Here are the websites, books, courses, podcasts, and tools that I couldn’t live without as a freelance writer.
I’ve included some affiliate links to products I use and love — thanks for supporting Where to Pitch!
Freelancing & Pitching
One of the most comprehensive writing sites on the web, with tons of posts on freelancing.
Sonia’s newsletter culls Twitter for calls for pitches — and is well worth the $3/month.
This free database helps you find — or at least make an educated guess about — editors’ email addresses.
If you want to break into content marketing writing (which = $$$ for you), Jennifer’s book, blog, and FB group are great resources.
Curious if you’ve gotten an editor’s email address right? This free tool syncs LinkedIn and Gmail so you know when you’ve hit the jackpot.
Pitches that worked (from science, environmental, and health writers), along with the resulting stories.
This weekly newsletter from Tatiana Walk-Morris features calls for pitches and the latest journalism news.
This brilliant site was the inspiration for Where to Pitch. Go here to see how much different publications pay — and don’t forget to submit your own experiences!
Books / Podcasts / Courses
Classic writing book, and originator of the “shitty first draft.” Clearly she’s a hero.
Want to ditch the content mills? This ebook is chock-full of real-life advice.
Tools for Freelance Writers
No more back-and-forth emails for scheduling interviews — this free plug-in makes you look like a total pro!
Build your platform by sharing interesting articles with just one click. I use the free plan, which lets me schedule 10 articles at a time.
I adore this shop’s selection of beautiful WordPress themes. I use the Quinn theme on my personal site.
Shameless plug for my boy toy. If you need a clean, responsive, and affordable website, shoot him an email.