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.
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- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
- Carl Zimmer’s Brief Guide to Writing Explainers
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Congratulations, You’re an Editor! What Do You Do Now?
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool
Liza Gross Digs into California’s Pesticide Data
Single Best: David Dobbs
Ask TON: Finding International Stories
Erica Klarreich Profiles an Award-Winning Mathematician
A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
Rachel Aviv Examines the Science of Sex Abuse
Erik Vance Scrutinizes a Battle over Dolphin Rights
Brendan Borrell Jets to Bolivia for a Hot Story on Chili Peppers
Lauren Gravitz Relates Nobel Laureate Steinman’s Poignant Story
Seth Mnookin Follows a Family Battling a Rare Genetic Disease
What Is Science Journalism Worth? Part II
A Day in the Life of Jo Marchant
Lost and Found: How Great Nonfiction Writers Discover Great Ideas
Ask TON: How Soon to Repitch an Editor?
Surviving the Grind of Fact-Checking
Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch