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Tailor Your Pitch to the Fit Readers at Shape


Perhaps the ultimate (mental) workout for freelance writers is tailoring the pitch. Five magic pitch perfect-ers? Dream byline in three easy moves? If only.

Landing an assignment at Shape may not be easy, but it’s not impossible, either. Like most mags, editors at the fitness/lifestyle pub have a stable of freelancers. However, “If someone pitches something that’s fresh… we absolutely are open to new writers,” said deputy editor Jeanine Detz. And unlike other publications, Shape editors are more than willing to assign features to new freelancers, as opposed to just FOB pieces.

For more details and editors’ contact info, read How to Pitch: Shape.

Sherry Yuan

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