Personal Essays Are Hot, But Pitching Journalistic Pieces Is Nice Too

There’s a helpful essay in Slate today about how hot the personal essay market is online, and why. (Short answer: Essays are cheaper than a bunch of in-depth reporting. But your personal story better be pretty damn harrowing.) If you’re not super-familiar with what websites are into and trends in media, this will help orient you.

But I also loved this advice, shared on Twitter by writer and editor Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle):

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In all cases, this should be everyone’s new motto: “It’s not your job to be scared to pitch.” I know it’s mine now.

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