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I like to paint! I designed this site when I was taking a watercolor painting class and decided to use some of my technique practice as the aesthetic for this site, since, well, it’s cheaper than stock photos. 

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Unfortunately, I can’t help you there. Only you can get yourself a job. 

No. As a freelancer, pitching your story and researching publications best fit for it is your job; please don’t ask other people to do the leg work for you. (I weirdly get asked this question a lot and I don’t like it.)

That being said, every publication looks for different things in the pitches they accept. I would love to offer (paid) pitching workshop services in the future, however, that is a long way down the road.

Available right now, though, are Study Hall‘s great resources for pitching. Use them!

During this COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve decided to offer office hours to do just that for newsletter subscribers and other interested journos. You can book a 1:1 call with me through Calendly.