Whether you build it yourself or hire a designer, your website can do more than bring you into the 21st century—it can be an invaluable part of your marketing arsenal.
by Linda Formichelli
Brent Cunningham, Columbia Journalism Review’s managing editor, came to the magazine in 1999 on a fellowship and was convinced to stay on as managing editor. Founded in 1961, the magazine’s mission is to serve as “both a watchdog and a friend of the press in all its forms” and “encourage and stimulate excellence in...
Nobody likes dealing with a high-maintenance author, especially agents and editors. Here are 18 tips that will endear you to those who can help you publish or perish.
by Mary E. Demuth
If you want to write a good sentence, don’t pay any attention to your grammar. I don’t mean “a sentence this like OK is.” I mean don’t automatically think you’ve written a good sentence just because it’s grammatically correct. Lots of bad sentences are grammatically correct....
In this excerpt from Writing Life Stories, Bill Roorbach teaches you how to pay attention to and translate your memories and how to overcome your resistance to remembered places and events.
When you are researching a featured article for a magazine or newspaper, more often than not you will have a run-in with a publicist. Journalist and freelancer Geoff Williams shares his advice on about making the first move.
Freelance writer Tom Harpole, whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Outdoor Life and Air & Space Smithsonian, shares how he found success as a freelancer.
Critiquing a restaurant gives you a feeling of power. Do you give the restaurant a glistening review and let them stay open to serve another meal? Or do you pan them, point out their flaws, and watch them struggle? Of course, unless your reviews are published, you would never truly have that power over...
Variety is the spice of life and the spice of your articles. Cook up sources from different people and places to please all tastes.
Many publications won't pay travel costs for their writers, but they won't accept articles by writers who go on company-sponsored trips, either. What's a travel writer to do?
Make a date to study magazines' editorial calendars before you querythey'll tell you exactly what editors want and when.
You may think that writing about money for magazines like Smart Money and Kiplinger's Personal Finance is just beyond your mathematical understanding. But in this online exclusive article, Greg Daugherty, former editor in chief of New Choices magazine and author of You Can Write for Magazines
Nearly everyone wants to be a travel writer. Take this nationally syndicated columnist's advice to put yourself ahead of the pack.
Deborah Vetter, editor of Cicada magazine, talks about reaching teenage readers with short stories, essays and poems.
During slow times, be adventuresome: Explore new freelance opportunities, branch into niche publications and investigate different areas of expertise.
Nonfiction columnist David Fryxell, outlines the five secrets to writing query letters that can help fend off rejection slips.
Getting your own regular column with a newspaper today is as difficult as it is rewarding. The competition for landing these coveted spots is steadily increasing as the circulation of many dailies continues to shrink. Award-winning columnist Cynthia G. La Ferle offers advice and encouragement for writers struggling to break into this golden market.
If you're a freelancer focused exclusively on print magazines, it's time to expand your reach. Editors from the best of the web share their insider's take on breaking into webzines.
More and more print publications are producing web counterparts. How does that affect nonfiction writers? David A. Fryxell, Writer's Digest Editorial Director, provides some insight.
As the market shifts and publications die, freelancers need to know how to set competitive fees.
Editor and writer David Fryxell shares a valuable piece of advice with anyone trying to break into the magazine or newspaper market "Learn to write the stories that editors dread."
After bagging that first assignment, do the job right to assure it's the first of many. In time, you'll become the indispensable writer upon whom editors rely.
There are some things you‘ll never read about in a publisher‘s writers‘ guidelines. You have to either hang around the editor‘s office and eavesdrop or find a friend who‘s able to extract the editor‘s deep, dark secrets. Luckily, you have the latter. We asked editors what they‘d say to writers if they could talk...
Those big-name magazines with a million-plus readers can be cracked by everyday freelancers, too. These six tips will help you glide past the velvet ropes.