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Breaking Into International Magazines is Not That Easy!

Breaking Into International Magazines is Not That Easy!

Breaking Into International Magazines is Not That Easy!

My favorite history teacher advised me as follows: “To read the history of a country, read books written by local authors; did you catch me?”

To this day, I have carefully followed his advice, reading authors such as Parks, Commager, etc. For U.S. History,

P.E. er for the history of ancient India, Irfan Habeeb for the history of medieval India, David Thompson and Ketelby for the history of Europe, etc.

The main point or essence of the above advice is that any book or history written by the author that touches on the

original history of the people and their culture, etc. Have more domestic taste written by a local author, because he is

better acquainted with their culture, which was born and raised in their milieu, so his writing will have greater

Breaking Into International Magazines is Not That Easy!

appeal and reliability than the writings of a person who is foreign to that soil. In addition, an alien writer who writes

the history of a country other than his home country will certainly consult with many authors of that country before embarking on such an endeavor.

The same theory applies when you start writing for international magazines. Although writing for magazines, both in

print and online has a very good range in English-speaking countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, the UK,

Ireland, Europe, and where English was the second language or medium in Asian countries like India, Sri Lanka,

Singapore, etc., however, this is not a rosy picture for authors who aspire to write articles in international journals

Breaking Into International Magazines is Not That Easy!

Despite his good knowledge of English, since he is also skilled in writing articles, the scope of any budding writer to

write articles in international journals is somewhat limited, localized, except that there are other barriers such as culture and your writing style, etc.

For example, Suite 101 is a very popular online magazine based in Canada, whose majority of readers cover people in

the countries of the North American continent, such as the USA, Canada, and European countries. Any budding

writer, who comes from a country other than the US or Canada, who wants to become a freelancer and contribute to

Suite101 articles are always turned down, stating the reasons why his writing style, as well as the content of the subject,

are not customized. selected readers of the magazine.

Breaking Into International Magazines is Not That Easy!

Breaking Into International Magazines is Not That Easy!
Breaking Into International Magazines is Not That Easy!

Some writers suggest that articles in Suite 101 are mostly published in third-party format and style, and if you master

the craft of writing articles in third-party format and style, Suite 101 can open the door for you. But, in my opinion,

even if you master the craft in the format and style of a third party, there is always a cultural barrier and there is

every possibility to reject your application or letter of inquiry stating that the content of your article is not suitable for most readers.

The recession is another factor that narrows the scope of writing articles in international journals. You may be aware

that there are numerous websites such as Helium, Today, e-How and related content, etc. They made a decision on a

U.S. prepayment policy for writers only, and Helium even closed the door to non-US writers to submit articles to the

website. Helium has very good relationships and connections with various online magazines and websites that seek

web content and articles from writers, and for non-US writers, it is needless to mention the scope of writing articles

for such magazines or websites closed once and for all.

Breaking Into International Magazines is Not That Easy!

Another stumbling block is cultural barriers and the mental propensity of a particular writer to write about a

particular topic. When we talk about cultural barriers between East and West, there is a general saying “East always

remains East, and West always remains West and they can never meet.” Despite being proficient in writing, a writer

who hails from India cannot be a well-versed person who would write about the various aspects of the culture of

dating that prevail in Western culture in one international journal. Similarly, a U.S.-born writer cannot write about

the intricacies of the caste system or the chastity of an Indian Hindu woman. Even in raising children, the East is very different from the West.

Breaking Into International Magazines is Not That Easy!

Breaking Into International Magazines is Not That Easy!
Breaking Into International Magazines is Not That Easy!

A writer from the East does not know much about the pot system or the culture of raising young children as it is

practiced in Western culture. Similarly, Westerners are known for their taste or we can even say that as a friendship

with pets such as dogs, cats, birds, horses, etc. And taking care of their shelter, homes, etc. In one international

magazine, a Western writer will definitely achieve more than an Eastern writer in winning a project to write an

article about pets. Similarly, LGBT marriage laws and their struggle to achieve equality with others are a subject intended exclusively for the American writer.

Mental predilections

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