- Study the market and determine what topics are applicable today
- Create a query to sell your article
- Shift an idea or article to fit a different publication
- Build an article specifically for magazines
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How to Launch Your Freelance Writing Career
Do you wish you could write for magazines or online publications? In this lesson, Suzie Eller shares how to launch your full-time freelance writing career. She details how to study the market, begin the query and submission process, and how to meet an editor’s needs (and become a regular contributor).
How to Study the Market
In this lesson, Suzie Eller shares how to study a magazine market to ensure that your idea is a great fit. You’ll learn about rights, what it pays, how to use guidelines and theme lists, and how to dissect a magazine to discover secrets about the audience, layout and editorial needs.
Queries that Sell
Did you know that writing and submitting your article first is the opposite of what should be done to get an article published? Discover how to write query letters that will fit an editor and publication’s needs BEFORE you write the article. This lesson is taught by Suzie Eller, our Compel Community Coordinator.
Writing for Magazines
Readers love magazines. We see them on every checkout counter and grocery store. And with circulations in the hundreds of thousands, magazine writers have a wider reach than the average book author. So why aren’t more writers submitting to magazines? In this teaching, Glynnis Whitwer gives you some tips on how to write for magazines and get your message in the hands of readers.
Conversation with Focus on the Family Editor Sheila Seifert, Part 1
In this fascinating 2-part conversation with Sheila Seifert, an editor for Focus on the Family magazine, Sheila shares four of the seven types of freelance writers that editors avoid. If you are looking to sharpen your writing skills and expand your impact by writing for magazines, you’ll want to listen to this interview and take plenty of notes.
Conversation with Focus on the Family Sheila Seifert, Part 2
This is Part 2 of our interview with Sheila Seifert, an editor for Focus on the Family magazine. In the remainder of this conversation, Sheila shares the last three of the seven types of freelance writers that editors avoid.
How to Turn Rejection into Ongoing Publication
If you’ve ever had an article or book proposal rejected by a publishing company, you understand the meaning of “rejection blues.” But rejection can actually work in our favor if we keep the right perspective. Suzie Eller has published hundreds of articles during her writing career, and in this lesson, she shares how that rejection letter may actually be an invitation in disguise.
Building Our Obedience Muscles
Sometimes it feels like an opportunity, and other times it is the hardest action step you will ever take. Your quiet “Yes, Lord” can be lonely, but will reap eternal rewards. This podcast teaches us the power of “5G” obedience as we walk through the 5 key components that keep us moving forward in response to what God is asking of us.