Thursday, 21 November 2013

Track Record

I've been toying with the idea of submitting some articles to magazines recently.
I have some articles in mind and some publications, but so far I've put off actually doing anything about them because, quite honestly, I'm scared.
I know that sounds silly, I have no qualms sending my stories off to magazines, even before I had any published, but with articles it is somehow more daunting.
Catching up with December's Writing Magazine, I read what I thought was a brilliant step by step guide to submitting articles, but the thing that made me quiver, was the bit about telling the editor what articles you've had published before.
I've had a few fillers and recipes published but I don't think that would make an editor choose me over a more experienced writer, neither am I expert on the subjects I would like to write about (local and family history) but I am very keen on these subjects.  Would my passion be enough?
It's daft really, my fear of failure has become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
How do you get that first article published?  Any ideas?


  1. Just send anyway. My first article was accepted with nothing but my short story successes to show them.

  2. Thanks Wendy,that's given me a boost. I think all I need is a little confidence.