When we embarked on our respective careers as freelance writers we knew how to research and we knew how to write.But nothing really prepared us for the experience of life in the marketplace—approaching editors, being rejected, getting published and finally being paid. As teachers, each year we looked for the book that would provide our students with a good overview of writing feature articles for a range of publications. We wanted a book that was pitched at people like us, with a keen interest in writing and a desire to break into the industry. We wanted to read interviews with people who write, buy and publish feature articles. We wanted a book that distilled everything that the beginning writer of feature articles needs to know. Here it is.