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With journalists as busy as they are, and deadlines always looming, any journalist would welcome a submission of original content, right? It's like having your job done for you, right? Some publications accept original content from outside contributors and others don't. Many pieces of original work are printed on the editorial or op-ed pages. Check the publication's Web site for deadlines and publishing dates. It's always a good idea to send an email suggesting the article you want to write, with a synopsis or opening paragraph if possible. If one publication rejects your query, you can send it to another, but don't blast the same query to multiple publications.