It’s already after one o’clock in the afternoon, and I can’t believe how quickly this day has passed. I’ve been working on a variety of projects and checking off things on my to-do list. However, when I look at the clock, my first thought is, “OH NO! I haven’t earned any money yet today!
Anita Dongre made her earliest design vision an international sensation. Following her 1984 graduation from SNDT College with a degree in fashion design, Dongre knew creating a house devoted to fashion influenced by her youth was something she wanted to do.
One of the most exciting things you can experience as a new writer is landing your first client. They send over a contract, submission guidelines, and a template. You’re ready to research, outline, and write your first draft. Once that is complete, you polish the final draft and send it to the client.
You’re a new writer. Breaking into markets is your goal. You know how to write a query letter, and you’ve researched which targets are a good fit. Can new writers land clients without clips? Yes, you can. Let’s talk about how.
Have you ever read submission guidelines where you see the phrase, “no simultaneous submissions?” Freelance writers dread that phrase for many reasons. Under most circumstances, you’ll see it when markets have long response times. When this happens, it gives the editors exclusivity when considering your work. They know no one else is reading it, or that there’s a chance it may be published elsewhere.