When journalist David Dobbs’ mother was dying, she shocked her children by asking that her ashes be spread in the waters off the coast of Hawaii, so that she could be with her former lover, […]
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The TON Pitch Database
To tell a compelling story to readers, you first need to sell it to an editor. TON has compiled dozens of successful feature pitches to a wide range of publications.
If you have a successful pitch you’d like to submit for the TON pitch database (and if the resulting story has been published), please contact us.
- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
- Carl Zimmer’s Brief Guide to Writing Explainers
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- How to Tell Science Stories with Maps
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
Deborah Blum Traces a Poisonous History
Serendipity Stories: A New TON Series
Ask TON: When Is Outsourcing Unethical?
Single Best: Elizabeth Preston
Sharpening Ideas: From Topic to Story
Douglas Fox Recounts an Antarctic Adventure
Oral Histories in Science Journalism: An Underrated Art
Serendipity Story: Cynthia Graber
Ask TON: How Soon to Repitch an Editor?
Ask TON: Saving String
Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
Making the Leap from News to Books: Critical Questions
Butterfly On A Bullet
Resurrecting the Dead: Richard Conniff on Bringing Historical Characters to Life
Excerpt: The Science Writers’ Handbook
Daniel Engber Dissects the Ubiquitous Laboratory Mouse