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Title: Writing Sample for Cobblestone Magazines
Post by: austen on December 13, 2013, 09:18 AM
I have a question about submitting to one of the history magazines with the Cricket group. I've gotten an assignment from one of them before, although it was a few years ago. I'd like to send a query for the same magazine for an upcoming topic, and I'm wondering about including a writing sample. Do I include a copy of the article I wrote for them? Or do I just say in my letter that I was published in such and such issue/date?
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Title: Re: Writing Sample for Cobblestone Magazines
Post by: Vijaya on December 13, 2013, 09:48 AM
Austen, if you've already written for them, just let them know in your query (and they'll remember). I doubt they'd require a new sample.
Good luck,
Vijaya
Title: Re: Writing Sample for Cobblestone Magazines
Post by: austen on December 13, 2013, 07:18 PM
Oh, thank, Vijaya!
It's been awhile since I wrote for them, so I didn't know if I needed to follow the guidelines on the web.
Title: Re: Writing Sample for Cobblestone Magazines
Post by: kwlarson on December 14, 2013, 07:24 AM
Hi Jenni,


I have written for ASK, ODYSSEY, and AppleSeeds. With each one, I sent a sample the first time I wrote for that particular magazine. I'm not sure how much (or how little) the editors talk amongst themselves and compare notes.


The sample I chose was one of the articles that was accepted by a sister Carus publication. And I did state that I had previously written X article for X issue in my cover letter.


Hope that helps!


Kirsten
Title: Re: Writing Sample for Cobblestone Magazines
Post by: RebeccaH on December 14, 2013, 05:38 PM
Hi Jenni,

I was in this exact position with ODYSSEY recently. I had written one article for them more than 2 years ago for the previous editor. I did not send a sample with my query but simply mentioned the previous article by title and date. That was obviously fine, because my query was accepted.

Best wishes!

Rebecca
Title: Re: Writing Sample for Cobblestone Magazines
Post by: austen on December 16, 2013, 09:08 PM
Thanks for responding Rebecca and kw!
I think I'm just going to mention the previous article in my letter, since it's the same magazine and editor.
I'll let you know how it goes!