Thursday, June 19, 2014

Query letters for a freelance article (post 19)

At the end of June, 1969, with less than 3 weeks until my departure for the Cape, I needed to come up with an idea to pay for part of the trip. I had savings from summer jobs but not enough for the over $300 (in 1969 dollars) that I needed. Both my Mom and my Aunt Riss had been writing freelance magazine articles; I realized that my Apollo 11 coverage as a teenage journalist might provide a unique perspective. I borrowed  my Mom’s Writer’s Digest and went to work to find magazines that might be interested. I sent off query letter to Highlights for Children, Boys Life, Senior Science and the American Junior Red Cross News.

#Apollo11Eyewitness  Post # 19

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