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.
It seems that magazine editors are always inundated with too many pitches to keep track of, and freelancers are always trying to make their submissions stand out. That’s why we were kind of amazed when Cristina Cuomo, editor-in-chie... Read Post
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Mediabistro.com’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