write for

write for (someone or something)

1. To produce written work for a publication or type thereof. I used to write for The New York Times before branching off as a novelist. She got a great gig writing for several different travel blogs.
2. To produce written work that is aimed at a particular readership or demographic. Just because you write for kids doesn't mean you can't write about complex topics. He primarily writes for hardcore science fiction fans, so it can be a little alienating if you're not into that sort of thing.
3. To send a piece of written correspondence to someone in order to request something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "write" and "for." She wrote the governor himself for special permission to hold the event in the city. I'll write the consulate for an escort to meet us at the airport.
See also: for, write
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

write someone for something

to send a written request to someone for something. Henry wrote Harry for a firm quote, but Harry never responded. Did you write me for permission?
See also: for, write

write for something

1. . to write and request something. I wrote for clarification but received none. Julie wrote for another copy of the instruction book.
2. . to produce writing for a particular kind of publication. I write for science magazines. Sam writes for the local newspaper.
See also: for, write
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
He told her of what he had been doing, and of his plan to write for a livelihood and of going on with his studies.
As she publishes novels from her home on the West Coast, she continues to write for The Miami Herald.
When he lost his work, he didn't write for a long time.
I began by asking students to frequently write for authentic purposes and to write over extended periods of time.
Serious foreign-policy specialists who both travel regularly and write for newspapers in the tradition of Walter Lippmann are almost an endangered species.
At one point before I was hired, I asked Max if I could occasionally write for other publications.
Baraka: I used to write for them all the time, but that was always give or take.
Rather than examining why online writing is so undisciplined, O'Conner and Kellerman seem determined to impose good writing habits on those who write for the web, and, particularly, on email users.
Heard: So you don't write for any particular audience?
In other words, you must write for the medium you're using.
But since I don't teach anywhere, or write for a newspaper or scholarly journal, I can say what I want, so I don't have much use for subcategories and labels.
For those of us who write for a living, problems like the following are as common as the common cold, and just as annoying.
As we shall see, economics as well as politics and autobiographical impulses motivated Bontemps to write for juvenile readers.
Maybe it's just something that I had been wanting to write for a long time.