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  • treelizard
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    Often you can just send a query to the magazine/newspaper first to see if they'd be interested in the article.

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  • Tant01
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    We have several published writers on the forum that I know of. I'm sure there are more who I am less familiar with than the handful of big guns.

    In fact Burton R. has his own subforum here > Burt Offerings - Deluxe Martial Arts Forums

    You could try a search to see if a similar topic has been posted there or ask the man himself...

    Just a thought.

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  • jwhitesensei
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    Originally posted by Drunken Master View Post
    Hey, i need a bit of help. I have a great idea to write an article for a martial arts magazine however when it's written can anybody get them published or do you have to be in a specific occupation?

    If i can get mine published what do i actually do since i haven't found much information on the net about it, im guessing i would write the article and just send it off to the magazines explaining that i want it published but then what happens, do they give you an offer or what?

    I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum but any help would be very appreciated, thank you.
    Well, I write a bit. Although you can't really tell by my spelling and typos! Thank goodness for spellcheck. I've mostly done fiction and poetry but...

    First of all the days of "sending it off" are pretty much dead. You can send it via e-mail nowadays and it works out peachy. Get yourself together a list of magazines you'd consider being published in. Google those magazines and you will probably be able to get the Editor's e-mail. After that just start sending your story to them. Take it one publication at a time and don't get discouraged if you get rejected. Trust me, it will happen. Just keep plugging away.

    Be aware that different publications pay differently. Some will pay you cash. Some will pay you by giving you a free subscription to their magazine. Others will pay you in copies of the magazine itself.

    You want to make yourself up a Bio Sheet and send it with every submission. On it have your name, pen name if you're using one, e-mail address, actual mailing address, and a short biography of yourself. The biography will give the readers an idea of who you are and how and what you know about the subject you're writing on so make sure you include some experiance on the subject.

    Hope that helped a little and good luck.

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    Writing a Martial Arts article.

    Hey, i need a bit of help. I have a great idea to write an article for a martial arts magazine however when it's written can anybody get them published or do you have to be in a specific occupation?

    If i can get mine published what do i actually do since i haven't found much information on the net about it, im guessing i would write the article and just send it off to the magazines explaining that i want it published but then what happens, do they give you an offer or what?

    I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum but any help would be very appreciated, thank you.
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