Submitting a Magazine article

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  1. NHB7

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    im considering submitting an article for a magazine. Has anyone ever done this?

    Would you recommend submitting to several magazines and take the best offer? Can a magazine see your article, say no thanks and then just have one of their writers write up the same conceptual article?
     
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    I think technically they can probably get away with copying the idea. I read a story of someone having that happen. On the flipside, you'll have record of you sending them the article if it's sent electronically. I would say sending to multiple mags gives you a better chance of a publication.
    Maybe rank them and start with the mags you rate the highest first. It may take awhile for some to respond, too, btw.
    What kind of article is it?
     
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    It's about a turn of the century boxer. Won't say much more than that though, sorry.

    Thanks for the ideas!
     
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    Are you expecting this to be Earth-moving? I think you risk of your idea being stolen is fairly small. I've only ever submitted CNF to literary magazines/journals, but unless your idea is likely to be worth actual money, it's not gonna be a big enough deal that people will try to plagarize it (other than Kenny Florian) And if that's the case, and you're worried most magazines will try to steal it, you can try to publish it yourself.
     
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    I'm a little paranoid by nature. But I think it has the potential not to be earth moving, but to contribute an important piece of not just boxing history, but history in general.

    I may just expand it and write a book.
     
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    Which probably makes more sense as far as earning potential.
     
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    There's typically boilerplate submission forms. Some (maybe all?) will require you to attest that your work has not been printed, your own all rights to it, and it isn't under consideration (submitted without resolution) elsewhere.

    However, you also may not be able to find submission guidelines for some publications, and many times that will be because they don't accept unsolicited material.
     
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    I got paid pretty well for submitting an article regarding some stupid Supreme Court case I cannot even remember. Like 10 years ago. They never ran the article and told me to screw after I sent them a really bad, horribly written article about something no one apparently gave a shit about.

    A professor got me the deal so I guess you have to know someone or else be very good. If you submit to Yahoo or anywhere else online, your article only needs to be click bait. Nothing else.
     
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