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Angle Your News Story to Jet Readers

The worst thing a freelancer can do is mass-mail the same pitch to a bunch of magazines — and editors always know. “I can tell the difference between a genuinely thoughtful pitch and just the mass pitch that a writer is sending everywhere,” says Jet‘s editor-in-chief Mitzi Miller. ”I’m a huge proponent of helping writers and giving people opportunities. But if you just send me whatever and it’s not very well thought-out and it makes no sense for my magazine, you’re wasting my time.
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One Writer’s Winning Magazine Pitch

Industries / Media : 10,000 Words (2 years ago)

Freelancers never know where their next story could come from. For freelancer Christian Feuerstein, it was attending a keynote speech at her college reunion that brought her the awe-inspiring story of a famous alum and Nobel Prize w... Read Post

Mediabistro Alum Recounts Her Hellish Freelance Pitch

Industries / Media : FishbowlLA (3 years ago)

Taffy Brodesser-Akner,’s one-time director of education (pictured), shared a funny freelance writer experience over the weekend via Salon. Once a year, the wife of New York magazine west coast editor Claude makes a p... Read Post

How to Write a Successful Magazine Pitch

Industries / Media : FishbowlDC (6 months ago)

Sending a cold pitch to a major publication such as AARP The Magazine can be daunting. Freelancer Joan Trossman Bien knew she needed to get the editor’s attention fast, and that her subject had to be relevant and timely. She ended u... Read Post

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