Registration open for September Zoom panels!

Get in quick!

(Illustration by Matt Lubchansky)

Hello! Let’s talk about September’s free Zoom panels! We have SO much good stuff for you!!

One quick programming note: I’m taking this weekend off for Labor Day. I hope you get some rest too!

As for the rest of the month, take a look below, and click each link to sign up for that session — feel free to sign up for as many as you’d like! (All times are Eastern.)

Sept. 13

3 p.m.: The business of freelancing: Contracts, rates, platforms and more

4:30 p.m.: For journalism students and new grads: How to make it as a journalist

Sept. 20

3 p.m.: What it's like to be an investigative journalist

4:30 p.m.: How to write personal essays

Sept. 27

3 p.m.: How to cover culture during a pandemic

4:30 p.m.: Pitch perfect: Everything to know about pitching stories

Oct. 4

3 p.m.: So you want to write a book

4:30 p.m.: How to find stories during quarantine

Want more insider advice about crafting, pitching and getting paid for your stories? Subscribe to get it right in your inbox, along with information about upcoming free Zoom panels about making it as a freelancer.

To view all of September’s sessions on one page, click here, and follow me on Twitter for panel updates throughout the week. (I’ll be announcing a few special guests this month on Twitter, so keep an eye out!)

And, as always, please feel free to share this with and/or forward this to any journalists or organizations who might be interested!

Oh, a few other things …

• OK so. Remember how I said last month I was thinking about offering subscriptions to cover costs for running FWT and to help us expand? We’ve launched on Patreon! Subscribers there get four extra posts per month (on top of the four for free here on Substack), early access to Zoom panel registration, access to a video archive of select Zoom panels, extra Zooms and more. (Remember: The Sunday Zooms will always be free!)

Last week on Patreon: The Dos and Don’ts of Writing the Perfect Pitch by our executive producer and contributing editor to Catapult Nicole Clark.

This week: A recording of our last Zoom panel on how to write personal essays. Subscribe here to see it on Thursday!

(Here’s a little more info on why we launched a Patreon.)

Follow FWT on Instagram here! There’s gonna be sooooo much great video stuff there very soon!

• As always, send questions, comments, thoughts, cute pet photos or anything else to, and follow me on Twitter for updates throughout the week.

Okay bye ily!
-Tim ❤️