Journalism: How to Write a Killer Magazine Article Pitch

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Journalism: How to Write a Killer Magazine Article Pitch

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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Course Description

Who is this class for?

This class is for WRITERS who want to get their articles published in magazines. No professional writing experience required. Please note, this class is NOT for those seeking PR tips.

What will I learn? 

Curious about writing for publication or landing better bylines? Sign up now, and discover:

  • how to come up with irresistible article ideas
  • how to get the attention of busy editors
  • how to target the right publication
  • how to craft the pitch

What is this class about?

Do you ever read features in magazines and think, "Hey, I could have written that!"? Well, you don't need to have connections with editors in order to get published. You don't even need an extensive writing portfolio. What you do need are critical thinking skills to develop innovative stories—and the discipline to research and write those articles. 

Brand new writers, you'll get tips to land that first assignment. More experienced writers, you'll lear...

Who is this class for?

This class is for WRITERS who want to get their articles published in magazines. No professional writing experience required. Please note, this class is NOT for those seeking PR tips.

What will I learn? 

Curious about writing for publication or landing better bylines? Sign up now, and discover:

  • how to come up with irresistible article ideas
  • how to get the attention of busy editors
  • how to target the right publication
  • how to craft the pitch

What is this class about?

Do you ever read features in magazines and think, "Hey, I could have written that!"? Well, you don't need to have connections with editors in order to get published. You don't even need an extensive writing portfolio. What you do need are critical thinking skills to develop innovative stories—and the discipline to research and write those articles. 

Brand new writers, you'll get tips to land that first assignment. More experienced writers, you'll learn how to develop relationships with your editors so that you can get published again and again.

What happens in this class?

Through video lectures and resources, I'll give you an overview of the idea generation and pitching process, share my own pitches that worked, give you tips on how to deal with editors effectively. You can also seek feedback from fellow students in the class. You'll walk away with insights on writing for publication and the skills to write killer pitches again and again.

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What if I want teacher feedback on my individual project(s)?

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Lauren Westerfield

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7 years, 3 months ago
As a freelance writer picking back up on pitching after a few years out of the game, I can wholeheartedly recommend Grace's class for beginners and veterans alike. Examples are clear and specific, resource articles are fantastic and the opportunity for feedback -- whether it is your first pitch or simply your first in a long while -- is great for boosting confidence.
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Laura McKissack

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7 years, 3 months ago
I'm a published freelancer with just one great gig that I kind of lucked into. Meaning - I know a little about the process but needed some help expanding my portfolio and learning more about the biz. This is a very informative, short class that will bring you up to speed on the basics of pitching a story with proper ettiquette and efficacy. Succint and useful.
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Marianna Michael

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7 years, 3 months ago
I can certainly say this class has given me the knowledge of how to pitch as well as showing me where i'd been going wrong!
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Brooke Guigui

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7 years, 3 months ago
I'm still crafting my pitch, but Grace has taken the time to give helpful links and feedback just on my outline. I also notice in the discussion area she really takes time to give thoughtful responses of more than a sentence or two. Grace has the chops to this stuff up, and presents things warmly. I also noticed she is giving the students a heads up about timely calls for submissions. Thank you Grace!
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Kathleen Ronan

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7 years, 3 months ago
I did recommend this class. It was very, very helpful. And for the nominal cost, why would you not go for it.
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Tricia Rosetty

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7 years, 3 months ago
This class was just what I needed—well-curated content, short but effective video lessons, a supportive community and a super-responsive teacher. Would definitely recommend!
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Jean Gazis

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7 years, 3 months ago
This class included a lot of good, useful information. I basically understood the process, but haven't begun to actually send pitches out. I feel more prepared to do so after taking this class. the instructor gave thoughtful, personal answers to every question.
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Susan Burns

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7 years, 3 months ago
The class material is excellent and well presented. The additional reading materials and links help reinforce the subject. I found the feedback Grace offered on the student projects very helpful, even though I didn't post my own class assignment due to time limitations. Her suggestions provided additional insight into ways of thinking about selecting a topic and writing a pitch that I might not have considered. This class has made me more aware of what editors are looking for.
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Nancy Nigrosh

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7 years, 3 months ago
What a great investment! Time well spent in well organized, effective practice. I definitely recommend Grace as a teacher. She has strong insight into how to best share her knowledge and expertise.
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Christina B.

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7 years, 3 months ago
Grace was wonderful! Not only does she obviously know her stuff, she communicated her experiences and taught in a clear, direct way that made me more excited to read all the articles she provided and re-watch her videos. She was also quick to provide feedback on the homework assignment and was encouraging while offering constructive feedback.
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