March is nearly over. Bet you thought we forgot about throwing Pitchfest this month, didn’t you? 😉
Well, SURPRISE! It’s Pitchfest time again!!
This time we’re looking for your best tips and tricks for getting published. How do YOU make it past the Pitching Editor?!
Let me tell you how I do it:
I follow the Editor’s guidelines.
It’s honestly that simple.
As an editor myself, I know how annoying it is when writers don’t follow the guidelines I’ve set up. Even as a newbie freelancer, I wrote about the importance of following the guidelines here on the BAFB blog. Then, as an editor with years of experience under my belt, I went into full-on RANT MODE on my own blog about this topic.
Following the editor’s guidelines is of upmost importance when it comes to getting your foot in the door. In fact, many editors won’t even read your pitch if you don’t follow the guidelines — forget about actually getting published! [Read more…]