10 Trade Journals Accepting Submissions

As I’ve said many times before, writing for periodicals is a terrific way to hone your writing skills and earn money as you do it. If you’ve never considered this, stop and read “Why Write for Periodicals?” by the prolific writer Ava Pennington.

Today I’m featuring trade journals, publications that focus on a specific occupation or industry. Many of us who are now writers didn’t start our work lives as writers. I’m sure you have work experience you can put to good use by writing for trade journals in your field. [Read more…]

6 Teen and Young Adult Magazines Accepting Submissions

It’s Monday marketing, so here are 6 magazines whose audiences are either teen or young adults. Review several back issues of the magazine and get to know its content and style before you submit.

Consider reading my article “How to Analyze a Magazine” before you spend time getting to know any of these publications. This info will help you know what to look for as you review magazines for possible submission.

Read and follow the guidelines, and please also note that some of these magazines do not accept email submissions, but have their own online submission forms. [Read more…]

5 Magazines Accepting Submissions

Writing and submitting to magazines is a good way to hone your writing skills before you venture into the book world.

That doesn’t mean you can’t be writing your book at the same time. It means you’re getting better at your craft and learning how the publishing world works before you venture into the deep end of the pool.

Here are 5 magazine accepting submissions. As always, spend time getting to know the magazine and then read and follow the guidelines thoroughly.

Proceedings magazine, a publication of the US Naval Institute, http://www.usni.org/magazines/author-guidelines

Symphony, the quarterly magazine of the League of American Orchestras, http://www.americanorchestras.org/symphony-magazine/about-symphony/submission-guidelines.html

Bird Watchers Digest, http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/about/about-our-company/submissions/writers.php    accepts photographs too, http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/about/about-our-company/submissions/photographers.php

Alive Now, a devotional magazine of Upper Room, http://alivenow.upperroom.org/writers/

Alternatives Journal, Canada’s Environmental Voice, for Canadian writers only, http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/contributor-guidelines-article

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*Inclusion here does not constitute endorsement.

5 Magazines Accepting Submissions from Kids

submissions from kids

Encourage your children’s creativity.

Writing isn’t just for adults.

To encourage your children in their writing and creative endeavors, here are 5 magazines that accept submissions from kids. Some accept both writing and art.

As always, spend time getting to know the magazine and then read and follow the guidelines thoroughly. Please be aware several of these magazines require submission via the postal system rather than online.

Highlights for Children https://www.highlightskids.com/send-us-your-creative-work

Creative Kids accepts submissions from kids ages 8-16. http://www.ckmagazine.org/submissions/

Amazing Kids Magazine accepts submissions from kids age 5-18. http://mag.amazing-kids.org/get-involved/write-for-us/

Canvas is seeking writers ages 13-18, http://canvasliteraryjournal.com/submit/ They also accept art submissions http://canvasliteraryjournal.com/submit-your-art/

Stone Soup is a magazine of writing and art by kids ages 13 and younger. http://www.stonesoup.com/stone-soup-contributor-guideline/

You may also want to check out your local newspapers to see if they have kids sections you can submit to.

Make Your Submission a Homeschool Project

This makes a great project for homeschoolers. Many of these magazines can be found at the library, where your children can read and study the magazine’s articles, activities, and style. Then they can craft their story (or art) and submit.

Do you know anyone who homeschools? Be sure to share this post with them.

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5 Magazines Accepting Submissions

A consistent mistake beginning writers make is in sending queries submitting without first learning what is required with the submission. Study the magazine and thoroughly follow their submission guidelines.

Agents cover particular genres and many take submissions only through authors they meet with at conferences or current client referrals.

The same goes for queries you send to publishing houses—know what they publish and what they require with your submissions.

Improve your chances at acceptance and reduce your rejections by following the submission guidelines.

America Magazine, the National Catholic Review, accepts poetry, does not accept simultaneous submissions, http://americamagazine.org/contact/submissions

Hello, Darling, a publication of MOPS, has a call monthly for submissions to the blog and quarterly for the magazine based on needs (see the heading Call for Submissions for details), http://www.mops.org/writers-guidelines

Insite, a publication of Christian Camp & Conference Association, scroll down the page to find the link for writer’s guidelines (pdf download) and 2015 editorial calendar http://www.ccca.org/ccca/Publications.asp

Dialogue, a publication of Blindskills, Inc. Does not accept simultaneous submissions and purchases all First North American Serial Rights (An author who seeks to have an article published elsewhere after it has appeared in Dialogue must obtain specific permission to do so from the publisher of Dialogue.) http://www.blindskills.com/submit.html

Canada Lutheran, start here: http://www.elcic.ca/clweb/contributing.html and then click on writing guide, http://www.elcic.ca/clweb/writing.html for specific details.

Writer’s Conferences:

Conference season is in full swing! Writer’s conferences are wonderful places to meet editors and agents and pitch your book, learn skills pertinent to publishing, and make new friends with fellow authors.

I’ll be teaching at the Called to Write Conference in Pittsburg, Kansas on April 10-11
I’ll be attending the Wordsowers Christian Writer’s Conference 2015 on April 24-25

If you’re there, be sure to stop by and say hi.

Upcoming conferences:

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, May 17-21, http://altongansky.typepad.com/writersconferences/welcome-and-info-about-brmcwc.html
26th Annual Montrose Christian Writers Conference, July 19-24, http://www.montrosebible.org/OurEvents/tabid/113/page_550/1/eventid_550/58/Default.aspx

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