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9/23/13 4:53 P

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You could also go online and check out some magazines and what they want as well. Then you could just ask for a guide and rules to be sent to you along with the first issue of the magazine you are interested in. Good luck!

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9/23/13 10:40 A

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If you're thinking of putting this together in a book form, you could self-publish, or send queries to different agents/publishing houses once you have a manuscript together.

If you wanted to sell it on a per-story basis, then you might want to consider looking into Writer's Digest's breakdown of magazines who are looking for new writers - probably in the teen/young adult section, depending on your target audience.

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6/26/13 12:40 A

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I'm currently writing on a few sites, but the one I write on most often is Bubblews. You can sign up here at www.bubblews.com/?referral=5192a81fe
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It's a great site full of great people. You get paid per post (up to 10 per day), per view, per like/dislike and per comment. It's only a penny for each one of those, but it you are like me and are very active on the site you should be able to make a nice little chunk of change. In my first month, I made a little over $100. You don't have to write articles either. In my opinion, it's kind of like a facebook but you actually get paid to write. They do have their rules about things: no pornography, each post must be over 400 characters, no plagiarism and so on, but overall, I love the site. It's kind of taken over my other sites that I write for because I tend to stay on it so much!

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6/25/13 9:43 A

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Definitely have your target publications in mind before you finish writing. You'll want to study them, see what format they use for articles, how long they like articles to be, etc. Get sample copies if you can, see if you can find them online and get a copy of the submission guidelines. See if they have an editorial calendar with themes (some do, some don't), and if theyr'e open to other topics in addition to the themes.

If it's a newspaper, it may be as simple as emailing an editor with a proposal. DON'T call unless you know you're not calling during deadline time! They can get back to emails on their own time, and in my experience, pretty quickly. If they like the idea, expect to submit the first one on spec, and then they'd likely tell you how often they want them.

good luck, and keep us posted!

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4/25/13 6:12 P

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Thank you for the input. Will start looking before I finish my projects!

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

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3/3/13 8:50 P

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An exciting idea. You could start locally by checking out all of your area's publications, including religious ones if you are so inclined. Many of them focus on positive life changes, as do those publications that focus on the family. If you find an appropriate one (after studying several issues), send the editor a query letter proposing a series of "X" number of profiles, one weekly or monthly perhaps. Have your articles and interviews finished beforehand because you may be asked to submit multiple or all articles at one time.

Also check the invaluable research guide, Writer's Market, at the library or bookstore (there is an online version but I find it more valuable to be able hold the book and to be able to take it with me). There can be found listings under "Family" and other relevant topics for your project with guidelines, prices paid, submission rules, etc.

Don't forget to ask local publications for writer's guidelines. It is a good idea to begin a folder for each newspaper and magazine with guidelines, submissions, published articles, etc.

May you have much success. Please keep us updated. emoticon -- Lou

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I'm not at that stage yet...and I would love to know what others are doing who have reached it.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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I'm curious to know how I would get started in writing for publications. Does anyone here write for any or know how I could get started? My latest idea is going to be a collection of stories from those who have turned their lives around. I talk with so many at-risk kids and I want them to see the other side of the bars, how life really is when you don't live it right. I've told them all the stories I could think of from people I knew. I want them to be able to see the stories from people who are really paying severe consequences for their actions. I just don't know where I would go to put it out there.......any ideas?

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