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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”
- Call for Fellowship Applications
- Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
- Narrative X-Rays: Looking at Stories’ Structural Skeletons
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
Tools: Sipping from the Internet Firehose
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee Weaves a Tale of Scientific Rivalry and Nobel Celebration
Four Editors Give Tips on Writing Headlines. You Won’t Believe What Happens Next.
Ask TON: Clearing Writer’s Block
A Day in the Life of Kate Travis
Excerpt: The Science Writers’ Handbook
A Day in the Life of Emily Anthes
Amy Harmon Follows a Young Autistic Man into the World
Douglas Fox Recounts an Antarctic Adventure
Ask TON: Which Meetings?
Ask TON: Breaking Into Science Writing
Ask TON: Nailing Physical Descriptions
Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
Ask TON: Repitching Killed Stories
Serendipity Stories: A New TON Series
A Day in the Life of Hannah Hoag