There's some brilliant article writing advice, amongst other great snippets of information in the March (current) issue of Writing Magazine/Writers' News. So if you don't get this magazine it might be in your writerly interest to do so.
John Wade tells us how to 'Go Global,' and find markets overseas to pitch to. I'd never really considered this, which is daft really as I've had two short stories published in an Australian magazine! So, following John's advice, I'm going to have a stab at it.
The Writers' News part of the magazine has several snippets of information regarding potential magazine markets both in the UK and abroad, so it will be worth your time browsing through it to identify any possible markets that might be right for the articles you write.
Then Diana Cambridge looks at how to write for the 'health' market - something I should be giving a go as I come from a nursing background! Her advice is great and has certainly given me some pointers. There is also some fantastic tips from Samantha Brick on how to pitch to the national newspapers - something I haven't had the nerve to do but her advice has made me think again.
Liz Gregory talks about writing about your local community - I had an article about a similar thing: looking through local magazines/papers and writing for them/about your community in Writers' News last year. So I know from experience that what Liz Gregory says is sound!
But that's not the end of all the excellent article writing advice. Oh no! Then we have an article by Deborah Sharpe about how to write for the education market - also something that has potential for me.
It's a bumper article writing bonanza! I can't wait to read through it properly and reap the rewards from all that advice - I hope you all find it helpful too. I'm a bit disappointed with my article efforts at the moment (ie, I haven't written any!) When I think to how many articles I pitched, wrote, subbed and had published last year, I'm eager to get going on them again soon. Which I will do as soon as I've subbed my latest batch of short stories.
I hope your writing is going well. Remember: get something on paper - anything is better than nothing. At least you can work with rubbish. You can't do anything with nothing!