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How to Write Newspaper/Magazine Article Query Letters
You can earn a full-time or part-time income writing for newspapers and magazines on a freelance basis. However, there is a process you need to follow if you want to write for newspapers or magazines. To become a freelance writer, you need to 

  • develop article ideas
  • identify  editors at appropriate publications
  • write stellar query letters that sell your idea and sell you as the person to write the article
  • submit and follow-up on your query letter in a timely manner.
This e-course will help you develop article ideas and write query letters based on samples in the Business of Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines. Before sending the queries to editors, you'll email three of them to Paul for assessment and detailed, constructive feedback. The course also includes information on how to submit and follow-up on your queries.

"Great course. I personally learned a tremendous amount and had many, many questions answered. It's like having that much needed mentor." - Alethea Spiridon, BeCreative Communications

"I've  learned a lot and feel well equipped to start my freelance business." - Susan Ritchie

"This has been one of the most useful courses I've taken." - Gillian Fitzgerald

"I've got a lot out of this course and will get even more as I use the books as references when I need them." - Margaret Slaght

How to Write Newspaper or Magazine Query Letters is Ideal for freelance writers or journalists looking to pursue freelance writing options. Request the course outline: PDF file.

New low e-course price: $250. E-course price includes a PDF version of The Business of Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines. (If you simply want a copy of the book, buy it here. If you have the book, let Paul know and he will give you an appropriate workshop discount.) The e-course also includes lecture notes, exercises, three query letter writing assignments and detailed feedback on assignments. You can also ask questions about course material, assignments and feedback on assignments at any point during the self-paced, one-on-one e-course.

If you want to focus on writing newspaper and magazine article leadsclick here. If you want to take both the Leads and Query Letter Writing e-courses, email and ask about the two course discount.

  • Sign up for this e-course (pay online by credit card).
    Course material and getting started information will be emailed to you within 72 hours.
  • To pay by check or to request more information, email
  • Ask about discounts for 3 or more courses or for 3 or more students enrolled in the same course.

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