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Querying SI

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by tony soprano, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. tony soprano

    tony soprano New Member

    Anyone have any advice and/or a contact name for submitting a freelance query to SI?
  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Well, not to be cynical, but good luck.

    It would have to be some kind of spectacular, unbelievable piece to get SI's attention. They do that work themselves.
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    SI very, very rarely uses freelancers, and never runs unsolicited freelance pieces that I'm aware of.
  4. Orange Hat Bobcat

    Orange Hat Bobcat Active Member

    Write a book, then query SI. They seem to be running an awful lot of book excerpts lately (Michael Lewis' piece on left tackles in the new issue, the Unitas piece a few weeks ago ...).

    Seriously, I have nothing for you, but write a book.
  5. BillySixty

    BillySixty Member

    I'd make a few copies and send it to several people, not just one. Look at the staff list and pick out five or six people...but not the whole staff.

    What do you have to lose? It's not like Michael Silver is going to tell Deuce McAlister to run over you in his car. Worst case scenario is you never hear back. Best case? Well, sky's the limit, my man.

    I think I read somewhere that Steve Rushin got his foot in the door with a submitted freelance story.
  6. deportes

    deportes Member

    hit up richard demak. he’ll actually respond. good luck.
  7. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

  8. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Why send a query letter? You're hired!
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    DOH!!!!! We let that one slip right by us!

    Well done, Claws.
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