Get Started as a Professional Freelance Writer – from Scratch
This unique course and membership platform gives you everything you need to know to start a new career as a freelance magazine writer – and make it big! We have 20+ years of experience in the business and share all of our insider's secrets with YOU.
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THE #1 FREELANCE WRITER'S PLATFORM ON THE PLANET
As a member you'll get access to a hugely effective online course on how to get started as a freelance magazine writer, from scratch. Our students have had more than 2000 articles published in at least 140 different magazines and newspapers, using our methods, templates and how to-guides. A sneak peak:
How to Write a Pitch
Ready to get your first YES from a magazine? To see that first article in print? It is a special feeling.
How to Conduct an Amazing Interview
There are some things you have to know to be a pro. We'll give you the training you need.
Your New Identity
A writer and a journalist. What codes of ethics comes with the role? This is a must.
What Is Your Hidden Value on The Market?
Yep, you have one! Your specific background gives you so many things to write about.
The Professional Article Template
This is a golden treasure that has worked wonders for hundreds of writers before you.
"HURRAY, MY FIRST PRINTED ARTICLE!"
How would it feel if YOU were the one to hold a freshly printed magazine article in your hands, with your name on it? Let us guess: "Wow/Are you serious/Gimme now!" We can't wait to help you achieve your writing dream, just as we have with thousands of aspiring writers before you ...
2000+ PUBLISHED ARTICLES
Our freelance writing mentors have been published in more than 60 different magazines and newspapers world-wide. We have lived and breathed this life for 20+ years. Our students have had more than 2000 articles published in at least 140 different magazines and newspapers. Probably much more (we aren't able to track it all ...).
Who doesn't love FLOW magazine?
Our freelance experts know exactly how you can wow the editors with your brilliant ideas.
Want to write for women's magazines?
Hey, you can! Once you start using our methods, templates and guides, you'll be a pro.
Are you a Happinez fan?
Well, who isn't? Imagine having your fabulous article in print in the next issue.
Interested in psychology?
Or, just: Are you human? In that case you'll find 100's of sellable angles in your everyday life.
There are magazines for all age groups ...
And thank God for that! Magazines for grown-ups make us remember that we are real people.
Attention, all parents!
Do you think that maybe your struggles and joys may be recognized by the readers of this mag? Then, angle and sell!
Want to write for ELLE magazine?
Our freelance experts have done it and can show you how! We know, you need some courage and pep talks, right?
Are you a travel queen/king?
Well, say hello to a world of writing and adventure! Once the world reopens, you'll be ready to go.
High-hanging fruits ...
Yep, you may think it's impossible. But experience has shown that with the right angle, pitch and training you can really get in anywhere.
SO MUCH MORE THAN A COURSE
Ooh, are you lucky, my friend. We have searched the world wide and far to see if anything even close to this opportunity exists elsewhere, including mentoring in your native language. But nope! It does not exist, on the entire planet. So we are about to hand you a treasure chest of GOLD right now, for any writer or soon-to-be-writer (yep, that's you). Your writing dream is about to become reality in 3-2-1 ...
WEEKLY LIVE STREAMS WITH DUTCH MENTORS
Every week you will be given mentoring, advice, kicks in the butt and inspiration by our Dutch freelance magazine journalists with 20+ years of experience in the field. Get ready for a bag of writer's snacks ...
Questions & Answers
Ask your Dutch mentors anything you want, about writing, magazines, editors and how to make this work for you. This is your chance!
LIVE Co-Writing Sessions
Hard to find the time and courage to create ideas, pitch, research and write? Join us in the LIVE-sessions, and we'll make it happen together.
MONTHLY INTERVIEWS WITH DUTCH MAGAZINE EDITORS
Have you ever wondered what the magazine editors are like in real life? How can you give them exactly what they want and become their favorite freelance writer? Well, get ready to talk to them first hand! Every month we will have special LIVE-interviews with top-notch editors in your country.
WATCH ON EVERY DEVICE
Watch video lessons and join our weekly live streams on the device that suits you best.
YOUR FREELANCE WRITING MENTORS
The Magazine Writer's Academy takes pride in hunting down the top freelance magazine writers in each country, for you to get the most professional and inspiring advice possible. Here's your experienced mentor team!
MAARTJE DE GRUYTER
Has a Bachelor of Journalism from the School voor Journalistiek in Zwolle. 20+ years of experience as a staff journalist, freelancer, editor and editor-in-chief for more than 15 Dutch magazines. Like Marie Claire, Glamour, Jan, Zin, Psychologie Magazine, Libelle, FD Magazine, Quest (Psychologie, Historie) and National Geographic Traveler. She also co-developed the "braintainment" monthly, Quest.
Has a Bachelor of Journalism from The School voor Journalistiek in Zwolle. 25+ years of experience as a freelance and staff journalist, editor and editor-in-chief. Worked for lots of well-known titles, like ZIN, Glamour, Marie Claire, Viva, Happinez, Flair, Flow, Kek Mama, Top Santé and Libelle. Marlies was even nominated for the Dutch "Oscar's" of the magazine world – the Mercurs – twice!
A web-specialized freelance writer and editor with 20+ years of experience. Has studied at the Netherland’s School of Journalism at Hogeschool Utrecht. Travelled through 60 countries, writing for the best-known publications in the world, like Condé Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, AFAR, Fodor's, Yahoo!, Travel+Leisure, Four Seasons, TripSavvy, JetSetter, The Huffington Post, USA Today, New York Post and Fox News.
The founder of The Magazine Writer's Academy has 20+ years of experience in the magazine writing world. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Oslo Journalism School and has been both a freelancer, staff journalist, editor and editor-in-chief for more than 30 magazines and newspapers. Like ELLE, Woman, Dagbladet Travel, Aftenposten K , Shape-Up, KK, Kamille, Better Health, Parents & Children and Rom123.
MORE HAPPY STUDENTS ...
I have sold over 100 articles to more than 20 different magazines! I am now a preferred freelance journalist for a business magazine, a history magazine and a flight magazine. A true dream job! Recently, I was even offered position as an assistant editor. And I had no previous experience as a professional writer. This says everything about how powerful this program is. If you have a writing dream, go for it!
INGER LISE KONTOCHRISTOS
Translator and freelance writer
I signed up at the age of 59 and followed the steps in the online course religiously. And WOW. It turned my life around completely. I was a child's nurse and a speech writer on the side. Now I write articles for 20+ magazines and travel all over Europe to interview people. (Yep, in corona times, the internet is a great meeting place too.) Don't wait, this program will change your life!
Grandmother and freelance writer
Before doing my interview with Tim Ferriss, the author of the bestselling book "4-hour work week" for Business Insider, I was a bit nervous. Thanks to The Magazine Writer's Academy, the interview went GREAT! The strategic advice gave me everything I needed and more to nail the interview. You guys give so much value to the aspiring writer. It's a must!
Founder of Live the Fabulous™
I sold 9 articles right away! I’ve learned more than I did during 4 years of journalism studies. Before I signed up, I was confused about how to get a YES from the editor in real life. I never could get through to them with my ideas. But after following the academy advice, I sold 9 articles in one week! I am blown away. Anyone who wants to succeed as a freelance journalist should definitely do this.
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Are you curious? You can start your membership with a 14-day FREE trial today. Cancel anytime within this period. Get started and enjoy your membership – choose the plan that suits you best. A warm welcome to you!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ...
What is The Magazine Writer's Academy?
We are an online academy specialized in teaching aspiring writers how to create sellable articles for magazines, newspapers and online publications.
We have been doing this work since 2013 and have a great track record. Our students do really well in the real world, as professional writers. We are excited to help you achieve the same!
What is included in the membership?
Oh, so much! Firstly, you get full access to the highly effective Freelance Magazine Writing-program that teaches you everything you need to know to get started – and make it big – as a freelance writer, from scratch.
This contains 6 steps with 4-6 videos each, plus exercises, help sheets, templates and guides. You even get the last part custom-made to your country, and in your own language.
In addition to that, you get access to our weekly live streams with expert help from our experienced, Dutch mentors. This includes Q&A Sessions, LIVE Co-Writing Sessions, Angle & Pitch Trainings and, not the least: High-profile interviews with editors of well-known Dutch magazines. Yay, right?
I am totally new to this. I just enjoy writing. Is it for me?
Yes! We have an 8 year track record of helping aspiring writers just like you make their entry into a new and exciting world for the first time.
And they are doing really great, with more than 2000 articles sold to at least 140 different magazines and newspapers.
Pretty impressive, or what? So this is the place to be.
I am already a freelance writer, doing pretty well. Is it for me?
Yes! We have many students who are already working journalists.
Maybe they have recently completed a journalism degree, or they have already worked as freelance writers for a while.
Their experience tells us that this program, the mentor help, the live sessions and the interviews with editors can be a true game changer.
Suddenly they have huge AHAs on how the business works and how to get through to the right editors with their stories.
They generate lots more sellable ideas, they know who and how to pitch and how to write their articles much more efficiently, using our professional templates.
Also, the community gives great networking opportunities.
Try us out and see!
Is the program in English or Dutch?
Both! The video lessons about how to get started in freelance magazine writing are in English, and the exercises following each step as well. This program is the same as we provide world-wide.
But, all the LIVE help and mentoring is given in Dutch, by our freelance journalists in The Netherlands, customized to your country and its magazine market:
The Q&A sessions, the LIVE co-writing sessions, the angle & pitch trainings and the monthly interviews with Dutch magazine editors, like those of Psychologie Magazine or ZIN.
Plus, a handful of really useful article and pitch templates, guides and help sheets are also in Dutch, especially tailored to fit your needs.
How do I contact you?
Easy! Go to our Contact page and contact us by email or chat.
You can easily cancel your subscription from "My profile" when logged inn.
You can also simply send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help you out asap.
But of course, we hope you'll be really happy with our program, like so many aspiring writers have been before you. Try it out and see!