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Land a Byline in Writer’s Digest

A whopping 75 percent of this mag is written by freelancers, so pitch with authority if you want to woo its editors. Writer’s Digest aims to “inform, instruct and inspire” scribes of all levels, and landing a byline here can help connect you to a larger network of wordsmiths.

Though it’s easier to make your mark in the FOB, making your pitch confident and conversational can help you land a feature or profile, too. Writers who draw on their own experience will help project confidence in a pitch.

“If you’re proposing an article on how to write a novel, we will expect you to have authored and published one,” said editor Jessica Strawser.

Get more info in How To Pitch: Writer’s Digest. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

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