It’s been a while, but I have been working on my new e-zine for writers, and I just launched it the other day. Since the launch, I’ve been busy reading through submissions, which brings me to my next point: Not only am I a writer, but now I’m an editor too. Boy, talking about a busy life! But hey, I enjoy it, and that’s all that matters, right? 😉
Coffee Break for Writers (my new e-zine) is a paying market. That said, if you’re looking to break into a new market that I plan to keep around for a long time, here’s tip that will keep you from landing in the slush pile: Before sending a query, make sure you know how to write an effective query letter. I say this, because so far, the queries I have received told me nothing about the articles the writers were trying to sell me. All I get from the queries so far is the name of the writer, a little bit about their writing profession and the title of the article they want to send.
To get my attention, your query should also include information about the article as well. If you’re unsure how to write an effective query letter, I recommend the Writing World website. Knowing how to write an effective query letter will increase your chances of an acceptance. Not only should you know this information for my e-zine, but this is also information you need to know before you send a submission to other publications.
That’s all for now. I’ve got to get back to work before the storms headed to my area shut me down. Until next time, take care of yourself!