Have you always wanted to write articles for magazines, but every time you write a piece, your courage fizzles out before you can hit the 'send' button? You're not alone. It’s hard to break into the magazine industry, known for its competitiveness, rejection letters and worse, zero response to article submissions from new writers. Here are 10 trade secrets you need to see your name in the byline. BY NICHOLA MEYER 1. How do I submit my first magazine article? You have two options.