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May 1, 2015

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How To Pitch: Essence
Pitch everything from personal finance and relationship tips to health and career advice to this black women's bible.

So What Do You Do, Edward Lewis, Founder of Essence Magazine?
Lewis describes creating the pioneering women's magazine that has reflected the lives of black women for over 40 years.

So What Do You Do, Stephen Hill, BET President of Programming and Specials?
The longtime BET exec responds to the network's critics and tells how aspiring TV pros can get a foot in the door.

So What Do You Do, Tanika Ray, Red Carpet Reporter and Host of The CW's Oh, Sit!?
The former dancer and actress tells how she scored TV hosting gigs at Extra, HGTV, Nickelodeon and more.

So What Do You Do, Emil Wilbekin, Managing Editor of
A print veteran in fashion and entertainment, Emil Wilbekin now has his sights set on transforming a new domain --

How to Conquer Writer's Burnout and Get More Creative
Just when you think you've written all you can, here are a few ways to crank out fresh content and get those juices flowing again.

6 Things Freelance Writers Do That Drive Editors Nuts
Editors share what mistakes blacklisted freelancers always make, and what you should do to stay in their good graces.

What to Do When Your Pitch is Rejected
Writers can't deny the disappointment over a failed pitch, but with these bounce back tactics a submission could go from rejected to accepted.

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