Here is a super easy tip to increasing your chances of getting published.

Go to the magazine’s website and scroll to the bottom of the site to find the like that says “Advertise With Us”

Click that link and go to their advertising page and seek to find their “Media Kit.”

The Media Kit will tell you a lot about the magazine including their demographic and distribution. But it will also tell you what their editorial calendar is for the year.

This is what they plan on publishing every single issue this calendar year. That is invaluable information to tailor your pitches. Suppose their September issue is dedicated to running and you could write an article for that. Or their October issue is dedicated to moms and you are a fit mom.

This shows that you did your research and that you are giving them the content they need when they need it!

If you want to learn more about magazines as well as meet face to face with top editors, then you need to attend FITposium October 5-7 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Register at

James Patrick
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