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Title: Writing for Magazines talk
Post by: tracy-vonder-brink on January 08, 2018, 04:44 PM
A local SCBWI chapter has asked me to do a talk about writing for magazine at one of their monthly meetings.  :yay

I have the nonfiction side down (since that’s what I do), but are there any differences in terms of submitting fiction to magazines? If there’s anything you think I should share on the fiction side, I’d love to hear about it!

Thanks!
Tracy
Title: Re: Writing for Magazines talk
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on January 08, 2018, 06:42 PM
Non fiction is often proposed first and then written. Fiction (and poetry) are subbed cold, though they may be on a theme. Take a look at fiction guidelines for some of the mags to get a better sense.
Title: Re: Writing for Magazines talk
Post by: Ev on January 08, 2018, 07:51 PM
Poetry can, of course, be either fiction or non-fiction.

You're probably already planning this, but non-fiction can also include puzzles, recipes, crafts, games, quizzes, and activities, and they're usually subbed cold, not proposed like non-fiction articles.

Title: Re: Writing for Magazines talk
Post by: Vijaya on January 09, 2018, 05:43 AM
Debbie and Ev have covered it nicely so all I can say is good luck!!! I find magazine writing a great place to test new ideas, both F and NF.
Title: Re: Writing for Magazines talk
Post by: tracy-vonder-brink on January 11, 2018, 04:53 PM
Thanks! And yes, already planning on talking about crafts etc and  queries/pitches vs. cold full subs.

Tracy