What better time to pitch a pub than after its 16th anniversary issue?
XXL, a publication aimed at representing ‘hip-hop on a higher level,’ is all about speaking in the language and attitude of the culture — bold, cocky, smart.
As for content, music is undeniably the keystone. “People get it confused and think that if you’re African-American and in entertainment that you automatically go in the book. But we’re a hip-hop music magazine. So, if you’re Asian and you’re an artist, you have a better chance than just being a Black actor or something,” explained editor-in-chief Vanessa Satten.
Editors are always on the lookout for fresh content from new writers. So if you want to avoid the slush pile, check out How to Pitch: XXL.
— Sherry Yuan
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