I recently had a feature story killed just before publication. I retain the rights to it. However, I’m not sure of the etiquette and ethics of selling a killed story to a new editor. What’s the most effective approach?
Archive for August, 2012
Of all mental disorders, none elicits more revulsion or less sympathy than psychopathy, a disorder characterized by extreme impulsivity, narcissism, callousness and lack of empathy. Psychopathy is widely considered incurable, but some researchers have theorized […]
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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
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- A Day in the Life of Emma Marris
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
- Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
- TON Collaborates with Knight Science Journalism at MIT
Ask TON: Embedded with Scientists
Seth Mnookin Follows a Family Battling a Rare Genetic Disease
Ask TON: Taking Notes Discreetly
A Day in the Life of Ann Finkbeiner
The XX Question
Michelle Nijhuis’s Nat Geo Adventure Began with a Word
Deborah Blum: From Book to Documentary Film
Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
A Day in the Life of Brian Switek
David Tuller Untangles the Research History of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Four Editors Give Tips on Writing Headlines. You Won’t Believe What Happens Next.
A Day in the Life of Jennifer Ouellette
Seeking to Awe: An “Oops!” Story
#$%^* This: What Else Are My Skills Good For?
Like Being There: How Science Writers Use Sensory Detail