A controversial piece about food writing pay popped up online last week, with a response from another editor. I’m pleased that writers are even approaching the topic. But as someone who lives and breathes this stuff, I [Read more…] about Money in Food Writing? Still No.
I’m just back from the Wine Writers Symposium in Napa, where one of the panels I was on covered pitching articles.
I was really roughing it at this conference, if you must know. The event was at Meadowood, a luxury resort, for four nights. We drank or tasted many fine Napa Valley wines both there and at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. And we feasted on fresh crab, duck, truffles, and waygu beef.
But now back to real life, where I need to diet. And you, dear reader, would like more freelance assignments. On the Symposium panel with me were [Read more…] about 12 Tips for Pitching Articles to Publications and Websites
A guest post by Amelia Levin
No, it’s not Bon Appetit or Saveur or Food + Wine. It’s trade food magazines like FSR, Plate, Restaurant Business, Restaurant Hospitality, restaurant development + design and Foodservice Equipment & Supplies.
Welcome to the world of food trade magazines. These are magazines written for people in the industry (also called business-to-business), not consumers.
This blog post came about after I [Read more…] about 5 Reasons to Write for Trade Food Magazines
You might think that writers who win awards have natural talent and dash off their stories in an afternoon. That’s the stereotype. Yes, a story I wrote called The Meaning of Mangoes won two national awards! But I didn’t dash it off, and it took me forever.
Here’s the path of my mango essay and what I learned:
Sixteen years ago, I wrote a piece about my parents and mangoes. A start-up website published it. It happened because I sat next to a woman during an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) conference, and told her a few stories. The next day she [Read more…] about On Writing an Award-Winning Essay
Magazines need reliable writers and new blood. Nichole Aksamit, Senior Editor of three-year old Allrecipes magazine, says she’s always on the prowl for new talent.
“Consider your interests, skills and forthcoming projects,” explains Nichole. “We want down-to-earth stories with a focus on [Read more…] about Allrecipes Magazine Wants to Hear from Bloggers
A national food magazine editor said something I never thought I would hear.
For years, the big food magazines have not taken food bloggers seriously (except for the Bon Appetit column by Molly Wizenberg of Orangette). Now that some food bloggers have [Read more…] about Fine Cooking Wants Pitches from Food Bloggers
A guest post by Sara Bir
Last year, I assigned, edited, and posted 230 listicles for my former job as food editor for the pop culture website Paste Magazine.
A listsicle, if you’re wondering, comprises a short list of 100-200 words that tells a larger story. You’ve read many of them online because they’re fast reads and often, you can’t help yourself.
I once resented listsicles for their seemingly dashed-off nature. I thought they were just articles with numbers in them. But I had to make peace with [Read more…] about 8 Best Tips on Writing and Pitching a Listicle