Tips for the SciWri12 Pitch Slam

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What's a Pitch Slam? It's an event at which writers have 60 seconds to impress a panel of editors with their story ideas, and, if they succeed, win an assignment. It's among the weekend's highlights at ScienceWriters2012 in Raleigh, N.C.. Session organizer Jeanne Erdmann offers some tips for would-be pitchers on The Open Notebook site: "Editors love a good pitch, and they love meeting new writers who can deliver a tantalizing story idea."