12 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Dear Writers,

Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors.

We’ve researched payment information and contact information for all of these calls, to make it easy for you to connect with the right editor.

Be sure that you’re confident in your ability to send a good pitch before contacting any of these editors. If you want to learn how to get published in these publications, watch this free lecture.

— Jacob Jans

Thanks to Fatima Saif for compiling this list.

Increment is a quarterly print and online magazine for software engineering teams. They are looking for pitches on software planning. They pay $1 per word. Pitches should be emailed to submissions@increment.com. For more information, refer to their editor’s Twitter thread and their pitch guide.

Pink Advocate is an Australia-based LGBTIQ news magazine. Their editor is accepting story pitches. They generally pay $10 AUD per 100 words. Read their editor’s Twitter thread here and contact them here.

Bitch Media is a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization dedicated to providing and encouraging an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. They are accepting pitches for their forthcoming Wild issue. They would “love to consider pitches about reimagining the Wild West, overcoming big fears, food, animals, and the ways we marginalize Black girls perceived as ‘fast’.” They generally pay $700 to $1,000 for features, $350 for dispatches, and $250 to $700 for culture stories. To learn more, read their editor-in-chief’s Tweet, their call for submissions and contributors’ guidelines.

Deadline: July 5th, 2021

i-D is a fashion and style publication by Vice Media. Their editor is accepting feature pitches. She likes “funky digital culture stories (think big trends and good memes), film and TV features that feel i-D.” Rate is £150-£200 for 1,000 words. Pitches should be sent to jenna.mahale@i-d.co. For more information, read their editor’s Twitter thread and their pitch guide.

Slate is an online general-interest magazine that offers analysis and commentary on news, politics, business, culture, and technology. They are looking for history-related pitches. Their pieces are usually 1,000 to 2,000 words and their rates start at $200. If interested, send your pitches to rebecca.onion@slate.com. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread and this page. To read their pitch guide, refer to this page.

Ours to Save is a new journalism initiative that focuses exclusively on the climate crisis. They are open to pitches. They are looking to commission 3 profile pieces and 3 features. They will pay £50 per profile (about 750 words) and £100 per feature (1,000+ words). They want to “hear from people anywhere in the world about environment and climate change stories that will turn heads – and that aren’t attracting enough attention right now.” Pitches should be sent to florence@ourstosave.com. Read their Twitter thread here and contact them here.

Deadline: June 4th, 2021

Sandboxx News offers “the latest news, entertainment, and motivation from all around the force, dedicated to making you a well rounded 21st-century warfighter.” They are seeking “veteran voices who can make complex issues approachable.” Their standard story rate starts at $100 for 400+ words. Their feature rate is a lot higher. They are looking for features. If interested, email alex.hollings@sandboxx.us. To learn more, refer to this Tweet. To read their blog, refer to this page.

A Girls Guide to Cars is a car website for women. Their managing editor has tweeted, “My lovely LGBTQ+ friends! Are any of you looking for some automotive writing opportunities that are flexible and largely on your own terms? Message me!” The position is freelance. Rate is $50 for stories and $100 for car reviews. For more information, read their managing editor’s Twitter thread and their contributor’s guide.

SFGate covers news and entertainment from the Bay Area and beyond. Their culture editor is looking for pitches: “TV takes, cool Bay Area subcultures that have general interest hooks, Pride-related pieces, stories about the tech industry, weird viral internet stuff.” Rate is $150-$300+. Pitches should be sent to dan.gentile@sfgate.com. Read their culture editor’s Twitter thread here and contact them here.

EQ is an online lifestyle magazine that “focuses on dating and relationship advice, as well as digital technology that (promises to) improve the way humans form meaningful connections.” They are accepting pitches. They prefer US-based writers. They pay $50 for 500 words and $100 for 1,000 words. For details, refer to this Tweet. To learn more about them, refer to this page.

MAEKAN is “a publication, platform, and community focused on the big ideas and people shaping creative culture.” Their managing editor is open for pitches and is particularly looking for “pieces about the intersections of subculture and creative work.” They tend to publish long-form pieces of 1,200 to 2,000 words. They pay $200 for 1,200 to 1,600 words and $250 for 1,600 to 2,000 words. If interested, email charis@maekan.com. Read their managing editor’s Twitter thread here and contact them here.

SpokaneFAVS is “Spokane’s online source for faith news and inter-religious dialogue.” Their editor is looking to hire some freelance reporters. This is a great opportunity for journalism students. Pay is $100 per story. To learn more, refer to their editor’s Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.


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