Best magazines to start writing for?

Discussion in 'Magazine Article Writing' started by Daydreamradio, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Daydreamradio

    Daydreamradio New Member

    I've been writing online content for a while now and I'd like to get started with print. Are there any magazines you would or wouldn't recommend writing for? An explaination as to why would be awesome as well. Thanks so much.
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  2. Shivani Bhise

    Shivani Bhise New Member

    I like to write for websites like listverse they pay about 100$ per article. However, their author's guide is very daunting for beginners. There are many other websites like listverse that pay about 5$ per article.
  3. freebird37

    freebird37 New Member

    I haven't actually written for a magazine yet but it is definitely on my list of things to do shortly. I was browsing around a few days ago for magazines who accept submissions on a regular basis and I found one called "The Olive Tree", they accept submissions continually. They ask that you write about olive oil in about any form. They especially like articles on the mediterranean diet and the use of olives and olive oils in them. I just thought that would be a great place to start because it is easily researchable and you can write many articles about olives and olive oil and recipes that call for them. You can talk about the health benefits of olive oil over other oils. The possibilities are many. If I remember correctly they pay at least $50 an article. I plan on submitting an article in the near future to see how it goes.
  4. KeyCats

    KeyCats New Member

    I would love to be able to submit some articles for magazines. I have written many things for blogs in similar formats to magazines so it's something that defiantly seems doable. I've sorta checked out list verse before but I haven't seen many other ones that sound similar. That other post about submitting articles for olive oil sounds intriguing. I am interested in writing for some of the cooking websites out there because I love to cook and would love to share my experiences in the kitchen.
  5. raddpojk

    raddpojk New Member

    Interesting thread. I would like to write for some Magazines as well, but i am guessing the competition is quite fearce! :) I want to write for a site called Textbroker but i can´t. I do not have a U.S. citizenship. :(
  6. Gratiano

    Gratiano Member

    Outstanding!!! Thanks for the information!!!
  7. antonmia

    antonmia New Member

    Yeah me too. I like to be paid to write in magazines and get some appreciation for what my mind is thinking. But alas its a no, I just don't have the chops and wit to be one of you guys but I'm hoping this doesn't discourage anyone who really has the passion to write. I'm just saying that if you want something in life such as printing your own magazine and people will say no to you all the time, it only just means you haven't talked to the right people yet.
  8. antonmia01

    antonmia01 New Member

    Always start with a magazine you are interested to read. It will make you want to be a published writer even more. Plus write something what your mind can actually relate because once you are clueless of what you are doing, it's downhill from there. Just keep pursuing it and keep trying even if you are rejected plenty of times. The more you try, the higher chances that you will land a perfect job for you. It's better to select and select and then later choose. Hope that you do well okay. Go get 'em girl.
  9. nico23

    nico23 New Member

    I’ve been writing for a religious website for a couple of months, I think it’s best to start from scratch and look for some interesting news or videos that you can make a story out of it. For me the category of the stories was important I prefer to make an inspirational or mostly uplifting story or articles, most of the readers now were looking for a story that will inspire them or restored their faith. Hope that helps.
  10. Neverstop

    Neverstop New Member

    Actually, it is doesn't matter whether which one of the brand of magazines you want to post your article. As long as writing is your passion. By that you can produce a work that is satisfies you and the reader. When passion, conceptualization and content sum up, it will lead you in an effective and productive writer.
  11. hamavet

    hamavet New Member

    Start with magazines that are local to your region (e.g. Kentucky Monthly if you're in Kentucky) or cater to a very specific niche. The pay may not be as good, but the competition isn't nearly as fierce and they're often more open to pitches from new writers. As you're starting out, you're less likely to find magazines willing to take a chance on a pitch from an unpublished writer, so it's helpful to write the article first and then try to sell it. If you can provide them with a word count for material you've already written and send a sample from the actual work you've produced for their magazine, you're more likely to get a yes. Once you've been published a few times, you can set your sights higher on more exclusive publications with larger readership.
  12. Jaan

    Jaan New Member

    I remember writing to a local newspaper in town. They have a magazine section just writing about anything. Its called a young blood's section. It was fun actually, you don't get to be paid though but writing for more than 6 months really increased my value, popularity and friends.
  13. frgenesis01

    frgenesis01 Member

    If you haven't write for a magazine yet but you want to start your career by writing for a magazine, any magazine would actually do. Just write an article and look for a magazine where your topic would fit. This is actually my personal point of view. You can reject the idea if you think it doesn't apply for you. For me, it should go like: write articles and look for a magazine where they fit. And not: look for a magazine and write articles that fit for the magazine.
    But it actually depends on you. I just gave that idea because I'm just more into free-writing form. I don't like being bound by norms and rules.
  14. Rieis

    Rieis New Member

    I agree with the idea that you want to start with writing articles on the topics you know best and are passionate about and then look for magazines to submit to. Just look for their submission guidelines and follow their procedures when submitting and you'll have a better chance to get your work published.

    As a youth pastor I wrote up an article and then submitted to a magazine called Group which is geared toward both youth leaders/pastors as well kids. They accepted my article and at the time they were paying $75.00 an article. I've also published devotionals on a site called Faithwriter's.

    It's much easier to write what you know!
  15. Fisher Emmanuel

    Fisher Emmanuel New Member

    There are soo many magazines that publish different articles on different topics. One of the magazines that I have recently been working with is wonderslist. This magazine pays you for writing a list of ten items that will be suitable for their audience. Their pay is not that much since it ranges from five dollars per article to ten dollars. But there are still a lot of magazines out there that pay a good sum of money if they like your article.

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