Learn the most effective methods for selling magazine and newspaper articles from a professional freelancer.
Many writers make a living, or a sizable portion of their living, by selling articles to magazines and newspapers on a freelance basis. The trick is to generate saleable ideas, match them perfectly to the right periodicals, then write terrific query letters. In particular, you must know exactly which publications are appropriate for which ideas (and how to figure this out among the thousands of publications). We will show you how to execute each of these steps. We will also give you a realistic understanding of how you can begin a freelance career, move up the ladder in terms of prestige and pay, and manage your writing as a business.
Among the topics covered: overview of the magazine/newspaper market, how to generate saleable ideas, how to write great query letters, how to scope out and analyze magazines and newspapers, effective ways to make contact, how to send your materials, deciphering rejections, understanding contracts, making connections, managing the business side of writing.
This course focuses on the selling of nonfiction magazine and newspaper articles.