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How To Pitch: MIT Technology Review
Earn up to $2.50 per word penning reported features for this tech book geared toward intellectually curious consumers.

How To Pitch: The New York Observer
Opening the door to more freelancers, this New York City weekly paper seeks timely, narrative stories with a distinct point of view.

How To Pitch: Inside Jersey
Get inside the pages of this regional mag with gutsy, Jersey-centric pitches for the front-of-book and feature well.

How To Pitch: Edible Queens
This local food mag is entirely freelance-written, so dig in with distinctive profiles, appetizing features, and neighborhood news.

How To Pitch: FILTER
To make the cut at this musical mag's roster of freelancers, rock out an entertaining and witty CD review.

How To Pitch: Food Network Magazine
This star-studded foodie sensation seeks 'newsy, quirky' ideas from talented freelancers.

How To Pitch: Washingtonian
This regional pub seeks capital coverage of news and prominent figures with a Washington angle.

How To Pitch: Popular Science
Tech lovers who can distill complex science stories into an engaging, human piece can earn up to $3 per word at this magazine.

How To Pitch: Better Homes and Gardens
Editors are "always hungry for story pitches" at this highly circulated mag.

How To Pitch: VegNews
This bimonthly's editors cultivate newsy features from freelancers, whether they're green or experienced.

How To Pitch: Draft
This lager lover's pub looks to freelancers for half its pages, so pitch a front-of-book or feature with a 'beer angle.'

How To Pitch: Glamour
Test the waters at this glossy with fresh front-of-book ideas before pursuing under-the-radar features and profiles.

How To Pitch: Wired
This 'guidebook to the modern world' wants imaginative, timely pitches that will resonate on the page, iPad and beyond.

How To Pitch: O, The Oprah Magazine
Stellar writing with a positive tone will help freelancers cut through the competition at this popular women's mag.

How To Pitch: AARP The Magazine
Cater to the 50-plus crowd with a service piece or inspiring profile to earn a spot in this widely-read magazine.

How To Pitch: Fitness
Exercise your mind, body and spirit with pitches on everything from toned triceps and beauty tips to wellness and motivation.

How To Pitch: Marie Claire
This glossy women's mag seeks personal essays, in-depth features and trend pieces with an irresistible news hook.

So What Do You Do, Gail Simmons, Host of Top Chef: Just Desserts?
The TV host and brand ambassador shares her path to the top of the media food chain and dishes on what's next.

So What Do You Do, Dennis Crowley, Co-Founder and CEO of Foursquare?
Foursquare's CEO talks about innovating in the location-based space, competing with Twitter and Facebook, and the key to entrepreneurial success.

So What Do You Do, Rick Bayless, Celebrity Chef and Cookbook Author?
Bayless dishes on building a local fan base, the difference between filming a scripted vs. reality show, and his take on food bloggers snapping photos in restaurants.

So What Do You Do, Samir Husni, Mr. Magazine?
As his Guide to New Magazines celebrates its 25th edition, Mr. Magazine discusses what it takes to succeed in print today -- and what publications must do to make it to tomorrow.

So What Do You Do, Alan Richman, Food Writer?
Ahead of the 2010 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards, the 14-time winner discusses his unique approach to reviewing restaurants and gives advice for writing with humor.

So What Do You Do, Sunny Anderson, Food Network Host?
Food Network star Sunny Anderson reveals what it's like to jump from radio to TV, and the one thing she'd never change about herself.

So What Do You Do, Maile Carpenter, Editor-In-Chief, Food Network Magazine?
The growing foodie title's EIC dishes on launching a print iteration of an established brand and working with a cadre of celeb chefs.

Pitches That Worked: Continental
With a strong story proposal and smart pitching etiquette, this freelancer scored a 2,000 word travel assignment.

Pitches That Worked: American Way
Confident he had a strong story to sell, this freelancer targeted his idea wisely and won over his editor with a 'spot-on,' well-crafted email pitch.

Pitches That Worked: Pregnancy
This writer's humorous, on-target and on-spec pitch was perfect for Pregnancy, but another pub bought it first. We chronicle the initial pitch and the graceful rebound.

Pitches That Worked: Men's Journal
Convinced a local news story was worth a full-length feature treatment, this writer scored an ambitious 6,000-word story from one captivating pitch letter.

Pitches That Worked: Draft
After two pitches and two drafts, this food and travel writer broke into Draft with a focused, well-researched travel story on an Argentinian microbrewery.

How To Pitch For PR: Fashionista.com
Fashion lovers flock to this site for industry insiders, so pitch designers, stylists, products, and more to reach this trendsetting audience.

How To Pitch For PR: Fashionista.com
Fashion lovers flock to this site for industry insiders, so pitch designers, stylists, products, and more to reach this trendsetting audience.

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2010 James Beard Foundation Winners Announced - Posted May 3, 2010
As this GalleyCat editor prepares to go home for supper, reading about the winners and losers at this year's 2010 James Beard Foundation Media & Book Awards for cookbooks and food writing is tough. We missed the glitzy awards ceremony, but ... [GalleyCat]

Insider Secrets to Pitching Washingtonian - Posted December 11, 2009
Online, Washingtonian says two best areas for writers to break into the magazine are "Spotlight" (snapshot people pieces in about 250 words ) and "Capital Comment" (political gossip, personalities, etc.). Mediabistro's Blake Gernstetter delves deeper in an interview with ... [FishbowlDC]

Parents Exec Ed. On Post-Layoff Success: "Work On The Sympathy Factor -- And Work Fast" - Posted February 25, 2009
Freelancer Beth Roehrig From left: Parents executive editor Chandra Turner, and Meredith Corp. human resources manager Jill Peter... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Parents Exec Ed. On Post-Layoff Success: "Work On The Sympathy Factor -- And Work Fast" - Posted February 25, 2009
Freelancer Beth Roehrig From left: Parents executive editor Chandra Turner, and Meredith Corp. human resources manager Jill Peter... [FishbowlNY]

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