How To Get A Magazine Article Published

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  1. TOBY458

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    As some of you may have noted, I have began writing some hunting reports from my last safari. It's always been a dream of mine to write for an outdoor magazine or publication. Does anyone here know the steps it takes to get an article published? Or does anyone have contact info for someone who might could help me.

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    First, you file your article with the US Copyright office. Next, you look in the magazine that you are interested in having your article appear in, you should find an address for unsolicited manuscripts to be received. Then, wait for rejection or acceptance letter. If rejection move to the next one.
     
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    I’ve not filed with the US Copyright Office - hadn’t thought / heard of that. Just keep persisting and honing your writing craft and know that you will get many knock-backs.
     
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    Also depends whether or not you want or need to be paid. A good place to start are the DSC and SCI journals. They have paid writers who do their columns, but the typical hunting story is submitted by a member who is compensated through bragging rights. The editorial “staff”, typically one person, will determine if it is printable and will provide editing guidance if necessary. Many other outdoor journals do the same. If you are interested in getting into the professional writing business, then a collection of these would form the basis of a resume’ to provide an editor.
     
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    I’ve been published a few times in some widely distributed publications (non hunting articles)... happy to help if I can...
     
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