12 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors & Publishers

Dear Writers,

Here are twelve calls for pitches/articles directly from editors and writers.

We’ve found payment rates, contact information, and submission guidelines (when available) for all of these publishers.

Thanks to Fatima Saif for her research on this article.

— Jacob Jans

Fanbyte covers gaming, technology, and entertainment. Their managing editor is accepting pitches and is “specifically looking for video game and manga coverage.” They highly encourage BIPOC and queer folks to pitch. They have raised their starting prices for all freelance pieces. Their rates for simple, fun listicles now start at around $150, essays and op-eds go for around $200, and features start at around $250. Email your pitches to pitches@fanbyte.com. For more information, read their managing editor’s Twitter thread and their pitch guidelines.

HoneyColony is a magazine and marketplace that is dedicated to saving bees and putting honest y back into our food supply. They are looking for new voices. They focus on “all-natural health and health freedom.” They pay $75 per piece. If interested, send pitches to laurie@honeycolony.com. For details, refer to this Tweet and this page.

Sludge is an independent newsroom that produces “investigative journalism on lobbying and money in politics.” They are looking to work with freelancers on money-in-politics stories. They will pay $400 per investigative piece (about 1,000 words long with exclusive findings and interviews). If interested, DM their editor and co-founder on Twitter or email donny@readsludge.com. Read their editor and co-founder’s Tweet here and contact them here.

Future Human is a Medium publication about “climate change and the science of human survivability.” Their editor is accepting pitches. Their baseline rate is $0.75 per word. For details, refer to this Twitter thread. To learn more about them, refer to this page.

Future of Good covers “stories, innovations, and trends shaping social impact in Canada.” They are looking to expand their network of freelance writers. They would love to read pitches about the impact of COVID-19 on the social sector, the society, and the systems we live in. They would also love pitches about the “unexpected solutions of sharing, caring, and supporting in communities” that are emerging in response to COVID-19. Their rates start at a minimum of $0.50 per word. Email your pitches to kylie@futureofgood.co. Read their Tweet here and learn how to write for them here.

The Counter is “a nonprofit newsroom investigating the forces shaping how and what America eats.” They are accepting food-focused stories. They are looking for Covid-adjacent stories and stories at the intersection of food/agriculture and politics. Other topics of interest include hunger, labor protection, racial equity, climate, and immigration. According to one payment report, they paid $500 for an op-ed of 500 words. If interested, send your pitches to editors@thecounter.org or jesse@thecounter.org. To learn more, refer to their managing editor’s Twitter thread and this page.

PandoDaily is “a web publication that offers technology news, analysis, and commentary, with a focus on Silicon Valley and startup companies.” They are seeking freelance tech pitches. They are “particularly interested in pieces that focus on bridging the cultural gaps between tech of the past & tech of the future.” They pay $0.25 to $1.00 per word. For details, refer to their editor’s Tweet. To learn more about them, refer to this page.

Wisecrack is a film and video production company. They are looking for contributing writers. They are seeking “a diverse group of folks interested in analyzing pop culture in an elevated and irreverent style.” They will pay $350 to $400 per 2,000-word script. They are willing to pay more to the right experienced candidate. If interested, contact recruiting@wisecrack.co. To learn more, read this Twitter thread. To visit their website, click here.

Parton and Pearl is a Canadian publication about comedy and country music. They are looking for pitches for “stories, reviews, artist profiles, and essays in the realm of country music and comedy.” They accept pitches from outside of Canada but give priority to Canadian writers and artists. They pay about $0.25 CAD per word. To learn more, refer to their Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Women Who Write Are Dope is an Instagram-based publication that focuses on empowerment and amplifying the voices of female writing talent. They are looking for women writers to pitch stories about empowerment. They pay $100 per mini-article (about 300 words). Email your pitches to iamwwwad@gmail.com. For more information, refer to this Twitter thread and this Instagram post.

Gayming Magazine is a publication for the LGBTQ+ video games community. They are seeking queer pitches about video games. They pay £50 per piece (minimum word count of 500 words and maximum word count of 1,500 words). They pay £65 if the piece requires some serious research, talking to developers, publishers, etc. If interested, send pitches to hello@gaymingmag.com or aimee@gaymingmag.com. Read their Tweet here and visit their website here.

Insider’s editor of lifestyle/entertainment freelancers is seeking “freelance writers who live in cool, unique, and/or tiny places (tiny homes! vans! boats! RVs! school houses!) OR who hope to purchase or move to one this year…or who lived in one of the above and is moving on to something else.” Rates will start at $220. For details, refer to their editor’s Twitter thread and this form.


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