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Breaking in with LOIs

You don’t have to pitch an article to land a gig with a new publication.

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Many writers get in front of editors by pitching story ideas in formal, meticulously crafted query letters. But that’s not the only way to secure assignments. Letters of introduction, or LOIs, can also help to build that all-important rapport with editors, particularly those at trade or specialty publications. A well-written, straightforward LOI can often lead to repeat assignments and a steady stream of income from a variety of markets.

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