Freelance Pitching 101

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Freelance Pitching 101

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Is your brain is brimming with article and essay topics, but you don’t know where to start when it comes to getting your work published? This workshop covers how to find publications that accept pitches, the ins and outs of polishing story ideas, how to craft a pitch email tailored to a specific publication, pitch etiquette, pitch management techniques, and what happens when your pitch is accepted.


  • Instructor: Jen Chesak

  • Length of workshop: 3 hours

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

  • Time: 2 - 5 p.m.

  • Location: Porch HQ
    2811 Dogwood Pl.
    Nashville, TN 37204


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About the Instructor:


Jennifer Chesak, an East Nashville-based writer and editor, operates an independent publishing and editing company, Wandering in the Words Press. Jennifer earned her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and has had a storied career as a freelance adventure, travel, and fitness writer for publications like Runner's World, Women's Running and Field & Stream online to name a few. She serves as a mentor for Middle Tennessee State University's certificate in writing program, MTSU Write, and is currently working on a fiction novel set in her native state of North Dakota. Jennifer mulls over plot lines and character traits while training for her next marathon or working in her garden. Find her writing and editing tips at