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Welcome to PitchFest!

Even though we’d much rather meet in person, we’re bringing back virtual PitchFest. (At least virtually you won’t need to meet over crazy-loud crowd noise)

With so many conferences going virtual, finding opportunities to connect with editors are few and far between. That’s why AHCJ’s virtual event gives you a great opportunity for a one-on-one appointment with some of the best editors nationwide. Nothing beats face-to-face with editors.

“Last year’s virtual PitchFest was a great experience,” says Alla KatsneIson, an independent journalist in “I made some solid connections to follow up on, and the pitch I landed came from a slot I signed up for last-minute, with a publication (and story idea) totally out of my usual scope. Highly recommend—you’ve got literally nothing to lose!”

To help sharpen your pitching skills —and for tips on what to do (and not what to do) when pitching—the Freelance Committee has scheduled a webinar for Thursday, October 21, 1:00 EST. Panelists will include editors and a top journalist. You’ll also get some tips on finding story ideas.

If you want to be more involved in AHCJ the Freelance Committee always needs an extra pair of hands. We’re the largest committee in the organization, and we always have worthwhile projects aimed to help our freelance members.

Thanks so much for your support and have a great PitchFest!