Written by Cantara Christopher

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You’ll notice that some of these markets pay but most of them—usuallyrepparttar literary zines—don’t. Yet they ask for your best work. Why submit to them? Several reasons: Forrepparttar 129670 editors, this is a labor of love. Most frequently they have degrees in English and/or experience in traditional publishing. They love to read; moreover, their greatest desire is to make their own contribution to Literature. If you’re good, one of their life’s thrills will be to have discovered you. Also, ezines are growing in prestige, andrepparttar 129671 best of them are being read by agents and major publishers. Check outrepparttar 129672 contributors’ bios in some ofrepparttar 129673 zines here. You’ll see novelists, columnists, professors. When they place a story in a webzine their colleagues and agents will read it and probably take a look atrepparttar 129674 other pieces too.

But more importantly, placement in online zines isrepparttar 129675 best way to build up your list of credits quickly. You don’t have to be a careerist to understand that writing is a career, too, as well as a vocation and a passion. The more you place,repparttar 129676 more you’re seen. Andrepparttar 129677 more your work is accepted,repparttar 129678 likelier you are to be regarded as a serious writer to bank on by higher tiers inrepparttar 129679 publishing world.

And remember why you write inrepparttar 129680 first place. To express, to communicate—to be READ.

You can find the author at her virtual home,, where she publishes and edits the literary ezines Novelists Abroad, Postmodern Lives, and CityFables.

How to Write a Good Article

Written by Craig Lock

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Thenrepparttar main body ofrepparttar 129668 article which comprises most

of an article.

This then leads logically to a final deduction or conclusion.

This is essentially a summary of allrepparttar 129669 main points

mentioned before.

I believerepparttar 129670 key to writing good articles lies in good


Collecting your material and thinking clearly.

Spend a quiet time thinking before you even set pen to paper.

Ask for inspiration.

Your article should answerrepparttar 129671 five questions of a very

inquisitive person:







I've just remembered I used to drive my dad 'dilly' with those questions when I was a kid.

"Inquisitive little bugger!"

As I mentioned,repparttar 129672 title and your first words are of vital importance to grab your reader's attention.

Make them want to read more.

Develop your theme step by step - it's like building a wall brick by brick.

Plan what you are going to say, and how you are going to say it.

Make a list of your main points.

Then elaborate on them.

Progress logically, naturally and smoothly from one to another, so that they lead to a conclusion.

I'm repeating myself, not out of senility... but for effect.

Also saves merepparttar 129673 trouble of even more editing!

Have a strong summary to round off your article.

If you know exactly how you are going to end off ,repparttar 129674 more easily you will shaperepparttar 129675 article as a whole.

It's like starting off with a piece of clay then moulding and shaping it.

You are adding your personal touch, a bit of your personality, your individual thoughts and creativity torepparttar 129676 sculpture of life.

It is a bittle bit ofrepparttar 129677 real you coming out - a little of you and your unique "work of art" is being expressed torepparttar 129678 world.


Not one of my strong points, but here are a few points to help you...hopefully!

# Present your work on A4 size paper.*

# Type on one side ofrepparttar 129679 page only.

# Use "double space" between lines.

# Leave a margin of at least 1 inch (25cm) each side, top and bottom.

# Have a Title Page withrepparttar 129680 name ofrepparttar 129681 writer on it. Makes you feel quite proud of your 'little effort'!

# Use a Header withrepparttar 129682 Title, Your Name and Page No.

Much easier writing forrepparttar 129683 www and being published onrepparttar 129684 net. No chopping down trees, sorepparttar 129685 "greenies" must be very happy.


I firmly believe writing articles should be entertaining as well as informative. I aim for that in my writing STYLE.

Don't be too impersonal - put in little anecdotes about yourself.

Also don't be afraid to express personal opinions on issues.

(I must learn to keep quiet at times!)

So why not start writing that article.

You may even see that article published.

Seeing my first article in print gave me a big thrill.

Now use your creative imagination torepparttar 129686 fullest and happy writing. Perhaps I may even see your name in print.

Good luck and happy writing

Asrepparttar 129687 ancient Chinese proverb said so wisely...

The journey of a thousand miles begins with ...

a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.

Craig Lock

Craig's various books are available at:


"If you have knowledge, let others light a candle to it." (That's a metaphore, BTW!)

Craig Lock is the author of various books and the creator of the original online creative writing course.

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