Pitches That Worked

Friday May 03, 2013

How One Writer Went from Pitch to Publish

The writer (and editor) behind a 1,500-word profile share tips on scoring bylines and getting repeat assignments.

AvantGuildPitches That Worked: Ambassador

Friday Feb 15, 2013

Pitches That Worked: Texas Highways

After watching a documentary on urban farming, this freelancer fired off a perfect pitch for Texas Highways.

AvantGuildPitches That Worked: Texas Highways

Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

How One Writer Went from Pitch to Publish

See how this food writer's reworked pitch on Greek cuisine landed her an assignment (and an ongoing relationship) with travel mag Afar.

AvantGuildPitches That Worked: AFAR

Tuesday Sep 18, 2012

Pitches That Worked: Texas Highways

After watching a documentary on urban farming, this freelancer fired off a perfect pitch for Texas Highways.

AvantGuildPitches That Worked: Texas Highways

Saturday Aug 25, 2012

Pitches That Worked: Texas Highways

After watching a documentary on urban farming, this freelancer fired off a perfect pitch for Texas Highways.

AvantGuildPitches That Worked: Texas Highways

Thursday Aug 23, 2012

Pitches That Worked: Texas Highways

After watching a documentary on urban farming, this freelancer fired off a perfect pitch for Texas Highways.

AvantGuildPitches That Worked: Texas Highways

Wednesday Jun 13, 2012

How One Writer Went from Pitch to Publish

See how this food writer's reworked pitch on Greek cuisine landed her an assignment (and an ongoing relationship) with travel mag Afar.

AvantGuildPitches That Worked: AFAR

Tuesday Apr 10, 2012

Journos, We Want Your Pitches!

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Wednesday Apr 04, 2012

How One Writer Went from Pitch to Publish

The writer (and editor) behind a 1,500-word profile share tips on scoring bylines and getting repeat assignments.

AvantGuildPitches That Worked: Ambassador

Monday Oct 11, 2010

Glean Pitching Tips from this Winning Proposal

a11029.jpgThis savvy freelancer figured out how to reconnect with a freelance-friendly pub and earn a feature assignment.
AvantGuildPitches That Worked: Continental

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Previously

Craft a 'Spot-On' Pitch with Tips from this Storyteller

10 Tips for Selling an On-Spec Story

Sell A Long-Form Feature in a Short and Sweet Pitch

Brew A Quality Pitch with Hints from this Draft Query

Glean Seven Strategies for Pitching Powerful Stories

Break Into Health and Beauty Mags with these Pointers

Pitch Leads to Five Bylines and Counting

Contrarian Pitch Leads To Salon Assignment

Scoring A Byline At Your Dream Pub

Step-By-Step To A Slam Dunk Pitch

How To Keep Querying 'Til You Break Through

How To Keep Querying 'Til You Break Through

Query 'Perfectly Gels' With Section

Query 'Perfectly Gels' With Section

Flexible Query Turns Into Urban Mag Byline

Flexible Query Turns Into Urban Mag Byline

Anatomy of a Turnaround: Hook Brings Pitch Back to Life

Anatomy of a Turnaround: Hook Brings Pitch Back to Life

Best of 2006: Pitches That Worked -- Query Spawns 70 Bylines

This Week In Pitches That Worked: Pair Of Pitches Paves The Way

Pair of Pitches Paves the Way

This Week In Pitches That Worked

From Rejection to Publication: Evolution of a Pitch

Writer Wets Mag's Whistle With Well-Timed PItch

Well-Timed Pitch Wets TONY's Whistle

Query Spawns 70 Bylines

Pitch Makes Writer a Newsday Regular

See What Makes a Slam-Dunk Pitch

Step-by-Step to a Slam-Dunk Pitch

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