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Pitches That Worked: Penthouse

We show how an initial rejection from an editor can be parlayed into a published story

By Rebecca L. Fox - November 6, 2006

In this installment of 'Pitches That Worked,' freelancer Noah Davis walks us through the evolution of his Penthouse pitch -- from his first rejected story idea through the query he followed up with that got his byline into the October issue. With specifics down to the subject header he used to seize editors' attention, Davis' play-by-play and our analysis of what worked in his queries show how perserverance and flexibility can parlay an initial rejection into a published piece.

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