Tag: pitching

  • Successful Science Article Pitches

    Article and book pitches — both successful and unsuccessful — can give you a small insight into an editor’s selection process and the sales-side of a writer’s mind, as well as help you learn to write more effectively. As such I’ve started to collect sites featuring proposals and pitches. A recent addition to this list…

  • This American Life on Proposals and Pitches

    As a way to increase the quality of the many submissions they¬†receive, This American Life staff offer some excellent tips on writing pitches. They go further, presenting four pitches that made it on air, describing why they succeeded: Each of these stories is a story in the most traditional sense: there are characters in some…

  • (Un)Successful Assignment Proposals

    I could/should have included this in my previous post on Baum, but I believe these merit separate mention: Successful assignment proposals¬†for publications such as Playboy, Rolling Stone¬†and The New York Times. Unsuccessful assignment proposals¬†for Gourmet, The New Yorker, and more. As Jason points out, New Yorker editor John Bennet called Baum’s proposal for a story…