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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
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
- Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- How to Ace a 300-Word Story: An Interview with Roy Peter Clark
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
Ask TON: Using Outlines and Storyboards
Ask TON: Is This Draft Too Long?
Ask TON: How to Fact-Check
Single Best: David Dobbs
Single Best: Dan Ferber
A Day in the Life of Ben Lillie
Single Best: Elizabeth Preston
Lost and Found: How Great Nonfiction Writers Discover Great Ideas
Robin Marantz Henig Explores the Biology of Anxiety
Greg Miller Examines Mental Health Care in Indonesia
How to Ace a 300-Word Story: An Interview with Roy Peter Clark
A Day in the Life of Jennifer Ouellette
Rachel Aviv Examines the Science of Sex Abuse
Natural Habitat: Jessa Gamble
Tina Saey Couldn’t Sleep, and She Wanted to Know Why
Single Best: Maryn McKenna