I’m just looking for somewhere to publish my work. It’s a scientific article about space. Can you tell me which magazines might be interested in it?
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Preparing magazine distribution lists to submit queries to seems to be the most difficult task that novice freelance writers struggle with. I can say this because I have coached about 50 aspiring travel writers in the past couple of years, and notice that their biggest “sticking point” is when they start preparing their distribution lists. This task ranks even harder than researching their topic & writing their query letters. Many beginners simply walk away from this task because they find it too daunting & they never see their stories published. This is a shame because, with some perseverance and knowledge about where to find magazine leads, many of these writers would sell their stories & make some tidy $$.
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Melanie is right, yet I’d like to say that it’s okay you didn’t know that. You’re in for a journey now! I hope you have a wildly successful writing career. When you start going to the Library and seeing some of the information printed you will discover so much to write about you’ll have to use almost every publisher you’ve read to have your articles published! You and you alone must discover what publications are worthy of your work. You can only find that out if you read them…the other side of our jobs….:)
I think Angela is too nice to say that part of a writer’s work is to research markets. It takes a lot of time, especially since the markets are constantly changing. That’s why you can’t ask someone else to do it for you (at least not without paying them). You can’t just say, “It’s a science article; therefore, send it to all science magazines.” You have to make sure it’s right for each particular science magazine, and you need to know which column in the magazine it will fit into. Only then can you tailor a query to the magazine that will possibly get you a response.