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Writing for Magazines and $$$
Dates: 5 October - 5 November  2007   (Write courses@zanybooks.com to be notified of our next course offering.)

Aim of the Course: This month-long course will provide an easy introduction to writing for and selling to magazines. 

Who Should Take This Course: Anyone who wants to earn from their writing whether on a part-time or a full-time basis.

Instructor: Phillip Good has sold to almost every magazine with computer in its title plus Ozark, Nature, Sports Now, half a dozen newspapers, and Volleyball Monthly.  He is the author of 18 published books and is now in his sixth year of teaching interactive online courses.

Prerequisite: Participants should be able to use and be comfortable with a word processor and a spelling checker, and be familiar with the rules of grammar

Organization of the Course: The course takes place over the Internet.  During each course week, you participate at times of your own choosing - there are no set times when you must be online. Course participants will be given an alias and access to a private bulletin board that serves as a forum for discussion of ideas, responses to publishers, and interaction with the instructor and other students. The course is scheduled to take place over four weeks, and should require no more than ten hours per week. At the beginning of weeks 1 and 3, participants receive the relevant course material.  During the intervening period, participants are expected to go over the course materials, and submit query letters and completed manuscripts to publishers. Discussion among participants is encouraged. The instructor will provide suggestions and comments.

Course Program: The course is structured as follows

SESSION 1: Basic Concepts

    Finding the Story

    Finding the Market

    The Query Letter

    Tracking Submissions

SESSION 2: Follow Up and Follow Through

           Preparing the Submission

  • Understanding requirements
  • Cut, expand, cut
  • Getting valid criticism

           Flexibility

           Repackaging old material

Cost: The cost of this month-long interactive on-line course is only $99.  If you register before September 14th, you need pay only $75.  

Immediately after your payment is credited, you will receive an email giving you a password, sign up instructions, and the web address (URL) of the course material.  Note that you will not be able to access this address until the start date of the course.

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