You like to cook. You love to eat. You enjoy trying out new restaurants, dishes, flavors and tastes. Your kitchen is full of the latest gizmos, gadgets, appliances and all kinds of food-preparation-related implements. From Ginsu knives to fast-acting vegetable peelers and juicers, you've tried them all. You've garnered enough culinary devices to pen a small store. You can write well-researched, captivating articles that bubble over with your zest and passion for almost all things edible. Now where, oh where, are you going to get published?
No problem. It's a piece of cake to whip up dozens, even hundreds if not thousands of potential new markets for your food writing articles, recipes and shorts. Whatever you write, from short fillers to recipes and anecdotes are all on the food writer's menu. The market potential for food-related articles is one of writing's most expansive. Online and print publications from newspapers to travel, sports, flight, ethnic, military and general interest, among many others, all use food-related pieces on an on-going basis. The world's 230 plus countries each boasts an extensive menu of national, regional and local fare. All with their own unique recipe, history, background and anecdotes enough to flesh out countless shorts, articles and books. It's time for you to get in on the action (and the fun). Oh yes, and gain a little ?coin of the republic? in the process too. Now wouldn't that be special? Here's how to go about it.
Just do a Google or Yahoo search on ?food writing editorial calendar? and you'll come up with something like 11,900,000 hits. Sifting through these alone will net you quite a number of new market possibilities. You can expand, modify or refine your search by using additional terms and combinations such as these. Look at the number of hits each got. Surely you can glean a myriad of markets from here.
? Food articles submissions (23,600,000 hits)
? Food writers guidelines (44,000,000 hits)
? Food magazines (244,000,000 hits)
? Food e-zines (3,570,000 hits)
? Food newsletters (139,000,000 hits)
? Culinary arts magazines (994,000 hits)
? Culinary arts E-zines (35,400 hits)
? Culinary arts newsletters (523,000 hits)
? Culinary articles (12,700,000 hits)
? Cooking magazines (30,700,000 hits)
? Cooking articles (44,900,000 hits)
? Cooking contests (9,060,000 hits)
Now try these additional keywords and combinations too.
? Newspaper / magazine cooking sections
? Online food / cooking / culinary websites
? Online food / cooking / culinary articles
? Online food / cooking / culinary e-zines
? Online food / cooking / culinary newsletters
? Recipe submissions
By now you get the idea. Using variations of food-related keywords in your search parameters, you can literally come up with hundreds of viable new markets for your writing in the course of a few hours of imaginative searching. Use your own combinations of these and other keywords for even more unique search results. Even discounting overlap, search results will be more than enough to keep you solid in queries for weeks with a possible net result of scores of published works in a matter of a few weeks to a few months depending on your level of productivity.
But don't take my word for it, give it a try for yourself. I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results. You'll know, in record time, just where you can get your food-related articles, recipes, anecdotes and shorts published. A myriad of new food writing markets awaits you. So start whipping them out.
Prof. Larry M. Lynch is an expert author and photographer offering Web Content Writing Services for top-quality articles on: Education, Language learning, Salt and Fresh water fishing, exotic foods, South American travel and culture, Ethnic issues ? Blacks, Latinos, Indian native tribes, Health, Internet business resources and more ? His work has appeared in Transitions Abroad, South American Explorer, Escape From America, Mexico News, Brazil magazine and hundreds of sites online. For fr*e*e sample articles and available web content e-mail: [email protected]