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How to Pitch So You Don’t Get Ghosted

Whether you want to write a first-person essay, how-to, reported piece, or profile, a good pitch letter with a great spin on a topic, timely element, newsy connection, or an unusual personal experience will capture the attention of an assigning editor. That’s no easy feat.

Editors receive hundreds of pitches a day. I should know. I’ve been the editor-in-chief of five national consumer publications, and I work as a guest editor for Narratively, a digital publication. I’m a widely published writing coach and I created a two-week bootcamp pitching class for Writer’s Digest University. Throughout the years, I’ve learned

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