It is always really exciting to discover a new source of potential writing jobs, particularly when these come from an established publisher that values both traditional and online media.
The Writer is one of these amazing finds, particularly for freelance writers who don’t live in the USA and who already know this age-old magazine. But then if you don’t know the magazine and feel the urge to try freelancing for it, you are going to have to make it your business to find out more about it … particularly what they want.
I have done a bit of groundwork to help you.
It is comforting to discover that The Writer is an established magazine that is published by a reputable organization, Kalmbach Publishing Co. Their core business since 1934 has included printed books and magazines. Right now they publish a whole lot of special-interest publications and boast 16 magazines in their publishing stable. The company also maintains an incredible 30 web sites, making it possible for freelance writers to find jobs online.
But the main question is what will they buy?
The Writer magazine has a mission to help both aspiring and professional writers go places. Most of their articles are written by freelancers (more than 90 per cent they say), which is incredibly inspiring for those of us looking for work.
Send them a query letter. The Writer has a breakdown of different articles they will use, both in terms of length and the price they will pay for any one of these. The quickest and easiest are brief items of literary interest (150 words minimum) and probably the longest, a 1,600 word article. The latter could pay as much as $500.
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Many writers start high-profile careers by writing for magazines.
Magazine writing is both easy and highly profitable. Once you’ve learned the techniques in Angela Booth’s new writing guide “Freelance Writing: Make Great Money Writing Articles For Magazines (In Your Spare Time)”, you’ll soon be writing for magazines which pay from $1 to $4 PER WORD.