Nancy Wartik is a Manhattan-based writer who has contributed to publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Self, Psychology Today, Glamour, Redbook, Harper's Bazaar, New York, and Women's Health. A former staffer at Ms. magazine, she has also been a contributing editor at American Health, Mademoiselle, and Child magazines and is a contributing essayist to the anthologies The Bitch in the House, Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick and the forthcoming Blindsided by a Diaper.
Her areas of speciality have included book reviewing and psychology/health writing. She taught in the media studies department at Hunter College for five years and has also taught in the journalism department at Fordham University.
Nancy Wartik's Courses
Not only does Nancy offer clear, informed tips on getting into consumer magazines, she does it in a friendly, accommodating manner that makes you feel comfortable and unafraid to ask questions. It's well worth the price. Her advice alone on writing the perfect cover letter will add two years to your life. -- Pete Croatto
"Nancy Wartik's seminar Breaking into the Glossies was filled with valuable tips and personal insights that covered the gamut of breaking in, from preparation, to pitching, to writing, revising, and following up. Nancy's style is very engaging and she communicates in a way that involves you directly in her ideas and experiences. Fortunately, she also leaves a good amount of time for questions, which was invaluable for problem-solving and strategizing." -- Stan Reaves
"I came down from Boston for Nancy's Breaking Into the Glossies seminar and it was definitely worth the trip. Originally from Australia, I majored in English. Writing has always been an interest for me, however I had let it fall by the wayside for various reasons over the past couple of years and am now keen to explore it on a more professional level. Mediabistro is a great way for me to obtain information and broaden my skills and knowledge, without breaking the bank in the process. I came away feeling more motivated and with a little more insight into what magazines are looking for. Nancy reinforced the point that you are putting your ego on the line and more often than not it's going to come away a little bruised. I definitely plan on attending more seminars in the coming year." -- Liz McEachern Hall, production assistant/media relations, Fields of Vision