Get to Know the Editors

A Pen In Each Hand

By Beaver

Market listings are great for finding potential markets for your writing—but they don’t tell you a lot about the personality of the editors. Once you’ve found a few likely publications, start reading them on a regular basis (making sure not to skip the editorials!). As well, many editors now blog and/or tweet. Subscribing to their blog feeds or following them on Twitter is an easy way to get to know editors better—so when it comes time to submit, you not only know to which publication it would be best to submit your work, but exactly how to personalize your cover letter.

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