper on how many ever occasions.Good luck, Jenn! Knock ’em dead.