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Pitching first person

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MartinEnigmatica, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Ok, I'll put out this question to the magazine and journalism gods. When pitching stories to magazines as a freelancer, generally, do editors despise the idea of a first-person piece? I'd think yes, because they're probably not going to waste their time with a sissy idiot who thinks he's important. But what if it's more about a fairly serious and complex issue than "me, me, me"?
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    If it's good you probably have nothing to worry about. Even on ESPN page 2 they have first person stuff.
    Look at Tuesday Morning Quarterback and such.
  3. spud

    spud Member

    If it works, you can write the entire story from the vantage point of Joe Garagiola's left big toe.

    Get someone who knows good writing to read it for you.
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