I sell a helpful freelance article pitches PDF guide that my customers say really helps them, but sometimes it's helpful to know why something doesn't work. (I don't know about you but I tend to learn better when I've made a mistake.) I've sent thousands of pitches in my 15-plus years of freelance writing and many of them were rejected or turned down by editors.
When that happens, it's helpful to know WHY that is. Was the freelance pitch totally off the mark? Were they working on a similar idea already? Was the timing off?
That's why I created the "7 Freelance Article Pitches That Were Rejected—and Why" PDF to show freelancers that not all pitches are winners, and when they aren't assigned, there's often a reason for it.
In this PDF, I include my original article pitches to editorial and content marketing clients, as well as helpful feedback from the editors on how to improve the freelance pitch next time, as well as what happened next.
"I used your Freelance Pitching template and got approved for an assignment! I sent an article pitch in February, followed up a week later, and I heard back from the editor that I got the assignment!" -Kaneesha Jackson (April 2023)
Seven examples of magazine pitches that were turned down--and tips on how to improve every pitch.