One of the hardest parts of freelance writing is the mysterious art and complicated science of writing pitches. By contributing a few of your best pitches here, you can help newer writers to understand what good pitches look like.
You can offer as much or as little information as you want. All boxes beside the actual pitch section are not required. They are just there to add information.
Feel free to blank out identifying details of yourself, your editor, or the publication if you want to, or share freely as you are comfortable.
About the pitch
Cold-pitch (no previous contact with editor)
To an editor/publication you'd previously worked with
To an editor/publication you had other connection to
From a pitch call on twitter or other public forum
From a pitch call in a private newsletter or email from editor
Pitch requested by editor
About the final piece
Stayed as pitched
Changed a little from pitch
Changed significantly from pitch
How much back and forth, pre-acceptance?
None, accepted from original or follow-up
1-2 emails from editor
3+ emails from editor
Phone call required (with or without additional emails)
Subject line of pitch email
Approximate length of the piece
Type of Piece
Scoop or timely news
URL of final piece
Any other comments about this pitch or the piece that came out of it?
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