“Writing for the Magazine Market”

Delaware Beach Life publisher/editor Terry Plowman will speak on “Writing for the Local Magazine Market,” on May 8 at 11 a.m., at the Blue Ocean Restaurant, 200 Broadkill Road, in Milton, Delaware.

Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers’ Association, this program is free and open to the public. An optional networking lunch (at attendee’s expense) follows the presentation.

Terry will share valuable tips from an editor’s point of view: Do editors prefer queries or finished stories? How is a magazine story different from a newspaper story? Which topics do editors find most intriguing? Aspiring and established writers alike will find value in Terry’s presentation, which will detail how he edits submissions, if he is open to accepting writers’ photography, as well as details ranging from lead times to author compensation.

Delaware Beach Life readers have embraced the magazine since its inception in 2002. A reader from Dewey Beach commented that “Delaware Beach Life is a top-notch publication, visually stunning, interestingly designed, and containing a fabulous array of art,” while a reader from Silver Spring, Md., had this to say:

“You have created a publication that is truly a cut above any other magazine I have ever read. I just love Delaware Beach Life – the articles, photography, just everything about it struck a chord with me, and I found myself reading them from cover to cover.”

A longtime Delaware resident, Terry has worn many hats. He has served as editor of the Delaware Coast Press and worked as a freelance editor and writer. He launched Delaware Beach Life in June 2002, and since that first issue was published, the magazine has won numerous awards for its content and design, including the prestigious “Magazine of the Year” award by the International Regional Magazine Association in late 2009.

ESWA is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization supporting writers and the literary arts across the Delmarva Peninsula. For more information visit the website www.easternshorewriters.org, or contact: Judy Reveal, jreveal@verizon.net.

May 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
Blue Ocean Restaurant
200 Broadkill Road
Milton, Delaware