Writing for Magazines


Writing for Magazines focuses on writing articles for periodical publication. Taught by veteran writer Gary Michael Smith, who has had hundreds of his articles published in dozens of technical/trade journals and magazines, students learn about subject exploration, appropriate periodical selection, advance query/writing on speculation, finding and following submission guidelines, topic research, article development, submission, revision, rights and reprints use, pay negotiation, and working with publications staff such as editors-in-chief, managing editors, and copyeditors.


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Schedule for the Spring 2012


Title: Writing for Magazines

Dates: Sundays - January 1, 8, 15, 2012

Times: 12 p.m.–2 p.m.

Where: New Orleans Healing Center

Tuition: Cost of this three-session course is $75, plus $16.30 for the course text (purchased from the instructor at the first class).

Materials Provided: A syllabus and handouts are provided at the first class.

Course Text: Writing for Magazines and Trade Journals—Finding Them, Writing for Them, Getting Paid by Them

Registration: Pre-register by emailing gsmith@datasync.com or calling 504-866-7816. Note: Registration will not be accepted after December 30, 2011.