Digital/arts @CharlotteMag. Writer @hifructosemag. #discussCLT Podcaster. Contributing writer: HF: New Contemporary Fashion (Simon & Schuster, '18).

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Andy Smith is a freelance writer and editor based in Charlotte, N.C. He began his career as a writer and copy editor at newspapers in West Virginia, where he was raised. He currently serves two roles for Charlotte magazine: arts editor and web editor. He continues to freelance for other publicati...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Right out of college, I tried freelance writing. I did too many things for free.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Robbie Robertson from the Spider-Man comics. Robbie knows.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Electronic mail.