I've finally done it. Well, my husband did, if I'm honest. I sent him out an a magazine hunt at Tescos last night: his mission (if he chose to accept it) was to find me two magazines to pitch articles to. Now, I sent him out, not because I was feeling particularly lazy and just couldn't be bothered, but because he doesn't know anything about the topics I like to write about or which magazines I'd like to write for. So by getting him to choose the magazines he might well have chosen magazines I wouldn't have dared to approach before! I also can't deploy any bias or prejudice to my options or just go for what I consider to be easy markets.
You see, there is method in my madness. I now have two magazines that I don't normally buy to peruse and pitch to. If I send him out each week doing this, I'll end up with a possible 8 new potential markets to target each month. The possibilities are endless.
I'll keep you posted on my progress.