How should I pitch a magazine story?
January 30, 2011 10:33 PM Subscribe
Give me advice on how to pitch a story to Wired? Should it be short or long? Personal or impersonal? Do american magazines have a specific standard formatting for submitting pitches or is it all ad-hoc?
posted by Omon Ra to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
At a random book event I struck up a conversation with an editor at Wired. He gave me his card and told me that I should pitch something since they're always looking for new material. I've written stories for the latin american market but never for the US (or in english for that matter). I've started writing several proposals, but they turn way too long and sometimes a bit impersonal. Please give me advice on how to pitch.