Hello, listeners! Scratch Paper Podcast has resumed.
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In this episode, I talk about how pitching a nonfiction article–as in a heavily researched, non-personal essay–is different from submitting a short story. For one thing, you don’t have to have finished your article to pitch it! And for another, the publication itself is really important.
I share some of my own experience pitching to The Wire in Seacoast New Hampshire (RIP), a local weekly, and to Sojourners Magazine, a national publication.
Writing update: My agent liked my revision of Finding Lucy and is sending it out to publishers.
- Episode 12 gives an overview of paths to publication, both fiction and non-
- Episode 13 talks about how to submit short stories
- Ooops! Nathan Bransford’s blog does not have great pitch-writing advice; it has great query-writing advice. More on that next week when I talk about finding an agent. And sorry for lying!
- Here are my publications and my story about faith healing that was published in Sojourners (which was an excerpt from my thesis, which was about my year in an evangelical church)
- Here is Sojourners Magazine and their submission guidelines
- I wrote for a year for the Patheos network; my blog was called Surprising Faith
What has your experience pitching nonfiction been like? What other resources do you have for fellow pitch-ers? Please click through and share in the comments!