1. Eater Seeks Longform Journalism—Here's How to Pitch - Eater

    Here’s how to pitch longform pieces to Eater.

  2. We’re back! Sorry about the radio silence. But we have something really good for you today: a successful pitch for the Popular Science Ladybits blog, from generous writer Erin Blakemore. Erin sent along this pitch, which resulted in the article “Massive Slick Of Anchovy Shoal Up For A Day At The Beach”. 

    You can find Erin online here, and on Twitter here! Thank you, Erin!

  3. How to Pitch a Story to an Editor in the Media

    Mandy Stadtmiller tells you what’s up.

  4. Yaaaaaaaassssss it’s pitchbitch day! Work on a pitch, discuss a pitch, research a pitch, email a pitch TODAY! Tell us about it using the #pitchbitch hashtag. Godspeed ye female writers!

  5. So You Want to Pitch a Food Article? What to Do (and Avoid) | Serious Eats

    More pitching advice, this time from Serious Eats!

  6. How To Pitch Personal Essays To BuzzFeed Ideas

    In plain-ass English, how to pitch BuzzFeed Ideas.

  7. Pitches that worked: Guantanamo Bay research story for DISCOVER Magazine

    Julie Schwietert Collazo shares a successful pitch for DISCOVER Magazine.

  8. We spoke to Francesca Ohlert, deputy editor of newish literary journal The Suburban Review. Their next issue, the Stellar Edition, is going to include only work by women, in celebration of The Stella Prize. The team created a Pozible campaign to fund it that I was going to spruik except that it’s already reached its target! Niiiiiiice. Here’s Francesca.

    Tell me a bit about yourself and The Suburban Review.

    The Suburban Review is a Melbourne-based literary journal that’s blossomed over the past year and a half, driven by a team of hardworking volunteers who want to support and celebrate Australian writers and artists. We’re committed to paying all of our contributors and producing beautiful print and web collections. You can find us online at thesuburbanreview.com or stocked in independent bookstores around Melbourne. Me, I’m usually the deputy editor, but for the upcoming Stellar Edition I’ve slunk my way up to guest Editor-In-Chief! When I’m not doing things for the journal I study Literature and Creative Writing at Melbourne Uni and work in a little bookstore — my life has accidentally/not-so-accidentally come to revolve around words.

    2. You’re looking for submissions from emerging female writers — why is that?

    That’s right! Our fourth issue is a nod to the Stella Prize, an award that celebrates the work of Australian female writers. We’re publishing an all-female issue for two reasons. The first being that, even though females have dominated my university creative writing courses, there is still a discrepancy in the visibility of male and female writers in Australia. Especially when you think of the cannon of ‘great Australian voices’. Secondly, and beyond any political agenda, we want to celebrate female narratives, because they are so richly diverse and rewarding for us to collect…and share!

    3. What are you looking for? What are you not looking for?

    We’re probably looking for you, dear reader! Submissions for our Stellar issue have just closed. But we’re always hunting for next issues’ stars. As a journal team we’re open-minded; we publish a huge spectrum of work. I’d like to think that here at The Suburban Review we’re casting a net into the pool of Australian talent and pulling up treasures, many of which we never anticipated to find. Me personally, I look for works of love where you can see that the author has taken time are care with both their writing style and their subject matter. Pieces that come across as spiteful, half-hearted or half-finished make me cranky.

    4. Are you a writer yourself? Can you tell us about your own approach to pitches?

    I write often for university and have had several other publications. I’m hopelessly insecure about my finished pieces, so there’s an irony in my talking to Pitch, Bitch! (I’m a classic case of being willing to hear the, ever lurking, negative critiques of my work and hesitant to take any positive reviews seriously). It’s a condition I see in many — often other female — writers. I haven’t found a cure yet, I look to sources like yours to help me out. In terms of actually pitching, I make an event in my calendar when I want to pitch/submit something. An alarm will go off a few days before I’d promised myself I’d send work, then another angry alarm will go off around 3pm on D-day. By making a pitch a concrete event or an obligation I’ve found I’m more likely to just do it. So, to all those tentative submitters out there, I salute you, and use my other hand to point you in the direction of The Suburban Review.

  9. Yea verily it is the day to get your pitch on. Work on, research, or send a pitch and tell us all about it using the #pitchbitch hashtag! seriously, friends.

  10. How to write a news editorial, opinion piece or op-ed

    Eternal goddess Amy Gray has posted at Pesky Feminist about how to write an opinion piece. (Remember her amazing pitching advice for us?)


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