A Conversation with Jess Zimmerman
“I'm on the lookout for a clear idea of your audience, and a generosity toward them.”
exigenceTo be honest, exigence is what I look for in a pitch generally. There's a flood of #content on the internet every day, so I want to be convinced that you're bringing something I urgently need to see. Sometimes people pitch with "I'd like to write about x" but don't really get as far as "and here's why it's important."
Nicole Chung’s debut memoir All You Can Ever Know will be published in October 2018. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Times Magazine, GQ, Longreads, BuzzFeed, and Hazlitt, among many others. She is the editor-in-chief of Catapult magazine and the former managing editor of The Toast. Find her on Twitter: @nicole_soojung