Magazine Writing

  • Writing A Great Title

    By Catherine L. Tully on October 7, 2012
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    In terms of magazine writing, it has been my experience that editors will often change the title you give an article. Know this going in. So, you may ask, why am I devoting an entire post to writing a great title? Well, because it could get your article accepted--or at least help you get an editor's attention. When you send […]
  • Magazine Writing — Gathering Intel

    By Catherine L. Tully on September 7, 2012
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    So you want to write for a magazine? If that is the case--one of the most important things you will do is study publications that you want to submit material to in query form. But what is the best way to go about that? Let's face it, buying tons of magazines can be really expensive. (Fun, but expensive!) So how […]
  • Home & Away: Writing The Travel Piece

    By Catherine L. Tully on August 7, 2012
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    Have you always wanted to be a travel writer? Do you long to see your byline next to some great pictures and a narrative about a cool place to visit? Do you want to know how to get there? I've mentioned the first part of this before--but it bears repeating. In my humble opinion, writing about where you live is […]
  • Magazines: Reading To Write An Essay

    By Catherine L. Tully on July 7, 2012
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    Want to write for a nice glossy magazine? If the answer to that question is a "yes" - I have a question for you... How often do you read them? If you want to make a career out of writing for magazines reading matters. This is especially true if you are hoping to get an essay published in your favorite […]
  • Writing For Local Magazines

    By Catherine L. Tully on June 7, 2012
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    Most magazine writers don't start out getting published in Cosmopolitan or Travel + Leisure. Breaking into the bigger magazine market typically comes after you've built a stable of clips from smaller publications that show you have the "chops" to handle a big assignment. Although it is certainly possible to get a gig in a mainstream mag, local magazines offer a […]
  • Print Writing: Getting The Goods

    By Catherine L. Tully on May 8, 2012
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    Today we have a few tips for "getting the goods" in print writing. Let's begin with finding guidelines so you can craft a query... Getting The Guidelines When you are writing for print, the guidelines for the publication are the golden rule you need to follow. Problem is...not every magazine puts these on the web for you. So where do […]
  • Combining Print And Web

    By Catherine L. Tully on April 7, 2012
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    I've run into some interesting situations while doing print writing. As publications started to develop their presence online, there were some opportunities to make a little more money here and there. What? More money? Do tell, right? Some magazines also offer partial (or full) articles on the web as well as in their print version. And some of them will […]
  • Writing For Print: Reader Expectations

    By Catherine L. Tully on March 7, 2012
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    I was thinking about what to tell you this month, and really wanted to highlight what it is that I enjoy so much about writing for magazines and print publications. It is definitely a different experience to craft a piece for this medium as opposed to writing one for the web, but it was a challenge for me to explain […]
  • Writing For Print: Why Local Relationships Matter

    By Catherine L. Tully on February 7, 2012
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    If you are a writer, chances are good that you already understand that relationships in this industry matter. If you want to write for print, this can actually be a subject that is even more vital. When you write for an online publication it is fairly typical to never meet the person you are working with. Most contact is established […]
  • Print Writing And The Holidays

    By Catherine L. Tully on December 7, 2011
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    If you are trying to break into print writing, the holiday season can be friend or foe, depending on how you use it. Over the years it has been my experience that trying to query in the period from Thanksgiving until around the Superbowl is a huge waste of time. That said, you can use that time to get your […]