Pitching Help! (Journalism)
February 11, 2013 6:32 AM Subscribe
I work as a journalist. However, I only get articles in publications due to my personal relationships with the editor(s). I've never been able to send in an unsolicited pitch and have it accepted.
posted by GiveUpNed to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I'm always told by my editors that my submissions are great or I'm a talented writer. However, all freelancing jobs I've gained have been through personal contacts or applying on a job board.
I've never gotten freelance work from emailing someone I don't know. I'm interested in pitching Cracked.com, Wired.com and Polygon.com and would love to know how to pitch.
I'm told pitching is an art in itself. It's a skill I haven't been able to master and it's frustrating me. Help please!
I'm constantly told "This is interesting, I'll get back to you" or "Thanks for keeping us in mind, but while well organized, your pitch isn't top-of-the-mind for us right now. Keep on trying!"
It's very frustrating.