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Pitching to Publishers

By Odyssa

April 27, 2022


There's a group of people I avoid. These people know if your work is a waste of time or if your piece has a real, relevant story behind the words. 

They are called EDITORS. 

So I've long delayed sending pitches to them. 

What is a pitch? According to Indeed,

 "A pitch is a brief description (usually no longer than 500 words or two paragraphs) of a story intended to convince an editor, producer or publisher to commission the piece. Writers in various industries use pitches to encourage an organization to publish their work."

Freedom With Writing, sends a weekly email of editors looking for new pitches and submissions. Writing jobs are also posted. Here's an article to find out what publishers look for. 

It's intimidating and scary for any writer, but I've gathered enough writing work and confidence compared to what I had in 2019 when I started writing in Medium. I just hope to have enough tenacity to keep sowing. 

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. -Paul the Apostle

One magical day last week, I received a response from an editor and is now reviewing my work. Clue: It's a piece about books!

The photo above is of a cafe where I sometimes go to write and eat fries. 😀 

Here's a list of my favorite books from last year and these are my current reads

More updates on sowing and pitching next time. 

Odyssa

About the author

Odyssa is a writer from the Philippines. She is the author of Like A New Sun Rising: A Collection of Poems on Love. When not working or writing at home, she's out walking their dogs. She enjoys traveling, practices yoga, gets lost in books and Korean drama. To her, making time for a daily practice or ritual is the best gift to one's self.

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