Writing Home and Garden Articles for ‘Shelter’ Magazines

If you’d like to write home-and-garden articles, you might want to check out Kelly James-Enger’s piece in Writers Weekly this week (April 9, 2008). Kelly James-Enger is a speaker, consultant and author of books, including Ready, Aim, Specialize! Create Your Own Writing Specialty and Make More Money and Six-Figure Freelancing: The Writer’s Guide to Making More Money.

In her Writer’s Weekly piece, “Writing about Home and Gardens: Paying ‘Shelter’ Markets,” Kelly gives a short but informative look at this specialized market and some of the topics in demand. She says that home improvement and maintenance topics are a lucrative area to specialize in.

You don’t have to be an expert to write on those topics, Kelly says, but you have to know enough about them to write about them accurately. Start with what you know, she says. And she says that it may be easier to break into the market with local publications before you tackle the national publications.

Along with lots of practical tips, Kelly also included links to five shelter magazines you might want to check out: Art & Antiques, Better Homes and Gardens, Cottage Life, Horticulture and Organic Gardening.

You can read Kelly’s entire article here.

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One Comment on “Writing Home and Garden Articles for ‘Shelter’ Magazines”

  1. There may be some gnashing of teeth at 2455 Paces Ferry Rd. NW in Atlanta (Home Depot’s HQ) as their rivals from Mooresville win again in a fairly ho- hum race. Guess sales of wood and washers will be better tomorrow in the land of the blue and gray houses… but second isn’t bad and it keeps you in the points race (think Top 12 boys, think Top 12) as Mr. Army decides to stand down for awhile.


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