12 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.

Please don’t contact these publications without first carefully studying them, and making sure your pitch closely fits their needs.

Looking for more opportunities? Check out this list of 38 Publications that Pay for Pop Culture Writing.

Thanks to Fatima Saif for compiling this list.

Observer is Seeking Themed Books Roundup Pitches

Observer is a website about business, arts, and entertainment. Their arts editor is seeking themed books roundup pitches. Can be based on “season/genre/holiday/trend/’best of’/etc.” Rate is $175. If interested, email your clips to artnews@observer.com. To read their arts editor’s post, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

Opportunity to Write about Little Jamaica in Toronto

If you’re a Toronto-based writer who is interested in writing a love letter to a disappearing neighborhood, Little Jamaica in Toronto, then send your clips here. Rate is $525-$700 for 700-1,000 words. For more information, refer to this post.

Wealth of Geeks is Looking for Guides about How to Monetize Your Passions

Wealth of Geeks is a website that offers tips and tricks to grow your wealth. The website also keeps you up-to-date with tech, gaming, pop-culture, movies, and celebrities. They’re seeking freelancers to write guides (at least 1,500 words) about how to monetize your passions. They’d love to hear from you if you “make money with Lego, video games, D&D, cosplay, attending comic cons, or anything else geeky.” Rate is $450 plus bonus for images. Send your pitches to michael@wealthofgeeks.com. To learn more, refer to their post and pitch guidelines

Wired For Adventure is Looking for Guides

Wired For Adventure is an adventure travel magazine. Their editor is seeking practical guides (1,200 to 1,600 words) to adventuring in the mountains. They will pay £250 per piece + images. If interested, send your pitches to anna@adventurize.co.uk. To read their editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Deadline: April 2nd, 2024

PublicSource is Seeking First-Person Essays

PublicSource is a news organization serving Pittsburgh and the region. They’re looking for first-person essays that:

– “Tell a story about your personal experience in the Pittsburgh region.

– Connect your personal story to a broader civic issue or solution.

– Are useful to others.

– Make a reader feel some kind of emotion.”

As per this page, they pay $300 for first-person essays (usually between 800 and 1,200 words). To learn more, refer to their post and form.

Opportunity to Share Stand-up Comedy Related Stories

Opportunity to Write Stand-up Comedy Related Stories: “Call for pitches on Museletter, an insider comedy Substack newsletter with 9k+ subscribers. Seeking paid guest writers with great stand up comedy related stories and experiences, all backgrounds welcome.” Rate is $100 to $150 for 300 to 500 words. To learn more, refer to this post.

Discover Britain Magazine is Looking for Pitches

Discover Britain Magazine is a bimonthly magazine that unlocks the hidden treasures of the UK. They have 2 spots to fill in the upcoming issue of their magazine: They’re seeking pitches on Sussex. The pitches should preferably have a quirky/meet the makers-type slant. They’re also seeking a writer for a piece on D Day. They usually pay around £250 for 1,000 to 1,200 words. If interested, email sally.coffey@chelseamagazines.com by 9 am, March 19th, 2024. To learn more, refer to this post. To contact them, refer to this page.

Deadline: March 19th, 2024

IndieWire is Looking for Freelancers

IndieWire is an online publication that features film and TV news, interviews, reviews, and industry analysis. They’re seeking more freelancers this year. In the TV space, they’d love reality TV coverage, analysis on new comedy specials, trend pieces, anniversary look backs, and more. The standard rate for their essays and reported pieces begins at $300. To learn more, refer to their pitch guide and this post by their executive editor, TV.

Broadview is Accepting Pitches for Perspective and Disruptor Sections

Broadview is a Canadian print magazine and website about “spirituality, justice, and ethical living.” Their associate editor is open to pitches for their Perspective and Disruptor sections. They’re specifically seeking opinion/memoir pieces that touch on faith, ethical living, or justice themes. They pay $0.75 CAD per word for opinion pieces (around 500 words). They offer flat rates of $674 CAD for 1,350-word Q&As and $275 CAD for 550-word Q&As. Send your pitches to a.habib@broadview.org. To learn more, refer to their associate editor’s post and their submission guidelines.

Women Writers are Dope is Looking for Empowering Stories

Women Writers are Dope is a full-service media and marketing agency that promotes, supports, and empowers women writers. They have opened up their Instagram to guest contributors. They’re seeking pitches for empowering stories from women writers. They pay a flat rate of $150 per story (around 300 words, 2,000 characters max). To learn more, refer to this post and this page.

New Lines’ Africa Editor is Seeking Pitches

New Lines is an American magazine that features best writing from around the globe. Their North Africa editor is seeking pitches for two verticals:

– “First, I’m looking for pitches for Spotlight, a newsletter about underreported news and cultural trends from around the world. These short (~1500 words) pieces tackle the upswell of ideas/events before they go mainstream, or they untangle a hot topic in a new and fascinating way.” “I’m particularly looking for spotlights from across North and West Africa, or from the diasporas of those places.”

– “Next, I’m looking for pitches for insightful, complex and provocative stories that tackle the CULTRE and INTELLECTUAL LIFE of North Africa, the Sahel and Francophone West Africa.”

As per this post by their editor, they pay $800 for most of their essays. Details here and here.

Deadline: March 22nd, 2024

Green European Journal is Accepting Pitches on Adaptation

Green European Journal is a political ecology magazine. They’re looking for pitches for their next print edition on Adaptation. The issue will “interpret climate adaptation as a process of radical transformation.” “A process that must contribute to shaping a different relationship with each other and with nature while ensuring social acceptance for the green transition.” They’re open to essays, interviews, photo essays, and comics/graphic journalism. They pay at least €300 per piece. If interested, email your pitches to alessio.giussani@gef.eu. To learn more, refer to their editor’s post and their call for pitches.

Deadline: March 28th, 2024

Studio Magazine is Seeking Submissions for Fall/Winter 2024 Issue

Studio Magazine is a national publication about contemporary craft and design in Canada. They publish twice a year and have an ongoing web presence. They’re seeking submissions for their Fall/Winter 2024 issue: SPECTACLE. They want “essays on the spectacular in craft.” They’re interested in “how craftspeople, processes, materials, and work are used to draw attention.” Rate is $0.30 per word. Pitches should be sent to pitches@studiomagazine.ca. For more information, refer to their post and call for submissions.

Deadline: March 31st, 2024


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