A working writer needs more than just writing chops. In addition to being able to craft a good piece, you have to know how to sell it! This starts with knowing how to write a good pitch. In our workshop, Karen Hawkins, founder & rebelle-in-chief of Rebellious Magazine for Women, and successful freelance writer Jera Brown will take you through the pitching process, from what a good pitch consists of to how to follow up with editors. You’ll also have a chance to gather feedback on your own ideas.
Story Pitching Workshop
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17
Coalition Impact, 405 W. Superior St.
Early bird rate: $20 until Oct. 1
Buy early & save!
Rebellious Magazine delivers a unique feminist perspective on Chicago news, events, politics and culture through original articles, essays, and interviews. We support women-owned and women-operated businesses and organizations through editorial coverage and business partnerships.
Jera is a freelance journalist, literary nonfiction and business writer. Along with her bi-weekly sex and relationship advice column for Rebellious Magazine, she has bylines in VICE, BUST, The Week, Daily Dot, among many others. Check out her full portfolio: https://
Karen is a Lisagor Award-winning reporter and editor whose journalism background includes positions with The Associated Press, the Windy City Times, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Palm Beach Post. She is the former director of communications for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and she is Hubspot-certified in Inbound Marketing.