Below is a short and sweet email template you can use to pitch to editors and media producers. Simply enter in information relevant to your article pitch, replacing the blue text.
SUBJECT: You article on (what has the editor covered before that relates to your pitch? Cite a specific body of work.)
Hi (Editor name),
(Catching percentage/statistic related to the article topic). Wanted to run a story idea by you, as I’m (specific reason you’re qualified to write about the topic).
I have been featured in (places you’ve previously been published or places you’ve been interviewed, preferably with links to the pieces). As you frequently feature stories on (the topic you’re writing about), I thought you might be interested in chatting. I’m working to (why you write about what you write about… be passionate here!). My one sheet and speaker reel are attached (if you don’t have one, click here for an example).
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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