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Monday, October 20, 2008

Q&A: In Search of Islamic Magazines

Question (submitted via e-mail):

Do you know of any Islamic magazines that I can apply to?


As-salamu Alaykum, and thank you for writing to me with this question. If you are new to this blog, you may have missed the comprehensive list of more than fifty Muslim magazines, newspapers, and websites in need of writers, including twelve known paying markets. This is a list that is continuously growing, and it is only lack of time that prevents me from adding to it more regularly. I cannot vouch for all of the publications on the list, but it is definitely a good place to start your search. On this list, you will find publications dedicated to Muslim family life, women's issues, current events, culture, and many other topics of interest.

On a side note, though, I want to caution writers from using the word "apply" when they intend to freelance for a magazine. This is a word better used when seeking a permanent position, such as editor, staff writer, or marketing manager. When you write an article for a magazine, you might just end up writing one or two articles, and you are not an employee. I only mention this because it might trigger a negative reaction (even if it's on a subliminal level) with the person who reads your queries.

I hope this helps, and please write back to let us know of any articles you get published.

Amel S. Abdullah

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