Well it’s that time of year when a Lazy Writer should be dreaming of warm summer days, vacation and fireworks. Why? Because now is the time to submit those ideas to magazines for summer stories and if you’re ambiscious or want to get ahead of the game start thinking about Back to School ideas.
If that is too hard for you with all the snow on the ground and the cold yucky weather, then think a year in advance. Write the query now. Some magazines accept article ideas up to a year in advance, but make sure to check the guidelines. Timing could make the difference on an acceptance or rejection.