Posted: 13 Feb 2009 08:00 AM CST
I just received a contract in the mail for a writing job, thanks to Premium-Green, WOW!'s freelance market guide. I LOVE Premium-Green! And in honor of Valentine's Day, I simply must count the ways:
1. I LOVE the way I have access to detailed information about markets. PG doesn't just list writer's guidelines. It provides market demographics, a magazine's editorial, and even specific editor needs, which helps me better target my pitch. And the pay scale for the market is always right there in boldface print. Always good to know!
2. I LOVE the way PG revs up my writing career. Want to experience a live pitch session? PG recently had a pitch fest for WOW! Looking to try something new? Check out the Writers Wanted section. Need incentives? PG has ongoing contests (with premium prizes!)
3. I LOVE the way I can get instant answers to writing questions. There's always a PG sister online who's willing to share her expertise. Even if I'm burning the midnight oil, the California crowd is just finishing dinner!
4. I LOVE the way that these generous PG writers are there to congratulate, commiserate, support, or just listen. My PG sisters have given me the push I needed more than once. And when they send those "Yay! Doing the happy dance for you!" messages, I know they're really dancing!
Mostly, I LOVE the way that I've grown as a writer since joining PG. I thought I'd find a few humor markets, but what I found was the confidence and know-how to take my writing further than I ever imagined. I love thee, Premium-Green, from the heights of my self-esteem to the breadth of my Paypal account. And if my Inbox has another contract waiting, I will but love thee more after I'm paid!
Cathy C. Hall writes humorous columns, essays, articles and fiction and is published in all kinds of fascinating places. You can follow her funny ups and downs on the road to publication at cathychall.blogspot.com. And if you're interested in children's writing, you'll find her searching for publication at cathychall.wordpress.com.
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