13 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Dear Writers,

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

Please do not contact any of these editors without carefully studying their publication to make sure that you’re sending a pitch that closely fits their needs. If too many people send bad pitches, editors are likely to no longer openly solicit pitches. So, please do your part and only contact an editor after doing your due diligence.

If you’re not sure how to write a good pitch, read this.

— Jacob Jans

Thanks for Fatima Saif for compiling this list.

Inverse is an online magazine that covers technology, science, culture, entertainment, and gaming for a millennial audience. Their deputy editor of reviews & guides has tweeted, “I am looking for features ABOUT TECH as part of @inversedotcom’s ‘end of the year’ with stories running all December. Tell me about the big trends in consumer tech with features, essays, roundups, etc.” Rates start at $0.50 per word. Pitches should be sent to ray.wong@inverse.com. Read their deputy editor’s Twitter thread here. Contact them here.

Polygon is Vox Media’s gaming website. They are accepting pitches for their upcoming theme week, Gamer Gain. The theme week is about getting better at games without destroying your life and/or physical health. They are looking for pieces on training regimens, ergonomics, drugs, experts’ opinions, and more. Rate is $300+. To learn more, read their deputy editor’s Twitter thread and their pitch guide.

Deadline: November 30th, 2022

Refinery29 UK is a media and entertainment company that focuses on young women. Their managing editor is seeking “emotional and heartfelt essays on dating experiences during the festive period for Refinery29’s Single Files.” Their managing editor hasn’t mentioned the rates in their tweet, but according to a tweet by their senior editor, they pay £180-£250 per piece. If interested, email your pitches to jess.commons@vice.com. To learn more, refer to their managing editor’s tweet and this page.

Sliced is a monthly food journalism magazine by Fed (a food startup that offers nutrition-focused meals for specialized diets). They are inviting pitches for their Mind and Sugar issues. They will commission their Mind issue first, so send your pitches as soon as possible to editor@fedfedfed.com. Rate is CD$0.15/word for around 1,200 words. To read their Twitter thread, click here. To read their previous issues, click here.

ætla magazine is a biannual human/nature magazine featuring stories of wildhearts and wilderness. They are accepting pitches on “sustainability, slow living, adventure, and travel.” Their stories are mostly around 800 to 2,000 words. Rates are £35 to £75 for online stories and £60 to £150 for print stories. For details, refer to their editor’s tweet and their submissions page.

Voices of Disability Economic Justice Project is a commentary series by The Century Foundation’s Disability Economic Justice Team. They are accepting pitches. They have tweeted, “We know the holiday season can usher in financial stress alongside festivity and joy–especially for disabled people. So, let’s talk about it.” They pay $500 for op-ed style pieces and personal narratives (around 750 words). For more information, read their Twitter thread and guidelines.

InsideHook is a luxury lifestyle guide for affluent and adventurous men. Their managing editor is open to pitches. They generally pay $350 to $400 per piece. If interested, email your pitches to bstiernberg@insidehook.com. To learn more, refer to their managing editor’s tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Junei is a multimedia platform featuring stories about money. They are “looking to connect with journalists who know of Millennials/ Gen Zs that have bought a home ‘unconventionally’ (with friends/ at auction etc).” “Serious storytellers only, candid, funny witty TOV.” This is an ongoing call for pitches for a new house buying series. Rate is £180. UK only. If interested, email your pitches to hello@wearejunei.com. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread.

The Dance Current is a Canadian print magazine and website about dance. They are accepting pitches for their 25th anniversary ‘community’ themed print issue. They encourage pitches from writers and dance artists who are either from Canada or are living there. They pay $125 to $400. Pitches should be sent to grace@thedancecurrent.com. To learn more, refer to their tweet and submissions page.

Deadline: December 9th, 2022

Stylist Magazine is a weekly magazine and a website for smart, successful, and sophisticated women. Their deputy features editor is always seeking smart, zeitgeist-capturing features and essays for Stylist Extra. The features editor hasn’t mentioned the rates in their tweet but according to a tweet by Stylist’s entertainment editor, they pay £150 for 800 to 1,000 words. If interested, send your pitches to hannah.keegan@stylist.co.uk. To learn more, refer to their deputy features editor’s tweet and their general pitching guidelines.

Nurall is a tech startup that guides professional remote workers to explore worldwide neighborhoods. Their managing editor is accepting pitches for digital nomad neighborhood guides (for Berlin, Budapest, Istanbul, Jaipur, and more); top spots and trends in the digital nomad world; and personal stories especially about travelling in India, Southeast Asia, Turkey, and Mexico. Rates start at $100 for about 500 words and $400 for guides. Pitches should be sent to jamie@nurall.co. To read their managing editor’s Twitter thread, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Deadline: December 4th, 2022

C Magazine is a Canada-based contemporary art and criticism periodical. They are accepting pitches for their issue C154 “Gossip” (Spring 2023). Pitches for thematic features, artist projects, and columns will be accepted until December 1, 2022. Review pitches will be accepted on a rolling basis. Rates are $360 for print reviews (800 to 1,000 words) and $175 for online reviews (325 to 375 words). Pitches should be sent to pitch@cmagazine.com. To learn more, refer to their Tweet, call for pitches, and submission and writer’s guidelines.

Deadline: December 1st, 2022

Oregon Humanities Magazine is a triannual publication that “connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities.” They are open for submissions for their Spring 2023 issue. The theme of the issue is “Joy and Pain.” They want to “hear stories about experiences that bring both happiness and suffering.” “Consider, for example, the pleasures and burdens of parenthood, the ecstatic highs and lows of adolescence, the satisfaction and bodily harm of physical labor, or any other human endeavor that is at once bitter and sweet.” They only accept work by people who reside in Oregon. Rate is $500 to $1,000. For details, refer to their Tweet and call for submissions.

Deadline: December 21st, 2022



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