John Gierach is likely the only person who can send just about anything in and have it published.
It’s that time of year. If you haven’t already committed to attending OWAA’s annual conference, you are probably weighing the pros and expenses.
When an assigned word count limits the amount of information you can present in an article, most of us rely upon photos, the picture’s-worth-athousand-words, space-saving solution for presenting visual details that describing might consume too many column inches.
I’ve sweated out late nights in front of the screen, laboring for the perfect words as a deadline approached.
Our art director at Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine likes to put “Easter eggs” in the app version of our magazine as a way to amuse readers (and, truthfully, himself) with little surprises.
A dim but unrelenting chorus chimes in my mind. “Where is that word I want?”
Once upon a time, the personal essay was a staple of periodical literature, but even in just my lifetime that has changed.
As a newcomer to OWAA’s annual conference and to the freelancing world, I found the Meet the Editors panel, at the July conference was a treasure trove of advice on how to get published, and most importantly paid, for novices like me.
But sometimes people want to hear exactly what a subject has to say in his or her own words. That’s where the question-and-answer format comes in.
Although every magazine has a mission — for most it is making a profit — there is a segment of the market that puts purpose ahead of profit.