Feb 12·edited Feb 12

This is super insightful and thank you for demystifying the process for fairly new writers like myself!

A question from me is about timings/lead-ins. How much advance notice would you expect for a piece? For example, I have an idea pegged to a big anniversary of a very popular song coming up this August. It feels too premature to pitch it now, but then again it would require a good bit of prep work and I'm also afraid that some other writer may think of a similar idea first ('early bird catches the worm' and all that). Appreciate there's no hard and fast rule, but curious for your views!

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