Thursday, December 04, 2008

Networking Day Three

A few years back, I wrote an article for Brave Hearts. I don't think they exist anymore as a print publication--only online--but they were part of Ogden Publications that offer many magazines to submit to still.

Those of you living in the Midwest or who have farming backgrounds might have a better selection of stories to offer but there are a variety of needs as well as fiction. You might be familiar with Grit, or Cappers or Natural Home to name a few.

My sample for Brave Hearts: "It's a red maple. They said it would grow fast," my husband, Curt, said as he helped his father lift the potted, 3-inch-diameter tree from the bed of the pickup. "I know it doesn't make up for the ones you lost, but it's a start."
Three months earlier, in the summer of 1996, an unprecedented tornado ripped through the little town of Laceyville, PA destroying long-standing homes and downing scores of trees.
More than a dozen stately maple trees had adorned my in-laws' farm. Two particularly large ones had graced the front lawn of the neatly trimmed farmhouse. . .

I had to find a story that would be a rural one and thankfully my in-laws live on a farm. Maybe you've got a story in there that is waiting to be written and would be perfect for one of these publications. Give it a try!

6 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Nice. I love a good true story. :) This is a good series, friend.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I can hardly wait to return home so I can download all your networking wisdom and peruse it more intentionally. You've made a mountain (getting something published) appear to be a mound. Awesome!

Kathleen

Janna Qualman said...

You sound like such a pro at writing specific pieces for specific markets. I know that's the idea, but you make it seem so effortless! Great job.

Melissa Marsh said...

Since I'm from the Midwest and still live here, I'm definitely going to check these out!

Jessica said...

Uh-oh. Nope. Nothing rural here. LOL

Yolanda said...

Tell me, what is a normal day like for you?

Lovingly,
Yolanda