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what is the first step in writing articles for a magazines.  

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Hi,


Query the magazine first.  Many online magazines have writer guidelines at their websites.  Read thru the guidelines to find out who to query at the magazine.  Some magazines want the complete article.  Others only want a synopsis of the article.  The guidelines typically list that information.

Below are links to good info on writing for magazines.  I just did a search in Google and brought these up just now:

http://www.right-writing.com/basics.html
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writeit/pubkidswork.htm

All the best!

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Rhonda Campbell

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I can answer questions on how to get published in magazines and newspapers; how to market your own books; how to earn a living writing; how to write press releases; how to find a good editor; how to edit your own books; finding a good printer; finding a good book illustrator; doing your taxes as a freelance writer. Questions I can't answer include specifics around working with a print on demand publisher

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I have 36 years of experience as a writer (fiction and non-fiction). I am a book reviewer with Nielsen Media. I am a newspaper columnist and a reporter. I am a former radio station host and I am the editor of a literary newsletter, The Book Lover's Haven. I am also the author of more than 10 books.

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Writer's Critique Group

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The Trenton Times Philadelphia Trend Sisters in Style Essence Magazine The Pittsburgh Quarterly Obsidian II, etc.

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I have taken numerous writing courses on book, proposal and grant writing as well as marketing and promotion

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100 Most Admired African American Women Who's Who

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