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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
- 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
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- 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
Carl Zimmer Ponders Unseen Ecosystems Teeming Within Us
Surviving the Grind of Fact-Checking
Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
Single Best: Elizabeth Preston
A Day in the Life of Carl Zimmer
Ask TON: Anonymous Sources
Ask TON: Repitching Killed Stories
Brendan Borrell Jets to Bolivia for a Hot Story on Chili Peppers
William Saletan Explores the Malleability of Memory
Beyond the Press-Release Rat Race: Fresh Ways to Cover Science News
Ask TON: Using Outlines and Storyboards
Serendipity Story: Hillary Rosner
Natural Habitat: Jessa Gamble
A Day in the Life of Dan Vergano
Deborah Blum: From Book to Documentary Film
A Day in the Life of Jo Marchant