Freelance Writing: How to Get Published in Newspapers
If you are a freelance writer and want to get published in newspapers, these simple tips will help you to see your articles everywhere and at the same time you will earn some money from your writings.
The very first thing you should do is to make personal relations with the Editors and Sub Editors of various Newspapers in your city. It is easy, just know their names which you will find in credit lines of the Newspapers, and also from the websites. Ones you get the names, try to meet them at functions or directly at their offices. Introduce yourself as a freelance writer. You must have your visiting card with you, and you should give it to the editor or subeditors.
Always read the write ups written by the editors and sub editors in their Newspapers, and pass your comments on the subject by emails. You can get their email addresses with the write ups, as now a days they are giving it with every write up and article. Your comments will create a relationship.
Once you are in personal touch with the editors and sub-editors, then start to submit your articles to them. You should study their requirements, i.e. what type of articles they want. Then think what you can give. Generally, Sunday editions of Newspapers publish articles on various subjects, from informative to political, poems to stories, biographies, history and a lot of other things. Always choose the subject which you like and in which you are expert.
I do not recommend submitting articles by post, courtier or email in initial stage, you should directly submit by meeting the editor/ subeditor. Once you get established, then you can use other methods of submissions.
In initial stages, always attach your brief introduction with a photograph.
Before submitting an article, check it for correct spellings, grammar and overall structure of the article.
The manuscript you are going to submit should be computer typed and printed on one side of the paper. Now many Newspapers prefer to get it in digital form, so give it to them in form of CD. Also submit 2 or 3 photographs to related subjects, if possible.
If you follow all this, there is a great chance of your articles being published. And for each of your article published, you will receive a good amount from the Newspapers as your remuneration.
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