How to Pitch an Article
Many of the stories published on IVN were pitched by an IVN writer to an editor.
Before pitching a story, always check Available Stories first for articles you might want to write, but if you don’t find a suitable one for you- you can pitch a story.
Check IVN’s homepage and any articles In Progress on Edit Flow to make sure your story hasn’t already been covered or isn’t about to be.
Then pitch your article in Edit Flow by simply starting a new post. New posts created by IVN Contributors and Authors are set to Pitchstatus by default.
In your pitch, include a working title, appropriate website categories, your deadline for completion, and a brief outline of the points you plan to cover in your article in the order you plan to cover them. Include links for sources you plan to cite in the article. You can even write questions you might have for the editor.
When finished, save your article pitch and an IVN editor will respond promptly by either rejecting or accepting the pitch.
Editors will explain why they rejected a pitch w/ feedback in the Editorial Comments form, and then discard the post from Edit Flow.
When they approve a pitch, they’ll provide any guidance or helpful resources they have to share in the Editorial Comments form, and then set your post to In Progress status.
Editorial comments will automatically be emailed to your user account email address. So will notifications of any changes in your post status.