Friday, April 7, 2023
9 – 11 am
CH Cafe & Grill (formally Perko’s)
6215 Sunrise Blvd (just off Greenback)
How to Pitch Your Story Ideas to Editors
As writers, we understand the importance of building an audience for our work. While networking with fellow writers, sending email newsletters, and posting updates to social media are important steps, there’s one often overlooked method — having our writing featured in the media. Why does this matter? For starters, there’s a low barrier to entry, and it’s an excellent way to build credibility. However, the biggest questions remain: Where do we send our story pitches? And how do we increase our chances of getting a story commissioned? This presentation will address these questions so that writers can pitch their ideas with confidence!
Attendees will learn:
The benefits of being featured in the media
How to hone in on story ideas for articles
Seven steps for crafting a compelling pitch
Helpful do’s and don’ts for the pitching process
Which publications accept story ideas from (and pay!) freelance writers
Brina Patel is a former freelance writer, whose bylines have appeared in Business Insider, Well+Good, Byrdie, Verywell Mind, Brown Girl Magazine, and various other publications. She also edited the Rituals anthology with Bell Press Books, and her creative nonfiction has been published in Heartwood Literary Magazine and LEVITATE Magazine. Brina currently works at Reframe, the #1 alcohol reduction app, where she helps with content creation and email marketing. In her free time, Brina enjoys traveling, reading, going on adventures with friends, and sharing writing tips on her blog at www.brinapatelwriter.com.