Just say one wanted to write something for a monthly, with sixteen pages in between it’s covers. Well, sixteen is not much, I must say. Where would someone come in there, if one wanted something published every month, as a freelancer and not a staff writer?
Finally getting on to some “market research” on a publisher. It’s called market research, the first thing I was taught at the Writing School before doing any actual writing. They told me, or my tutor told me, “know the market” before venturing out. Well, I sort of knew the market with a publisher, without studying it. I am even getting something published there. But the last letter I received from them was an encouraging, long “rejection” letter they only send to work that demonstrated some promise. I was told to study their publication more closely. So, that’s what I’m going to do, even after getting published there before.
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