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With that out of the way, let’s get to the goods: all those excellent pitching guides. Good luck!
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NPR (this is more general advice about pitching)
Deadspin (R.I.P., but it’s an excellent guide)
The Outline (also R.I.P., but another useful guide)
Oh, a few other things …
• On July 30, more than 150 incredibly generous people helped raise $1,873.21 (!!!) for the Journalist Furlough Fund. What! That is amazing! Huge, huge thanks to Lyz Lenz, Kim Kelly, Wesley Lowery, Sopan Deb, Soraya McDonald and Paige Cornwell for joining our panel, it was an absolute blast and I can’t wait to do another one!
• Friendly reminder to take 15 minutes right now and email that editor who has owed you money for an assignment for months. It works!
Okay bye ily!