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How To Pitch Your Story

Tips From A Published Writer

You've spent hours, maybe even days, perfecting your piece of writing. You've implemented the necessary final touches, and now it's time to share your masterpiece with the world.

But how exactly do you do that?

If the idea of emailing your pitch to an editor evokes panic - you're not alone! Elmira Bayrasli, co-founder and CEO of Foreign Policy Interrupted, sat down with our VIP Community for an informative workshop on "How To Pitch Your Story". Elmira writes about global entrepreneurs and is a professor at Bard College's Globalization and International Affairs Program. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, The New Republic, TechCrunch, and VentureBeat.

During our workshop with Elmira, we learned all about the do's and don'ts of the pitching process. We've provided some of Elmira's extremely valuable advice below, and our VIP's can re-watch the chat here!

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How To Pitch Your Story To The Media

Feb. 19th 2018

Do you have a great idea for a piece that could be published? Learn how to pitch your story to the media from PowerToFly's CoFounder & President Katharine Zaleski who's writing has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, Forbes and who authored Fortune's most popular story of 2015.

Download our quick web training: How to Pitch Your Story to the Media so she can share what she's learned.

She'll tell you:

  • What to pitch
  • Who to pitch
  • How to tailor your pitch to a publication
  • The importance of timing and persistence
  • Tips on writing
  • How to find an editor
  • How to follow up on a submission
  • The best ways to promote your piece for television and beyond

Download it here and be sure to let us know what you think!