Thursday, August 19, 2010

Is Op-Ed a market for you? - writing tip

If you sometimes write "Letters to the Editor" or if you are stirred by issues and moved to put words on paper, it can be.

Some major magazines pay well for these, and even your local newspaper can be a market. They usually pay very little, but, again, they can help that list of publications grow. Getting published is kind of a Catch-22 situation. Editors like to see a list of publications, so they know that others have found your work appealing and worthy of publication. Yet each of us has to start somewhere. Often local papers can provide that all important stepping stone, a list of prior publications, that can lead to being published in better, and better paying, markets.

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