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Hello,

I am an indie author.  I have written a how to achieve success book.  I am seeking PR for my book.  My research indicates that Woman's World magazine accepts unsolicited article submissions.

Do magazines accept articles written by the author of the subject of the article? I was thinking of writing about achieving your dreams, and hoping that I could reference my book at the bottom in the bio section.  Is this approach something that is do-able?  Can you set me in the right direction, please.

Thank you

Answer
Yes, several magazines do accept articles written by outsiders (many use freelance writers who aren't technically part of the magazine's staff).  A great place to start is mediabistro.com's "How to Pitch" section.  They have a list of magazines and their editors, and tell you the best way to contact them.  You can also always look at the front of magazines to find out who the editor is and contact them by calling the magazine's main number.

Try that and see how it works.  

Hope that helps.  Good luck!

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Kelley Regan

Expertise

I'm happy to answer questions about public relations strategy, why you should or should not embark on a public relations program, and what it takes to make news for your company. I consult with companies and public relations agencies, and have more than 10 years experience in PR.

Experience

10 years of public relations experience, including seven at large PR agencies and three as president of my own PR consultancy.

Organizations
Publicity Club of Chicago, PAWS Chicago volunteer

Publications
Culinary trade publications

Education/Credentials
BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa

Past/Present Clients
The French Pastry School, Ogilvy Public Relations, United Feather & Down

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