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How to Pitch Women's Media (46 minutes)
Posted Feb 11, 2011
  How To Publish a Book: Non-Fiction (5 minutes)
Posted Feb 10, 2011
This recorded webcast, featuring Liz McGovern of Kaplow, will tell you how to reach women's media and female consumers with messages that resonate.  more details

Pr, Pitching, Women's Media
  Got a great idea for a book? We take you through the steps you'll need to take to get your non-fiction book finished and published.  more details

Book Publishing, Proposal, Pitching, Literary Agents, Non-Fiction
Pitching Your Client and Products to Gift Guides (48 minutes)
Posted Sep 3, 2010
  Get a Book Deal: Find an Agent Online (12 minutes)
Posted Nov 5, 2009
Amy Bates Stumpf, president and owner of Gift List Media, speaks at mediabistro's 20 Tips in 20 Minutes webcast series  more details

Public Relations, Pitching, Gift Guides, Recorded Webcast
  As the publishing industry undergoes a reinvention, the competition to be represented and published has grown steeper. How can you make your query stand out from hundreds of others? In this tutorial, we'll show you the top online resources to help you find and land an agent, and we'll take a look at our favorite picks for agent blogs. We'll also show you how to use Twitter to get the inside scoop on what agents are really thinking.  more details

Twitter, Pitching, Social Media, Crash Course
Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Prevention (23 minutes)
Posted Feb 4, 2008
  Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Latina (22 minutes)
Posted Dec 5, 2007
Prevention is the #1 healthy lifestyle magazine brand, and Executive Editor Courtenay Smith is looking for smart, science-based pieces with personality.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Magazines, Freelancing, Pitching, Pitch Slam
  Latina is looking for freelancers for features as well as front-of-the book service pieces. How do you land a big story?  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Magazines, Freelancing, Pitching, Pitch Slam
Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Cookie (27 minutes)
Posted Nov 14, 2007
  The Secrets Behind Book Publishing (1 hour, 43 minutes)
Posted Oct 2, 2007
Cookie editor-in-chief Pilar Guzman likes two of three of our writer's pitches - but which ones?  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Magazines, Freelancing, Pitching, Pitch Slam
  Editors from Knopf, HarperCollins, Random House, and The New York Times Book Review join agents Henry Dunow and Gail Hochman to discuss the secrets behind books publishing. Moderated by author Susan Shapiro.  more details

Publishing, Pitching, Editing, Recorded Event
Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Time Out New York (21 minutes)
Posted Aug 23, 2007
  Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Esquire (32 minutes)
Posted Jul 23, 2007
Time Out New York editor-in-chief Brian Farnham fields pitches from four writers who want to land in the NYC-obsessed arts and entertainment guide.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Magazines, Freelancing, Pitching, Pitch Slam
  Esquire articles editor David Katz meets with four writers who want to break into the award-winning magazine.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Magazines, Pitching, Pitch Slam
Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Food & Wine (28 minutes)
Posted Jun 1, 2007
  Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Redbook (20 minutes)
Posted May 21, 2007
Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin wants to hear trend-driven pitches from four writers. Can they deliver?  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Magazines, Pitching, Pitch Slam
  Redbook editor-in-chief Stacy Morrison sits down with four writers eager to break into this general interest magazine for women in "the grown-up stage of life," and offers feedback on their story ideas.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Magazines, Pitching, Pitch Slam
Breaking into Sports Journalism (1 hour, 35 minutes)
Posted Apr 24, 2007
  How to Write an Arts and Culture Review (15 minutes)
Editors and writers from ESPN The Magazine, The New York Times,, and The Wall Street Journal discuss how to maneuver the sports beat and write great stories without ever using the phrase "110 percent."  more details

Editorial/Journalism, TV, Film & Video, Sports, Pitching, Blogging, Recorded Event
  Learn everything you need to know to write a smart, publishable review of music, film, books, theater or any other arts and culture topic.  more details

Writing & Publishing, Arts, Pitching, Intro, Crash Course, Reviewing
Pitch Slam 1-on-1: OK! (22 minutes)
  Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Ladies' Home Journal (36 minutes)
OK! editor-in-chief Sarah Ivens takes pitches from three writers with ideas for the stateside version of the U.K.'s best-selling weekly celebrity magazine, which is interested in hearing from anyone with access to big names.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Magazines, Pitching, Pitch Slam
  Four writers try to sell Ladies Home Journal editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore story ideas for the modern version of a venerable magazine with lots of room for freelancers.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Magazines, Pitching, Pitch Slam
The Secrets of First Person Writing (1 hour, 41 minutes)
  Get the Gig: Clips That Work (20 minutes)
The editors of The New York Times "Lives" and "Modern Love" sections join book agent Elizabeth Kaplan, Villard editorial director Bruce Tracy, Jane editor Esther Haynes, and authors Gael Greene and Susan Shapiro to discuss the secrets behind publishing first-person writing.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Writing & Publishing, Memoir, Pitching, Essay Writing, Recorded Event
  Editors always tell us: the clips get you the job. But how do you know which ones to send? You'll learn how to choose the right piece to enhance your pitch or resume, and how to build your own clip database.  more details

Writing & Publishing, Freelancing, Pitching, Job Search, Intro, Crash Course
Travel Writing Basics: Embrace the Locals (12 minutes)
  Writing and Selling FOBS (10 minutes)
A successful travel piece begins with the people you meet. We'll show you how local contacts can enhance every aspect of your pitch, and help you write a vibrant, saleable article.  more details

Editorial/Journalism, Writing & Publishing, Travel Writing, Pitching, Social Media, Intro, Crash Courses
  Breaking into magazines can be tough, but editors always need short, sharp pieces for the front of the book. We'll show you how to come up with saleable FOB ideas, and give you tips from top editors.  more details

Freelancing, Pitching, Intro, Crash Course