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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
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Carl Zimmer’s Brief Guide to Writing Explainers
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- How to Tell Science Stories with Maps
- Kathryn Schulz Paints a Chilling Picture of “The Really Big One”
- 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
- Call for Fellowship Applications
- Narrative X-Rays: Looking at Stories’ Structural Skeletons
Ask TON: Saving String
Single Best: Laura Helmuth
Congratulations, You’re an Editor! What Do You Do Now?
Charles Seife’s Brief Guide to Writing Opinion
Resurrecting the Dead: Richard Conniff on Bringing Historical Characters to Life
A Day in the Life of Brian Switek
Christie Aschwanden Pits Evidence against ‘Truthiness’
Talking for Radio
Narrative X-Rays: Looking at Stories’ Structural Skeletons
Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
Serendipity Story: Cynthia Graber
A Day in the Life of Jennifer Ouellette
Brian Vastag Profiles a Dinosaur Tracker
Douglas Fox Recounts an Antarctic Adventure
Words with Friends: The Story Behind the Scilance Book
Lost and Found: How Great Nonfiction Writers Discover Great Ideas