Open Call for a Pitch Review
I'm still learning how Substack works, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. If you are a paid subscriber and have a pitch for a magazine or online publication, I'd love to see it.
Open Call for Pitches for Paid Subscribers
If you are a paid subscriber with a one page or less pitch, I’d love the chance to give feedback on your pages in an upcoming post. Here’s how that works:
Have a target publication in mind and make sure you read the publication first.
Send the title of your pitch, who you are targeting, a one paragraph or less description of what it covers, and the supportive material in the second paragraph (who you will speak to, if it’s an article) and your bio in the third paragraph. Email it to freelancewritingdirect at) gmail.com with the subject header “Open call: Pitch.” No attachments please.
I will get in touch only if I intend to use your material in an upcoming post or cover it in an upcoming episode of Freelance Writing Direct.
These open calls are only for paid subscribers. Please upgrade if you’d like to join the community!
Make sure to listen to this podcast episode on Pitching (below), and also rate, review and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode. You may also be interested in the podcast episode with Alan Henry of WIRED, who also covered pitching, and with Noah Michelson of HuffPost Personal (also below).
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“Full of invaluable tips and tricks that won’t just get you results — they’ll get you published.”
—Noah Michelson, editorial director of HuffPost Personal
“You will love how I distilled my knowledge of publishing from two decades + on both sides of the publishing wall, as a magazine editor and prolific journalist and writing teacher. I also share stories from my life, and a few vulnerable moments where I made mistakes that I’m trying to help you avoid, plus how I’ve lived my life with a certain philosophy. I can’t wait to get my book out into the world.
I also can’t wait to read your pitches. More open calls coming soon for paid subscribers. Your payments also help me continue to produce Freelance Writing Direct, where I share tips and tricks and advice on craft, pitching and writing from experts, writers and authors.
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