Kim Cooper, the editor of OWL Magazine, will be joining us as faculty for our upcoming workshop Writing for Magazines. Here she shares some advice for writers about how to make sure their stories are ready to submit:
So you’ve written a potentially award-winning story and are eager to get it published by a children’s magazine. You’ve researched the magazines that are perfectly suited for it. Now, you’re ready to submit! But…hold up. You may have forgotten one very important thing—your target market.
It’s easy to assume that kids are going to love your story—most likely you’ve researched the market and know that there’s nothing else like it out there for kids and it has just that je ne sais quoi quality. But did you take the time and test it with readers in the magazine’s age group? This is key. Here are a few steps you can take to test your work before you submit:
Taking these steps is just part of your amazing journey into the world of publishing for kids. What you learn along the way may surprise you!
Want to know more about writing for magazines? Join us from November 6-9 for the Writing for Magazines workshop!
Posted on: August 12, 2014