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Pitch us a story and if we use your submission we'll send you $200 via PayPal! Here are a few tips from Fast Company on how to get your story featured:
DO: BE CONCISE
Another universal agreement among those I spoke to was to get to the point quickly. “Be incredibly concise,” says Fast Company senior editor Harry McCracken. “Focus on the news or story you have, and describe it super briefly, remembering that I get a gazillion pitches a day and don’t have time to skim a lengthy pitch, let alone read it in its entirety. If I’m intrigued, I’ll ask for more.”
DO: EXPLAIN WHY YOUR STORY IS RELEVANT
A concise pitch is a must, but in that brief one- to two-paragraph explanation of why you are contacting us, one of the most critical things a journalist wants to know is, why, specifically, is your story relevant? “Show me how it fits in a trend or what’s going on right now,” advises Davis. “Show the scale and impact that it’s had. Ask yourself, Why now? Why would we cover it now? And why would people care? What’s in it for the reader? What value are you bringing? Keep it short and readable, and give me a useful and clear subject line on the email.”
Anisa Purbasari, an editorial assistant at Fast Company, sums it up like this: “Treat it like you would pitch a VC: What problem are you solving, why is your solution unique, what makes you the right person to solve it?” Do that convincingly and you’ve gone a long way to getting us interested.
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