men's journal magazine

Pitches That Worked: Men’s Journal

We map a pitch from a news-based nugget to a 6,000-word epic

When a small local news item captivated writer Justin Heckert, he knew there was a bigger story to be told. “I read a small, buried article on about this extraordinary event in which a dad and his autistic son were swept out to sea,” says Heckert. “They survived, treading water, after they’d been separated…

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