What is a pitch?

A pitch is the first step for proposing a new article for the Fedora Magazine. If you are looking at getting started with the Magazine and are not yet familiar with what a pitch is, read how to begin contributing to the Magazine. Anyone who is ready to write a pitch should try to use the following format when writing their pitch. Using this format will ensure a speedy and easy review, and in the event that you do not plan to write the article, it will make it easier for a writer to hit key points.

The following article serves as an example outline for proposing a new pitch for the Fedora Magazine. This example was used for the “Never leave IRC again with ZNC” article.

Example Pitch

Summary: Describe how to set up an IRC bouncer using ZNC

Description: The purpose of this article would be to describe what an IRC bouncer is and how someone can set up their own ZNC instance to connect to IRC networks and remain persistently connected to channels. The article would aim to educate the user about two things: what and how. Since IRC is a major communication platform for Fedora (and most free and open-source project communities), this article would ideally promote using IRC as well. The flow of the article would be as follows:

  • What is an IRC bouncer / proxy and how does it work?
  • Introducing ZNC
  • Download, installing, and configuring ZNC on a Fedora machine
  • Configuring IRC client to use your ZNC bouncer