Name of Magazine:
What subject does the magazine cover?
Who are the magazine’s typical readers?
Masthead and Table of Contents
Number of Articles Number of Departments and Columns
Number of Stories Total Number of Pages
Do the articles and stories have bylines? All or only some of them?
How many pieces seem to have been staff written? How many by freelancers?
Titles and subjects of two articles that catch your eye
Select at least one story and read it with the following in mind:
Does the story attract your attention? How?
Does the story hold you interest at the end? Why?
What types of people are the characters and how do they solve their problems?
Does the magazine match your interests and ideas? How?
Is this magazine a potential market for you? Why?
MAGAZINE CHOICE FORM
Name of Magazine Submit to:
Category of Magazine
Percentage of articles and stories written by freelancers
Types of fiction or nonfiction accepted
Average word lengths Fiction Nonfiction
Send complete manuscript yes no yes no
Query first yes no yes no
Query with synopsis or outline yes no yes no
Rationale for Submitting to This Magazine
Analyzing issue(s) yes no
Reading author’s guidelines yes no
Rank in best of magazine markets yes no