Article writing tips, techniques, strategies

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

8 Tips to Get Publishers to Notice You

If your articles aren't getting published very often, oryou just want to increase the chances of them beingpublished, then you will benefit from the tips in thisarticle.

1. Article Length

You should always keep you article 500 to 800 words long.If you can't fit what you want to say into that amount ofspace, then break your article up into more than one part.

2. Resource Box Length

When writing your resource box, keep it 5 to 6 lines long.In a resource box you are simply trying to get people torequest more information, not sell them something. If youwant a longer ad, buy one!

3. Line Length

The lines in both your article and your resource box shouldbe formatted to 60 to 65 characters per line. One of theconsequences of not doing so is that, in some emailprograms, your article may appear with every line at adifferent length. You can get your article formatted, as well as learningits character, line, and word count, at the followingwebsite for free.

4. Is Your Article Actually An Article?

Publishers want to provide their readers with actuallyuseful information and you should want the same. If youwrite an article that is just a sales letter or pressrelease it will be rejected 99 percent of the time.

5. Inactive Links

Before you even think about publishing or submitting yourarticle check that all links within it are active andworking. Nothing is more irritating than to click on a linkfor a site you're interested in only to find out that it nolonger exists.

6. Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar

If you submit your article and it's full of errors it willbe thrown into the trash folder so fast that your head willspin. Submitting articles with these types of errors notonly makes you look extremely unprofessional, but it showsdisrespect for both the publisher and their readers.

7. S*AM Triggers

As a courtesy, you should run your article through aprogram that will check it for triggers that could possiblyget it rejected by filters. This isn't a necessary step butit will definitely impress publishers and increase thechances of your article being published. You can check your article for free at

8. Publisher Guidelines

This should be understood without having to say it, but itis still important enough to mention. Always, always,always follow the publisher's guidelines when submitting anarticle to them. Not doing so will get your articlerejected quicker than anything else. Read this list, print it out, and keep it by you when youare writing an article. Read each tip and make sure thatyou are following it. Making the above mistakes will insult the intelligence ofboth the publishers and their readers, as well as wastingyour time and theirs.

Brandie King is a writer and author who teaches otherwriters how to write, as well as promote, using articles.She is currently looking for a wide variety of articles ona wide variety of topics for her article directory. You cansubmit absolutely free.


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