Most magazines you see on newsstands every day rely on freelance writers for their content. From fillers to features, most parts of a publication are fair game for writers hoping to break in. No, you don't have to have a cousin in the publishing world to see your name in print. You just have to follow the rules like every other journalist until, one day, the editors start calling you.
In this edition of HowStuffWorks, you'll get a step-by-step tour of how a new writer can get his or her work published in a national magazine.