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Pitches That Worked: Time Out New York

This writer's first pitch ever -- crafted in an mb course -- had a weekly New York nightlife bible thirsting for his article

By Rebecca L. Fox - October 16, 2006

Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. If you've got a pitch you'd like to see featured here, email Rebecca AT mediabistro DOT com.

In our third installment, we illustrate (with numbered, hyperlinked comments) how first-time article-pitcher St. John Frizell crafted a "perfectly pegged" pitch on beer gardens -- in one of mb's own travel writing classes with James Sturtz -- that had Time Out New York thirsting for his story.