Edition are more willing to take to print a finished article, rather than give the job unknown to the author. If you have an idea, it is better to keep it in writing. Your thoughts of the editor is not interested, he wants to see the end result, namely the text.
Let's say you have an article, and, in your opinion, it deserves to be published. Decide what kind of magazine can fit your text. Keep in mind that every publication has its own specifics. In the scientific journal would be ridiculous to send an article about the trends of the new season, of course, if you have not considered them from the point of view of quantum physics.
If you write about sex, you will like the glossy magazines: Mini, Cosmo, "Home" and others. The theme of vospitanie children will be appropriate for the magazine "Happy parents", "My child", "raising a child". pressing social issues are discussed in "Russian reporter", "Change". In the latter case, the necessary author's photograph on the subject of the article.
Before you send an article to the editor, read it again. The text really needs to be unique and interesting. You must fully develop a theme, preferably with the help of experts. If this report should be photos of excellent quality. If this interview, it should be exclusive and not banal.
It is best to send articles to the editor via e-mail. How to find address? Each magazine is printed information about the edition. There you can find the email address directly for letters or address the editor. If you have an address editor, it is better to write to him.
Letter start with a short story about yourself: what you do, why did you decide to send a text. The text is save in the application. Photos do not send, but the email that send them for editorial review.
It is better not to send the letter on Friday and during the weekend. After submitting wait a week. If the answer does not come, ask the editor if he had received your letter and a decision on the article took. It so happens that the text was approved, but the editor lost your contacts.
Never send the same article to multiple publications. If one magazine your text is rejected, and you got the answer, only then you can send the same text to another publication.
Advice 2: How to publish a magazine story
Most novice authors write "for the drawer", hoping for the coming of the glory of his works. However, the reader himself will not be able to penetrate your manuscripts to rate them highly. So you'll have to overcome his shyness and start to storm literary magazines.
Publish on the Internet. Now a lot of sites for self-expression of young authors - from the blogosphere to the virtual counterparts of samizdat journals. Register and publish your articles at one or more of them, to find its first readers. Do not get angry or despair if you will point out errors or defects. Rate how fair review and try the next time to avoid such shortcomings. Having trained "on cats", you can move on to a more serious level publications.
Select the journal where you want to be published and contact with the "expensive edition". Provide your text, in person or by mail. The ideal scenario would be to find an editor, head of the desired section to personally give him a printout and a disk with the manuscript (both must be signed and include contact information). If this is not possible, send an e-mail, but preferably an ordinary paper letter, he is less likely to get lost. Write a short accompanying text: "I, so-and-so, I offer you his story. I would be glad if you see fit to publish it on the pages of your magazine." Before sending a well-proofread the text - errors and typos do not paint a literary work.
Wait, occasionally reminding me of themselves with phone calls and/or letters. Be correct, editors are busy people. If the answer is no or it is negative, you can send the manuscript to another publication. If the journal is willing to take the story, but asks to make changes, decide for yourself whether you are ready to accept them for publication. For a beginner it is wiser to accept the edit (especially if it's small) and still see your text on the pages of the publication. Most likely, you can provide a copy that you can proudly show friends.
The shorter the story, the more likely it will be published (especially in paper editions).
If you continually deny the literary journals, try your luck in the thematic publications (e.g., journal for physicists, if you write in the science fiction genre, in a women's gloss - if stories about women's passions and so on).
Advice 3: How to send an article to the journal
If you know and love to write articles and notes, then sooner or later you will come up with the idea that this skill can help you to earn money. Today, many print and online publications invite to cooperation of authors, and you can also try their hand at journalism.
Before sending an article to the journal, you must understand what style and orientation of the article need this publication. Little invent, develop and interesting issue some thought, which will be the subject of the article. You need to explore this topic and to view all publications that have been printed lately. Than the original topic and the views presented in the article, the higher the probability that it will be printed.
Select a publisher that is interested in such topics. Contact the editor via email or phone listed in the output of publications. Find out whether this publishing of articles written at the initiative of the author, and whether they plan the publication of articles of a particular theme. Ask about the requirements for the design of texts, which may vary in different publishing houses.
With the agreement that your article is accepted, read the latest issue of the magazine or newspaper. Make yourself an idea of the complexity of the text, the signature style of the presentation and presentation materials. Imagine the target audience of the journal, gender, age, interests. Make sure that your article is suitable for this and publishers will be interested in it.
Precise in wording, with some of the editors you'd better cooperate. Contact him via e-mail and come up with the idea of the article, trying to attract him and interest. Mention about your experience as a copywriter, if present, refer to their publications. Tell us, what is the volume of the article and how soon you are ready to submit it to the editor. Write concisely and associated. The volume of the message should not be large, optimally – half of the page.
After sending the email, wait two to three weeks. This is enough time for the editor if he is interested, will call you or send you a reply by mail. If you received nothing, it makes sense to contact the editor by phone and to clarify whether received your letter. To better communicate with the editor which you wrote, it will help to establish personal contact.
In the case when the article is accepted for publication, specify the amount of the fee, by what date it will be issued. Consult the Union of Journalists on possibility of conclusion of the contract. If an article is rejected, you shouldn't be upset – try to contact other publishers and offer it there, even if I have to tweak the style and volume to fit their requirements. Action consistently and not agree on publishing the same articles with different publishers.
Following the letter you can send to a publisher the text of the article by registered mail. Don't forget to invest in a package, envelope with your address and stamps.