Get sample pitches that sold to The New York Times, TIME, CNN, Elle, Marie Claire and more.
Need help getting assignments? Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know about pitching and marketing.
Don’t forget to check out the treasure trove of articles on every aspect of pitching and marketing below that show you not only what I did to build my own freelance writing career, but exactly how I did it.
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I’m putting together a free pitch packet for you with query letters that sold to The New York Times, TIME, Global Post, Ms., and more.
In the meantime, here’s a list of 200+ publications, organized by subject and with a note of their pay rates, each with a link to their guidelines.
If you want to get assignments from publications, here’s everything you need to know.
- 5 Questions to Ask About Every Article Idea That Will Help it Sell
- Stop Obsessing and Send That Query NOW
- Why Your Story Ideas are Key to Getting Freelance Assignments
- The 9 Types of Query Letters (and When to Use Them)
- What Gets Your Queries Assigned? A Top Editor Tells All
- The 6 Essential Traits of Query Letters That Work
- The Nuts and Bolts of Turning a Story Idea Into a Pitch
- Why Sending Pitches is Important and How Not to Give Up
- 5 Reasons Your Pitches Bring Home Rejections
- How to Write and Send 25 Queries a Week
- 30 Tips From 30 Days of Querying
- How to Break Into That Dream Publication – This Year
- The Real Reason You Haven’t Cracked the Nationals Yet
- Aim High or Low? When it Comes to Pitching, Here’s What to Do
- 7 Reasons Editors Are Not Responding to Your Pitches
- I Doubled My Response Rate With This Simple Pitching Technique
- Psychological Barriers and Easy Wins: AKA How to Get Over Yourself and Get Work Done
- 4 Easy Fixes When Your Ideas Don’t Sell
- Find New Clients: 21 Small Things You Can Do Today
- What Local Journalists Can Learn From Foreign Correspondents
The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Pitching With Confidence
Based on years of writing success at the highest level, The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Pitching With Confidence teaches creative people to sell.
In her simple, no-fuss style, Natasha Khullar Relph offers simple, valuable advice on finding editors at high-paying publications. Then she explains how to bring them the right stories each time, every time.
The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Query Letters That Sell
This book tells it straight. Writer to writer. Conversational in style, understanding in tone; it’s going to kick your writerly ass. Because here’s the thing: Nobody loves pitching.
What they love is getting assignments from dream publications.