How my new project Pitchwhiz allows easy and effective connections between freelance writers and commissioning editors
How throwing an unthought-out headline into my content calendar made me snigger with shame. How to write a good headline inside
Photographer, writer, author and all-round awesome person Lola Akinmade Åkerström describes how she wins assignments with some of the world’s most coveted travel publications
Why pitching without an idea is a fast track to the email trashcan
Four query letters from four different writers that all won assignments at prestigious titles – CNN, New York Times, BBC and SCMP
A travel editor turned freelance writer recalls her ‘bad writer avoidance strategy’ and how it came back to haunt her
The single most infuriating part of being a freelance writer is being ignored. Here I explain why that happens and how to deal with it.
A selection of publications, print and online, travel writers should know about
The first Pitch Pit critique takes a swing at flowery language and hyper-positivism.
The editor you pitch is not the end of the line. He or she then becomes an agent for your work, pitching your idea to his or her own editors. Understanding this should give you the tools to pitch better
If you can’t be bothered to click: 1. The internet is space rich. 2. Writing is nearly always the easiest part of being a journalist. 3. Freelancers often have to spend their own money
Here’s a formula for the ‘perfect pitch’. It won’t guarantee a sale, but it will at least guarantee some editorial pitch respect
I give my thoughts on what makes for a good pitch, a writer I’d assign to again, travel writing advice and much more
Hi there and thanks for visiting. I’m a former editor for CNN Travel, and having worked with hundreds of freelance writers and a few bloggers over the last decade, decided to write a short ebook to answer some of the most common questions that wannabe travel writers have. The book will focus primarily on pitching […]