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Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer


Queries, Pitches and Proposals

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Successful Queries and Submissions

See also:
Starting Your Writing Career · Secrets of Successful Freelancing

Crafting Effective Queries
Queries vs. Articles: Which is Best? - Moira Allen
How to Write a Successful Query - Moira Allen
E-mail Queries and Submissions: How to Keep Editors Happy - Moira Allen
The Letter of Introduction: An Alternative to the Query - Shelley Divnich Haggert
Pros and Cons of Simultaneous Submissions - Moira Allen
Using Letters of Introduction to Land Assignments with Trade Publications - Denene Brox
Who's Who on the Magazine Masthead - Moira Allen

Manuscript Format
A Quick Guide to Manuscript Format - Moira Allen

Bios and Clips
What to Do if You Don't Have Clips - Moira Allen
Who Are You? How to Write a Good Bio - Devyani Borade
Writing Your Bio - Terje Johansen

Cover Letters
Cover Letters: When, How and Why to Use Them - Moira Allen
Cover Me - I'm Going In! - John Floyd


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Freelancing for Newspapers


Writer's Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing

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