Friday, December 07, 2007

Want to Crack the Women's Mag Markets?

I'm back! And, I think, more exhausted than when we left. :) But we had a great time, and I'll post pictures next week. Meanwhile, just a quick post while I try to catch up on my hundreds of emails and deal with a lurking Monday deadline.

My pal, Denise Schipani, who has written for a slew of major mags, from Woman's Day to Women's Health, is teaching a class on breaking into the women's magazine market, and I wanted to let you guys know all about it. Here are the details:

START DATE: Monday, January 7, 2008

DURATION: 8 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION: You (probably) read these magazines regularly. Maybe your mom did, too. Would you like to write for one or more of the women’s magazines? In this course, you’ll learn how to navigate the sometimes alien (but fun!) world of women’s magazines, from the so-called “Sisters” (such as Woman’s Day, Redbook, and others) to health and parenting magazines aimed at the modern woman who’s grown out of Cosmo but isn’t quite ready for AARP. You will learn:

-The difference between FOBs, columns and features.
-How to interpret a masthead.
-How to write queries in a particular magazine’s writing style (the best way to grab attention!)
-How to come up with fresh approaches/packages and clever heads that scream “read me!”

This course is not aimed at the total newbie magazine writer; it’s aimed at the already-published writer who wants to expand into this market. That said, students will work on a query along with learning and practicing craft, and getting an insider’s glimpse of the woman’s mag editing process.

For more info and to sign up, head to The Renegade Writer...