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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- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Carl Zimmer’s Brief Guide to Writing Explainers
- Kathryn Schulz Paints a Chilling Picture of “The Really Big One”
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- The Science Byline Counting Project: Where Are the Women—and Where Are They Not?
- How to Tell Science Stories with Maps
- Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
- Nailing the Nut Graf
A Day in the Life of Maggie Koerth-Baker
Natural Habitat: Ed Yong
David Grimm Covers Nuclear Fallout, Horse Brains, Mummified Remains, and Wine—All in One Story
Natural Habitat: Cynthia Graber
Meredith Wadman Probes the Aftermath of a Shooting
David Wolman Explores Italian Earthquake’s Legal Aftershocks
Ask TON: Breaking Into Science Writing
Good Endings: How to Write a Kicker Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
Ask TON: Conducting and Condensing Q&A Interviews
Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
The Science Byline Counting Project: Where Are the Women—and Where Are They Not?
A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
Ask TON: Finding Patients
Dispatches from Fact-Checking
Brian Vastag Profiles a Dinosaur Tracker
Ask TON: How Many Interviews?
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.
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