RWA OWL: 800 Words: Writing for Magazines


Pssst ... wanna make some cash? While you're waiting for that multi-book publishing contract, why not supplement your income as a freelance writer?

Learn the how to hook an idea, structure an article and pitch it to a publication - and (hopefully) get paid for your efforts! This course is full of insights and practical guides to help you develop your prose into journalistic genius - from developing a story idea, targeting a publication, structuring a great piece and pitching it to an editor. There will be loads of opportunities for getting feedback, and giving it as well. Who knows, maybe you'll even win a ROMA?! 

• Pssst ... wanna make some cash? While you're waiting for that multi-book publishing contract

Pre-course preparation

If learners have a particular publication in mind to pitch to, I suggest reading back copies.

Course Type


Hours of Commitment

1.5 - 3 hours/week depending on how much interaction they choose to take part in, how much research they want to do and how quickly they write.

Presenters Bio

Tanya Nellestein has studied Freelance Journalism and her work has appeared in Sunday Life and NSW Business Chamber quarterly magazine Courage, as well as being a regular contributor for Blush Magazine. Tanya is also an accomplished presenter and workshop facilitator and has almost completed a CERT IV in Training and Assessment.


Course Dates: 5th October to 30th October 2020

Cost: RWA-Member – $55.00 Non RWA-Member – $88.00
* Please note, there is a $0.50 Trybooking fee at checkout.

Venue: Online - RWA Moodle Platform
(Course attendees will be notified of access/login details via email from the OWL Registrar a few days prior to the start date of the course)

RWA OWL Courses
PO Box Q740
Queen Victoria Building
NSW 1230
Contact Details:
Debbie Deasey
OWL Registrar