The making of a magazine
My inboxes occasionally include queries to the fellow who left the magazine eight years ago. Hello?
When I receive such a query, I put it aside. Harsh? Consider this: The writer just revealed that he/she failed to look at recent issues of the magazine and the websites.
Why would I want to work with and pay someone who chose not to do the most rudimentary research? To my mind, that calls into question the accuracy of the information in the proposed article.
Myriad snafus can doom a query. Want to read about more of 'em?