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How to Get Published in Magazines and Newspapers: Your Blueprint in a Box

Do you want to see your name in print? How to Get Published in Magazines and Newspapers: Your Blueprint in a Box is your step-by-step guide to getting your articles published.

If you want to earn a part-time or full-time income from writing, this program will get you started. Many students are now successful freelance writers.

Or perhaps you are perfectly happy in your career but would like to position yourself as an expert in your industry by writing articles on topical issues in magazines in newspapers. This program will help you do just that.

You'll end up with a clear blueprint that will show you:

  • which ideas work - and where to get them
  • understanding the magazine/news market
  • different types of feature articles
  • how to research, structure and write a feature
  • the secrets to conducting an effective interview
  • what editors want from a writer
  • how to pitch your article or idea to a magazine and sell it!
  • and MUCH more.

This Blueprint in a Box is a self-study program and contains the exact same handouts, materials and all the modules you'll find in the popular course Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 at the Sydney Writers’ Centre.

This self-study version will suit you if you can’t commit to an face-to-face or online course. You can take your time and complete it at your own pace.

However, you need to be disciplined! This is valuable information that will help you get published in magazines and newspapers. But that’s not going to happen unless you make the time to go through the Blueprint.

Here's what you receive:

  • inspiring and informative audio program of 10 CDs
  • 400+ page workbook so you can create your own blueprint
  • your step-by-step guide on how to get published
  • how to pitch to editors
  • case studies and templates
  • Valerie Khoo’s insider tips

What will you learn from your Blueprint in  Box?

If you like the idea of writing articles for magazines and newspapers, this course is for you. It suits first-time writers or anyone who wants to brush up on their writing skills. What you’ll learn:
  • where to get ideas that editors love
  • how to structure a story just the right way
  • why timing is everything
  • how to make your writing sparkle
  • top ways to open your story
  • how to hook your reader
  • essential elements for any good article
  • master the conventions of writing
  • conducting a great interview
  • where to go for the research you need
  • the right way to approach editors
  • what you must never do when pitching
  • and MUCH more.

Personalised instruction

Even though this is a self-study course, the audio program will lead you every step of the way on your magazine and newspaper writing journey. Successful journalist and author of five books, Valerie Khoo, reveals what really goes on in the world of magazines and newspapers over the course of 10 audio CDs.

BONUS CDS

With your Blueprint in a Box, you'll also receive these bonus CDs from best-selling authors/journalists where they share insider tips on their writing journey. 

John Birmingham freelanced as a journalist for 10 years writing for a wide variety of magazines such as Playboy and Rolling Stone. He has written He Died with a Felafel in His Hand, Leviathan, Weapons of Choice, Designated Targets and Final Impact. He continues to write articles as a columnist, blogger and essay writer.


Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
has written 26 books. His media career has exploded from radio to include TV, books, newspapers, magazines, scripting, professional speaking, and online.



Tim Ferriss
is author of The Four Hour Work Week - a book that debuted on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller lists, has so far been published in 31 countries and made headlines around the world.


Hugh Mackay is a psychologist, social researcher, a regular columnist in The Age and a regular commentator appearing on radio and television. Hugh's latest books are Advance Australia Where (non-fiction) and Ways of Escape (fiction).


Sandra Hall is an author and journalist who is well known for her film reviews for The Sydney Morning Herald. In 2006 Sandra’s novel, Beyond the Break was published. It was longlisted for the 2007 Miles Franklin Literary Award.


Dominic Knight is best known for his work with the comedy team, The Chaser which he co-founded in 1999. He hs been involved with the television series CNNNN, The Chaser Decides and The Chaser’s War on Everything. Dominic is also a journalist and blogger. His first novel is Disco Boy.

Gregor Salmon is a freelance feature writer who has written for Inside Sport, Sunday LIfe!, Ralph and Playboy. He has also worked as a producer at The Morning Show at Channel 7 and as an online producer for i7news and Yahoo7. His latest book is Poppy - Life, Death and Addiction inside Afghanistan's opium trade.

Your first step

The best time to start is NOW. Order your own Blueprint in a Box and get started straight away - you can take it slow, or ramp up your study if you're in a hurry! The choice is yours. We'll send you How to Get Published in Magazines and Newspapers: Your Blueprint in a Box within three business days, keep an eye out for it.

What past students say

SUSANNAH HARDY

“This course enabled me to hone my writing skills and acquire the knowledge needed to create, pitch and sell my work. I have now been published in many magazines and newspapers and am a regular writer for a three interior magazines. I have the opportunity to earn a living doing something that I love to do and, quite frankly, it just doesn’t get better than that!”

KATIE DELANEY

"The course was a great kickstart to become motivated to do something about my writing, and even make money out of it! Valerie showed us very practical ways to get work into print, and taught us that you don't necessarily have to study writing to become a published writer."

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE TESTIMONIALS

Your first step

The best time to start is NOW. Order your own Blueprint in a Box and get started straight away - you can take it slow, or ramp up your study if you're in a hurry! The choice is yours. We'll send you How to Get Published in Magazines and Newspapers: Your Blueprint in a Box within three business days, keep an eye out for it.

How to order

Costs: $395 + postage
* FREE postage anywhere in Australia
* $50 for postage outside of Australia

To order your own Blueprint in a Box you can either:

CALL US on (02) 9929 0088

OR

ORDER ONLINE

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Magazine writing stage 1 - Blueprint in a Box (Within Australia)

Cost: $395.00

(includes GST)
Free Postage within Australia

Magazine writing stage 1 - Blueprint in a Box (Outside Australia)

Cost: $445.00

(includes GST)
Price includes $50 for postage outside of Australia


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Magazine writing stage 1 - Blueprint in a Box (Within Australia)

Cost: $395.00

(includes GST)
Free Postage within Australia

Magazine writing stage 1 - Blueprint in a Box (Outside Australia)

Cost: $445.00

(includes GST)
Price includes $50 for postage outside of Australia

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