To pitch us a story for an article to the Dynamic Aging 4 Life Magazine editorial team, please use the provided contact form on this page. PLEASE NOTE: A pitch is not a completed story. A pitch is not a recital of I-went-here-I-did-this and that. A pitch is a few short sentences that tell us a story. A story that has a beginning, middle and end. To help get you started, below are samples of successful story pitches:
- “When I grow up, I want to be like you,” I said to my daughter, Cami. I was 80 years old. With those 10 words, a series of amazing events was set in motion including travel, exploring, inspiring, transformation, my first ever business at 81 and a life’s calling. The idiom is “Like Mother, Like Daughter.” This is my story of how I chose to become more like my daughter, Cami.
- When I was 21, I always wanted to be a Major League baseball player. In high school and college, I was on baseball teams with mixed success. Then this year, the Triple AAA baseball league in my city put the call out for former players to come down and participate in tryouts for a senior league, similar to a program it has for young players. I made the team with flying colors at 79 years young. I would like to write a story for your magazine about my training regimen (very different from high school and college, obviously) the amazing feeling to play in the local stadium and what it was like to make my first base hit, just this week.
- When my son suggested he and I walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain together, I was flattered and terrified. I was still not completely comfortable with my knee replacements. A heart problem from a decade ago still worried me. But my son, my doctors and friends have all encouraged me to consider it. It was something my late husband had wanted to do with our son but never seemed to be able to find the time. So in a few months we will fly from California to Spain to begin. The story I would like to write is about not letting medical issues rule your life or crush your dreams – even at 75. As my son and I have been taking hikes together (for the first time in our lives,) I realized that even if we weren’t going to do the Camino, our time together has been a precious gift. That’s part of the story, too.