Winter 2020 – How to Pitch Electric Lit (Video)



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For freelancers, writing an essay, feature, or opinion piece doesn’t start when you type the first line. It starts with the pitch. Having a topic and a talent isn’t enough; you also have to be able to package your idea in a way that catches an editor’s eye. But how do you get started writing a pitch? How long is too long—and how short is too short? What does a good pitch look like—and a bad one? And why does Electric Lit ask people to write a pitch, anyway? Electric Literature editor-in-chief Jess Zimmerman and contributing editor Jennifer Baker fill you in on everything you need to know when proposing nonfiction work to Electric Lit and other publications. Conversation followed by audience Q&A. This event took place on Monday, December 14, 2020, as part of Electric Literature’s Winter Salon Series presented by Reedsy. After purchase, you will receive an email with a private link to stream the video as often as you like. Runtime is 1 hr.