mediabistro.com, the gruff-but-tender paternal influence on this blog, is sponsoring an event tomorrow night at which you can meet real, live editors from real, live local magazines and pitch them your story ideas. Which I’m sure are all awesome! The event features editors from CityBeat, L.A. Times Calendar, Los Angeles Magazine, L.A. Weekly, L.A. Confidential and more. What do they want? How can you give it to them the way they want it? Find out during the first hour of panel discussion, and then do it during the second hour of ‘ pitch slamming.’ Maybe you’ll come home with an assignment, and, if not, certaintly some useful information. More info here.
By the way, here’s another free tip on how to pitch to local publications. Seriously, give it a shot.