Pitching Guides

How to Successfully Pitch The New York Times (or, well, anyone else)
Tell Your Story: Pitching Tips from an Editor by Emily Ladau (Words I Wheel By)
The Great Big Pitching Post
Developing An Investigative Pitch from the Ida B. Wells Society
Rate Sharing Database by the Freelance Solidarity Project
Food Writing Resource Guide by Priya Krishna
The Ambitious Writer – A weekly newsletter for fellow/emerging writers
Chelsea’s Guide To Freelancing by Chelsea Cirruzzo

Specific Publications
How to Pitch a Story to SELF
Discover Magazine: Pitch Guidelines For Freelance Writers
Bitch Media: Contributors’ Guidelines
How to Pitch Subaru Drive Magazine
Pitch to Me, 2019 edition! by Jessica Reed

We recommend supporting and subscribing to newsletters such as Study Hall Digest and The Thirty, co-founded by Mike Vorkunov and Jared Diamond, for calls for pitches, fellowships, and job listings. And of course follow @DisabledWriters on Twitter for more jobs and writing opportunities, join our Database to connect with writers and editors, and check out other diverse databases.

Upcoming Trainings and Events

Podcast Development Bootcamp, October 18-November 8

How to Pitch by Media Bistro, October 20 and 27

Selling and Licensing Your Intellectual Property, Study Hall, October 22 and 29

Freelancer Freedom of Information Training II, The Friendly State, October 30

Surviving the First-Person Industrial Complex, Study Hall, November 12 and 19
To submit a listing, email us at (we don’t accept listings for unpaid ‘opportunities’ and prefer those with pay/salary bands listed publicly)