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Paying Children’s Markets for Writers By Susan Sundwall

Paying Children’s Markets for Writers By Susan Sundwall

I began my writing career over ten years ago by writing for children. I started out that way because - I confess - I thought it would be "easy". Okay, I really dislike rude awakenings, but I was soon disabused of that notion and realized, like many things, it's not so easy. But after making some classic beginner's mistakes, I discovered it's not that hard, either. In subsequent years I've had many many sales to children's magazines, play publishers, e-zines and other kid driven publications. I've learned much. The scope of what you can write for children is vast, too. If you like to write for children, broaden your horizons and you'll be pleasantly surprised to find what's out there. Here are five niches; maybe one of them is just right for you. …

Writing for Disabilities Magazines By John K. Borchardt

Writing for Disabilities Magazines By John K. Borchardt

I first decided to write articles for magazines targeting disabled readers and their families when reading about the high unemployment rate among people with major disabilities, even highly educated ones. I discovered that there was at least one magazine, Careers and the DisABLED, targeting these disabled readers by publishing articles on job-hunting and inspirational success stories. Later, I became frustrated in trying to sell travel articles in the highly competitive newspaper and travel magazine market. By taking the perspective of a mobility-impaired person on vacation, I was able to break into the travel market with an article in the magazine SPECIALIVING. This magazine targets mobility-impaired readers. …