Whether your goal is to gain experience writing for publication or to build a career as a full-time freelancer, this one-day workshop will offer practical advice on pitching and submitting nonfiction for publication. We’ll discuss the advantages to both pitching and to submitting a full draft (or “writing on spec”). Together we’ll look at sample pitches that have sold essays and talk about what in particular works well. Students will have the opportunity to draft pitches and share with the class for feedback. We’ll also discuss the best practices for contacting editors and tailoring pitches to specific publications. When does it make sense to pitch an online only publication? What about a newspaper?
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 203.227.3250 OR EMAIL INFO@WESTPORTWRITERS.ORG
3 Sylvan Road South, Westport
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 9