Super Pod: Next-Level Freelancing
January 11-12, 2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm PT both days
Los Angeles, California
In person and via livestream
Distinguished Super Pod Speakers
Articles and Talk of the Town Editor @ The New Yorker
Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine, National Magazine Award-winner
Senior Editor Science & Innovation, National Geographic (print and online)
Executive features editor, Washington Post
Note: Some speakers appear via livestream; speakers subject to change or cancellation.
Join us in January 2020 for one the best Upod Academy lineups yet. With options to join us in person in Los Angeles or via livestream, you’ll connect with top editors and writers from The New Yorker, National Geographic, Vanity Fair and other top venues.
Learn what editors look for from freelancers, the do’s and don’ts of pitching, the mechanics of reporting and writing longform pieces, and the secrets of getting into the top magazines in the world. Guests join us live via Zoom and, when possible, in person. You’ll have the chance to ask them anything about ideas, pitching, editing, freelancer fees and more.
Between sessions, we’ll take whatever time is available to hear your pitches and questions about freelancing, and strategize about what’s working and what’s not in your writing career. One big goal is for you to use the weekend to earn back the price of admission within the first year. Usually, the payback is far greater than that. The community support, the insights, the “secret handshakes” of the media A-list—it all comes out of this remarkable weekend together.
In person session will include delicious home-cooked meals both days and the famous Upod chocolate typewriters (my wife is a pastry chef and chocolatier). So much heart at these weekends: Put your phone down, make some lifelong friends, step away from the noise and really focus on leveling up your freelance game.
Details are still emerging. Stay tuned @ Upod Academy’s private Facebook page.