Josh Howgego provides insight into getting published in New Scientist
For writers keen to get a feature published in New Scientist, the ABSW evening with Josh Howgego, one of the publication’s features editors, was a great place to start.
The evening, held in a London pub, on Monday 4 June, was free to members. Josh provided all sorts of glimpses into how those features editors’ minds work – the mantras they follow; the essentials they are looking for in a pitch; how they view the New Scientist reader. He also talked the group through the writing of a feature, from coverlines to endings. And he ran through a list of feature types – all useful for working out where your fantastic idea might slot into the magazine.
After a round of drinks there was plenty of time for questions and bouncing ideas around. Thanks, Josh, for taking the time.
Thanks to Aisling Irwin, Secretary of the ABSW Board, for representing the ABSW Board on the night and for providing this review and picture.