View Full Version : where can I post magazine queries?
12-23-2010, 05:32 AM
Where can I post magazine queries for critiques? I'm surprised I don't see more magazine queries; you'd think they'd be big on this site:) I have been using Show Your Work/Query Hell, but there aren't many for magazines and people have told me they're not used to reading them.
PS Happy Winter Solstice!
At one time they said to post it in Share Your Work, but also on this freelance forum up in the "stickies" there is a thread that says "I need a non-fiction critique" where you are supposed to say please go look at my query in Share Your Work and give a link to it.
01-17-2011, 10:45 PM
I'm confused as to why there doesn't seem to be a forum on the site for magazine article queries. Query Hell is almost exclusively for books, esp. novels. Writing for mags is, after all, probably the best way to earn money for a writer, at least in some ways. Furthermore, this site often has materials from Jenna Glatzer and references her, and her books are *about* writing this kind of query. Can someone direct me? Seriously, why can't I find this forum on the site, assuming there is one, and if not, *why*?
Is there another site for mag query critiques which any of you recommend?
01-18-2011, 02:43 AM
I believe most people refine their technique over time, reading books and seeing how well their various queries sell. That's how I've done it, anyway. But if you feel the need for help, I know Linda Formichelli does some courses on magazine writing which include query critique, I believe, as well as phone mentoring. You could always give that a try.
01-18-2011, 06:18 AM
I'm confused as to why there doesn't seem to be a forum on the site for magazine article queries. Query Hell is almost exclusively for books, esp. novels...
Not really. I've seen a number of magazine queries posted there, some that have received excellent feedback. You should simply post your query there and see what happens. You'll probably receive more advice than you expected, or bargained for.
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