Magazine Editors Talk to Writers

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Wiley, Jul 31, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 208 pages
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Top editors share inside information on how magazine publishing really works

Based on incisive interviews with editors from such leading publications as Esquire, Parade, Field & Stream, American Baby, and Ladies' Home Journal, this indispensable book gives you all the information you need to write successfully for magazines. Invaluable advice and tips from editors representing the whole spectrum of magazine publishing will help you break into the category of your choice. Here's the inside scoop on:

  • The business of getting published: What you should know about contracts, copyrights, and kill fees
  • Editors: Discover what their roles are, how they make decisions, and what they look for in their writers
  • Queries and proposals: What makes them eye-catching?
  • The truth behind the "what ifs": What if a writer sends multiple queries? What if the deadline is not met? What if an author has problems with an editor?
  • Magazine jargon: Understand terms such as over the transom, lead time, galley, on spec, and many more

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About the author (1996)

JUDY MANDELL is a freelance writer and the author of Book Editors Talk to Writers (also available from Wiley). She lives in North Garden, Virginia.

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