The Oxford American is not your average Southern magazine. The pub isn’t chock full of tips on how to create the perfect barbecue, but is instead filled with poetry, fiction, memoirs and essays on the idiosyncrasies of Southern living.
The mag is is 100 percent freelance written and every section is open for pitches. Assistant editor Maxwell George has some tips for freelancers looking to break in:
If eds could orchestrate the perfect pitch, George says, it would consist of a few short paragraphs, preferably including the lede or some passage that shows the intended tone and style of the piece, followed by an explanation of how the story would be technically executed. Freelancers don’t have to be from the South to spin stories about the states down under, but they do need to have a strong grasp of their subject matter and focus on the regional angle.
For more tips of how to get published plus editors contact info, read: How To Pitch: Oxford American.
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