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How to be successfully published in magazines : the inside scoop from top editors and successful magazine writers
Konner, Linda.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1990.
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xv, 186 pages ; 21 cm
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Editors from over 25 major magazines tell in no uncertain terms what turns them on and off, how they judge a query letter and a manuscript, what they consider the most common mistakes writers make, and what makes them sit up and take notice. Tips from a freelance writer on getting that inside scoop!

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Booklist Review

Here's a brisk, new writer's guide that offers down-to-earth advice from the experts--both buyers and sellers. Konner asked 28 magazine editors to comment on what pleases them most in terms of ideas, format, queries, and follow-ups. Advice from successful writers and the basics on writing queries and preparing manuscripts are also supplied. The insights are great, even though many of them are riddled with the pet peeves of individual editors who vent a spleen or two about careless researchers, vague writers, and nagging contributers. One real value here is the opportunity to see editors as people anxious to greet new ideas and talent, not just as jaded, rubber-stamp types. --Denise Perry Donavin

Library Journal Review

This three-part collection offers the lowdown on freelance magazine writing but is light on encouragement for starry-eyed beginners. Konner first draws on many years as a freelancer and editor to comment on the nature of the work. Next, editors at 28 major magazines--e.g., Penthouse, Reader's Digest, Seventeen --tell what they look for from writers and what they dislike, adding addresses, pay rates, and basic facts about their publications. Then ten highly successful writers mine their experiences for advice. A six-page glossary is appended. This work will help to upgrade the placement and marketing skills of active writers, but resources like Writer's Market (Writer's Digest Books, annual) should still be kept handy. Recommended. --William A. Don ovan, Chicago P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.