May 26, 2024


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Ready for PitchFest?: More freelance market guides to help you prepare


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Right before you go away for Health Journalism 2022 in Austin at the conclusion of April, be confident to overview the Freelance Center’s current market guides so you’re well prepared to swiftly pitch your tale strategies at PitchFest.

Considering that very last blogging about the guides, I have added 4 new kinds and one revised guide. Here’s a roundup of the most recent additions.

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News (revised)

This every month journal is despatched no cost to just about every gastroenterologist in the United States and publishes attribute tales and conference protection. It pays 75 cents per phrase for a two-supply minimum tale. New Managing Editor Sarah Tilyou indicates freelancers pitch a element story since she assigns most conference coverage. Make absolutely sure the pitch has a nut graph.

MindSite News (new)

This digital new outlet, established in September, addresses mental health and pays among $1 and $1.50 for each phrase based on the diploma of reporting. Function stories run from 1,200 to 1,800 words and phrases and investigative pieces can be as long as 2,300 text. Founding Editor Rob Waters is looking for tales that expose troubles in the mental health system and options-focused stories.

Keep track of on Psychology (new)

This journal from the American Psychological Association is released 8 times a calendar year and pays writers $1 for each phrase for posts 1,500 to 2,400 terms in duration. Handling Editor Susan Straight says pitches will need to checklist the authorities to be interviewed — at least 3 — and the scientific journals to be referenced in assistance of the story’s critical factors. Ideally the pitch would have a nut graph.

NPR’s health blogs (new)

The “Shots” site handles domestic health news and “Goats & Soda” publishes tales about worldwide health and development issues in lower source international locations. “Shots” Editor Carmel Wroth says the weblog is on the lookout for well timed parts on health care, health science, health coverage and personal health and wellness. “Goats & Soda”  Editor Marc Silver would like tales with powerful information pegs and new studies to aid them. Pay out depends on the complexity of the story and the writer’s expertise. NPR pays by short article, not phrase.

Science News (new)

This print journal and web page covers advances in science, medicine and technologies for the standard public and pays about $3,500 for characteristics, which ordinary 2,200 to 2,400 phrases in duration. Features Editor Cori Vanchieri is interested in trends stories, and she likes stories with a narrative. Pitches really should have a nut graph.

Also, you should acquire a number of minutes to update your profile by way of AHCJ’s new membership portal so that editors you meet at PitchFest can look you up. In environment up the portal, AHCJ did not migrate about your aged profile information. (Many of the profiles have been out of date.) Editors do glimpse at the freelance member directory. I have been contacted a few moments from editors on the lookout to assign a story and who identified me there.

And you should mark your calendar. AHCJ’s subsequent Lunch and Master for freelance members is Thursday, March 17, at Midday CST. It’s going to be all about pitching. So carry your issues and your assistance for others.


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