Monday, March 19, 2007

Long or short?

This has been a quiet week for magazine queries. I've been busy with school and working on manuscript revisions and the mags have been neglected for a few days. Is it just me or does it seem like teen mags are folding left and right? Teen People is gone, I think Elle Girl went online and Teen has reduced its number of issues. For freelancers in the teen market, that's bad news. I've been trying to work up the right query for Teen and desperately want to get something in that mag before it either folds or switches to online only. I was surprised (and pleased!) to learn that 60% of their content is freelance written, so that's good news. The freelance content for Seventeen is only around 20%, so I haven't quired them yet. I wish both mags did e-queries, but they're still using good old snail mail.

So, I'm shifting back and forth between short projects (magazine articles) and long projects (my manuscript.)

What do you prefer working on? Short pieces with quicker feedback or longer pieces with more development?


Jessica Ferguson said...

Hey, I know you have plans to work on your Masters. I have a friend who got hers from Seton Hill University -- ever heard of it?

Jessica Burkhart (Jess Ashley) said...

Hey Jess, I sure have heard of them. I even have their info. :) How did your friend like their program? I'm curious about it.

Jessica Ferguson said...

She loved Seton. You can check out her website/blog above. I've also emailed her to ask if you can get in touch with her if you have specific questions about Seton. I'll be in touch with her email address as soon as she gives me permission to pass it on to you. :)

Jessica Burkhart (Jess Ashley) said...

Great, thanks so much Jess! I'll definitely send her an email! :)

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