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Earn $1 a Word at Culture and Foodie Mag Saveur

saveur-articleAlthough Saveur is a foodie pub with plenty of competition (names like Bon Appétit, Food & Wine and Every Day with Rachael Ray come to mind), the mag distinguishes itself with its varied content, authentic storytelling and literary writing.

The pub is 70 percent freelance written (50 percent for its online counterpart), and because of the small number of staff writers, editors are eager to recruit quality freelancers who can stick around for the long haul:

“Once we’re working with somebody, if we’ve had a good experience with them, we’re happy to have them continue to pitch us and we will even start reaching out to them,” [said executive editor Betsy Andrews]. More seasoned freelancers can score features ranging from 1,200 to 2,000 words. Biographies as well as the wine and cellar sections (500 to 1,300 words) are also within freelance reach.

To hear more about the mag, including editors’ contact details, read: How To Pitch: Saveur.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Food Writing Boot Camp

If you’ve ever wanted to write about a soup you’ve tasted as something other “good,” FishbowlNY has four words for you: Food Writing Boot Camp. The mediabistro class – taught by Saveur Deputy Editor Betsy Andrews – starts next Tuesday, March 22nd, at 6:45.

For a total of six weeks you’ll get the inside scoop from Andrews on everything food writing – from how to pitch someone like her to how to break into the industry.

Sounds good, right? Well here’s the best part: If you sign up before 4 pm tomorrow, you can save $75 off the price by using the code NYC75.

Saveur To Launch Restaurant Review Column

Saveur readers will notice something new in the upcoming March issue of the culinary magazine.  The title is debuting a new section that will feature restaurant reviews written by a variety of Saveur contributors as well as guest authors such as John Mariana, Gael Greene, Betsy Andrews, and Jay Rayner.  Reviews will showcase dining locations across the globe and, according to editor-in-chief James Oseland, will serve as “expansive, thoughtful pieces about very interesting restaurants of the moment.”  Raphael Brion of Eater spoke with Oseland and got an idea of what to expect from Savuer’s newest column.

With a lot of our favorite contributors — in their usual daily lives and work, in fact, as restaurant reviewers — we just ultimately realized, wow, it would be a really splendid thing to give some of our favorite writers a forum in which to write long-form restaurant reviews. Reviews that could almost stand up more as essays, as deeper think-pieces than trade make-or-break reviews.

Senior editor Betsy Andrews, who will lend her voice to Savuer’s restaurant review pages, is also leading mediabistro.com’s Food Writing Boot Camp.  Andrews will help participants develop a portfolio of food-related stories and impart her wisdom on the following skills:

  • How to really read a food magazine
  • How to write a pitch an editor can’t turn down
  • How to break into a print or online food magazine (and where)
  • How to edit yourself
  • How to find your niche within the food-writing community

The class will take place in three-hour evening sessions and run six weeks from Tuesday Mar. 8 – Apr. 12.  Meetings will be held in Midtown East and registration costs $425.