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~~ Send it to right place ~~
Be sure you send your article to right address, with right subject line. Most people filter their email. If your article does not make its way to "articles to read" (or whatever) folder, possibility is that it will never be read at all.
The other not-so-important-but-nice-to-do thing is formatting. I take me more time to read and publish an unformatted article. It might not get published by a publisher who is busier than I am.
~~ Format your article ~~
To be safe, do it 55 characters per line (press ENTER button at end of every line). I do not know any publisher who publishes less than 55 chars/line. It is a good idea to put summary of article together with word/line counts with your submission as well.
Each publisher has his/her rule about format. You have to follw it. Make it easy to read. Put more white spaces. And use common language. The article should not be too long or too short. I think 500 words is a nice length.
Last but not least...
How would you feel when you receive this message "Hey... you... need some money? here's my article" Well, I can use some money, but I just hate you for saying so. I normally reply to these people with information of how to order a solo ad in my ezine.
~~ Make offer with respect ~~
If you are offering a profit sharing program, or any kind of partnership to a publisher, do it with respect. Use terms like "please consider...", "if you would like to...", or such. Make publishers feel you are proposing a win-win partnership. Do not write as if you were giving them a favor because you actually are not! Do you need your article published, by way?
Consider these. Send your article again. This time be more thougthful. Now rest is up to content of your works.
Good Luck, and Have Fun Writing
Nucha Aquino is a Work-At-Home-Mom who loves to travel. She currently teaches International Business and Management in a Graduate School in Laguna, Philippines. When the baby is asleep and there is no class, she writes about her International and Business experiences in her 2 ezines: Small-World Ezine at http://small-world.netfirms.com , and eLaguna's eBiz Tips at http://eLaguna.net/newsletter.htm