How to Properly Pitch to Magazines


As an Associate Editor for a regional magazine publisher, I’m often tasked with working with freelance writers, as well as branching out to grow our network of writers. With my position as the director of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference, one of the big things I talk about is submitting to our magazines, as many attendees are local writers searching for new opportunities. My publisher has several regional magazines as well as custom publications and inserts, and we’re always looking for writers to help create great content. For those writers interested in freelancing for a magazine, perhaps these 5 tips will help in your path to published.

  1. Do your research. This is perhaps the most important part of the process, because if you don’t know anything about the magazines you’re submitting to, then prepare for your emails to be instantly deleted. Blue Ridge Country is a great example – we…

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