In 2017, I launched the Market Spotlight feature which spotlights a certain segment of the market that we list in the Writer’s Market books and on WritersMarket.com. In this post, I’ve collected 5 of those market spotlights to help writers get off to a good start in 2018.
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5 Ways to Get Published in 2018!
#1: Hobby & Craft Magazines: Hobby and craft magazines are often overlooked, even though it’s a huge market. Woodworkers, knitters, and ham radio enthusiasts use these magazines. Collectors of coins, antiques, and even military vehicles use these magazines. If there’s a hobby or craft, there’s bound to be magazines that cover it.
#2: Contemporary Culture Book Publishers: Contemporary culture refers to art, music, literature, attitudes and other markers that are currently popular. That’s why another term for contemporary culture is pop (or popular) culture. As such, contemporary culture book publishers have to keep their finger on the pulse of what’s happening as it’s happening and identify trends in that sweet spot between being “ahead of its time” and “behind the times,” which is easier said than done.
#3: Literary Journals: Literary journals are a treasure trove of excellent fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. While many publish each genre, there are also many that focus in on just one genre. The top literary journals pay very good rates, but the majority of literary journals are more likely to offer nominal payments or pay in contributor copies or bylines.
#4: Hunting & Fishing Magazines: As with many sport-related magazines, freelancers for hunting & fishing magazines need to remember one key thing: It’s not about your achievements; it’s about helping others achieve.
#5: Playwriting Markets: While a few playwriting markets are those that publish plays, most of the playwriting markets listed on WritersMarket.com are theaters. That’s because plays are meant to be performed. After all, it’s during performances that scripts come alive.
Remember: These are only a few ways to get published and find success with your writing in 2018! Find even more opportunities on WritersMarket.com.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which includes editing Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market, blogging at Poetic Asides and the Writer’s Market blog, judging contests, scheduling online writing conferences, and so much more.
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