Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer by Jenna Glatzer
How to Win Top Writing Assignments

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Step-by-step instructions on how writers can earn top dollar writing for magazines are provided in this book. Secrets are revealed about what the high-paying magazines really want, how to build relationships with editors, how to ascertain which sections of a magazine are open to freelancers, what kinds of stories are in demand, what to do if a deadbeat publisher doesn’t pay up, how to market reprints, and how to become an expert in one’s chosen writing field. Basic terms like query, clips, and source sheet are defined for beginning writers, and tips on everything from coming up with an idea to pitching a syndicated column are also included. Writers learn about the little-known sources top freelancers use to find new stories and experts. In addition, they learn how to get their first paying assignments even if they have no prior clips, how to negotiate for better pay, how to find high-paying magazines that aren’t swamped with queries, and how to worm their way into editors’ inboxes even if their e-mail addresses aren’t publicized.

About Jenna Glatzer

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Jenna Glatzer is the founder and editor in chief of Absolute Write, (, a popular online magazine for writers. She has written for hundreds of publications, including Prevention, Salon, Woman’s Own, Woman’s World, and Writer’s Digest. She is also the author of Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders, Outwitting Writer’s Block and Other Problems of the Pen, and Words You Thought You Knew. She lives in New York City.
Published May 1, 2004 by Nomad Press. 176 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Once a writer has the assignment, she also has to know how to do research, conduct good interviews with experts and provide solid back-up (""if a fact-checker complains loudly enough that Writer X's article was full of holes, or that the source material was badly organized or unreliable, an edito...

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