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How To Pitch: The Magazine

Cater to the curious at this freelancer-friendly digital mag

By Mona Zhang - December 3, 2013
The information in this article is current and accurate.

Circulation: Editors declined to specify
Special issues: None
Frequency: Biweekly

Background: It's tough being a freelance writer. As most of you reading this know, the freelance life is filled with perks (flexible hours, being your own boss, etc.), but it's a career that's tougher than it looks. Late payments (or lack of payments!), chasing down editors, crafting pitches only to never hear back from publications -- these are routine travails that freelancers must deal with. Which is why when Mediabistro spoke to the editors of The Magazine, we were shocked for a few reasons: 1) The editors pride themselves on responding to each and every pitch; 2) If they like your idea but your pitch is not up to scratch, they will work with you on getting the pitch just right; and 3) They will put in a lot of time and effort to help you deliver the best piece possible.

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