Writing for Magazines

The Essential Guide

If you love reading magazines, you’d probably love to write for them. Whether it’s a reader’s letter, an article or a short story that you have in mind, taking that first step is always the hardest. Confidence can evaporate just the minute you’ve sat down at your computer! This practical and inspirational guide can increase that confidence, and pave the way for you to make your entrance into magazines. Professional insider advice guides you step-by-step through the pathway to publication. There are suggestions on magazine slots that could be right for you, with all you need to know on the essential magazine market research as well as tips on finding ideas, crafting and finishing your work, and boldly submitting it. You’ll learn how to market yourself, as well as pick up strategies for coping with rejection. A directory of helpful resources and books is also included, and a section on writing for the Web. This guide is invaluable and can be beside you every step of the way into print – encouraging you to get started, to submit, and to succeed.

Chapter Headings 

Take That First Step

Market Research

Ideas and Slots for You in Magazines

Crafting Carefully

Be the Favourite Freelancer!

Manage Your Time

Legal and Admin Matters

Welcome to the eMag!
Coping with Rejection

Keep Going!


Book List

Help List


Author Bio 

Diana Cambridge is an award-winning journalist, magazine editor and author. She is Agony Aunt to Writing magazine, answering questions from lots of worried writers every month. Lack of confidence – not lack of talent – often sabotages beginner writers, she believes.
Diana has been Editor of eight glossy magazines, including travel magazines, an antiques magazine and food magazines: and written for many women’s  and niche magazines. 
Diana, a confirmed print magazine junkie, began her career at 16, training as an apprentice reporter on a West Country newspaper. Now based in Bath, you can contact her through her website, www.dianacambridge.co.uk

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