A couple weeks ago, a friend of mine came onto the Facebook page for the ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors), saying that she was going through something extraordinary: Her adopted daughter’s birth parents had just become homeless.
Vanessa asked where she might pitch this great article idea she had. It was indeed a great article idea, and we helped by suggesting outlets, including third- and fourth-tier publications.
But Vanessa didn’t have to settle for third or fourth tier. The idea was so good that she got an assignment from the august New York Times. Not only that, but she did such a bang-up job on the execution of the article that today, it was published. I defy you to read it and not say, Wow.