Pitch Clinic

Whether you’re an established writer or just starting out, pitching is an essential part of the publication process. As an editor for Bon Appétit, I have read, passed on, and greenlit countless pitches. As a writer who has published in places such as The New York Times, the Atlantic, and BuzzFeed News, I also understand the rigorous process one must undertake to make their pitch stand out from the crowd. In this short workshop, we’ll talk about what makes a pitch shine from the slush pile. We’ll review pitches that sold and pitches that miss the mark and why. We will also discuss your own pitches (submitted in advance) and workshop how to make them stronger.

This workshop will be virtual on Tuesday, May 31st from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Speaker: Jennifer Hope Choi

Speaker Bio: Jennifer Hope Choi is the recipient of the 2020-2022 Tulsa Artist Fellowship, the Carson McCullers Center’s Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship, the BuzzFeed Emerging Writer Fellowship, and the AHL Foundation’s Art Writers Grant. She is also a Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conference scholar and an Aspen Words fellow. She has been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing and A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-One Writers of Color on the New American South. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, The American Scholar, Bon Appétit, Lucky Peach, BuzzFeed Reader, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. She is currently working on a memoir.

Registration for this workshop will end on Thursday, May 26th.