10 Writing Opportunities for National Apple Month in November
By Kym Gordon Moore
How many themes could you compose about an apple, to grab the attention of an editor? Although it seems like the only thing that quickly comes to mind is picking, baking or eating an apple, there is an open window of writing opportunities available during November, which is National Apple Month.
There are numerous topics for a writer to compose about apples and here are 10 ideas to rev up your creative juices:
1. Health Benefits: Can apples reduce the risk of asthma? Can apples really help with weight loss? Are certain apples naturally ideal for cleaning and whitening teeth? Are apples a great source of fiber? Can apples strengthen the heart or reduce skin diseases? Health and fitness magazines, health sections in the newspaper and online health related outlets are good places to get started.
2. Recipes: What publication could you contribute to regarding apple recipes that people are searching for during the upcoming holidays? Do you have canning tips? Submit to holiday recipe pamphlets, enter recipe contests or submit to special edition food and holiday circulars or agricultural almanacs.
3. Apple Production: Which state has the highest apple production? What are the top ten apple producing states? This would be ideal for agricultural trade magazines, state magazines, local newspapers or periodicals. Think geography when writing about specially grown apples.
4. State Flower: Which U.S. states designated the Apple Blossom as their state flower? Write about when and why some states chose this flower to represent their state.
5. Adages: Where did the term “As American as Apple Pie” or “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” come from? Why do children give an apple to a teacher? Think of what type of axiom is associated with apples and submit to online or hard copy presses.
6. Varieties: How many varieties of apples are grown in the United States? How many are varieties are grown around the world? This could be a teaching tool and educational periodicals or magazines are ideal places to get started.
7. Write Reviews. Are there certain apples or apple related products that you consume and highly recommend to others? Companies are usually looking for consumers to review their products and there are several online outlets to submit reviews to.
8. Apple Orchards: Where are the orchards in your state and what type of apples are grown in that region? When is the best time to harvest apples? Submit to state or travel magazines.
9. Are there any myths or old wives tales involving apples that you can investigate and write about?
10. Are there trade or craft publications that you can submit articles or blogs about apple inspired crafts and decorations to?
Make your submission pop and catch the attention of editors. Apples may be a common fruit, but writers can find creative writing opportunities and ideas to get exposure any time of the year.
Kym Gordon Moore, author of “Diversities of Gifts: Same Spirit” and “Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry” is an award winning poet, author, speaker, philanthropist, certified email marketing specialist and an authority in strategic marketing. http://www.kymgmoore.com She is co-founder of Favorite Things for a CAUSE http://www.favoritethingsforacause.com and was selected as one of the 2012 U.S. World Book Night Volunteer Book Givers.