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Pitch Perfect: Navigating the World of Freelance Writing

  • The Local Store 205 North Dewey Street Eau Claire, WI, 54703 United States (map)

Want to start freelance writing but not sure where to begin? Have some ideas that need fine-tuning before you pitch?  Listen to a seasoned freelancer talk about how to develop rough concepts into polished pitches and craft queries that editors will respond to. This talk will cover everything you need to know: who, when, where, and how to pitch, strategies for following up, how to balance freelancing with other work, and what you can expect to get paid. This craft talk is geared towards writers with some freelance experience, though beginners are also welcome. Editors are always looking for new voices -- get yours out there and make a little money, too!

Katie Vagnino is a poet, educator, and writer originally from St. Louis. She completed her MFA at Emerson College, and has been teaching creative writing and composition at UW-Eau Claire since 2013. She also teaches poetry workshops at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in journals including Measure, Pleaides, Unsplendid, and the Raintown Review. For more, please visit