Becoming a Byline: Effectively Pitching Your Ideas To A Magazine

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VSO School of Music

843 Seymour Street Room 411

Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4

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With editor Anicka Quin and freelancer Tim Querengesser. Attendees can then present ideas at our Pitchfest, March 4 to magazine editors.

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Would you like that little extra know-how that may help you get your articles published? Then register for the Magazine Association of BC’s pitching intensive!

Our intensive includes a seminar on February 18 on how to pitch, and a Pitchfest March 4, where you can present your new and improved pitches to a variety of magazine editors from Metro Vancouver and Victoria.

February 18, 6:30-8 p.m.: Becoming a Byline: Effectively Pitching Your Ideas to a Magazine

At this seminar, Anicka Quin, editorial director at Canada Wide Media and award-winning freelance writer Tim Querengesser will cover planning, researching and developing your ideas, refining your query, making the pitch and following up to get results. They’ll also share tips for establishing and nurturing your relationship with an editor.

March 4, 6-8 p.m.: Pitchfest: Pitching to an Editor

February 18 seminar attendees will have a great opportunity to practice and present their pitches by signing up for 10-15-minute pitching sessions with one or more of the below:

  • BeatRoute (Glenn Alderson, Editor in Chief)
  • Douglas / YAM / SPRUCE magazines (Kerry Slavens, Editor in Chief)
  • HERE magazine (Fiona Bramble, Founder and Managing Editor)
  • Vancouver Magazine / Western Living (Stacey McLachlan, Executive Editor)
  • WestCoast Families (Bianca Bujan, Editor)

We will be asking you for your first, second and third priorities once you’ve registered, and letting you know who you’ve been paired with.

As this is our first pitching intensive, we anticipate there being plenty of spaces available for you to do more than one pitch (tailored, of course to each magazine).

For more information on the people and magazines listed above, please check out our pitching intensive event listing on our website.

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