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
Office Hours with Ellen Ruppel Shell
Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
Ask TON: Conducting and Condensing Q&A Interviews
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee Weaves a Tale of Scientific Rivalry and Nobel Celebration
Ask TON: Is This Draft Too Long?
Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
Ask TON: How Do You Juggle Assignments?
A Day in the Life of Kate Travis
Making the Most of Lab Visits
Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
Natural Habitat: Jessa Gamble
Paige Williams Investigates a Dinosaur Fossil Underworld
Seth Mnookin Follows a Family Battling a Rare Genetic Disease
A Day in the Life of Maggie Koerth-Baker
A Day in the Life of Charles Seife
Narrative X-Rays: Looking at Stories’ Structural Skeletons
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.