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How You Can Land a Byline in New York

If you’re a writer living in New York, you undoubtedly want to be in New York, the legendary mag that Big Apple denizens (and, increasingly, the entire Internet) pore over weekly.

Although most of New York‘s editorial content is generated in-house, editorial director Jared Hohlt offers words of encouragement to aspiring contributors. “It’s true that the majority of our stories are written by staff and contract writers, many of whom have covered certain worlds — national politics, City Hall, Broadway — for a long time. For that reason,” he said, “a freelance pitch that provides unusual insight and access into a slightly more hidden world or scene has a better chance of becoming a story here.”

For more info and editors’ contact info, read How To Pitch: New York. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

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Make Your Voice Count At New York Mag

Breaking into the literary dream that is New York magazine means you’ve got to offer something new, an interesting angle or exclusive access into a little-known subcultural scene in the city (or anywhere else in the world).

“A freelance pitch that provides unusual insight and access into a slightly more hidden world or scene has a better chance of becoming a story here,” said editorial director Jared Hohlt in How To Pitch: New York. ”Features that trend to get approved are narrative-focused and designed to engage the reader in good old fashioned storytelling.”

David Haskell, the magazine’s feature editor, agrees — but he needs more than just a good anecdote.

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