Writer's Guide to Magazine Editors and Publishers, 1997-1998
Finally, a book that names names . . . and addresses, phone and fax numbers — even e-mail addresses! In the Writer's Guide to Magazine Editors and Publishers, aspiring freelance writers will find all the information they need to break into the business.
Author Judy Mandell's exhaustive industry research ensures each magazine entry covers the essential information that writers need. In addition, Mandell includes material that will help writers angle their stories — the target audience, article interests, and sections of the magazine open to freelancers.Other great facts include circulation, availability, history, average article length, pay scale, and if expenses are covered.
Mandell also shares advice from hundreds of leading magazine editors. Written in both essay and Q&A format, editors offer writers priceless information, answering such questions as:
• What are the keys to breaking into your magazine?
• What are the key elements of a good, professional query?
• Do editors always want clips from new writers?
• Will editors look at completed manuscripts?
• Is it okay to fax or e-mail queries to editors?
• What is the best way to break into publishing in general?
The Writer's Guide to Magazine Editors and Publishers also covers the busines side of publishing, as well as legal aspects such as signing a contract, rights for publishing material on-line, and much more.
About the Author
Judy Mandell is the author of Book Editors Talk to Writers and Magazine Editors Talk to Writers. Her articles appear in Writer's Digest and other major magazines.
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