Freelance Writing 101
Breaking into freelance writing can be an incredibly daunting task: how do you pitch and who do you pitch and how much money should you be asking for? What is a HED and what is a DEK and what should you expect if you've never been edited before? In this workshop, we will demystify the freelancing process. Students will leave with an understanding of how to write a pitch, how to target a publication, and how to find the right person to pitch, along with an introduction to some of the nuts and bolts like invoicing and tracking payments. You will take home a ton of resources and materials that have you feeling ready to send your first pitch!
This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!
Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.
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