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Pitches That Worked: The Believer
Waiting paid off for this writer, whose knowledge of his target outlet was matched by a well-researched query. We show how his pitch sealed the deal.- September 4, 2007
If you've freelanced, you probably have one of these: a dream outlet where you're eager to score a byline. For writer Jason Boog, it was The Believer, a monthly known for running lengthy, in-depth, think pieces. "I had read the magazine for years, and I was always waiting for the perfect idea to pitch them," he says. When he discovered a treasure trove of World War II-era horror radio, he knew his Believer pitch was ready to be written. An intimate knowledge of the magazine and a pitch that crackled with enthusiasm for his subject proved ...