How to Write a Killer Magazine Article Pitch

, Freelance writer (The Atlantic, NBC News) #binders

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Who is this class for?

This class is for writers who want to get their articles published in magazines. No professional writing experience required. This class is NOT for those seeking PR or entrepreneurship tips.

What is this class about?

Do you ever read features in magazines and think, "Hey, I could have written that!"? Well, you don't need to have connections with editors in order to get published. You don't even need an extensive writing portfolio. What you do need are critical thinking skills to develop innovative stories—and the discipline to research and write those articles.

For brand new writers, I'll give you the tools to land that first assignment. For more experienced writers, I'll teach you how to develop relationships with your editors so that you can get published again and again.

What will I learn?
 
Curious about writing for publication or landing better bylines? Sign up now, and discover:

  • how to come up with irresistible article ideas
  • how to get the attention of busy editors
  • how to target the right publication
  • how to craft the pitch

What happens in this class? 

I'll give you an overview of the idea generation and pitching process, share my own pitches that worked, give you tips on how to deal with editors effectively. You'll walk away with insights on writing for publication and the skills to write killer pitches again and again.

What if I want one-on-one help with my writing or publicity project?

Get personal writing advice from me when you make an appointment for Office Hours.

*Please note: There are no refunds or transfers for this limited-enrollment class.

Prerequisites
No publishing experience required. Optional: Bring a pitch to workshop in class, even if it's the first one you've ever written. We'll talk about how to make it more enticing to magazine editors.
Schedule
  • How to Write a Killer Magazine Article Pitch

    Le Pain Quotidien

    1309 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY

    Agenda:

    1. Introductions
    2. The basics
    3. How to find a story
    4. How to craft the pitch
    5. How to do market research
    6. How to contact editors
    7. Q&A
    May
    1
    Tue, May 1st, 2012

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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Grace Bello

Freelance writer (The Atlantic, NBC News) #binders

Grace Bello is a lifestyle and culture reporter based in New York. Her articles have appeared in The AtlanticNBCNews.com, The New York Daily NewsNew YorkJezebelThe Hairpin, and more. She teaches journalism at Manhattanville College. Follow her on Twitter.

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