Hooray! You made it. You are ready to share your work with the public, your editor, your boss, your newsletter readership—whoever your audience may be. Remember presentation is everything. Make sure that your copy is clean and that the document is delivered appropriately. When submitting your article for publication, follow the Writer’s Guidelines, the instructions provided in response to your query letter, or your editor’s instructions—no exceptions!
As you continue to write and submit articles, remember that as with any craft, success comes with practice and application. Frequently writing and submitting articles improves your chances of being published. The activity of writing frequently and any feed back you receive from editors will improve your skill level. Also, your work must be seen to be considered. The more articles you have in the loop, so to speak, the more likely it is that one of them will be chosen to run in a publication.
Congratulations! You completed the work; now, reap the benefits. You are an effective writer with an article ready for publication.