How to pitch
13 Apr 03:30 PM
Until 13 Apr, 05:30 PM 2h

How to pitch

place Bristol SU Richmond Building, 105 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1LN expand_more
Organised by arrow_forward_ios Student Publication Assocation

Want to know how to get your stories published outside of your student publication?

Colin Drury, freelance journalist and University of Lincoln lecturer will run through best practice for pitching to regional and national publications, the does and the don’t, and give feedback on any pitches you may have sent.

Before becoming a lecturer Colin worked for The Independent, Sheffield Star, and Halifax Evening Courier. His session will be packed with practical advice, hands on tasks, a a fair few anecdotes. What happened when he pitched a woman who'd had 3,000 partners to The Guardian? Spoiler alert: Almost instant commission.

Colin's session will cover:
  • What stories do commissioning editors want from freelancers?
  • How to prepare ahead of making a pitch
  • How to get your putch email sparkling
  • What to do once your commissioned
  • And how to see the money

Spaces to this workshop are limited to allow everyone’s work to be looked at individually.

You will be contacted prior to the workshop to submit any pitches you have previously made.

Attendee Note
Please note: You must have purchased a #SPANC24 ticket in order to book this workshop. If you have not, your booking will be cancelled.