Greetings, Gather writers, and welcome to this issue of Freelancing for Pleasure and Profit.
Have you ever had a brilliant writing idea that landed you a fantastic assignment? If so, the way you got it could land you yet another. Query any of the following publications below and you may find yourself in print once again.
There are a few writing magazines that are worth their weight in gold to freelance writers, and most of them accept queries from freelancers.
Both print and online publications proffer words of advice, helpful hints, and "How I Did It?" pieces written by freelancers.
The following is my list of favorite writing publications. I've been published in a few of them myself!
With an abbreviated version available online, this full size glossy magazine is my all time favorite for hands-on help for freelance writers at any stage of their career. Touted as the #1 magazine for writers, it offers a plethora of articles on the publishing world.
A few columns and abbreviated articles appear online from time to time, but basically this operates as a print version only. This magazine is excellent for beginning writers, and those at the early stage of their careers.
Angela Adair Hoy, owner/operator of Booklocker.com, writes and publishes this free electronic weekly newsletter. I have written a few pieces for her over the years. Angela's business Booklocker.com is a self-publishing company with a stellar reputation. She publishes a thorough list of freelance markets and jobs each week as well.
The Writer is a print publication, with a few extras available online. I like the almost interactive mode of this magazine. It frequently offers prompts and exercises devised by experts. Freelance writers at all stages of the game can benefit from reading this publication.
Writing for Dollars
Freelance writer and author Dan Case publishes this free online publication for freelance writers. In addition to a good list of writing jobs and markets, he offers writing advice through articles written by other professional writers.
I can't over-emphasize the importance of reading and subscribing to at least some of these publications. I learned a lot from them when I started out, and to this day find new and exciting options for freelance writers by reading them today.