Writing

How to Pitch a Personal Essay

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 18, 2021 • 2 min read

Anyone can write a first-person piece of creative nonfiction based on personal experience. New writers at the beginning of a writing career can jump right into essay writing and transform their personal narratives into completed essays. If you’re a new writer, learning the ins and outs of freelance writing can be a daunting task. Here are some tips on submitting your personal stories to literary magazines and literary journals.