When I went to write up this post, I opened my spreadsheet to check how many pitches I sent out for April and I was shocked.
All tagged commissions
There are certain things that happen time and again when you’re freelancing. You pitch, you wait to hear back, and you follow up. Any freelance writer will tell you that you have to follow up with editors. Around 30% of my stories get commissioned after a follow up email, so I think it’s crucial you touch base with editors after you’ve sent your pitch.
I sent out a lot of pitches in January (24 to be exact) and was waiting on quite a few responses from editors. But I didn't quite get the responses I was expecting.
I always love reading about how many pitches other writers send out each month, how many commissions and how many rejections. So here it is. My month laid bare.