Joshua M. Bernstein
Author and Freelance Food, Drink, and Travel Journalist
Has Written For: Details, Saveur, New York, New York Times, Time Out New York, New York Daily News, New York Post, Gourmet.com
Rule: Be prepared to face continuous rejection and failure.
"I spent years and years pitching magazines, newspapers, and websites, only to receive 'no' after 'no' after 'no'â€”or no response at all, which is even more heartbreaking. But you know what? All it took was a single 'yes' for me to forget all those failures. Too often, people take these failures personally and give up. Instead, I looked at a 'no' response as another opportunity to find a way for an editor to say 'yes.' One success will sustain you through months and months of failures. And one more note: Always, always value your work. No matter how small the assignment, always ask to get paid."
Favorite Pieces and Projects:
Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World's Craft Brewing Revolution (My book)
"Will Bike for Beer" (Imbibe)
"Captain of Industry" (ReadyMade)
"Indigenous Industry: KelSo of Brooklyn" (Edible Brooklyn)
Website / @joshmbernstein