Virtual Pitch Slams

Virtual Pitch Slam

Pitch Slams are exciting opportunities to share your ideas with editors or agents—and learn effective pitching techniques.

Next Event: February 16 at 4 pm ET, Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Your chance to pitch to an editor at the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (, a journalism nonprofit that gives grants (about $1 per word) to independent journalists reporting on economic inequality in America and co-publishes their work in partnership with major media outlets. First-come, first-served registration opens for Professional Members on February 2 at noon ET.

A registration link will be posted here at that time.

Virtual Pitch Slams (VPS) are one-hour, interactive phone or Zoom calls with editors, agents, and members. During the meeting, selected members offer pitches and editors offer constructive feedback.


Recent Virtual Pitch Slam participants include: National Geographic, Better Homes and Gardens, Cosmopolitan, Boston Globe, Costco Connection, MIT Technology Review, and Business Insider.


Only professional members can register for VPS. Pitchers are selected first-come, first-served.

A recording of each VPS is available after the meeting. . Associate members will have access to these recordings.

Tips for pitches

  • Make sure that your idea suits the publication and its audience. Research the publication or agent before developing your pitch.
  • Pitches are time-limited, so practice before the meeting. Make sure you can get your idea across as concisely as possible.
  • Include word count and potential sources in your pitch. Be sure to mention if your idea is timely or corresponds with a particular season or holiday.

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