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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.

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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.

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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 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

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 ... [FishbowlNY]