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An Excellent Guide to Writing Cover Letters and to Making Pitches

Format Magazine is out with a great page on pitching editors: https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/art/how-to-get-published-advice (external link) They advise most of what I’ve recommended over the years but I’d add a few things. Consider making two or three pitches in an e-mail. An … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on internet writing

I’m getting more used to the rushed pace of internet writing. From scratch, an original 500 to 750 word article now takes me about two hours to write. That’s if there are plenty of resources on the net to aid with the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the end of the year

Apologies for the tone of this post, it is more negative than anything I have written while as honest as anything I’ve penned. Trying to be positive is absolutely essential in an oft-too negative world, but I won’t be Pangloss; … Continue reading

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Wired Magazine handles queries well

I have to complement Wired Magazine, even though they just rejected an article proposal that I sent them. They seem to be treating writers fairly and I wish other publications would follow their lead. They have the query letter process … Continue reading

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Clear paths for submitting article proposals

These publications offer a clear path for submitting article proposals. Discover Magazine: http://discovermagazine.com/magazine/contact Esquire Magazine. Unusual. Accepts complete manuscripts. Link now dead.  http://esquiresubmissions.com Harpers: http://harpers.org/submissions/ High Country News: http://www.hcn.org/about/submissions Los Angeles Times Magazine: http://www.latimes.com/la-tm-guidelines,0,760705.story#axzz2slBY9koC Pacific Horticulture Magazine: http://www.pacifichorticulture.org/magazine/submit/ Popular Mechanics: http://www.popularmechanics.com/about/contact-us Popular Science: http://www.popsci.com/contact-us Sacramento News and … Continue reading

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A new site and a new beginning

“I’m like a monkey with a transistor radio!” A friend used to say that whenever confronted with new technology. At this point, I, too, am feeling a bit simian. Although I developed a 400 page website over a period of … Continue reading

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