Pitch Perfect: How to Get Your Writing Published in Top Publications
Everything you need to know to get published in prestigious publications like Forbes, Fortune, and Fast Company.
You've always been a good writer and want to share your writing with a large audience...but you don't know where to start. I've been there.
After graduating from college, I became a paralegal at a law firm in New York City. Amidst stacks of briefs, blue books, and binders, I realized how much I missed writing, creativity, and truly having ownership of a project so I started a blog, Elana Lyn. While I checked brief citations and compiled velo-bound documents, scheduled posts would go out on topics relevant to millennial women.
As Elana Lyn became more popular, I gained confidence in my ability to write professional and personal development advice that people wanted to read. I started to pitch other publications and now my writing has been published in Forbes, Fortune, TIME, Women's Health, Business Insider, Fast Company, Mashable, Refinery 29, POPSUGAR, Brit + Co, The Huffington Post, and more. I am a contributor at Forbes, Monster, and Thrive Global.
It took some trial and error, but I figured out a winning strategy for pitching top publications, writing popular articles, establishing relationships with editors, and becoming a contributor.
And now I'm sharing everything you need to know to get published in your dream publications. Let's get started!
But don't take it from me! Here are some reviews:
This. Was. Incredible. If you are interested in finding your voice and taking an amplifier to it, Elana Lyn's Pitch Perfect is necessary reading material. From learning how much monetary compensation you can expect as a freelance writer to the EXACT pitch copy that has gotten Elana into every publication from Forbes to Refinery29, this course is a steal, and trust me, you are going to share this with evvvveryyyybody. -Katie Schloss, Designer & Digital Content Strategist
"Elana's pitching course was the most helpful way to jump into the freelance process! She broke everything down clearly and took us step-by-step through how to go from ideation to publication. Despite having previous experience working in the media, I was blown away by how easy she made the process and spelled it out. Looking forward to seeing my name in print again thanks to Elana!" -Megan M., PR
"Elana's course is FAB.U.LOUS. She lays out her tips in an easy-to-understand format that make you feel like you're having a conversation with your best friend, and those tips are gold. Y'all have seen her success. The advice goes beyond the basics; after discussing different aspects of curating your pitch, from voice to researching the appropriate person and more, Elana provides an outline and then numerous examples. Pitch writing has never been my forte (much to the chagrin of my former PR boss), but this content has me actually excited to get back into it! If you want to up your pitch game and see your byline, this is a course you need." -Nicole, PR
I'm a contributor at Forbes, Monster, Thrive Global, and other publications; and founder of the personal and professional development website, Elana Lyn. Elana Lyn provides millennial women with actionable job search, career, and wellness advice. More than 100 women from a wide range of industries have been interviewed in the Career Profile series. My writing has been published in Forbes, Fortune, TIME, Women's Health, Business Insider, Fast Company, Mashable, Refinery 29, POPSUGAR, Brit + Co, The Huffington Post, and more. When I'm not writing, I'm likely to be found in Central Park.
StartAbout The Course
StartWhere to Pitch: Choose Publications
StartWho to Pitch: Find the Right Editor
StartHow to Pitch: Research the Publications
StartHow to Pitch: Email Formula
StartHow to Pitch: Email Template
StartHow to Pitch: Pitch Formula
StartHow to Pitch: Sample Pitches
StartHow to Set Your Rates
StartHow to Write Your First Article
StartHow to Become a Regular Contributor
StartBonus: How to Create Your Portfolio
StartBonus: Terms to Know
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