Writing a feminism article can be an enjoyable and liberating experience. If you would like to do it but are not sure what steps to take, you need to read this article. In it, you will learn:
Depending on whether you have been commissioned to write an article or not will decide upon whether you have free range to choose your own topic. If you haven’t been commissioned, then you need to pick your topic carefully. It really is no use just thinking to yourself, “I love the Suffragettes so I will write 5,000 words about that.” The reason for this is that to have publishing success, you need to form a strategy.
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Again, before you write a word, you really need to do your research. You can write the best feminism article going but you may not get it published for several reasons.
Do they accept freelance submissions or not? It is no use sending your article to a newspaper or magazine that does all its own writing in house. Look for the staff lists in the beginning of the publications or at the end. You can generally work out who does what. If they state that they accept unsolicited submissions that means they accept freelance articles.
Word count. Space is the most valuable item within a newspaper or magazine. Advertisement space is where they make their money and the articles etc. have to fit in around those. If you want to write for a certain newspaper or magazine, you need to read at least three issues to work out their format. You will notice articles the same size in the same place each issue. If you read a magazine that has feminist pieces or political pieces in one part of the magazine, you need to count how many words it covers and that is how long your piece should be.
Pitching. Many editors prefer you to pitch a piece to them before you write it. This means that you don’t waste time writing the whole article and no-one wants it. Your pitch would include the word count, the point of the article in a sentence and an outline that truly sells your piece.
Once you have an idea of where you want to place your article and how long it should be, you then need to decide upon the topic. This all depends on what you are studying and also what interests you.
Once you have decided on your topic and got your word count, you need to do your background research. For instance, if you decided to write a feminist article that was asked “Do women’s magazines patronize women?” Your research could take three forms:
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