Monday, July 29, 2013

New podcast!

NWCOVER

Subscribe to my free top-rated podcast NEWS WHORE at: http://bit.ly/newswhore

Please also consider showing love to my podcast sponsors! It saves you money and helps me tremendously.

1. When you are shopping at Amazon.com, please consider getting there by first clicking on this podcast-directed link to the online retailer! Everything works exactly the same and it takes you right to Amazon.com.

BUT it shows my sponsor that you are listening to the podcast and getting directed to Amazon.com via “News Whore,” which really provides me with some awesome support: http://tinyurl.com/newswhore

2. You can also check out my sponsor Tweaked Audio and save 33% on any item including terrific-quality earbuds at http://tweakedaudio.com by typing in discount code “MANDY”!

If you want to help spread the word, you can RT this tweet I did announcing the launch:
http://twitter.com/mandystadt/status/355650238779895809

Or you can tweet your own, like:

Check out great new @mandystadt podcast #NEWSWHORE. Click subscribe (it’s free) and help get it to the top of iTunes http://riotcast.com/newswhore

To keep up on my writing and performances, visit http://newswhore.tumblr.com.

Did you know that I’m now also releasing writing on Amazon.com? Check out my author page for stories not available anywhere else!

Thank you so much for your support.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Interested in pitching me to write for xoJane? Read this.

As much as I would love to help you with your pitch, most of the time I cannot. Sending a pitch to me, unless it is news-related, is not the most effective route for your pitch.

I’m refocusing 100% of my time from working with general freelancer stories to breaking-news-related freelancer stories such as these pieces I have assigned in the past:

I AM THE BLOGGER WHO ALLEGEDLY “COMPLICATED” THE STEUBENVILLE GANG RAPE CASE — AND I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING

MY DAUGHTER WAS ARRESTED, EXPELLED AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY FOR A SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIP SHE HAD AS A MINOR

I HELPED START THE #FBRAPE CAMPAIGN BECAUSE WE MUST NOT TOLERATE FACEBOOK’S ALLOWANCE OF HORRIFYING PICTURES SHOWING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

“I AM ADAM LANZA’S PSYCHIATRIST”: A RESPONSE FROM THE MENTAL HEALTH TRENCHES TO “I AM ADAM LANZA’S MOTHER”

AN OPEN LETTER TO REP. AKIN FROM A WOMAN WHO GOT PREGNANT FROM RAPE

I’M THE COMIC WHO WAS FIRED BECAUSE 10 MEN HECKLED ME TO SHOW MY BREASTS AND VAGINA — AND I’M FINALLY SPEAKING OUT

If you ever have a first-person breaking news story (or know someone who does), please feel free to pitch me directly at mandy@xojane.com. Otherwise, if you have been published in xoJane before, please email your pitches to contributors@xojane.com. Please only email that address if you have ALREADY had a published piece in xoJane.

If you have not yet been published but are interested in contributing, you can email your pitch to pitches@xojane.com.

Please remember the editors deal with hundreds of emails daily so try to keep emailing at a minimum with pitches and completed pieces put together into single, organized emails. This vastly speeds our process as opposed to multiple exchanges back and forth or sending pictures and text in separate emails.

If a week has passed and you have received no response on your pitch, you can assume it is a pass, but you are welcome to follow up. Due to the number of emails, it is often not possible to respond to every one.

If you want advice for writing a story, this is my best advice right here.

Thank you so much!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Consulting and speaking engagement services

After several different requests, I’m now offering these services on a case-by-case basis, depending on availability.

Basic branding package: $200 for one-hour consulting session. Ten suggested names for your brand to use across all platforms will be provided post-session within 48 hours. In the body of the email please let me know the nature of the request, your deadline, available times and contact information.

For general consulting regarding writing, media, career or otherwise: $150 for one-hour session. Email mandystadt@gmail.com, subject line: consulting. In the body of the email please let me know the nature of the request, your deadline, available times and contact information.

For speaking engagements: Rates vary depending on event. Email mandystadt@gmail.com, subject line: speaking engagement. In the body of the email please let me know the nature of the event, date and time, offered rate and length of speech or question-and-answer session, accommodations if travel required as well as contact information.

Friday, March 08, 2013

All my xoJane articles

can be read right here. I’m also posting several of them on my new Tumblr here. Thank you so much for sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

As always you can follow me on Twitter here, and I’ve recently joined Instagram here. My Facebook public profile is here, and you can follow my personal updates here.

I am incredibly grateful for your support.

Mandy

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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