Hone your craft by writing magazine articles. Here are 7 options.

Magazines on a rackLet’s admit it, writing a book is hard work and takes time. It’s not something you can do in a day or two. But you can write the draft of a magazine article in a day, and then spend the next few days revising it.

And one of the best ways to hone your skill as a writer is to write for magazines. (Tweet this.)

You can also make greater use of your time by first querying magazines with your idea. Then when a magazine buys your idea, you write the article.

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5 Christian Book Publishers Accepting Submissions

A consistent mistake beginning writers make is in sending queries to publishers without first learning what genres they publish and what information they require in a submission.

To that purpose, publishers provide submission guidelines. Improve your chances of acceptance by [Read more…]

5 Magazines’ Submission Guidelines

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5 Magazines Open to Submissions

It’s marketing Monday. You know the drill: analyze the magazine, and thoroughly read and follow the guidelines before submitting.

Christian Communicator, the magazine of American Christian Writers/Reg Forder, https://regaforder.wordpress.com/articles/guidelines-ad-rates/

Treasure http://www.wnac.org/treasure/, send submission inquires to treasure@wnac.org [Read more…]

7 Publishers Accepting Manuscripts

You’ve written a book and now you need to find a publisher.

This can be an arduous task, but like any big project, it can be made easier by breaking it down into smaller tasks.

Where to Start

My best advice for any author looking for a publisher is to first start with the market guide books available. These books are updated yearly.

Many of these guides are available at your local library in the reference department for the most recent issue. Older issues are often available for check out. If your library doesn’t have the book, request they buy it.

What’s Next?

Once you’ve picked several publishers that publish the kind of book you’ve written…

  • Visit their website and educate yourself about the company
  • Study their catalog. If you’re writing non-fiction, look to see if they’ve recently published books on your topic. If they have, they may not be interested in another one.
  • Thoroughly read and follow their guidelines
  • Submit your manuscript according to their guidelines

7 Publishers Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Here are 7 to get your started on your journey.

White Rose Publishing, a division of Pelican Ventures, LLC, strictly Christian romance, accepts short stories, novelettes, novellas, and novels http://pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/index.php?main_page=page&id=58

Wesleyan Publishing House, https://www.wesleyan.org/wg

Sunpenny Publishing, based in England and Spain, http://www.sunpenny.com/#!submissions

Parsons Publishing House, http://parsonspublishinghouse.com/

Paragon House, http://www.paragonhouse.com/Submission-Guidelines.html

Oak Tara, http://oaktara.com/writersguidelines  (8-7-15, reports of no contact with company, advise you avoid)

Rainbow Publishers & Legacy Press, http://www.rainbowpublishers.com/submissions.aspx

Inclusion here does not constitute endorsement. Examine any company you consider doing business with and carefully read any contract.

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