B U S Y F R E E L A N C E R
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May 1, 2003 Volume 2 Issue 5
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In This Issue...
>>>> Letter From the Editor, Kim Wilson
"Finding a Niche with Trade Magazines"
by Dan Rafter
>>>> Write From Home Site Updates
>>>> Column: Regional Reviews
by Hilary Evans
"Don't Wait to Write"
by Marie DisBrow
>>>> Success Spotlight
>>>> Excellent Editors
>>>> Words of Wisdom: Golden Honey Words for Editors
by Doug Schmidt
"The Human Element: Give Your Articles that Extra Edge"
by Sabrina Glidden
>>>> Call For Submissions
>>>> Writing Contest
>>>> Paying Markets
°°°°° LETTER FROM THE EDITOR °°°°°
A few weeks ago I was thrilled when I received a phone call
from Julie Hood of The Organized Writer
(http://www.organizedwriter.com). Julie called to ask if I'd
seen the May issue of Writer's Digest magazine and inform me
that she had nominated Write From Home as one of the top 100
writing sites--and her nomination was chosen. Obviously I was
thrilled at this news, especially since I hadn't seen the
latest issue--her news came as a complete surprise. To
my delight, later when I checked my mail, sitting in my
mailbox was the current issue. I want to publicly thank
Julie, and if you get a chance, stop by her site as she has
many excellent tips and methods specifically targeted to
helping writers become better organized.
This issue is a little longer than usual, so I'm going to cut
my letter to you short. I know you're busy so I won't keep
Here's wishing you a wonderful, productive month.
"First comes thought, then organization of that thought into
ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into
reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your
"Finding a Niche with Trade Magazines"
by Dan Rafter
Like most writers, when I began freelancing I envisioned my
byline gracing the pages of well-known magazines such as The
Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine.
I still do.
But until the editors at these fine publications decide to
take me up on any of my story ideas - and as of this writing,
they still haven't done so - I'll continue to write as many
stories as possible for magazines such as Erosion Control,
Florida Realtor, Digger, Insight and Metro Chicago Real
Now, you might not have heard about any of these magazines; I
know I didn't until I found them through the Internet and
began writing for them. But these magazines do pay - in many
cases, quite well. And nothing beats regular freelance checks
while you're chasing down those prestige assignments for
Newsweek and Time.
The magazines I mentioned above, and countless others, all
have one thing in common: They're all trade magazines,
publications created solely for readers in a specific
industry or niche. For instance, Insight’s readers are all
members of the Illinois Association of Certified Public
Accountants. Digger serves members of the Oregon Association
of Nurserymen. Erosion Control’s readers are engineers,
geologists, contractors and anyone else who disturbs large
amounts of dirt for a living.
The publishers of these magazines have found a profitable
niche market. You could do the same by targeting a category,
or as many categories as you like, of trade magazines to send
your story ideas.
The best thing about trade magazines is that there are a lot
of them. The next best thing? A lot of writers either don't
know about them or don't want to write for them. This means
there’s far less competition for the freelance writers who
want to contribute to them.
And, as I mentioned before, the pay isn't bad. Your check
from Pizza Today Magazine, which, as its name suggests,
serves the owners of pizzerias across the country, won't be
as big as the one you'd get for a non-fiction story in
Playboy. But it probably won't be chicken feed, either. The
average 1,000 to 1,500 word story I turn in for these niche
magazines earns anywhere from $400 to $600. By piling up a
few of these stories every month, I have managed to earn a
solid living as a freelancer.
Of course, I understand that writing about low-interest
mortgage loans and the impact new tax laws have on
accountants isn't exactly glamorous. But you can find
interesting stories, and meet some fascinating people, while
writing for the trades. For example, thanks to the writing I
do for several real estate-focused trade magazines, I've met
Sean Conlon, who at the tender age of 29 had become the top-
selling residential real estate agent in Chicago. Conlon is a
fascinating character: He came to the United States from
Ireland just four years before becoming a multi-million-
dollar agent. He uses his Irish brogue as a sort of marketing
tool - it’s incredibly charming even as he waxes about
mundane topics such as home inspections and resale values.
Being a top agent, though, has also brought Conlon
incredibly long hours, an ulcer and a divorce, all before the
age of 30.
Like I said, Conlon's an interesting fellow. He’s at least as
interesting as anyone you'd meet while writing for People
Now, I won't lie. Not every story I've written for a trade
magazine is half as interesting. Some are downright boring -
to you and me, but not to the readers whose careers it
directly impacts. The trick is turning in a story that
features sharp and interesting prose, no matter how technical
or mundane a topic might seem. Meeting that challenge is far
from a boring task.
And don't forget, just because you write for trade magazines,
doesn't mean you can't write for anything else. Even while
I contribute to a score of trade publications, I still write
regularly for newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune and
Washington Post. For these publications, I tend to write
about what I want (as long as my editors are interested, too,
of course.) This keeps me from getting burned out.
Now that I've hopefully whetted your appetite for this
largely un-tapped market, here are a few simple suggestions
for getting started in this niche market:
1. Find those magazines
If there’s an industry, you can bet that it has a magazine
devoted to it. Plumbers, waste haulers, lawyers, nurses, real
estate agents, hog farmers, they all have their own trade
magazines. The problem is, you won't see them on the
newsstand. They're mailed directly to their readers.
How then, can you the aspiring trade-magazine writer, find
these publications? Well, there’s the Writer’s Market, of
course. The market features a long listing of trade
publications every year. But this listing is only a small
fraction of the total number of trade magazines out there.
Here’s the best way, in my opinion, of finding these
magazines. Log on to http://www.asaenet.org. This site is the
home of the American Society of Association Executives. It
provides a comprehensive list of the always-growing number of
trade associations serving the country. Most of these
associations will have their own Web sites. And most of these
sites will provide links to the magazines that they publish.
Many of these magazine sites include online writer’s
guidelines, which will provide contact information and
payment rates. If an association doesn't have a Web site, or
doesn't have its magazine online, I'd skip it; There are
plenty of other trade magazines available on the Web. I never
waste my time tracking down those that aren't already online.
There are some trade magazines that are produced by
independent publishers. Primedia (http://www.primedia.com),
for example, publishes trade magazines for everyone from
farmers to automobile manufacturers. The best way to find
these companies is to log onto your favorite search engine,
type in the phrase - trade magazine - and see what pops up.
2. Pitching the story
I admit that it is sometimes a challenge to come up with
story ideas for certain trade magazines. One of the
publications for which I've written, Pumper, is devoted to
the solid-waste industry. I had no idea when contacting its
editor of what I could possibly write for him. After all, I
knew next to nothing about the industry.
But I did have an established track record of writing for
other trade publications. So I wrote the editor an e-mail
highlighting my credentials and including copies of two of my
previously published trade-magazine stories. I ended my
letter by saying something to the effect of, "If you need any
freelance writers to submit stories to your magazine, please
give me a call. I'd be happy to work with you."
I was fortunate. The editor had been looking for someone to
write a story (on grease traps, of all things), and decided
he might as well give it to me.
There are other times, though, when pitching a specific story
might be appropriate. For instance, I write for several real
estate trade magazines. I find it easy to think of specific
stories for them. Basically, I take a general business story
idea and twist it to fit the real estate business. Recently,
I wrote a story for Florida Realtor magazine about the
possible pitfalls of running a real estate business with a
spouse. Now, this same story idea could work with any other
number of trade magazines. I am now writing a story for
another real estate trade magazine on how real estate brokers
can figure out when it’s time to fire an ineffective real
estate agent. Again, this is a story that could work with any
3. But I'm no expert
One of the fears writers have is that they don't know enough
about a certain industry to write for the trade publications
that serve it.
Don't worry about this. Trade-magazine editors don't expect
you to know the ins and outs of the jewelry trade, the inner
workings of wetlands restoration or the minor details of
Information Technology. They do, however, expect you to be
able to learn these things while putting together a story.
The way you do this, of course, is by interviewing the right
people when working on a story.
These right people are everywhere. Start with the
associations that serve the industry that you are covering.
Then move on to the men and women who make their livings in
that business. If you're lucky, your editor might even
provide you a list of sources for each story on which you
There you have it, a quick primer on writing for trade
magazines. Remember one thing: It may not be as much fun to
tell your friends that you've just been published in
Insurance Conference Planner as it is to tell them you've
landed the cover story for Cosmopolitan. But freelance
writing is a wonderful career. And writing for trade
magazines can be a lucrative way to stave off that office
Dan Rafter lives with his wife and 4-year-old son in
Chesterton, Ind. He has written for several trade magazines,
including Florida Realtor, Erosion Control, Affordable
Housing Finance and Digger.
°°°°° WRITE FROM HOME SITE UPDATES °°°°°
==>> New Column added to Write From Home
"Off the Page" by Tama Westman
This month read "For Little or No Money You Can Be E-
==>>"Life of a Writer Mom" Column by Carla Charter
This month read "Mentoring a New Generation of Journalists"
==>>Articles Added to Write From Home
Direct links to these articles can be found at
* "Serendipity or Coincidence: An Author's Bane or Blessing"
by John E. Prophet
* "Theme Lists: A Publisher's Gift to Writers"
by Marilyn Freeman
* "Famous Women Writers & What You Have In Common with Them"
by Carolyn Burch
* "From Poems to Bylines"
by Christine Collier
* "There's Goals in Them Hills"
by Kathryn Lay
* "Getting the Most out of Writers' Conferences"
by Claudia Tynes
COLUMN-----> REGIONAL REVIEWS
by Hilary Evans
My husband's band is really taking off. They played for the
first time on Friday, April 12, and had five more shows
booked by Monday. Just tonight we got a call to see if the
guys could play two days from now. The hubby hesitated, and
then he said, "What the hell, let's play it!"
It's easy to stall when you are just getting started. Your
psyche begins to wig out. "Am I good enough? Can I meet the
deadline? How hard will the editor be on my article?" For
better or worse, you'll never know the answers unless you
write--and keep writing.
Alpine Village Family
This is a quirky, regional e-zine that covers Gaylord and
Otsego Counties in Northern Michigan. There are roughly
20,000 people in the area, but no specific numbers on
visitors to the site.
Being an online market, Alpine Village Family is interested
in short, to-the-point articles of interest to parents and
married couples. The zine also has a Christian slant that
some writers may find constrictive. Although not a religious
publication per se, the editor requests authors refrain from
mentioning other religions, or forms of spirituality that
interfere with conservative Christianity.
A payment of $5 to $10 on acceptance will secure one-time
electronic rights--with permission to archive - for Alpine
Village Family. Submissions can be made to the e-mail address
Tucson Family Magazine
177 N. Church Ave #200
Tucson, AZ 85701
You'll be hard pressed to find an editorial team as qualified
to write on children's issues as the Stiles. Linda, the
editor, and her husband Greg, the publisher, have spent years
working toward the betterment of families in Arizona. They've
worked together on several magazines, including the award
winning and now defunct, Arizona Parent.
Tucson Family Magazine boasts about 20,000 issues a month,
offered in over 300 locations. Its focus is that of families
with infants to 12 year olds, and the magazine has a special
section for grandparents--especially those who are
instrumental in the raising of younger generations.
Payment for Tucson Family Magazine is on publication and
ranges from $10 for photos, and $25 for reprints, to $75 for
commissioned articles. Electronic and snail mail queries are
welcome at the above addresses. Mail queries should be sent
to the attention of the editor.
To read sample articles, and review writer's guidelines,
Once we get our first sale, and our second, and then our
third, our mental brakes start to apply themselves. "Don't go
too far, too fast," they warn. "We wouldn't want you to
become successful or anything." But that is exactly the point
of freelancing. Let your subconscious in on the secret by
continuing to submit queries and articles. Only then will you
know if you are truly becoming the writer you want to be.
Do you have a suggestion, question, or market info? You can
send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hilary Evans is the mother of three children, and lives
with her family in Fort Dodge, IA. Her work has appeared in
several regional parenting magazines both online and in
"Don't Wait to Write!"
by Marie DisBrow
Growing up, my ambition was to become a writer. I married
young, had a large family, and postponed my writing dreams.
In the 1950's, most women didn't realize that they could have
both marriage and a career. I often scribbled down poems and
song lyrics with one hand as I was feeding a baby with the
other, but I never imagined being published. I decided that
when the kids were all in school I'd have more time to write.
Then it was "When the kids are grown..." and later "When I
Well, the kids finished school, left home, and I retired -
and I still had no more time for writing than when my
children were babies. My husband and I now care for his 96-
year-old mother at home.
It took me years to realize I needed to make time to write
and I regret that I failed to learn that lesson earlier. I
encourage parents who write to make time for dreams, write as
much and as often as possible, and submit for publication.
Blocks of time conducive to writing are elusive. Since my
husband cares for his mother at night and sleeps late, my
prime time for writing is early in the morning before I begin
my own shift of care giving. Perhaps for young mothers,
naptime is the only time when they can concentrate on
writing. A half hour early in the morning, or late at night,
on a regular basis, can be very productive.
I also write bits and pieces of inspiration on scraps of
paper to prevent lost ideas. I keep notepads in my purse, on
my bedside table, and in the bathroom.(Still, as when I was a
young mother, the bathroom is often my only place to "escape"
and be alone.)
It's difficult to find time to write when you have a busy
schedule with family responsibilities. Here are some
1. COMMIT. Unless writing is high on your list of priorities,
you won't have the desire and tenacity necessary to make time
to write. Make a commitment to write at specific times and
set a goal in word length or pages, even if this goal is
2. LEARN and hone your craft through books, newsletters, and
online groups. Even if you don't have time to attend writers
group meetings, you can become a part of an online group with
much the same benefit. Helpful books are available at public
libraries and used book stores.
3. ASK your children, and your spouse, too, to give you the
privacy you need to write. Explain to them how important
writing is to you and enlist their help. I read of one writer
who wore a special cap to let her children know when she was
writing and was not to be disturbed except in emergency.
It's important, too, that our families receive our undivided
attention when it's their turn. This is sometimes hard for
me. When I turn off the computer, I may still be "writing" in
my head. I try to take a few minutes alone to get back to the
real world so my focus can be on my family.
4. PRIORITIZE household tasks and learn to ignore those that
are not absolutely necessary. Delegate whenever possible. If
you study your schedule, you'll almost surely find a block of
time for writing. If not, it may be time to consider
priorities and perhaps postpone some projects for a time.
5. COMMUNICATE. Don't become so involved in your work that
relationships suffer. Publication is not worth losing a
marriage or having children feel neglected.
6. TRUST that God will give you direction, inspiration,
endurance -- and time!
Marie DisBrow resides with her husband in a wooded area of
northern California. After years of living in a big city and
working as an electronics technician, she now enjoys a much
simpler life. Marie writes poetry, Christian devotionals and
articles, and is working on a novel. Her work is slated to
appear in Progress, Cross & Quill, and Discipleship
Journal. See some of her published works and samples of her
poetry at her Web site http://www.wildernesswritings.com
Share your success with others. Regardless of how big or
small, I want to know about your accomplishments. If you
sell an article, receive a book contract, or met a writing
goal send the information to
mailto:email@example.com with the subject
'success spotlight' and I'll print your news item in the
next issue. (Hint: this a great area to do a little
shameless self promotion.)
* Freelance writer, Tamekia Reece. Recently she scored
assignments from The CollegeBound Networks' Go-Girl,
Insight Magazine and Planned Parenthood's Teenwire.
She's also recently sold two of her erotic poems to an
anthology. Be sure to check out her monthly column on
teen issues at http://www.setmag.com/realtalk.htm. She can
be reached at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Claudia Tynes writes:
"I want to share that my current book "From Journal Into
Print" (A Journey to Freedom From Within) has been accepted
with Publish America (http://www.publishamerica.com) and will
be released later this year.
* I just wanted to share that I have a new ebook out called
"Markets Are Waiting For Your Articles and Stories." It's my
first ebook. It has freelance writing tips and Internet
resources for writers. Thanks!
* Today I received my copy of "Inner Realm Magazine," which
included my article on journal-keeping. Although I had
previously published the article in several other
publications, I'm always thrilled to see my words in print,
and to know that I'm reaching people with my messages. I
highly recommend people try to re-sell their published
articles if they have the rights. In this case, I didn't get
cash payment, but I did get more free publicity for my
journaling workshops and free e-zine. I've found editors of
smaller publications are always looking for well-written
Thanks for keeping us inspired!
Author, Alpine Achievement
Over the years I've had the opportunity to work with many
wonderful editors--and I know you have too. I want to use
this space to call attention to editors you feel are worthy
of praise. Please send me the editors name and the
publication they are affiliated with. Once received, I'll
post the information in the next issue of Busy Freelancer.
You may send your submission to
Here's your chance to publicly thank and acknowledge an
editor that you feel deserves recognition.
--> Words of Wisdom
"Golden Honey Words for Editors"
by Doug Schmidt
The assumed message of most unsolicited queries and
manuscripts is . . .
"I want you to publish my work," or "I want you to get my
name in print," or "I want to use your publication to express
In contrast, the message editors want to hear, the message
that will get you profitable assignments, is this:
"I am willing to use my expertise to give you exactly what
you want, on-time. I am ready to fulfill your publisher’s
agenda, not my own. Let me know what your expectations are
and I will exceed them. I am here to serve you, to help
you meet a pressing deadline, and to make you look good to
your publisher, your supervisor, and your readers."
Tell editors that you are there to serve them and not the
reverse, and you may find yourself turning down assignments
because you're too busy.
Doug Schmidt has re-released his short course for writers
called HOW TO LAND HIGH-PAYING ASSIGNMENTS that was featured
in Writer's Digest Magazine. He’s also started a monthly
drawing for a $25.00 Barnes & Noble gift certificate
to promote his new book THE PRAYER OF REVENGE: FORGIVENESS IN
THE FACE OF INJUSTICE - Details at . . .
"The Human Element: Give Your Articles that Extra Edge"
by Sabrina Glidden
Nearly a year ago I was privileged to have a telephone
conversation with one of the seven sisters’ sweeties, Donna
Elizabeth Boetig, also author of Feminine Wiles: Creative
Techniques for Writing Women’s Features that Sell. We were
discussing my standstill career as an independent writer and
I told her a little about my writing style. It seemed that my
articles had good disclosure of ideas, principles and
ponderings. But it was missing something, which editors had
noticed, I mused, since I wasn't getting many assignments. I
questioned her about my techniques. Perhaps my voice needed
to be sharper. Or maybe I needed more symbolism. Then Donna
"What about the people?"
What people? As both the storyteller and the subject of a
non-service article I had failed to see the value of the
human element. Without people in my prose, my articles were
little more than hot air and that seemed to be a mistake. How
can someone relate to me if I do not give them a point at
which we might meet minds? Donna agreed.
"You really can't get away from needing people, can you?" she
How kind she was to gently goad me into realizing my problem.
And that is how we can do the same for our readers. We do not
want them to walk away sure of our (the writer’s) conclusion
as much as we want them to go away feeling that they, too,
have reached that conclusion.
What kind of people do you need?
Why should children be socially skilled before entering
kindergarten? Because you said so? You need expert opinions
to support any and all claims you make, unless it is a topic
on which you are an authority. And even then, you need our
next type of person.
You need a subject. I'm not talking about a topic. I mean a
person. Show your reader an example or two of why you are
writing the article. It is important because little Johnny
showed up at kindergarten and had no clue about how to get
along with others. Your authority says that children need to
begin learning about boundaries before entering school. You
need someone who shows what it looks like if the child does
not have what that expert source says he must have. What does
this give to your article? Relevance. Without it the expert
will simply sound like another egghead spouting off about
abstract matters. You want to give your reader something
concrete and when you do, she'll know that you have good
reason for writing this and that she has good reason to read
* Finding Humans
Unless you already know Johnny and his family, you'll need to
find a person with a problem or solution (hopefully both) in
which to show your reader the truth in the issue you have
chosen to write about. Sometimes you will have a piece of
news, perhaps from your local newspaper or by way of a
newswire concerning a recent study’s findings on an issue.
Look closely at the contact information. Usually the
professor or expert source is listed. Give them a call and
score an interview! What have you got to lose? Besides, most
of them want the free press so reach out and touch them. Just
remember to include the costs of such calls into your
If you do not currently receive newswire information, the
Internet has several sources to offer. Two of my favorites
are http://www.prnewswire.com and
If you have not developed your topic from a hard news piece
but would like to explore the issue with an expert source,
try using http://www.expertclick.com. They have an
alphabetical listing of topics from which to choose.
Once you talk to your expert, ask him or her to put you in
contact with a client who may be willing to talk about their
experience. They cannot ethically give you contact
information without receiving prior consent from that party.
However, they may be willing to contact the person to learn
of their interest in talking with you. Usually people are
flattered to be called upon and you will usually meet with
In the case that your expert cannot or does not offer any
further sources you can stop and think locally. Is there a
college or university in your area? Perhaps an elementary
Education professor can offer a lead in your own hometown. Or
small business owners can help in their areas of expertise,
such as hypnotism or fitness. If that is your topic, they can
offer local people for you to talk to.
* Asking the questions that get them talking
Some questions to get both experts and subjects talking are
adaptable depending on who you are talking to, their role in
the issue, and what the topic is. Remember these key words
(in CAPS) to help direct the flow of conversation.
WHAT are the CHALLENGES in treating/dealing with (your
HOW do you CONFRONT this type of challenge?
WHAT have you LEARNED?
WHO are some key people in TREATING/HELPING/SUPPORTING you in
WHY do you think READERS can benefit from your KNOWLEDGE AND
WHAT ADVICE would you give to someone dealing with the same
Probing questions should get subjects and experts talking.
Don't over worry about pre-made questions as much as
listening to your subject and expert. Remember that you first
wanted to write about the topic because it interested you.
Let your interest lead your questions and you won't go blank.
Transform the above questions for an interview you would like
to do and see how well they fit into various subjects and
topics. That gets you thinking like a reporter, which is what
you are doing during interviews. From there you will find
that your subjects really tell the story, and you are simply
formatting it into a particular angle and word count. Your
job is easier with the human element. Remember that you are a
writer because you are creative. Be creative and resourceful,
and you will find your human element, and that makes the
Sabrina Glidden is an independent writer living in Central
Indiana with her husband and two sons. Visit her online
magazine at http://www.your-journey.com.
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Enter Rainy Day Corner Publishing's first Non-Fiction Article
Competition for parents/adults 18 and over.
The contest runs April 15, 2003 - August 15, 2003 with the
winner announced October 1, 2003. The article will not be
longer than 2,000 words and will target readers of all ages.
The entry fee is $10; the grand prize is up to $250 and
publication on our Web site (http://www.rainydaycorner.com).
You may enter via postal mail or e-mail. Payments can be made
by check or money order or via Pay Pal using the link below.
For complete rules and guidelines visit
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ATTENTION PUBLISHERS! If you are a paying market send your
guidelines to mailto:email@example.com and
they'll be printed in this publication.
Reminder About Paying Markets:
Make sure and read the complete writer's guidelines by
either visiting the Web site or requesting them via e-mail
or postal mail.
Because editorial positions frequently change it's in your
best interest to visit the Web site or contact the
publication prior to querying or submitting and verify the
name of the current editor.
2720 West Ullman Rd.
Moscow, ID 83843-0903
Monthly magazine of the Appaloosa Horse Club.
Seeks feature length pieces of 2,000 words and articles
ranging between 1,000-1,500 words about breeders, trainers,
breed history, training methods, among other topics.
Pays upon publication $100-400 and purchases FNSR. Not
interested in poetry, fiction or sentimental stories. Request
free sample copy by writing to the address listed above.
Black Warrior Review
P.O. Box 862936
Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0027
Queries Only: Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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