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yellowscribe
08-19-2005, 01:48 PM
Woo hoo! I finally cracked Parenting, one of my dream pubs. Contract is on its way. When they rejected my first query (rather nicely I must admit) I thought I was in for a long time of querying, being rejected, and querying again. But no, my second try and I score! Woo hoo!

In other news, I also just had one of my erotic poems accepted for Justus Roux's website!

Have many other things in the pipeline (I've been a busy girl:Clap: )!

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Shwebb
08-19-2005, 03:21 PM
Awesome! Congratulations!

Pat~
08-19-2005, 05:31 PM
That's terrific news! I was just wondering how to crack that magazine this week...any tips to pass along from your query? (Did you query by snail mail or email? Do you think they'd been interested in a children's health/personal experience article?? My daughter was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at 5 yrs. of age.) What topics do they seem interested in--do you mind sharing what yours was?

JAlpha
08-19-2005, 05:33 PM
:Clap: Way to goooooooooo!

triceretops
08-19-2005, 05:36 PM
Way to knock em' dead, by golly. Another in the long list of AW success stories.

Tri

azbikergirl
08-19-2005, 05:53 PM
Wow, that is just awesome!! Way to GO!

Simran
08-19-2005, 08:12 PM
Congratulations yellowscribe! :Clap: Awesome!

yellowscribe
08-22-2005, 10:49 AM
Thanks, you guys! pb10220, I can't really pass along any tips because I still can't believe it. But I queried by email and I'd say the pitch was pretty detailed. I included the expert I planned to interview and info on the points I would cover. This is for the Ages+Stages section of the magazine, so it's just a short, but pays $1.25 per word. Right now, all I can tell you is my topic is a how-to piece.

I really don't know if they'd be interested in the topic you're speaking of. All you can really do is try. Who knows, they may go for it. If not them, someone else. It really seems interesting.

According to the ed. I'm working with, they're always in need of good pitches for the Ages+Stages section, so you may want to check those out and see if you can come up with something that might fit.

Good luck!

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JennaGlatzer
08-22-2005, 12:56 PM
Way to go, yellowscribe, and thanks for the tips! Tell us when your article comes out so we can all go rush out and read it!

:Clap:

Cathy C
08-22-2005, 05:46 PM
Mega congrats! Enjoy your cloud float! :banana:

smallthunder
08-23-2005, 03:01 PM
Ah.
The magazine.
Oh.
I thought you meant you had finally figured out the secret for successful, pain-free parenting ... you know, raising kids.
The secret of the universe.
The meaning of Life.
Sigh.
Well, I guess we'll all just have to continue bumbling around with the parenting business, trial-and-error, as always.
Nonetheless, congratulations on getting into the magazine. :Clap:

yellowscribe
08-24-2005, 12:48 AM
Oh no. I wish I did know the secret for successful, pain-free parenting. I'd be one rich girl! I just had my first child two months ago, so I have a long (very long) way to go.

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smallthunder
08-24-2005, 02:03 PM
Just had a kid, too?
Make that DOUBLE congratulations!
(Gongxi! Gongxi! in Chinese):Clap: :Clap:

Pat~
08-24-2005, 08:14 PM
Thanks, you guys! pb10220, I can't really pass along any tips because I still can't believe it. But I queried by email and I'd say the pitch was pretty detailed. I included the expert I planned to interview and info on the points I would cover. This is for the Ages+Stages section of the magazine, so it's just a short, but pays $1.25 per word. Right now, all I can tell you is my topic is a how-to piece.

I really don't know if they'd be interested in the topic you're speaking of. All you can really do is try. Who knows, they may go for it. If not them, someone else. It really seems interesting.

According to the ed. I'm working with, they're always in need of good pitches for the Ages+Stages section, so you may want to check those out and see if you can come up with something that might fit.

Good luck!

yellowscribe

Thanks for the feedback...I'll do a little more research on this (spelled P-R-O-C-R-A-S-T-I-N-A-T-E !)

akelsey333
08-27-2005, 02:44 AM
Congratulations :banana:

Now that you're a parenting expert, any tips on how to get my son to finish his homework without bribes or threats? ;)