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Writing and Selling FOBS

Short, front-of-the-book pieces are the way to break into magazine markets

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    We'll start by explaining how front of the book pieces are different from full-length articles. We'll help you find new resources for FOB inspiration, and show you how to write short, snappy pieces. Then we'll look at guidelines from editors at several top publications and help you narrow your focus so you send the right pitch to the right pub. When you're done, you'll be ready to pitch!

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Breaking into magazines is tougher than ever these days. But it's still possible to get a decent clip, and a foot in the door, by pitching a short item that runs in the first third of the magazine. In the industry they're called FOBs or front of the book items.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to come up with good FOB ideas for a variety of different publications, pitch your ideas to editors and write short, punchy pieces for the front of the book.

Finally, we'll share tips on pitching and writing from editors at top magazines like Gourmet, Interview, Rolling Stone, Conde Nast Traveller, Reader's Digest, and more.

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