How to Pitch Electric Lit – updated with our new editors! (Video)



FEATURING: Denne Michele Norris Michelle Chikaonda Writing an essay, opinion piece, or feature doesn’t start with the first sentence. You have talent and a compelling idea, but how can you get an editor to pay attention? A pitch is the writer’s chance to package their work so that it catches an editor’s eye. In this conversation, Denne Michele Norris, Electric Literature's editor-in-chief, and Michelle Chikaonda, contributing editor, will answer some key questions so you can take your idea from successful pitch to published piece. We’ll discuss things like what makes a good pitch, common mistakes and misconceptions, and why Electric Lit even asks for pitches in the first place. This event is an update to our previous salon, “How to Pitch Electric Lit,” with our new editors. It took place live on April 6, 2022 as part of Electric Lit's Spring Salon Series, sponsored by GrubStreet's Muse and the Marketplace conference, and was followed by an audience Q&A. Runtime is approximately 1 hr and 25 mins.