Essay vs Pitch: Did the Hanging Gardens of Babylon Exist?

Orrin Konheim
5 min readMay 5, 2024

In my Anatomy of a Pitch series, I copy and paste an actual pitch I used to a newspaper editor and then dissect my reasoning in bold.

In this edition, I will do something different. In 2022, I sold an article on the Seven Wonders of the World: The guy never paid and fell out of contact. As a result, I decided to break it off into its retrospective chapters and

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Orrin Konheim

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