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Issue #204: Four Winning Strategies for Multiple Acceptances
April 30, 2019
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The Seattle Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class is over and Roy is heading east today, for assignments in Indiana & Boston.

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Four Winning Strategies for Multiple Acceptances

Anyone who follows my rigorous marketing approach to freelance writing knows that I’m a strong advocate of simultaneous submissions.

Many freelance writers shun the practice of submitting their queries simultaneously. Some have even criticized me for using this practice. (It’s interesting to note that I’ve had far more articles published than they have.)

The big concern of the naysayers is, “What do I do if more than one editor wants to buy my story?” If you don’t have some strategies for dealing with simultaneous acceptances, you’ll panic when you get more than one editor interested in buying your story.

In this article I present you with four strategies to use when you do strike it rich. These strategies have worked beautifully for me when more than one editor clamors for my stories. They can work for you, too.


Upcoming Posts

May 7: Getting Paid for Your Travel Stories
May 14: Business Policies for Travel Writers
May 21: Do You Know About These Travel Writing Scams?
May 28: Advantages & Disadvantages of Blogging for Free

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Travel writer Pam Baker writes about how I’ve written some articles for free to boost my portfolio. These freebies led to paying freelance writing gigs.

Link to Pam Bakers article

Preparing Magazine Distribution Lists

I get requests from travel writers every week asking me to help prepare distribution lists to send their queries to.

I’m not surprised that so many travel writers contact me with this request. I get it. Searching for target magazines is perceived as an onerous clerical task and can take up many hours. Yet, it’s an indispensable step in getting your freelance articles published. After all, if you can’t find magazines to pitch, you’re not going to get your stories published.

The following articles cover the nuts and bolts of creating your own distribution lists. These articles will help you find magazines to pitch your stories to.

How to Create Magazine Distribution Lists and Where to Look for Leads
Different Types of Magazines You Can Pitch
Finding Travel Magazine Sales Leads on Vendor Websites

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That's all for this week.

Until next week, just keep pitching!


Roy Stevenson
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