I get a lot of questions about how to get assignments as a freelance writer. It’s easily one of the most frequently asked questions I’ve received over the years, as the concept can be really foreign to newbies.
So here’s the deal: you wanna write for Travel & Leisure or Bon Appetit or Real Simple? You need to send an email pitch to the appropriate editor with your story idea.
Since this might be a totally new concept for you, I thought it would be helpful to share some of the pitch letters I wrote that landed me highly-paid writing assignments at national publications.
I hope this helps you write some successful queries for magazines on your dream publication list!
For just $5, you can download an eBook I’ve created with 13 Pitches that Worked.
You’ll get a copy of each email pitch, plus some notes from me about why it worked, a link to the published story and the fee I earned for the assignment (which will give you an idea of what kind of money you can expect to make from freelancing).