I haven’t made many public appearances since the baby’s arrival a few weeks ago, but I’ll be trekking into the belly of the beast Sunday, March 10, to be one of the speakers at this year’s College Media Association Spring Convention.
The convention is being held at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in Manhattan, and my session is titled “Becoming a Pitch-Perfect Writer.” I’ll be discussing what I’ve learned about pitching stories over the last few years, and how my time as a staff writer, editor, and freelance writer have helped me get paid to write about some of my favorite things.
You can get all the details about this year’s convention at the CMA convention website (http://nyc13.org/), where there’s also a full schedule of speakers — including the Comixology team, among others.
Here’s the official description of my session:
2:30-3:20 p.m. (Sunday, March 10)
Becoming a Pitch-Perfect Writer
Whether you’re fresh out of college or a veteran journalist,
the first step toward seeing your work published is creating
a good pitch. Explaining what you’d like to write is only
part of the process. You also need to know what editors
are looking for and how to show them you’re capable of
providing it in just a few sentences. There’s no shortage of
aspiring journalists out there, so get some tips on how to
stand out from the pack and make yourself a valuable resource
Rick Marshall, freelance journalist
Hope to see you there! (And if you do attend, make sure to say hello after the session.)