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
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