$1,000 for Longform Journalism In Curbed

Curbed, a website focused on housing and urban planning, is now seeking pitches for longform journalism, essays, and narratives for their website.  They pay competitive rates, and reports indicate payment of up to $1,000 for a 4,000 word article.

This website seems to be part of a new breed of niche websites that are able to pay reasonably well, taking the role that niche magazines long held. Interestingly, they are owned by Vox, which is now a major website publisher.

According to their call for submissions:

Curbed is seeking pitches for longform and narrative stories from freelance writers. Curbed’s focus is home: architecture, design, real estate, and urban planning. We’re looking for story pitches that dig deep on these topics, whether they are profiles, stories about building typeswe haven’t seen before, personalessays, analyses of popular trends, or deeply reported pieces. For examples, take a look at our longform archive.

They are seeking pitches, not complete articles. They want in-depth research and quality journalism, which means conducting interviews and research to support your article.

Their calls for submissions include some helpful tips for pitching your idea.

To learn more, read this page.



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