I decided to pitch one of my recent pieces (https://unicorninbrooklyn.com/2014/07/15/he-has-a-mole/) because I felt that it resonated so much with my friends and readers. I pitched said piece to For Harriet (an online community for women of African ancestry that encourages women, through storytelling and journalism, to engage in candid, revelatory dialogue about the beauty and complexity of Black womanhood. They aspire to educate, inspire, and entertain. – http://www.forharriet.com/p/about.html ) because I love the site and all that it stands for. I also felt that the 80k plus followers might find some truth to my words and perhaps give that unconventional guy a chance (like I did) when considering a potential love interest.
I pitched the article yesterday afternoon and received an e-mail from them three hours later! Imagine my surprise when I read my e-mail:
Dear Pennie Penz,
Thank you for sending us “He Has a Mole”. We love it and would like to publish it on For Harriet.
I leapt off my loveseat in the living room of my Brooklyn brownstone apartment and screamed! Even as I write this I can’t help but smile with content and accomplishment. To some this may not be a big deal, but to me this is HUGE. For Harriet has an awesome reputation with a large following. I am honored and flattered that my work was chosen to be featured in their online community.
Click here to view the article –> http://www.forharriet.com/2014/08/overlooking-mole-why-your-perfect-mate.html and as always thanks for reading! I plan to pitch to a variety of online publications in the near future!
Until Next Time Friends!