So you’ve just finished the “perfect” pitch.

After meticulously pouring over the details, double and triple checking your work for any errors, and making sure that your headline is spot-on, you send off your pitch.

Then you wait…

And wait some more…

Regardless of if they respond to your pitch or not, there are still certain things you should be doing after every single pitch.

2. Update Your Contacts

Sure, you could search through Gmail every time you need to find that editor to pitch them a new idea. Or, you could create a document where you store all of your editorial contacts, organized by publication.

Adding some notes on your correspondence with different editors is also super helpful. It’ll give you a better idea of what to expect in the future, and maybe you’ll torture yourself a little less when you know that they required three reminders over three months to finally get back to you last time.”

Check out the other 5 things you should be doing at Freelancers Union.