11 Calls for Pitches (Up to $1 Per Word)

Here’s the latest calls for writers, directly from editors and publishers.

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Thanks to Fatima Saif compiling this list.

Increment is “a quarterly print and digital magazine published by Stripe that explores the culture, theory, and practice of building and operating software systems at scale.” They are accepting pitches for their next issues. They are especially interested in pitches on the topics of mobile development, planning, developer advocacy, infrastructure, machine learning, and data science. They pay $1 per word. To learn more, refer to their Tweet and pitch guide.

Fortune is a business publication. They are looking for fresh voices to write original stories for them. Their key areas of interest are “finance, technology, health, science, careers, politics, leadership, and lifestyle coverage—so pretty much anything.” According to one payment report, they paid $1,000 for news analysis of 1,500 words. For details, refer to their digital editor’s Tweet and their pitch guide.

The Texas Observer is a bimonthly magazine and website that offers sharp reporting on news, politics, and culture of Texas. Their executive editor is looking for pitches (especially from new and emerging writers) about Texas. Rate is $0.50 per word. Pitches should be sent to kimble@texasobserver.org. To learn more, read their executive editor’s Tweet and their freelance writer’s guide.

Business Insider is a website that covers business, financial, and technology news. They are looking for freelance writers who are interested in covering inequity in education. Their freelance rate starts at around $300 but rate for this project will depend on the length and the research required. If interested, DM their senior editor on Twitter or email akalish@insider.com. Read their senior editor’s Tweet here and learn how to write for them here.

Beer Kulture is a nonprofit that is “building trust & strengthening communities by using craft beer to foster inclusion, equity & diversity.” They are accepting pitches for their blog. In their blog, they share the world experience from an unfiltered perspective – raw, uncut, and real. They pay $150-$300 per story. For details, read their Twitter thread and pitch guide.

Allrecipes is a community-driven food brand. They are seeking diverse contributors for a barbecue article. They need writers on “plant-based barbecue and the intersection of barbecue & technology.” They will pay $250 for about 500 words. Deadline is early May. To learn more, refer to this Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Future plc is a global multi-platform media company that has over 300 print publications, websites, and events. Their Mobile Tech Vertical (which is comprised of Windows Central, iMore, and Android Central) is looking for freelancers. Windows Central is looking for a networking specialist, a PC build specialist, and a digital art / drawing tablet specialist. iMore is looking for an accessibility writer and a hackintosh writer. Android Central is seeking a general Android writer, a gaming news writer, a Stadia writer, a PlayStation writer, and a Google services expert. Rate is $20 to $50 for news, $30 to $50 for deals, $40 to $140 for help & how-to content, $75 to $500 for editorial content, $120 for product / game preview, $120 to $500 for product / game review, and $65 to $450 for buyer’s guide. To learn more, refer to this Tweet and this page. To apply, refer to this page.

Cosmopolitan UK is a women’s magazine for dating tips, sex advice, beauty tutorials, fashion trends, and celebrity news. Their acting entertainment editor is accepting “pitches on film, TV, Netflix, celebrity, horoscopes (all the fun things).” According to payment reports, they pay £100 to £200 per feature. If interested, email your pitches to dusty.baxter-wright@hearst.co.uk. For details, read their editor’s Twitter thread and their pitching guidelines.

Paranting is a print magazine about parenting. They are accepting freelance pitches for their June issue. Topics are: “UK, International, Fashion and Beauty, Home Life, Interiors, Food and Drink, Health, Sex and Relationships.” They are also open to columnists. They “really want to hear from LGBTQ+, Black, POC, disabled writers and writers from outside the UK” and also “working class writers and those in the north.” Rate is 25p per word. Pitches should be sent to parantingmagazinepitches@gmail.com. For more information, refer to this Twitter thread.

Liberal Currents is a publication that is dedicated to the “defense of liberal ideals.” Their editor has tweeted, “Liberal Currents is always accepting pitches! Anyone out there want to write about the House dusting off the reparations HR40? Or Biden’s response to the humanitarian crisis at the border? Or something else?” They pay $50/article. Read their editor’s Tweet here and learn more about them here.

The Sask Dispatch is a Saskatchewan-focused news publication by Briarpatch Magazine. They have tweeted, “Sask Dispatch is looking for pitches for solutions journalism stories! There’s a lot of despair in the news these days. We want to hear about people who are doing the work to turn things around.” They pay $300 for feature stories (usually under 2,000 words) and $600 for research-based articles and investigative reporting (usually over 2,000 words). To learn more, refer to their Tweet and this page.

Deadline: May 9th, 2021



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