It is becoming exceedingly clear that as a freelance writer I should be taking a more proactive and realistic approach to finding decent (paying) work.
Instead of jumping over hoops for editors that do not respond to my emails I am going to take a direction in my writing.
Step 1: Avoid Craigslist/Myspace classified ads seeking writers. The psychopaths (see hiphop-magazine.com, accentmag.com ) that post ads looking for writers aren't really looking for writer's they relish in filling their empty inboxes with writer's hopes.
Step 2: Seek out local and niche peridocials.
Step 3: Network more with publishers.
Step 4: Write about anything.
One encouraging development is that, I have been tapped to start a new column at Dr. Uplift. My column will run weekly.