Membership Benefits

How To Pitch Articles
Join AvantGuild and get insider tips on what -- and what not! -- to pitch in this popular weekly series. We've got the guidelines from niche magazines (Communication Arts) and top glossies (Glamour) to journalistic pillars, like The Saturday Evening Post, and up-and-coming digital pubs, such as The Magazine. view archives | view a sample How To Pitch

Mastheads
Why scour the newsstands to find out which editor handles the specific section of the magazine you're interested in pitching? We have all that as well as essential email conventions! Become an AvantGuild member and get access to our Mastheads database, which is updated monthly for your convenience. browse the Mastheads

Editorial Calendar Guide
As an AvantGuild member, you’ll get exclusive access to magazines' planned monthly issue themes. The database includes over 50 editorial plans, which you can use to help select your pitch targets. Whether you're trying to break into a new book or get a better sense of a current client, this resource will be invaluable. view the guide

Exclusive Content
With an AvantGuild subscription, you will get exclusive access to current and archived features on topics such as how to be a six-figure freelancer, ways to effectively market your book and real pitches that worked. view exclusive content

Magazine Subscriptions
Whether you want to find out the latest fashion trends with W magazine, the future of business and modernization with WIRED, social trends with NEW YORK magazine, or news on politics and business with THE ATLANTIC, we offer a full year’s subscription to your favorite for FREE when you join or renew your AvantGuild membership! get it now

Courses & Events Discounts
Whether you're looking to update your existing skills or looking to acquire an entirely new skill set, MediabistroEDU offers a variety of courses to take your career to the next level. As an AvantGuild member, you will receive $25 OFF any educational course or event plus receive exclusive offers. In this fast-paced industry, it's important to keep up! view courses | view events

Freelance Marketplace Discount
Are you a freelancer looking for work? Receive discounts on our Freelance Marketplace database, where the work will find you! As a freelancer, you’ll create your own personal profile with samples of your work so employers can see what you’re all about. After you’ve set up your profile, employers are able to search for you based on expertise, specialty and more! subscribe to Freelance Marketplace

LexisNexis Access
The Nexis® service offers a collection of information unavailable anywhere else that enables you to get facts you need on people, companies and subjects — and also helps you see how those facts fit together to help you achieve actionable insights. As an AvantGuild member, you will receive an exclusive offer for access to the Nexis news service! view details | read the FAQs

Zipcar Membership
Zipcar is the world's leading car sharing network with approximately 8,900 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout the US, Canada and the UK. AvantGuild members will get their activation fee waived and 50% off their annual fee (a $50 value in the first year alone!) from Zipcar. view details

Freshbooks
FreshBooks is an easy-to-use, cloud-based accounting solution designed for freelancers and small businesses to save users time and help them get paid faster. Send invoices, track project hours and manage expenses from anywhere you work using the web or mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. view details

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