I round up a few stand-out pitches I recently commissioned at the Telegraph across music, film, books, TV and popular culture, as well as my top pitching do's and don'ts
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!