Pitching to a magazine in your niche

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Because this blog is all about sharing information on being a writer, I’m going to walk you through how I just recently snagged 3 paying articles in a national magazine.

1I had noticed on a facebook post that a magazine about chickens had just gotten a new editor.  He had written a refreshingly honest first editorial where he openly admitted that, while he was an accomplished editor, he still had lots to learn about chickens.

I read the editorial and then I immediately composed a letter of introduction. I started it off with a sincere warm letter of congratulations on his new position.  The chicken community is actually a fairly tight-knit group of people, we know of the writers, the experts, and we will go out of our way to help anyone who needs assistance.

I gave the editor a short list of my chicken credentials (I hold…

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About robinofrockridge

I write books for kids.
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