How to Write a Killer Magazine Article Pitch

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Class Project

Write a 300-word pitch for an article or guest blog post

About the Class

Who is this class for?

This class is for WRITERS who want to get their articles published in magazines. No professional writing experience required. Please note, this class is NOT for those seeking PR tips.

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 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. 

Brand new writers, you'll get tips to land that first assignment. More experienced writers, you'll learn how to develop relationships with your editors so that you can get published again and again.

What happens in this class?

Through video lectures and resources, 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 can also seek feedback from fellow students in the class. You'll walk away with insights on writing for publication and the skills to write killer pitches again and again.

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What if I want teacher feedback on my individual project(s)?

Schedule an appointment with me for Office Hours.

More Information

Level: Beginner

School: Writing

Related Subjects: Writing & Publishing, Editorial Writing, Publishing, Pitching, Journalism

At a Glance

  • 4 Video Lessons (46m)
  • 661 Students
  • 100% Positive Reviews (16)
  • Self-Paced Online Class

About the Teacher

Grace Bello

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 Atlantic,, The New York Daily News, New York, Jezebel, The Hairpin, and...

100% Positive Reviews

Brooke Guigui

Brooke Guigui

Desperately Seeking Knowledge

I'm still crafting my pitch, but Grace has taken the time to give helpful links and feedback just on my outline. I also notice in the discussion area she really takes time to give thou...

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