This class is part of our “Summer Creative Nonfiction Series,” a variety of single-session classes on Fridays at lunchtime designed to tackle one element of creative nonfiction writing in each class. You can take one class, pick and choose, or take all of them! You can find all other classes in the series here.
If you are not a reporter at a newspaper or a staff writer at a glossy magazine, how do you ever publish anything? It all starts with a pitch–that short and sweet email that showcases the brilliant idea you want to write and publish in an outlet. Though the thought of writing one may be intimidating, the great thing about pitches is that they tend to follow a similar structure. This single-session class will teach you what that structure is.
In this workshop, we will cover the following topics:
- Brainstorming and organizing pitch ideas
- Basic elements of a pitch
- Strategies for finding the right person and outlet for your pitch
- What to expect when a pitch gets accepted
- What to do if your pitch gets rejected
- Tips for getting over mental block
The class will also include sample pitches, exercises, and a clear path forward to get your writing out there.