The great thing about a pitch slam is that everyone benefits from courageous writers who conquer their nerves enough to pitch an idea, at a microphone, in front of a room full of their peers […]
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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
- 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
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- Congratulations, You’re an Editor! What Do You Do Now?
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
Diversity in Science Writing: A Survey
Single Best: David Dobbs
Ask TON: How Many Interviews?
Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
Single Best: Elizabeth Preston
Gabriel Spitzer Explores the Chicago Science Scene
Jennifer Kahn Asks: Can a Child Psychopath Be Saved?
Tackling the Physical Sciences
Cynthia Graber Profiles a Modern-Day Dr. Frankenstein
Ask TON: Finding International Stories
Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
A Day in the Life of Nidhi Subbaraman
A Day in the Life of Dan Vergano
Oral Histories in Science Journalism: An Underrated Art
Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
Serendipity Story: Hillary Rosner