Sent article to Newsweek

  1. Wish me luck, everybody........I finally screwed up enough guts to send an article to Newsweek magazine, about how we need to take better care of the frail elderly in this country. They have this page called "My Turn", which is the only page for contributors. I've been a "semi-professional"writer for many years, with pieces published in a number of large newspapers (LA Times, San Diego Union, etc.) but this is my first try at a national magazine, so I'm kinda nervous. lt'll probably be a couple of months before I hear anything, and I imagine the competition's pretty stiff, but this is a topic near and dear to my heart and I think I've made a reasoned, but passionate argument for improving the conditions in nursing homes.

    Just my $.02 worth.....
  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   baseline
    Good luck to you!! It's a good topic and so dearly needed!
  4. by   RNonsense
    Wow. Best of luck to you!!!!!
  5. by   emily_mom
    Good luck to you! Let us know if it makes it! It's a topic in desperate need of publicizing!
  6. by   aimeee
    Good for you! I hope its accepted and look forward to seeing it in print. Keep us posted!
  7. by   angelbear
    Would love to read the article. Please let us know when it is published.
  8. by   Mkue
    Great topic mjl97, good luck to you, hope it's published, let us know !
  9. by   CountrifiedRN
    Good luck! Will keep my fingers crossed.
  10. by   Lausana
    What talent we have here Hope you hear good news from them soon!
  11. by   NurseShell
    Good for you!! You never know if you don't try right?!?! Fingers crossed!!!
  12. by   VivaLasViejas
    Thanks, you guys! Like I said, it may be quite a while before I know whether or not it'll be published, and there's probably zillions of other writers who are better at it than I am, but from past experience I know nothing will happen unless I try. And I think the message I'm trying to get across is an important one that's been ignored for far too long by the powers that be.

    We'll see, anyway. I'll let you all know when I hear from them one way or the other. I've certainly gotten rejection letters before; if Newsweek doesn't use the piece, there are LOTS of other markets I can try.
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    best of luck to ya. keep us updated.
  14. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Good luck!

    If you still want to talk to me about this topic, let me know.
    BTW- maybe you could post your article here?

    I'm sure we'd all love to read it.