Question by  danni (17)

How do I go about getting published in a magazine?

I write short stories.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

In order to get your short stories published in a magazine first find the market you want to write for. If you write sci-fi, for instance, stick to sci-fi magazines. Then, go to their website for their specific writers guidelines. Be sure edit to their standards. "Writers Market" is a great resource for finding markets and guidelines for your writing.


Answer by  lonelywolf (2117)

Get a copy of the most recent "Writers Market" book. Most libraries and bookstores have a copy. Then find magazines that carry stories like the kind you write. The "Writers Market" will list their submission guidelines - follow those guidelines exactly. Each magazine will be slightly different, so be careful.


Answer by  amyturk (199)

Find some magazines that you like, and either obtain hard copies or check their websites for submission guidelines. They should tell you exactly how to submit work for publication.


Answer by  ironman (75)

i would suggest trying to get published on a free web site first. there are plenty of them out there. this will help you build a body of i would take what you think is your best work and shop it around to the magazines that publish short stories.


Answer by  TrimFitGo (5)

First,make sure your stories are grammatically correct and "flow". Research a magazine to ensure they print topics like yours, then submit a written copy to the editor.


Answer by  ZenHaltija (286)

In order to become published in a magazine as a freelancer, you will need to discuss your work with an editor. Later you can submit your proposal.


Answer by  Aya (797)

You will need to contact the editor or an assistant and allow them to request a sample of your work; then, and only then, will you submit part of your work to be considered.

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