14 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors. We’ve researched payment rates and found contact information for all of these publications, so you can easily connect with the right opportunity for you.

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Black Women Radicals is Accepting Essays and Creative Non-Fiction

Black Women Radicals is “a Black feminist advocacy organization dedicated to uplifting Black feminist leadership.” They’re celebrating “50 Years of the Combahee River Collective” with a call for abstracts for a special issue of their blog, VOICES IN MOVEMENT. They’re only accepting essays and creative non-fiction articles. Rate is $250. To learn more, refer to their post and call for abstracts.

Deadline: June 24th, 2024

GamesRadar+ is Offering Freelance Opportunities

GamesRadar+, a part of Future US Inc., is a website about games, movies, TV, and comics. If you have been affected by the Gamer Network acquisition and would like to be considered for GamesRadar+ freelance opportunities, then email rollin.bishop@futurenet.com. Rates begin at $125. To learn more, refer to their U.S. managing editor’s post and their website.

Business Insider is Looking for Pitches from Parents

Business Insider covers business, personal finance, tech, lifestyle, politics, and more. Their senior editor is seeking “pitches from parents who send their kids on loooong (say 8 weeks?) sleep away camps in the summer.” They’re interested in “what it does to your relationship with your partner/spouse and with your kids.” Rate is $250. Pitches should be sent to cpreti@insider.com. To read their senior editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Trails is Always Open to Pitches

Trails is a quarterly, print-only magazine for “the backpacking and trail community.” They cover backpacking and other human or naturally-powered means of sleeping outdoors e.g. bikepacking, canoe camping, and even rafting or mountaineering. They’re always open to pitches. They pay at least $0.50 per word. For more information, refer to their founding editor’s post and their contributor information page.

GrooveVolt is Seeking Pitches for their First Print Issue

GrooveVolt is a publication covering music, fashion, cultural commentary and more. They are launching their first print issue in September. Abid Haque recently Tweeted a call for pitches for this issue.  They want standalone evergreen pieces that speak to music trends, culture, technology, etc. They’re paying $75 to $500. To learn more, refer to this Tweet and visit their website.

Deadline: July 1st, 2024

Curbside Chronicle is Looking for Pitches for the Annual Animal-Themed Issue

Curbside Chronicle is “Oklahoma’s first and only street paper, employing and empowering people experiencing and transitioning out of homelessness in Oklahoma City.” Their editor is looking for pitches for their annual animal-themed issue: “Overlooked invertebrates, amazing creatures you oughta know or humans working hard to make life better for our winged and four-legged friends would be ideal.” They will pay at least $250 per story. If interested, DM their editor on X. To read their editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Deadline: July 14th, 2024

Opportunity to Write about Palestine and also Race, Sexuality, Gender, and Charities

Opportunity to Write about Palestine and also Race, Sexuality, Gender, and Charities: “I am looking to commission some articles, by people of colour, on the UK third sectors (lack of) response to the massacres in Palestine. Also looking for QTIPOC writers to write on race, sexuality, gender, and charities.” Pay is £150 for 1,000 to 1,500 words. For more information, refer to this post.

Edutopia is Always Seeking Pitches

Edutopia provides information on what works in pre-K to 12 education. They welcome pitches on “all academic subjects and grades from pre-K through 12.” They’re always looking for pitches on their core strategies: “tech integration, comprehensive assessment, integrated studies, project-based learning, social and emotional learning, and professional learning.” Their rates begin at $100 per article (850-1,000 words). For details, refer to their post and this page.

Sixty Inches from Center is Open for Pitches

Sixty Inches from Center is a non-profit arts publication and archiving initiative that promotes art and writing in Chicago and the Midwest. They’re always open to pitches for responses to their Art Picks. As per their pitch guide, they pay $150/article. To learn more, refer to their post.

Good Tape is Seeking Pitches for the Celebrity Issue

Good Tape is a print magazine that tells the podcast industry’s untold stories. They’re looking for pitches for their second issue which is focused on celebrities in podcasting. They encourage “pitches about celebrities, but also ones that interrogate the issues surrounding wealth, notoriety, and what it means to be ‘famous’ in audio.” Their rate is $0.50/word and they’re generally looking for 1,500-2,000 word pieces. If interested, send your pitches to pitches@goodtape.com. For more information, read their post and call for pitches.

Deadline: May 31st, 2024

Business Insider is Seeking Essays on the Financial Cost of Being Single

Business Insider covers business, personal finance, tech, lifestyle, politics, and more. Their lifestyle/entertainment editor is seeking personal essays about “the financial cost of being single.” Rates begin at $220 for a piece of 600 words. To learn more, refer to their editor’s post and this submission form.

Deadline: May 31st, 2024

Opportunity to Write an Essay for PARENT SLASH WRITER

West Virginia University Press (WVU Press) is West Virginia’s largest book publisher. They’re seeking pitches for essays that could be included in an upcoming craft book, the PARENT SLASH WRITER. They want pitches from writers who have developed hacks or tricks specific to the parenting life (particularly of small kids). Pay is $100 per piece. To learn more, refer to this post. To contact them, refer to this page.

Deadline: May 31st, 2024

New Scientist is Looking for Features for the Holiday Issue

New Scientist is a weekly science and technology magazine. Their features editor is looking for feature pitches for their holiday issue. Each year, they publish a double-length issue around Christmas and New Year. In that issue they usually publish about 15 features ranging from 1,200 to 2,300 words. These features are fun and quirky and involve some NEW science. Rates begin at £660 for 1,200 words. If interested, send your pitches to abby.beall@newscientist.com. To learn more, refer to their features editor’s post and their guide for freelancers

Deadline: June 14th, 2024

The Nonprofit Quarterly is Seeking Climate Justice Writing

The Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) is a nonprofit print and digital magazine that educates the nonprofit sector through research-based articles and resources. They’re seeking “climate justice writing by movement leaders and practitioners in the field of all ages—including, and especially, youth (ages 18–35)—for a special edition centered on the young people bringing new leadership, energy, and hope to the climate justice movement.” They will pay $200-$500 for all accepted written submissions. To learn more, refer to their post and this page.

Deadline: June 30th, 2024


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