Journalism Advice

Pitches That Worked: AARP The Magazine

A compelling pitch landed this writer her first big break at a top mag

Sometimes a great idea alone is enough to capture the attention of an editor — even if the angle of the original pitch wasn’t necessarily the hook. Joan Trossman Bien sent a cold query to AARP The Magazine on an idea she had to profile a 64-year-old filmmaker. The result was an FOB piece in...
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