[AI] questions regarding publishing articals innewspaper/magazine

Bijal Patel bijalpatel123 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 00:24:48 EDT 2010


hello sir!
Thanks alot for your valuable guidance.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Subramani L" <lsubramani.visa at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2010 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] questions regarding publishing articals 
innewspaper/magazine


> Hai:
>
> Pl find answers below the questions.
>
> 1. From where, and how to start
>
> Think of the most important aspect or point of the subject you want to
> write about. That is the beginning. Make sure then that you cover
> every important aspect of the subject which must be both informative
> and interesting. Newspapers, and ,even more, magazines have strict
> criteria on the language, the precision and the level of interest
> (topicality) of the article submitted for publication by an external
> writer. So be very precise, clear and straight (using present tense)
> in your articles so that it is clear to the reader. Think of yourself
> as a reader and see if you would like reading the piece. If that
> doesn't sound correct to you think of where it can be corrected. You
> need at least five to ten drafts of the article to get it right (that
> is for the experienced writers). It is not just about language (a
> common perception amongst peoploe). No doubt that language has to be
> good, but accuracy of information, its usefulness and the way it is
> presented are equaly important. Work on all these aspects before
> posting the piece off to a newspaper/magazine. Pl convince yourself
> that it's worth it. If not work on it until you feel so.
>
> once one has finished writing that article, how to approach the news
> papers/magazines?
>
>
> Find out the telephone numbers of your local newspapers and speak to
> the features editor or anyone handling the topic you are trying to
> write abut. If you are not clear, speak to the person concerned and
> see if he/she can read your article and would like to consider it. The
> problem is, this exercise may take time. Think things from their point
> of view... If they want to publish a new writer's article and that
> turns out to be flawed (not that you write badly, but they don't know
> you), the persons accepting your article is answerable to the
> editorial board. So there are factors involved in acceptance or
> rejection of your article. Do not lose heart. I heard the story of
> "Regret" Iyer who used to write for newspapers who got his nicname
> since hundreds of articles he wrote to the papers used to return to
> him with "regret" letters (many newspapers have the culture of
> returning a writer's article with a letter regretting their inability
> to publish their article and wishing them good luck). Once your
> article comes with the by-line, you would find the necessary courage
> to continue writing. Persistance is key.
>
>
> Is that such, that we can give an article in only 1 news paper or
> magazine, or we can give that same article in many of the news papers?
>
> How can you give the same article to different publications? If your
> extraordinary luck is such that both the newspapers like the piece and
> decide to run it on the same day? Probably your career as a writer
> will see the last day. So once you submit a piece to a newspaper or
> magazine (I am not talking much about magazines since it needs a
> different style of writing) wait until you hear from them. Once you
> are sure that your article is rejected, then you approach other
> publications. The "regret" letter would be a good enough indication.
> If not, pl call them and find out.
>
> Subramani
>
>
>
>
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>
> On 8/28/10, Bijal Patel <bijalpatel123 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi friends,
>> Hope all is going well at your end.
>> I have some questions about how to publish an article in any of the news
>> papers/magazines, if one has written it, and wishes to publish...
>>    My questions:
>> 1.
>> From where, and how to start, once one has finished to  writing that
>> article, and how to approach the news papers/magazines?
>> 2.
>> Is that such, that we can give an article in only 1 news paper or 
>> magazine,
>> or we can give that same article in many of the news papers?
>> Awaiting your valuable replies.
>> With regards,
>> Bijal
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