July 10: Finding Magazine Gigs (Podcast)

Zachary Petit

Zachary Petit is the content director of the HOW+PRINT brands, editor-in-chief of the National Magazine Award–winning publication PRINT, a freelance journalist and a lifelong literary and design nerd. Formerly, he was the senior managing editor of HOW magazine and PRINT, the longtime managing editor of Writer’s Digest magazine, and executive editor of several related newsstand titles. Alongside the thousands of articles he has penned as a staff writer and editor, covering everything from the secret lives of mall Santas to creative legends, his words regularly appear in National Geographic Kids, and have also popped up in the pages of National Geographic, Mental_Floss, Melissa Rossi’s What Every American Should Know book series, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and many other outlets. He is the author of The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing: How to Write, Work and Thrive On Your Own Terms (Fall 2015), Treat Ideas Like Cats (Fall 2016), and co-author of A Year of Writing Prompts: 366 Story Ideas for Honing Your Craft and Eliminating Writer’s Block. One time Anne Rice kinda-sorta quoted him.

Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan

Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan is a fiction and non-fiction writer for children. She’s written for such magazines as Highlights for Children, Appleseeds and Family Fun.

In addition to her children’s writing, she also provides freelance services including editing and e-book production, creative consultation and promotion, business writing and blogging, and social media coaching.

July 19: The Power of Audience (Podcast)

Jessica Pucci

Jessica Pucci is Ethics and Excellence Professor of Practice, Data Analysis, and Audience Engagement at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She leads social media and analytics for Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS, and also teaches a course in analytics and engagement.

Previously, Pucci directed brand journalism, social media, and engagement for large national home-design and retail clients at the communications agency Manifest, formerly McMurry/TMG. She directed content strategy and execution for clients such as Bed Bath & Beyond.

Pucci has worked in magazine journalism, serving as a managing editor and later a digital editor for DRAFT Magazine. There, she directed editorial content and oversaw social media, while orchestrating print-to-Web story packaging.

Her work also has appeared in Robb Report, Money magazine, and HGTV Magazine, among others.

Sandra Beckwith

Sandra Beckwith is an author and national award-winning former publicist who now teaches authors how to save thousands of dollars by doing their own publicity, promotion, and marketing. You might have seen her on “The Montel Williams Show,” or “CBS This Morning,” or read about her in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, or USA Today. Her website, Build Book Buzz, has been named a top website for authors and writers three times. Subscribe to her free weekly newsletter and get a free gift at


July 27: Why Freelance Writers Need to Charge More (LIVE!)

Curtis McHale

Curtis is a business coach, speaker and writer. He helps businesses build effective processes for vetting ideal clients and building a business that doesn’t take every hour of every day to run.





Jennifer Goforth Gregory

Jennifer Goforth Gregory has been a professional writer for over 20 years and specializes in B2B technology. Her clients include IBM, Adobe, Verizon, Samsung, Ameriprise, Allstate, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Costco. She is on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Journalists & Authors. Jennifer lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and three dogs.

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