Take the Periodical Challenge
Take the challenge! Join the fun! Write and submit an article to the biggest magazine you like. Do it by yourself or with your critique group. Follow these steps, and go for the gold!
Browse through your writers’ market guide. Find the most prestigious or highest paying periodical for which you’d like to write. Make sure it takes unsolicited submissions or queries.
Read 5 current issues of the magazine. Search for copies of the magazine in libraries, used book stores, or thrift stores. Or go online to view sample issues.
Type out 5 similar articles of the kind you’d like to write.
Write your article, following the writers’ guidelines for the magazine.
Take your manuscript to at least 1 critique group. Edit, polish, and revise.
Submit your manuscript.
Celebrate! You did it! You took the Periodical Challenge!