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Writing Anniversary/Seasonal Pieces
Every day marks the anniversary of when someone famous died or when a unique invention first came to light. General interest magazines often feature this sort of article. Additionally, depending on who the person is or what invention your article relates to, you may find a multitude of magazines interested in an article of this nature e.g. a women’s magazine, nostalgia publication or general interest magazine may be interested in an article on the 100th anniversary of the invention of the electric tumble dryer. Some research on this and the early dryers will make for a fascinating and entertaining article.
Similarly, seasonal articles e.g. Christmas are always popular. Though, articles such as ‘Top 10 tips on looking your best for the office party’ have been done many times over and are often covered by a staff writer. So see if you can find an unusual hook…
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