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Would you know how I could get started with freelance work?  I have tried contacting some magazine and newspapers via e-mail inquiring about the same but they never respond.  Is there a more direct way?  What am I doing wrong?  I feel like submitting small articles is a good way to get my foot in the door but can't even find the door at this point.

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CJ,

Freelance is a particular market where certain entities need freelancers for articles on subjects they delegate.

Google "freelance jobs" and join the freelance networks, forums, posting boards, job boards, etc...

You can post your writer's resume and qualifications for being a freelance writer.

As far as submitting articles and stories, etc., you have to search ezines, etc. and read their submission guidelines. Most are non-paying.

Print magazines and newspapers is a tough business to get printed in.

You need to read their submission guidelines and follow it to have a chance.

The best thing to do is the freelance forums and job boards.

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Jannie Balliett

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I am a published writer, Chief Editor and own A1 Editorial Service. I teach writing, specializing in novel writing, and creative writing. I can answer most any question concerning writing a book, plot and characterization, tighten the prose, and the editing process, and help advise with publishing and the requirements of obtaining a literary agent.

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I'm a published writer, freelancer, and Chief Editor and own A1 Editorial Service. I teach writing for my two Online writer workshops.

Organizations
Sisters In Crime Internet Chapter, The Short Mystery Fiction Society, and Brazos Writers Group.

Publications
Writers Post Journal magazine, May 2006 issue, Augusr 2006 issue, Nov/December 2006 issue and soon in 2008, On A Whim, flash fiction anthology, offered in Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.

Education/Credentials
Some college, creative writing, fiction writing

Past/Present Clients
I have numerous clients using my service through my editorial service and numerous members in my Online writer workshops.

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