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EDITOR'S DESK

  1. WELCOME:  BREAKING OUT OF YOUR CUBE

We planned for this month’s issue to be all about magazines—writing for them, industry trends, etc.—but as the articles and interviews came together, they told a different story. It’s not a bad thing—oh, contraire! Some of the best themes emerge organically. Instead of magazines being the main focus, the writers’ journey became the main focus… MORE >>

FEATURES

  2. JUST CHILLIN’ WITH KATE HANLEY

What if stress could disappear just by swallowing a chill pill? Kate Hanley, author of The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide: 77 Simple Strategies for Serenity, is the perfect teacher to show women how to decompress from stress. Join LuAnn Schindler as she chats with Kate about writing her book, creating a successful platform, and the exercises that will help… MORE >>

     
  3. BREAK OUT SLAM! HOW TO LAND GIGS & MAKE MONEY AS A FREELANCE WRITER

If you are on the fence about starting a freelance writing career, these two articles will help you decide whether or not it’s right for you, and provide you with a solid plan to get started. Ten Ways to Make Money Writing by Sylvie Malaborsa explores the markets available to freelance writers. Interpreting Job Ads by Devon Ellington provides you with proven strategies for decoding job board opportunities and tricks to working with potential employers… MORE >>

     
  4. SUSAN SHAPIRO IS ONLY AS GOOD AS HER WORD

Do you want to write for newspapers and magazines? Do you want to learn how to land your first clip? Then, this is your interview! Join Krysten Lindsay Hager as she chats with Susan Shapiro about what it takes to make it as a freelance writer, editor, and published author… MORE >>

     
  5. SPRING 2008 FLASH FICTION CONTEST WINNERS

The results are in! After careful deliberation, our honorable guest judge, literary agent Wendy Sherman, has made her final decisions. Read the winning entries of the Spring 2008 Flash Fiction Contest, sponsored by Seal Press… MORE >>

     


COLUMNS

  6. 20 QUESTIONS:  ANTI-9-TO-5-FREELANCER, MICHELLE GOODMAN

Michelle Goodman helps women writers escape from their cubes! Her latest book, My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire, is chock-full of tips from the trenches that she generously shares with WOW! readers. Join Susan Johnston in an ultra-informative interview with Michelle Goodman and learn how you too can break out of your cube… MORE >>

     
  7. FREELANCER’S CORNER:  GET PUBLISHED! 13 STRATEGIES FOR NEW WRITERS

For new writers, there’s nothing more important than having a compass to act as a guide in an unfamiliar field. Breaking into the writing profession can be a challenging, if not daunting task. Sarojni Mehta-Lissak rolls up her sleeves and paves the way with these proven strategies…
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  8. FUNDS 4 WRITERS:  MAGAZINES: BYTES VS. PAPER

So, you’ve decided you want to write for a magazine that has an online and a paper presence. Does it matter? Absolutely. The choice of an online or paper publication impacts how you write your article. C. Hope Clark examines the differences and provides you with writer’s markets that provide both sets of guidelines… MORE >>

     
  9. HOW 2 SUCCESSFULLY REPURPOSE YOUR ARTICLES

What if every time you came up with an article idea you could turn that effort into multiple assignments, doubling or tripling your earnings? Successful freelancers do it all the time and you can too. Marcia Peterson shares her secrets of repurposing articles… MORE >>

     
  10. INSPIRATION:  KYLE ZIMMER GIVES CHILDREN THEIR FIRST BOOK

Can you imagine growing up without books and bedtime stories? With only one book per 300 families in low-income neighborhoods, that is the reality for many children. Join Annette Fix as she speaks with Kyle Zimmer, founder and president of First Book, who has made it her mission to provide books for every child… MORE >>

     
  11. MARKETS:  GET THE GREEN WITH PREMIUM GREEN

Don’t miss out on the fun! Find out more about WOW!’s new brand of writer’s markets and how joining the club can help you jumpstart your freelance writing career… MORE >>

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Susan Shapiro - Writing for the Glossies
Freelancing - Break Out Slam
Kate Hanley
Michelle Goodman
Marcia Peterson - Repurpose Your Articles
C. Hope Clark - Bytes vs Paper
13 Strategies to Get Published
Kyle Zimmer of First Book
Spring 2008 Contest Winners!
 
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