When it comes to getting published, “opportunistic” is not a bad word. To get work in print, it pays to seize every opportunity – both those hiding in plain sight and those you need to make happen. As a longtime freelancer who also teaches magazine-writing workshops, I always start by asking the group members to introduce themselves to the people sitting next to them. You never know if your seatmate’s uncle is the editor of The Atlantic or cousin is a bureau chief for the New York Times. First rule of thumb: Don’t pass up a chance to network. Here are eight additional strategies to jump-start chances of getting published.
1. Start small and local.