I did some research last night about magazines or journals in my genre, non-fiction history, so I could maybe polish up some articles and stuff I have and send them off, see if any of these magazines are interested.
Under half of them gave querying information which leads me to ask, if there is no specific guidelines for querying (there weren't even sections about how to submit work), how do I go about seeing if this publication would like my work? Should I send it to their general enquiries with a query just in case? Or should I not bother?
I've worked in newspapers before but that was all written on-site and no work from freelancers really made it in so I don't know what the procedure is.
One of the magazines that does have really specific query advice hasn't updated it's website since 2007 saying their 2007 issue is the most recent copy, again should I send a query just in case they are still publishing or should I let this one go? (It's a shame because it seems like a really good magazine with good freelancing opportunities!)
Sorry that my questions seem idiotic but I would really appreciate just a quick answer right now of whether or not to pursue these magazines and just send a query to their general email address asking if they accept submissions.
Thank you for all your help, sorry to be a nuisance to all you experienced freelancers!