Pitch Your Magazine Article

Write queries for magazines and websites

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  • Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm ET, 2 sessions full schedule

Editors spend just a minute or two reading your pitch letter. How do you stand out from the slush pile? In this two-night intensive course, Carrie Sloan, an editor with a broad range of print and digital experience, will talk you through the steps to write and send an effective pitch. You'll write pitches, get feedback, and research publications and editors who are looking for new writers.

In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Generate pitch ideas
  • Research appropriate outlets for your articles
  • Write timely, attention-getting pitches
  • Follow up with editors to ensure that your queries get results

By the end of class, you will have:

Pitch ideas for multiple print and digital publications and a polished pitch that's ready to send to editors.

Carrie Sloan is the Editor in Chief of LearnVest.com, the leading personal finance site, named a top 50 website by TIME magazine and one of the Top 100 websites for Women by Forbes. Previously she was the editor of AOL's women site Lemondrop.com, the editor-in-chief of yourtango.com and a features editor at Marie Claire, Seventeen, and Mademoiselle

As a freelance writer her work has been published in the New York Daily News, Real Simple, Marie Claire, Women's Health, Martha Stewart Weddings, Budget Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Cosmo, Seventeen, ELLEgirl, HGTV.com, UpWave.com and Specialty Food, and her stories have appeared in the AP and on the Today Show. She loves helping writers find and craft their ideas in a way that will attract editors' attention.