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How do i start with a writing career at this age?

I'm only fifteen years old, and i'm fond of writing. I'm from the Philippines. I once emailed a publisher if he could publish my creation, but he insisted that i should begin by writing for a magazine and that sort of stuff, but the problem is, there are very few magazines, newspapers in Philippines that allow minors to write for them. Do you know any Philippine magazines or newspapers that i can apply a job for?

Asked By: ichliebe_katzen - 6/6/2007
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Yes, newspapers is a wonderful idea. Write a news item, real or imagined. Be sure to ask yourself the questions: Who, what, how, when, and where? Be brief, but get all the facts in. Next, Write an editorial, a classified ad, an engagement announcement, a birth announcement. These should be neat and no errors... More
Answered By: gulfbreeze8 - 6/6/2007
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Maybe you could get your parent's to convince the magazines to let you write for them. Also try the local newspapers. I never heard of anyone being too old or young to write, just don't give up.
Answered By: Nikki - 6/6/2007
 
Folk from the Philippines are very resourceful and hard working. I suggest you persevere and try Australian magazines first. Don't tell them your age. Talent is talent at whatever age. Remember to submit your work exactly as they want it, probably double spaced and/or on disc ready for printing. Don't always go for the... More
Answered By: John G - 6/6/2007
 
You can use the internet to contact youth magazines around the world. The US has many youth magazines that you could submit to. They don't actually 'hire' many people to write for them but some do accept and buy articles for publication.
Answered By: Anna Og - 6/6/2007
 
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