Mail    Print   Share Share

How To Pitch: Boston

Pitch ambitious narratives and clever service pieces that cater to Bostonians

- December 14, 2012

Circulation: 101,000
Frequency: Monthly
Special issues: Special issues tend to be done in-house and vary annually.

Background: Boston has distinguished itself as one of the best general-interest city magazines in the country, having won more than 50 City & Regional Magazine Association awards (the top honor in city mags) for reporting, public service, excellence in writing and design, and general excellence, alongside competitors such as Texas Monthly and Los Angeles.

In 1970, D. Herbert Lipson, whose family has long been in the city magazine business, bought Boston and transformed it from a tourism-related publication into a true city magazine, offering a mix of timely service pieces and intriguing features. And that mix hasn't changed all that much since. Boston tries to take the stock formula of a city magazine -- general interest, food, fashion, news, service packages, business -- and elevate it with "some of the finest, most thorough long-form journalism in the country," said editor-in-chief John Wolfson, as well as with aggressive coverage of some of the most important personalities in Boston. "We try to target what we think of as cosmopolitan, intellectual, curious and informed Bostonians," Wolfson noted.

...

AvantGuild Sign Up Now!Sign Up Now!

The How to Pitch series is worth its weight in gold. In just the first month I'd already benefited enough to consider the cost of joining well worth it. -- Gaen Murphree
AvantGuild benefits give you access to:
  • Premium content, including our How to Pitch Guides, an indispensable tool for freelance writers. view sample >
  • Savings of up to $35 per class on mediabistro.com courses and seminars.
  • Insurance discounts for freelancers and small businesses, including medical, dental, auto and home.
  • Lots of other professional discounts, including ZipCar (a $50 value) and your choice of magazine subscriptions (a $10 value).

... and much more! View all benefits or Sign up now!

Already an AvantGuild member?

Log in here to view the full page.

Email
remember me
Password
forgot your password?