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The First Sale

September 28th, 2012

I can still remember the feeling after all these years. Great excitement, huge pride, slight disbelief… All these emotions rolled into one the first time I sold an article to a magazine. Read the rest of this entry »




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How long does it take for assignments to be returned?

September 26th, 2012

This is a very common question and we know how anxious and excited you are to get your assignments back, especially assignment one. So, below are the response times for assignments sent by email and post. Read the rest of this entry »




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Welcome to our new Mid-week Mini-Blog!

September 24th, 2012

This is a new little feature – a mid-week mini-blog! These will simply cover the most commonly asked questions. So, we’ll start with a situation that seems to happen quite often – those pesky missing emails! Read the rest of this entry »




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Short Story Competition winners now online

September 21st, 2012

First, thanks to Shuchi for last week’s blog – I told you that you’d find it interesting.  All the points she made are useful, but I’d like to stress the final one about polishing your query letter before sending it off to an editor or publisher.  It’s a cliché, I know, but first impressions really do count. Read the rest of this entry »




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SIX WAYS TO GET YOUR QUERY NOTICED!

September 13th, 2012

shuchi 4Editors are a hard-to-please bunch, and why shouldn’t they be? Most are bombarded with over a hundred queries each day, which they have to sift and sort all by themselves. How then, do you make yours shine from underneath the pile and step up your chances of landing an assignment? Here are some tips to win over editors with a striking query letter. Read the rest of this entry »




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