The Writer has been instructing and inspiring readers since 1887. The mag covers the nuts-and-bolts of writing, with everything from how-to stories and reported articles to narrative essays.
The pub is 60 to 70 percent freelance written and editors want queries on concrete topics, by novice and experienced writers alike. Article length varies from 300 to 3,000 words, and there are plenty of regular features to choose from. These include:
• Breakthrough – First-person articles about a writer’s experience in “breaking through” to a market, which includes advice and lessons learned. This section runs about 700 words.
• Freelance Success – Tips on the business of freelancing in about 1,000 words.
• Writing Essentials – These articles cover the craft of writing. The section runs 800 words and should include a sidebar with resources.
• How I Write – An interview with an author that contains a short bio and runs about 600 words.
To learn more about the mag, including editors’ contact details, read: How To Pitch: The Writer.
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