A guide to the writing and formatting of query letters designed to pitch articles to editors and publishers.
If you want to have a career as a freelance writer, you need to view it as a business. Freelance writing involves making sales. Being a salesperson means risking rejection. There will always be better writers than you, and there will always be writers who are worse than you but make more money. Concentrate on […]
Know the Publication’s Guidelines The easiest way to find out what a publication wants is to let them tell you. Many publications post their writer’s guidelines on their web site. If you can’t find the guidelines on the web, contact one of the editors and ask for them to email or snail mail you the […]
By Annagail Lynes The Christian market is booming with new opportunities every day. I never thought that I would be a Christian writer. I always I dreamed of being a novelist, getting up every morning at ten, dressed in my ratty old robe, drinking coffee as I sat down at my computer to type out […]
Written By Jenna Glatzer The Big Article Idea Okay. So you’ve figured out that you would like to write. Unfortunately, so have about eight gazillion other people on this planet. Therefore, you have to stand out from the crowd. You have to sparkle. How do you do this? Simple. It all starts with “The Big […]
Tell the editor how much your friends and family love your work. If you’re really out to convince the editor that you know next to nothing about the publishing industry, including the opinions of people the editor doesn’t know and has no reason to respect ought to do it.
The first line of your query letter is the most important line you’ll write. If you capture the reader’s interest with the first line, your chances of selling your article will improve dramatically. Every writer should take at least a little time to study copywriting and sales letters, because a query letter is essentially a […]
A good query letter can mean the difference between a rejection and a sale. In the days of email and web clients, many writers have lowered their standards. They dash out quick notes rather than make formal queries. They use casual language and give only brief explanations of what they plan to do. For some […]
Take the time to sell yourself in your query letter.
A guide to creating focused article query ideas.