Get your writing published in major magazines!

This 75-minute virtual event reveals how to pitch stories like the world’s most ferocious animal! Amanda Castleman, founder of Write Like a Honey Badger, will explore cures to common challenges.

WHEN: February 8th, 1pm PST/4pm EST



Learn actionable steps to pitch editors and get published.


  • Overcoming the pitch yips
  • Targeting the right publications
  • Understanding editorial lead-times
  • Essential elements of a strong query
  • The incredible power of timely angles


Take your pitches to the next level!


  • Sweeten your story ideas with reporting plans
  • Leveraging your personal experience, expertise and unusual access
  • How the pandemic has shifted the publication landscape for journalism, essays and creative non-fiction – and pitch hacks for landing dream assignments, despite the industry turbulence


Take what you learn with you.

  • Q&A with Amanda and Leigh
  • A recording of the event
  • Slides of the event
  • A list of resources from the live event
You’re just a few steps away from learning to pitch like a pro with the community and support you need!

Who are we?

“Want to rack up big wins in 2022? This Zoom seminar will help!”



A journalist since 1993, Amanda Castleman has successfully cold-pitched everywhere from The BBC to Hemispheres, USA Today, and Wired. She created the renowned Pitch Like a Honey Badger course in 2015 She coaches students into titles including AARP, Al Jazeera, Bon Appétit, National Geographic, Outside, The New York Times, SELF, Smithsonian, Travel + Leisure, to name a few.

Leigh Shulman founded The Workshop, an online mentoring community for writers at any stage in their writing lives. Her bestselling book The Writer's Roadmap: Paving the Way To Your Ideal Writing Life helps thousands find their way in the writing world. Her international writing retreat and website are listed in The Write Life’s top resources for writers, and her words have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Longreads, and Guernica among others.

See what people are saying


“Even though writing is often an isolated activity, I never feel alone because I know a community is waiting to support me and my work.”

-Tammy Day


“An invaluable source of support for untangling both practical quandaries (“how do I pitch a travel story?”) and philosophical ones (“how do I figure out what my story is really about?”).

-Meg Massey


It was everything that I’ve been hoping for: A place to connect with other writers while also getting guidance and mentorship from an already established writer.

-Vilien Coetzee

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