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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
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- 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
- Call for Fellowship Applications
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
Rachel Aviv Examines the Science of Sex Abuse
Words with Friends: The Story Behind the Scilance Book
Ask TON: How Soon to Repitch an Editor?
A Day in the Life of Emily Anthes
Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
Steve Silberman Finds the Placebo Effect Is … Pretty Sweet
Single Best: Elizabeth Preston
Michelle Nijhuis Tracks Hopeful Signs Amid a Bat Plague
David Grimm Covers Nuclear Fallout, Horse Brains, Mummified Remains, and Wine—All in One Story
A Day in the Life of Dan Vergano
Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories
Lauren Gravitz Relates Nobel Laureate Steinman’s Poignant Story
Single Best: Cristine Russell
Ask TON: Reconnecting After a Disruption
Ask TON: Breaking Into Science Writing
A Day in the Life of Tim De Chant