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On Spec.

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What does writing on spec. mean?

On Spec.

If you are submitting your first query or cover letter and you've never had anything published before - don't admit to it in writing. Just give it your best shot and write as well as you can, perhaps agreeing to write the article "on spec (speculation)." That is, let them sample your article without the promise to compensate you for it.

   

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