START DATE: Monday, April 18, 2011 (there are just ten spaces in the Premium version of the course)
DURATION: Eight weeks
COURSE DESCRIPTION: If you want to write for magazines but don’t know how to get started —or if you need some motivation to get you going—this course is for you. In eight weekly lessons, Linda will walk you through:
- Coming up with a salable idea
- Finding markets that would be interested in your idea
- Finding the right editors to send your idea to
- Interviewing people for the query letter (the proposal that sells the editor on your idea and yourself as a writer)
- Writing a winning query letter
- Getting your query out the door!
So far, students of this course (which launched in June 2005) have landed assignments from Writer’s Digest, Woman’s Day, Rhode Island Home, Living & Design, For Me, Body & Brain, Michigan Out-Of-Doors, MyBusiness, Pizza Today, E: The Environmental Magazine, Black Health, Cottage Living, and other magazines.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Linda has written for more than 130 magazines since she started freelancing in 1997, including such top-notch publications as USA Weekend, Inc., Family Circle, Fitness, Health, Psychology Today, Parenting, Wired News, Business Start-Ups, Men’s Fitness, and Woman’s Day. Linda is the co-author of The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success and The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters That Rock.
QUESTIONS? E-mail Linda. firstname.lastname@example.org
COST: $600 for the Gold version with eight weeks of e-mail support and eight half-hour phone coaching sessions. $240 for the Premium version with eight weeks of e-mail support. $120 for the Basic version with no e-mail support. [Note: The Gold version is not available for the April 18 session; please consider signing up for Premium instead.]