MWA and other tasks

March 26, 2008

Sent a contest entry off to Mystery Writers of America, sent a few queries off today to some small publications with niche readerships—probably great spots for some of my columns or articles, and read through some more of my magazine pile.

When editors ask you to peruse a handful of issues to figure out their style, they mean it. But it’s time well-spent. So far I have a much better grasp of what types of features, columns and fillers go where. It’s also helped me generate article ideas for other markets.

As your teachers told you, READ!