From Pitch to Published: How to Sell Your Article Ideas to Magazines

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Sell more of what you write by learning the secrets of the pros!

If you want to score assignments from top magazines like Smithsonian, Inc., mental_floss, and Fitness—not to mention trade and custom publications—From Pitch to Published: How to Sell Your Article Ideas to Magazines is the guide you need.

Learn how to craft winning article pitches that will pique interest from editors and lead to lucrative assignments. We included 20+ pitches that sold, plus interviews with the writers and their assigning editors. You’ll learn from insiders:

  • What editors want in a story pitch.
  • Why your writer’s voice is more important than you think.
  • What to do if you have no samples or credentials.
  • How to stand out from the competition from your very first sentence.

Want more pitch-writing tips? From Pitch to Published also boasts a Q&A about the art and science of selling article ideas to magazine editors…everything from how to structure a winning query letter to how to sell a “killed” article.

This book was previously published in 2006 as The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters That Rock. This edition has been revised to reflect the vast number of changes in the magazine publishing industry. Here’s what one reader had to say about this earlier edition of our book:

“After purchasing Query Letters That Rock my rejection rate is almost zero. First I know the magazine and I know the reader. If I email a query and it’s rejected, I send it out again to another market (within 24 hours). Plus, I write a thank-you email to the first magazine and send out another query. Developing a relationship with editors makes for assignments and contracts coming my way. On the average, I sell to about 300 paying markets annually. Most pay between $400 – $500, plus photos.” —Carolyn Tomlin

Written by two top freelance magazine writers who authored the freelancing classic The Renegade Writer, From Pitch to Published will guide your way to freelance writing success! Order a copy today for your writing library!