Trying to sell nonfiction articles?

Selling nonfiction articles is most often done by pitching editors with article ideas that fit the publication’s needs, whether you’re pitching a magazine, newspaper, or online publication. It is key that you understand the needs of the specific publication and the audience, as well as the sections of the publication that need freelance writing.

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Always check a publication’s website before submitting. Submission guidelines, subjects covered, and even contact information can all change at a moment’s notice. So be ultra-professional and double check before making your submission.

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Pitching sidebars (those little 300 word or less pieces in magazines) is a great way to break into a magazine and build your credits. Even more experienced freelancers find they can help increase the value of their proposed articles.

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